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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 4th Aug 14, 9:12 AM
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    MSE News: 'Don't pay unfair private parking tickets'
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    MSE News: 'Don't pay unfair private parking tickets' 4th Aug 14 at 9:12 AM
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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 6th Feb 17, 7:56 PM
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    Hi

    I have just received a final demand from CEL for payment of a parking charge notice. Given that this is the first communication i have had from them and the actual letter only has a pcn number and no details beyondd the date of issue, is there any place to check what the charge is supposed to relate to or do i have to contact the company directly.

    Also given they are issuing a final demand, yet i have not received any other charge before this, i am assuming that it is more than likely i will have to appeal all of this to Popla?
    Originally posted by Bru4
    See post #99 above.

    This is a very old thread and advice no longer applies

    If you want help, start your own thread.
    No help is available on this thread

    Read the newbies thread FIRST
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    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • Julie Tidball
    • By Julie Tidball 11th Feb 17, 11:30 AM
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    I parked in a car park at Staples in Chatham but because I was 14 minutes over the allowed time they sent me a 'fine' for £100. I wrote them a letter declining their invitation to pay as I felt it was excessive. I never received a reply, only another letter the same as the original.
    I have now received a letter from Debt Revovery Plus Ltd saying I now owe £160 that has to be paid straightaway.
    Any advice on what I should do ? What have other people done ?
    Thank you
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 11th Feb 17, 11:32 AM
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    beamerguy
    I parked in a car park at Staples in Chatham but because I was 14 minutes over the allowed time they sent me a 'fine' for £100. I wrote them a letter declining their invitation to pay as I felt it was excessive. I never received a reply, only another letter the same as the original.
    I have now received a letter from Debt Revovery Plus Ltd saying I now owe £160 that has to be paid straightaway.
    Any advice on what I should do ? What have other people done ?
    Thank you
    Originally posted by Julie Tidball
    Please see my post above and start your own thread
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 11th Feb 17, 11:35 AM
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    Any advice on what I should do ? What have other people done ?
    Thank you
    Originally posted by Julie Tidball
    Please read the Sticky thread for NEWBIES then start your own thread but do not use your real name, and do not say who was driving. You need to amend your post immediately to remove that information,.
    Parking scammers read these fora.

    Do not use the information on this thread. The MSE "official" information is useless, out of date, and will cost you money if you do.
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 11th Feb 17, 11:36 AM
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    Please see my post above and start your own thread
    Originally posted by beamerguy
    bg, you should edit out the incriminating information you have quoted.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 11th Feb 17, 11:43 AM
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    beamerguy
    bg, you should edit out the incriminating information you have quoted.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    pardon me fruitcake
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    • WF554415
    • By WF554415 2nd Aug 17, 12:28 PM
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    Hi I'm sorry for posting here but new to the forum and not sure how to post!
    I have had a parking charge notice from parking eye for staying 26 minutes over on a parking ticket at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. I replied to it saying it was unfair but they rejected my claim.
    I have now recieved a "letter before county court claim" and not sure what to do.
    Most of the advice I've seen on forums is NOT to reply to any correspondance but as I have repllied to the initial notice I'm not sure if this changes things for me.
    Can someone help please
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 2nd Aug 17, 12:38 PM
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    Welcome to MSE WF554415.

    This isn't the thread where we will provide advice to you on your specific issue. You will need to open a new thread of your own. Please go to the following link and then press the blue button in the middle (cunningly described as 'New Thread') which will provide you with a new thread window. Post away there.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=72879947&postcount=109
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

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    • legal magpie
    • By legal magpie 2nd Aug 17, 12:55 PM
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    The advice to ignore everything is long outdated.
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 2nd Aug 17, 1:41 PM
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    Hi I'm sorry for posting here but new to the forum and not sure how to post!
    Originally posted by WF554415
    You confirmed that you had read and understood the basics of posting as part of your signup. Basics, yes but enough to avoid this.

    In addition, you also clearly agreed not to hijack old/oudated/irrelevant threads, like this one.

