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    symo 2013
    recieved a Northampton claim form for a parking eye penalty notice
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    • 6th Jun 13, 9:04 PM
    recieved a Northampton claim form for a parking eye penalty notice 6th Jun 13 at 9:04 PM
    Hi, I am new here, I have however visited several times since recieving a parking charge from pe last autumn. The best advice seemed to be to ignore and not correspond with them at all, that it was I have done.
    Today I have recieved a claim form from Northampton County Court.
    Is this still part of the scam/threat ? or should this be taken seriously and replied to?. From all I have read on here I never thought it would go this far and now am quite concerned.

    I overstayed a 2 hour parking limit at a diy store by about 25 mins, I have reciepts to prove I am a customer, The reason for my overstay is that I was fixing equipment (related to my trade that is fitted to my van) in the car park with products bought from the store, I did'nt leave until the equipment was fixed and was certain that I did not need to go in to buy anything else, Incidentally there is a hot food trailer in the car park too which I often breakfast at, as I did that morning which probably added to me going over 2 hours , what price a bacon butty !
    The way I see it neither the diy store or the hot food trailer made any financial loss from me overstaying the stated time period. I go there reguarly ever since and also notice that pe's cameras do not even face into the car park anymore and seem redundant.

    Please advise me on what I should (if anything) do next.
    Many thanks
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    • By Coupon-mad 6th Jun 13, 11:51 PM
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    • 6th Jun 13, 11:51 PM
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    • 6th Jun 13, 11:51 PM
    You'll be defending it (obviously never ignore a small claim or the claimant just gets a default judgment against you automatically, which would be fairly stupid...) so you need to read the notice you've got there from the Court - take it seriously but don't panic about the scam - and get advice from pepipoo on what to send when.

    Post here:

    ...but do not give any details about who was driving or what happened on the new thread. Make sure the subject line of your thread is clear that you have a PE Court claim (please read a few threads on there first and you'll see claims happen sometimes and defences are provided for free by pepipoo).
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

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