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Old 05-05-2011, 2:21 PM
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I have just been to tesco and they have fined me for parking on the white line slightly, I spent over £200 in their shop and this the way they treat customers ! Tesco parking company wants £100 reduced to £60 if paid promptly, they claim to be part of the BPA , and when I asked the warden about the fine he laughed at me and said tough, you will get a ccj even if I appeal this!

I can see people say ignore them, but I am worried as I have enough problems already without threats of court and ccj's , I can't afford to pay this parking fine!
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Old 05-05-2011, 2:37 PM
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when I asked the warden about the fine he laughed at me and said tough, you will get a ccj even if I appeal this!
He's either lying or doesn't actually know what he's talking about, that won't happen

I can see people say ignore them,
That's because it works, time after time after time

but I am worried as I have enough problems already without threats of court and ccj's ,
That's all they are....threats. None of the dire consequences they claim will happen will actually occur.

Keep ignoring
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What I don't understand and you haven't said is why should I ignore them ? The parking ticket looks official and the warden had on a a full uniform , should I appeal the fine to the council as they say they work in partnership with them or do I just ignore everything ?
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What I don't understand and you haven't said is why should I ignore them ? The parking ticket looks official and the warden had on a a full uniform , should I appeal the fine to the council as they say they work in partnership with them or do I just ignore everything ?
Is it a council issued PCN? If yes post it up so we can see.

If not then basiclly you have been given an invoice which can only appy to the person who parked the car. By ignoring them, they will obtain the RK's details from the DVLA and start sending the RK threat-o-grams.
for them to take the matter to court, they have many hurdles to solve. First they have to establish who the driver was and you (being the RK) have no obligation to give them that information. secondly, they would have to convince the court that the 'charge' is not in fact a penalty. A private company cannot issue these or fines. So by parking in a free car park, they would stuggle to explain the reason for the charge. So in a nutshell, it is very very unlikely that they will peruse this other than the 5 or 6 nasty letters you will get.

The time to give it more thought is IF you have an official stamped court document drop through your letterbox but untill then, ignore everything and do not contact them.
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Well it says excess charge notice on it , not parking charge notice people say to ignore on here so I am not sure, does that mean it's a council ticket and I must pay ?
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Only if it says Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 on it.
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What I don't understand and you haven't said is why should I ignore them ? The parking ticket looks official and the warden had on a a full uniform , should I appeal the fine to the council as they say they work in partnership with them or do I just ignore everything ?
That's exactly the point of these invoices from a PPC - they want them to look official. If the document doesn't mention it is from your local council - and with charges as high as you mention it won't - then you can ignore it.

If the PPC take it to court ( and they won't ) all they can sue you for is losses incurred. Given this car park has the first two hours for free lets say you stayed for three hours - so their losses would be what you would have paid for half the two hours which is .......... zero. Half of zero is nothing, zilch, zip. So do YOU think they will go to the cost and trouble of sending all those letters ( after paying DVLA £2.50 ) and then the £25 court fees to be awarded nothing ? Of course not.

You should ignore and ignore again. The one action you MUST take is email the Tesco CEO to tell him you don't appreciate being harassed when spending money in HIS store and from now on you will spend your hard earned dosh at Sainsburys / Morrisons / Asda / Waitrose ( if you're a little bit posh ! ).

You can email here -
philip.clarke@uk.tesco.com
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Its good that some members will post sensible, non-patronising and informative comments like the previous one instead of rather pointless ones like post #2.
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I have just been to tesco and they have fined me for parking on the white line slightly, I spent over £200 in their shop and this the way they treat customers ! Tesco parking company wants £100 reduced to £60 if paid promptly, they claim to be part of the BPA , and when I asked the warden about the fine he laughed at me and said tough, you will get a ccj even if I appeal this!

I can see people say ignore them, but I am worried as I have enough problems already without threats of court and ccj's , I can't afford to pay this parking fine!

