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    Meteor / Southeastern Parking
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    • 11th Jun 11, 1:13 PM
    Meteor / Southeastern Parking 11th Jun 11 at 1:13 PM

    Apologies if this has been dealt with on other messages but I have just joined and wish to put a summary of my case and ask for advice.

    I have three parking 'tickets' (I know, I know) to deal with. All have been issued by Meteor Parking Services who operate for Southeastern Railway carparks.

    Ticket 1 - Issued as notice of 'breach of terms and conditions'. I over-ran on this one, did not appeal by the deadline, finally appealed (along with the other 2) and offered 20 as a remedy against lost income. This was refused, escalated and I am now being asked for 165 or a threat of a summons to magistrates court.

    Ticket 2 - I never received this one, so when I got my first letter demanding 90 I wrote back advising that I had not received anything. I got a response from Meteor saying my appeal was too late (not within 7 days - but of course it's difficult to appeal if you don't know the ticket was issued!) and declining to cancel. Again I am now being asked for 165 or magistrates court.

    Ticket 3 - issued as a 'breach of terms and conditions' for failing to display a ticket. I paid and displayed this ticket, so can only assume this was an error. I should have appealed in the meantime but left it too late, though did write to Meteor enclosing my proof of purchase for the weekly ticket. Declined, now I am being asked for 165 or magistrates court.

    I did also ask Meteor to clarify how they thought this was operating under S14 of Railway Byelaws as iro of Ticket 1 & 3 I only had a notice of 'breach of terms and conditions'. I asked when they thought they had issued something complying with S14. They chose not to answer this question.

    My letter threatening me with magistrates court suggests that they have not had any communication from me, so I can only assume the fact of my appeal letter has not filtered through to the heavies who write the letters.

    I'm happy to provide any further information if required. What are people's thoughts on this? I had understood that cases of magistrates courts are rare but if so I appear to be one of the rare cases!

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