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    mysterio
    UK CPS Ltd
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    • 14th Jul 12, 1:11 PM
    UK CPS Ltd 14th Jul 12 at 1:11 PM
    Trip out this morning to a large retail park, have a blue badge due to disability parked in a marked bay & went to shop

    we returned to a PARKING NOTICE CHARGE stuck on the car...looking at the windscreen the badge had slipped down so ok I may be a little at fault BUT the fine is £60 to £100 depending on how long I take to pay...on the rear it lists threats of court action and baliff visit if we dont comply..along with at the bottom "this parking ticket has been issued lawfully and collection procedure us in accordance with the admin of justice act 1970"

    I have a feeling everyone will say ignore it and move on..just want some advice as OH is worried!

    funny thing is the ticket is a joke..you can barely see any of the stuff theywrote..but ticked a box saying no badge on view in "disables" bay
    Last edited by mysterio; 14-07-2012 at 2:44 PM. Reason: edited for ..
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    • ManxRed
    • By ManxRed 26th Jul 12, 3:43 PM
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    ManxRed
    The link pogofish referred to is here:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2214803

    Scroll down for the Parking Eye chain.

    Don't write to them, its a waste of time and just singles you out for additional attention. You also run the risk of inadvertantly giving them information that they might try and use against you.

    Think about it. Right now, they don't know who you are, you could be a barrister, MP, Chief Constable, etc... they have no idea. They don't even know if you exist. Leave it that way.
    Je Suis Cecil.
    • esmerobbo
    • By esmerobbo 26th Jul 12, 3:55 PM
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    esmerobbo
    Once upon a time in the old days I did write to Parking Spy, and signed off,

    Yours sincerely

    **** ***** Esmerobbo QC

    Funnily enough never heard from them again.

    However its best to ignore them.
  • cat410
    I know, but want to nip it in the bud now, rather than get stressed out everytime a letter comes thru door with threats of court. Anyhow, how did you know I had a dog lol
  • SodG24
    I know, but want to nip it in the bud now, rather than get stressed out everytime a letter comes thru door with threats of court. Anyhow, how did you know I had a dog lol
    Originally posted by cat410
    By contacting them all you will get is MORE letters through the door not less. That said I'm sure you're dog can be trained to eat them
  • cat410
    decisions decisions. Getting conflicting advise. My dog wd spit one those parking guys out
  • SodG24
    decisions decisions. Getting conflicting advise. My dog wd spit one those parking guys out
    Originally posted by cat410
    Not sure where you're getting the advice to contact them from but I guarantee ignoring works - I've done it myself.
    • ManxRed
    • By ManxRed 26th Jul 12, 4:32 PM
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    ManxRed
    You won't nip it in the bud by writing to them unfortunately. They will just write to you anyway, probably even more.

    They just want your money and they are desperate, they're not the sort of people who will look at a considered response and go "Hey, do you know what? They're right. Let's drop this one."

    The letters may be threatening but no need to be stressed. Nothing ever comes of them. Legally they haven't got a leg to stand on and they know it.
    Je Suis Cecil.
  • cat410
    The advise I got was from a parking campaigner, he has fought of a couple of unfair PCN's I have had. But think I will leave. Thanks
    • ManxRed
    • By ManxRed 26th Jul 12, 4:59 PM
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    ManxRed
    Were these Council Tickets? You should ALWAYS appeal Council Tickets, but ignore private ones.
    Je Suis Cecil.
  • cat410
    It was private retail park (which I mite add free parking). As the blue badge scheme states, Blue Badges are not valid in private car parks, so I didnt need to have even displayed it, but they pulled me cause it had expired
  • SodG24
    It was private retail park (which I mite add free parking). As the blue badge scheme states, Blue Badges are not valid in private car parks, so I didnt need to have even displayed it, but they pulled me cause it had expired
    Originally posted by cat410
    ManxRed meant the two PCNs your mate helped you with. Were they Penalty Charge Notices or Parking Charge Notices - the two are very different.
  • cat410
    yes they were PCN's not invoices from private.
  • mysterio
    welll...here's a turn up

    I decided to contact the land owners of the retail park UKCPS ticketed me on explained what had happened they emailed me saying they would contact UKCPS and see whats happened....they came back to me spouting all sorts of rubbish about blue badge bays etc

    I emailed back saying about the equality act 2010 and various other bits i'd quoted from the good peeps here...and suprise suprise the land owner calls me & said they were very sorry for the upset & hassle the ticket's been cancelled as a "good will" gesture. The one thing however that truly amazed me was the attatched photo the PCN monkey had took.....wasnt anything like my car!!!
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    • trisontana
    • By trisontana 26th Jul 12, 7:39 PM
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    trisontana
    I hope they are going to follow the example of another retail park and kick UKCPS off the premises for "aggressive ticketing".
    What part of "A whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boo" don't you understand?
  • mysterio
    I hope they are going to follow the example of another retail park and kick UKCPS off the premises for "aggressive ticketing".
    Originally posted by trisontana

    sadly doubt it....
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    • esmerobbo
    • By esmerobbo 26th Jul 12, 8:02 PM
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    esmerobbo
    welll...here's a turn up

    I decided to contact the land owners of the retail park UKCPS ticketed me on explained what had happened they emailed me saying they would contact UKCPS and see whats happened....they came back to me spouting all sorts of rubbish about blue badge bays etc

    I emailed back saying about the equality act 2010 and various other bits i'd quoted from the good peeps here...and suprise suprise the land owner calls me & said they were very sorry for the upset & hassle the ticket's been cancelled as a "good will" gesture. The one thing however that truly amazed me was the attatched photo the PCN monkey had took.....wasnt anything like my car!!!
    Originally posted by mysterio

    Was it "British Land" or "Savilles" by any chance?
  • mysterio
    savilles............
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    • trisontana
    • By trisontana 26th Jul 12, 8:13 PM
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    trisontana
    It was Savilles who kicked off UKCPS from the Elk retail park Oldham,Lancs. So you might be in with a chance.
    What part of "A whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boo" don't you understand?
  • mysterio
    well...fingers crossed but the email makes me think not..

    Please find attached a photograph of the vehicle to which the parking ticket number 00000 was attached. as you can see there is no disabled badge visible.It is incumbent upon the badge holder to ensure that the Blue Badge is displayed where it can be clearly read through the windscreen of your vehicle. The front of the badge should face upwards, showing the wheelchair symbol or the hologram in the new badge design.


    The reason the ticket was issued was that the vehicle was parked in a disabled space without a valid badge visible.


    UKCPS were contracted by us to ensure that principally disabled parking spaces were monitored to ensure that they were not abused by non badge holders. This type of abuse is prevalent throughout the UK and causes difficulties to disabled visitors.


    I am satisfied that UKCPS acted responsibly and in accordance with the terms and conditions as stated on the signs located througout the park.


    However as a gesture of goodwill the ticket has been rescinded.
    Yours sincerely
    Colin Gilligan
    hmm no badge displayed on the photo he sent...thats because its not my car!
    Last edited by mysterio; 26-07-2012 at 8:31 PM.
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  • cat410
    Just been back to the car park I was issued a ticket. Signage states - warning parking regulations apply. You must display a valid blue badge. Failure to comply will result in a parking charge of £90. Do you still think I should ignore my fine? My badge being displayed, but expired?
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