Part of BPA so won't be the council

Oh god off to Tesco's hope I wont get a ticket - I'll give it to wife her car
Private Parking Tickets is my way of telling the wife to use her car and not mine
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Only if it says Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 on it.
Thanks it doesn't say that at all, so I am safe ignoring it then, should I point out that it was my husbands car, I can see the advice on MSE is to deny that the registered keeper was driving, and I have no reason to give them the details ?
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Thanks it doesn't say that at all, so I am safe ignoring it then, should I point out that it was my husbands car, I can see the advice on MSE is to deny that the registered keeper was driving, and I have no reason to give them the details ?
Not quite. You don't have to deny (or admit) anything to them. My advice is not to contact them at all. But In anyevent, they have no powers what so ever to demand any information off you at all.
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Thanks it doesn't say that at all, so I am safe ignoring it then, should I point out that it was my husbands car, I can see the advice on MSE is to deny that the registered keeper was driving, and I have no reason to give them the details ?
No. Do not contact them in any way.

The bloke who "ticketed" you is not a warden, just a minimum wage goon in a silly hat.

The BPA is just a members club for parking companies.

You cannot get a CCJ until you have been to court, lost, and still refused to pay. These idiots never take anyone to court.

Which company is it?
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OP, ignore all correspondence from them. They do not have a leg to stand on. If you want some fun and wish to kick up a stink return to the store and see the manager. Tesco have a price promise, free parking costing £100 seems a bit at odds with that.
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I have just been to tesco and they have fined me for parking on the white line slightly, I spent over £200 in their shop and this the way they treat customers ! Tesco parking company wants £100 reduced to £60 if paid promptly, they claim to be part of the BPA , and when I asked the warden about the fine he laughed at me and said tough, you will get a ccj even if I appeal this!

I can see people say ignore them, but I am worried as I have enough problems already without threats of court and ccj's , I can't afford to pay this parking fine!
As mentioned please don't pay these people any money as you can see by the sensible posts on here these invoices are not enforceable.
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Tesco parking company wants £100 reduced to £60 if paid promptly
I don't believe these muppets will be "Tesco parking company."

Who does it say issued the "ticket"?

Tesco used to use Central Ticketing.
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I don't believe these muppets will be "Tesco parking company."

Who does it say issued the "ticket"?

Tesco used to use Central Ticketing.
But they might as well be , lets face it the parking companies represent the retailers there, so an invoice on their car park, whilst shopping in their store can be deemed as tesco's parking company.

How much damage do these idiots do to retailers? Its got to be significant for the sheer numbers posting here and elsewhere, I am surprised tesco hasn't bought a ppc
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The OP could try the "full shopping trolley" ploy. That entails filling up a trolley with high-value frozen food, taking it to the check-out and then announcing in a loud voice "sorry, I'll have to leave this lot here as my allotted parking time is up and I don't want to pay a parking charge" and walking out of the store.
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Ingore the PPC but write a letter to the Tesco Manager saying that thanks to a 3rd party harassing you on their behalf you shall be taking your custom away from his/her store, and telling your friends & family to do the same.

Or write a complaint to the tesco head-office, they will probably ignore it but the more complaints the better.
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Part of BPA so won't be the council
Some councils have become an "Associate Member" of the BPA in the last couple of years and do put this on their tickets/paperwork.
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Just thought I would post, Although this is not directly for the OP - Really just a head’s up.

I was at a tesco’s yesterday. Whilst we was waiting to be collected (No car park space‘s other then parent & child one‘s) Me & 3 other’s witnessed a ticket enforcer was on the beat!

They was cheating people left - right & centre.

A delivery lorry for tesco’s arrived and parked over a taxi collection bay. The enforcer came and slapped on a ticket.

A disabled women came parked at a 10 minute stop off, She displayed her blue badge & she walked to the cash point. She wasn’t there 5 minutes before he issued her with a ticket.

During this time, We witnessed him placing four more ticket’s on people who correctly parked. Back to the tesco’s delivery guy…

He came back, Called the guy over - right in front of us and the disabled women “claiming that they work for the same team, The enforcer removed the ticket..”

During this time, The disabled women was back & couldn’t see the small print on the ticket, So she came back to us and asked us to read it to her, It clearly states, She had ten minutes to remove the car. She asked the man why he had issued her with the ticket, Knowing full well, She hadn’t been ten minutes.

(He clearly see her park and waited for her to move away from the car.)

His reply was to shut up moaning.

The reason I wanted to write, Is that I clearly see this enforcer ripping people off. I have given the women my details as did the 3 other’s should she need our witness account of what happened.

OP I wouldn’t pay it, But that’s just me!
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