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Old 27-03-2011, 9:49 PM
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Hi,

I posted this on another page but think it may be sensible to start it as a new thread.

I parked in a car park in October which had just been taken over by Parking Eye. It was on a Sunday and the cost of the car park was 5 for the day. I did not realise I had to pay as I was in a rush and had never had to pay previously on entering the car park. I did the exact same thing 2 weeks later as I had not received any correspondence from Parking Eye and was unaware I could not park for free.

I then received 2 letters from Parking Eye requesting payment of 60 with another 60 on top of this if I did not pay within 14 days. I looked on this website as well as others and was happy to see that nobody ever gets taken to court. The advice on the BBC Watchdog site also backed this up so I ignored the letters. I then received another 4 letters which I was expecting (as explained elsewhere on this site) so did not worry and ignored again.

I have now been sent a court summons from Northampton County Court saying I now owe the amount claimed + court fees and solicitors costs with a response pack. This gives me 5 options:

Admit the amount I owe
Admit part of the amount I owe
Dispute the whole claim
Request 28 days to respond to the claim
Do Nothing

I am as shocked as everybody else and I am still panicking a little, my mum thinks I should just pay it as I do not want to get a CCJ but I want to fight it.

Please can this be taken seriously and somebody give me some real advice? I can give more details if needed and also prove what I have been sent from the court.

Thank you.
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Old 27-03-2011, 10:15 PM
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If you had court papers, you need to post here

http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showforum=30

They will offer the advice you need, they will need a scan of the court papers, just remove anything that identifies yourself, just register read the FAQs and create a new thread, and post the scan on photobucket and place the link in the thread.
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Old 27-03-2011, 10:21 PM
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Thanks mate, I think people on this website need to be careful, as I have read on various occassions that 'Parking Eye do not take people to court' which I now know to be untrue.
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Thanks mate, I think people on this website need to be careful, as I have read on various occassions that 'Parking Eye do not take people to court' which I now know to be untrue.
They don't take anyone to court 99.99% of the time, actually this is the first time I have seen someone with court papers from them, I can see you have not provided scans on the thread on pepipoo they will need to see them to help you.
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Just going through that rigorous process now!
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[QUOTE=smithy2121;42349198]Hi,

I posted this on another page but think it may be sensible to start it as a new thread.

I parked in a car park in October which had just been taken over by Parking Eye. It was on a Sunday and the cost of the car park was 5 for the day. I did not realise I had to pay as I was in a rush and had never had to pay previously on entering the car park. I did the exact same thing 2 weeks later as I had not received any correspondence from Parking Eye and was unaware I could not park for free.


Do you have to pay 5 on entering now?


What do you mean that you never received any correspondence from parking eye for parking there two weeks before, were you expecting any ?

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Given the number of times you mention your company, I'm still saying troll
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Old 27-03-2011, 11:17 PM
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Can you post up PE's exact wording of their Particulars of Claim
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Driver8, sorry for the confusion there in the explanation. I had parked on this car park many times previously and had never had to pay. PE had only just taken over the car park so I was unaware I needed to pay. (It is pay and display at a machine, there are no barriers or anything to stop you from entering or leaving). I had parked on the car park twice before I received any correspondence from PE telling me of the 'fine'. Hope that clears that one up.

Halibut, You can keep calling me a troll and I will accept your apology once I post the proof on a website which has actually realised this is serious and on which I have been given sound advice and not been given dogs abuse.

Orford, I am posting it all now on Pepipoo forums.
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Could somebody please post the link to the forum on pepipoo so certain individuals can issue me with an apology if they have any conscience?

Thanks
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Well thread link on pepipoo for this with scanned copy of the court papers, can I just say that you are not being abused on here, your first post appeared to be troll like, and your subsequent posts contradict that one, sorry it's a fundamental change

http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showtopic=60343
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I think why some people are cynical is because in your first post you said "to my astonishment I have just been issued with a CCJ", when in fact you have not. To have a CCJ served against you the case must first go to court, you lose and then you don't pay whatever the judge orders within 28 days . I think that what you meant was that you have been issued with court papers, which is not the same thing.
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I posted my first post about 10 minutes after I received the court papers under a comment which said 'Parking Eye are very easy to ignore. They have never taken anyone to court.' I hope you can understand I was quite upset and angry. I have only just been able to come back on, and can say definitively that I was abused. I do however understand why this was, but it was not nice to read whehn I logged back on the site.
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Smithy I am sure people will apolgise for questioning whether you were an Internet troll , you came and posted and didn't offer anything further when asked until now, people conclude you must be a troll it's not nice, and it's not abuse just an opinion on the facts up until then.
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Smithy I am sure people will apolgise for questioning whether you were an Internet troll , you came and posted and didn't offer anything further when asked until now, people conclude you must be a troll it's not nice, and it's not abuse just an opinion on the facts up until then.

Which still begs the question why this one case ???

What the hell are parking Eye up to ??


Could it be they have new Solicitors who have advised them that this is win-able ?
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Lets hope not lol!

I don't need an apology for the Internet troll business, reading my post back I sounded like a right Nob. Have calmed down since then, just hope I can get this sorted out.
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Driver8, sorry for the confusion there in the explanation. I had parked on this car park many times previously and had never had to pay. PE had only just taken over the car park so I was unaware I needed to pay. (It is pay and display at a machine, there are no barriers or anything to stop you from entering or leaving). I had parked on the car park twice before I received any correspondence from PE telling me of the 'fine'. Hope that clears that one up.

Halibut, You can keep calling me a troll and I will accept your apology once I post the proof on a website which has actually realised this is serious and on which I have been given sound advice and not been given dogs abuse.

Orford, I am posting it all now on Pepipoo forums.


How do PE know you were the driver as well as the RK, Did you communicate with them at all?
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Where is this car park btw? The location and town would be good.
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No, I have not communicated with them in any way. I am a bit worried they might police this site and see that I have admitted to driving the car??
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How do PE know you were the driver as well as the RK, Did you communicate with them at all?
A very valid point, and one of the appeal points if this actually goes ahead, the driver of the car is very often not the RK of the vehicle.
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