    Please go to the top of this forum and start by reading the Newbies Sticky carefully - then start your own thread if you need more detailed help.
    • Baynsey7
    • By Baynsey7 8th Aug 17, 6:22 PM
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    Baynsey7
    I have received a PCN G24 . I attend my local gym weekly and pay the correct car park charge. On this occasion the machine was not working and I took photographic evidence. You have to pay on exit and a number of people experiencing same issue. I wrote to G24 who ignored my explanation and told me to appeal to IAS . Again I requested all appeal forms. They arrived AFTER I had to pay £2 to post office as they had not put postage on. I explained and sent photgraphic evidence. G24 responded with 12 beautifully colored photos of where I should pay and cost etc. I am not disputing there is a cost I do that each week I am stating that the machines were not working. My appeal was dismissed as they said that the machines were working . Clearly they were not. I also stated to IAS send £2 cost of postage to G24 to more than cover my car park fee. Unable to appeal to POPLA as G24 repeatedly refuse to give me 10 digit number . I am seeing on different threads just to ignore and do not pay
    • legal magpie
    • By legal magpie 8th Aug 17, 6:37 PM
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    Do not ignore it. That advice is long out of date. Put everything in writing to G24 setting out everything you have put here including their refusal to give you the correct number for Popla appeal. Head the letter "complaint", send it recorded delivery and keep a copy. Check online to see when the letter is delivered. Then wait. If you get further correspondence, reminders, threats etc keep everything and reply confirming that it is disputed.
    If they take you to Court, defend the case. Your letters will be essential at a hearing.
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 8th Aug 17, 7:55 PM
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    Fruitcake
    I have received a PCN G24 . I attend my local gym weekly and pay the correct car park charge. On this occasion the machine was not working and I took photographic evidence. You have to pay on exit and a number of people experiencing same issue. I wrote to G24 who ignored my explanation and told me to appeal to IAS . Again I requested all appeal forms. They arrived AFTER I had to pay £2 to post office as they had not put postage on. I explained and sent photgraphic evidence. G24 responded with 12 beautifully colored photos of where I should pay and cost etc. I am not disputing there is a cost I do that each week I am stating that the machines were not working. My appeal was dismissed as they said that the machines were working . Clearly they were not. I also stated to IAS send £2 cost of postage to G24 to more than cover my car park fee. Unable to appeal to POPLA as G24 repeatedly refuse to give me 10 digit number . I am seeing on different threads just to ignore and do not pay
    Originally posted by Baynsey7
    This thread is seriously out of date and nobody should be reading it, let alone posting questions on it.

    Start with the Sticky thread for NEWBIES on the main Parking Ticket forum page then start your own thread if you need further help.

    Please don't post in this thread again. It should be allowed to fall over the edge of the world as it contains old out of date information and should never again see the light of day.

    Do not ignore it. That advice is long out of date. Put everything in writing to G24 setting out everything you have put here including their refusal to give you the correct number for Popla appeal. Head the letter "complaint", send it recorded delivery and keep a copy. Check online to see when the letter is delivered. Then wait. If you get further correspondence, reminders, threats etc keep everything and reply confirming that it is disputed.
    If they take you to Court, defend the case. Your letters will be essential at a hearing.
    Originally posted by legal magpie
    I know you are trying to help but there are several errors in your post that do more harm than good.

    The advice to ignore IAS is correct.

    PoPLA is not available where the parking scammer is an IPC member so there was never any chance a PoPLA code would be issued.

    Never send anything by recorded delivery as it can be refused and thus the scammers will have proof it was never received.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
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    • legal magpie
    • By legal magpie 8th Aug 17, 10:57 PM
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    legal magpie
    This thread is seriously out of date and nobody should be reading it, let alone posting questions on

