I discovered a parking ticket on my car which lead to a flurry of activity. My resident's parking permit had expired, I thought that it was running out soon but hadn't expected it to be dead already. I should have remembered that I got my first permit before I moved to my current home, so it doesn't expire on the anniversary of me moving here. Curses.
However I would have expected to receive a letter from the council reminding me that the permit was about to expire. In fact their web site says that they will (here).
I've had to put my hands up and pay the fine, after all my permit had expired. Still I can't help but feel a bit cheated that the Council didn't write to me first.