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    Highview Parking - Charge Notice for a purchased ticket
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    • 29th Nov 12, 5:16 PM
    Highview Parking - Charge Notice for a purchased ticket 29th Nov 12 at 5:16 PM
    Seems they are now trying to scam money from people who have already paid for parking.

    My husband received a charge notice today from a car park he used in Leeds 5 weeks ago, luckily he still has the ticket which shows parking paid for 24 hours (he only used 5) and the credit card statement to prove his purchase.

    What I would like to know is what if he had paid cash and lost the ticket? I know legally they probably wouldn't have a leg to stand on but how can a business be left to operate like this, waiting 5 weeks and demanding 75 for something already purchased. It stinks
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  • lucyamw
    Hi,

    I too was issued with a Charge Notice from Highview for Edward Street car park dated the 18/11/12 which like many people received on Xmas Eve after a long day at work. Obviously I threw my ticket away after all that time but I do have my bank statements. I've no intention of paying.
    After looking on the lots of different forums, hundreds of people have been affected in the last couple of months - but the Yorkshire Evening Post is running a story on this in the next couple of weeks. I contacted a journalist who is ringing tomorrow and I would urge all those in the same situation to do the same - hopefully the word will spread and innocent paying customers will see what a bunch of cowboys they are and park elsewhere!
  • Esmahtron
    FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO STAY IN SCOTLAND
    This law is apparently only applicable in England and Wales as of 1/10/12 but as its a private company I do not think they have the ability to enforce this law anywhere in the UK.

    Don't ignore your letter though - complain!!
    Email highviewparking@appealpcn.co.uk highlighting that it is outrageous that they send these letters for car parks with EH post codes such as Almondvale ( Scotland ) whilst stating on the letter an enforced law in England/Wales. Scottish Car Parks should be removed from thier system of automated scare mongering letters. England and Wales have my sympathy.
    Last edited by Esmahtron; 11-01-2013 at 2:46 PM.
  • Stroma
    FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO STAY IN SCOTLAND
    This law is apparently only applicable in England and Wales as of 1/10/12 but as its a private company I do not think they have the ability to enforce this law anywhere in the UK.

    Don't ignore your letter though - complain!!
    Email highviewparking@appealpcn.co.uk highlighting that it is outrageous that they send these letters for car parks with EH post codes such as Almondvale ( Scotland ) whilst stating on the letter an enforced law in England/Wales. Scottish Car Parks should be removed from thier system of automated scare mongering letters. England and Wales have my sympathy.
    Originally posted by Esmahtron
    The advice to ignore if its your own vehicle applies to all of the UK, the change in law doesn't make these fake tickets suddenly enforceable. They are still an illegal penalty in as I said the whole UK. Complaining to highview or any parking company is pointless in this regard, you will have them in stitches and they will send you letter rejecting your appeal

    If you are to complain, do it to the right people. Here is who to complain to

    1) Retailers or service providers such as hospitals etc
    2) Landlords or management agents
    3) DVLA / ICO
    4) Trading Standards
    5) The press
    6) MCOL if issuing a claim

    Who not to complain to as its pointless, unless you intend to use popla

    1) Parking companies
    2) bpa
    3) debt collectors / parking company agents
    When posting a parking issue on MSE do not reveal any information that may enable PPCs to identify you. They DO monitor the forum.
    We don't need the following to help you.
    Name, Address, PCN Number, Exact Date Of Incident, Date On Invoice, Reg Number, Vehicle Picture, The Time You Entered & Left Car Park, Or The Amount of Time You Overstayed.
    Anti Enforcement Hobbyist Member
  • muckybutt
    I know the car park well, was taken over twice if not three times last year, then up went the cameras without PP for starters.

    Was there today paid for two hrs but was there longer than anticipated, so with it being anpr controlled just cover your number plate up as you exit the car park - they then have no record of you leaving the car park so cannot chase you same goes for all other anpr controlled car parks, as you exit cover the number plate up - remembering to uncover it again once back on the public highway.
    You may click thanks if you found my advice useful
  • lucyamw
    I wrote earlier regarding my Charge Notice that I received on Christmas Eve - well the whole debacle has been covered in the Yorkshire Evening Post!

    Because I'm a newbie I can't add links but if you go the the Yorkshire Evening Post website and search for the journalist Sophie Hazan, it's the most recent story she's written.

    They're obviously trying to cover their tracks in my opinion, but worth a read!
  • Stroma
    http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/fines-to-be-cancelled-after-computer-glitch-at-two-leeds-city-centre-car-parks-1-5312082
    When posting a parking issue on MSE do not reveal any information that may enable PPCs to identify you. They DO monitor the forum.
    We don't need the following to help you.
    Name, Address, PCN Number, Exact Date Of Incident, Date On Invoice, Reg Number, Vehicle Picture, The Time You Entered & Left Car Park, Or The Amount of Time You Overstayed.
    Anti Enforcement Hobbyist Member
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