    Please don't post in this thread again. It should be allowed to fall over the edge of the world as it contains old out of date information and should never again see the light of day.
    .
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    In that case cant this thread be closed and sealed by the moderators
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 8th Aug 17, 11:01 PM
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    Umkomaas
    In that case cant this thread be closed and sealed by the moderators
    Originally posted by legal magpie
    They just don't bother. We've asked so many times, but unless the thread is drowning in controversy (or poses a potential legal liability threat to MSE Towers) all such requests are seemingly ignored.
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
    • vordie67
    • By vordie67 16th Sep 17, 10:30 PM
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    help - UKPC
    HI All

    last week i received a parking fine from UKPC for parking in a disabled parking space in the Warrington town center area, even though I'm disabled with little money. Seems that when i exited the car, I'd "knocked" my badge off the dashboard and on to the floor. I've appealed but today I've received an email telling me to pay £15:00 or I could appeal again BUT if I lose I'd have to pay £100:00 plus numerous add-ons. I'm going out of my mind with worry has what to do next, does anyone have any suggestions.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 16th Sep 17, 10:36 PM
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    worried jim
    HI All
    does anyone have any suggestions.
    Originally posted by vordie67
    Yep. Don't post on a thread that is many years out of date. Start your own and read the newbies sticky first- all your answers lie within.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4816822
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 16th Sep 17, 11:02 PM
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    does anyone have any suggestions.
    Originally posted by vordie67
    Yes - Please read the Newbies Sticky at the top of this forum fully - then start your own thread.

    Pitching-up on an outdated information thread will not get you any meaningful help and advice.
    • Lamilad
    • By Lamilad 8th Nov 17, 8:20 AM
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    Lamilad
    Hi all,

    My name is Chris; I have been spending a long time attempting to resolve a problem with a parking fine received. PE (obviously) refused my appeal, so I went to POPLA. Now, this is where it gets interesting - my POPLA appeal was successful (all of my documentation supports this) however, in the eyes of PE my appeal was unsuccessful and nobody at POPLA seems to know why I've been told I was successful and why PE were told I was unsuccessful. How very confusing? Yes! I have sent scanned documentation of my success to both PE and POPLA and am awaiting response. PE are threatening with legal action because I have not paid the fine - they claim POPLA advised me to pay it when the only thing my POPLA appeal says and I quote
    'Your appeal was successful
    As your appeal was successful, your parking charge is not effective and you do not need to take any further action.'
    I will not be too sceptical; something does seem a bit odd that my side of POPLA says that and from PE's perspective, it says I was unsuccessful.

    If they proceed with the court threats I would like anybody who has had ridiculous appeals rejected to send me their stories. I have seen some horrific things online: people's family dying, people being diagnosed with cancer and receiving a fine, people who were not even in the particular car park at the time and so on.

    My case is not ridiculous for that reason: I was in a carpark for ten mins and 20 seconds and didn't have the correct change so I left. £100 fine! Looking at the evidence PE filed against me, p.11 says that:

    Grace Period: ParkingEye operates a grace period on all sites which gives the motorist time to enter the car park, park and establish whether or not they wish to be bound by the terms and conditions of parking. There is a sufficient grace period in place at this site which is fully compliant with the BPA code of practice. All grace periods in place are a minimum of 10 minutes or more in line with the BPA code of practice.
    Which actually supports my claim!

    POPLA seem to think PE were successful but have truly mislead me by telling me I was successful - I am unsure which side POPLA stand for, the giants that are ParkingEye or people who are going through hard times or make genuine mistakes: Nicholas Bowen - he fell asleep for over two hours and had his fine dropped in court.

    Trading standards appear to be supportive but the British Parking Association (who I was directed to via Trading Standards) were neutral and did not advise me otherwise.

    Please feel free to email me any of your failed claim attempts and your fine reference number to the following address
    flamingpeanut@hotmail.com

    I would like to take these to court if they continue to aggressively threaten me.
    Originally posted by Flamingpeanut
    Why have you posted on this age old thread instead of starting your own?

    And why do you want posters to "tell you their stories"?

    It's unlikely to work as we have enough trouble getting new members to read the NEWBIES thread which is always at the top of page one. This thread will eventually drop down the forum pages where no one will see it.
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 8th Nov 17, 9:37 AM
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    The Deep
    What Lamilad has omitted to tell you is that you should start your own thread.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
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