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recieved a Northampton claim form for a parking eye penalty notice
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symo 2013
Old 06-06-2013, 9:04 PM
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Default recieved a Northampton claim form for a parking eye penalty notice

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.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:51 PM
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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:

http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showforum=60

...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).
Ticket in a private car park in England/Wales?... DON'T PAY IT BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT- the advice changed in 2012/13!

CLICK on '>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking>' end of the small blue 'Home>Forums>' link, top of the page, to see current threads.
Do NOT read older advice to ignore, unless it was in Scotland or NI.
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