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    • dcdubber87
    • By dcdubber87 14th Oct 16, 12:37 PM
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    MET services PCN help
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    • 14th Oct 16, 12:37 PM
    MET services PCN help 14th Oct 16 at 12:37 PM
    Good afternoon,

    Thanks for taking the time to read my post, just after a little bit of help and guidance.

    On the 8th september myself and partner parked at bicester village train station and bought a ticket and put it in the dashboard as usual. upon returning that evening we had a PCN from MET services for no displayed ticket with the reason ;

    no valid ticket/voucher/permit - in breach of railway bylaw 14.

    I was a bit shocked and opened the car to find the ticket in the footwell of the car. can only think it blew off when shutting the door as it was a windy day. After reading various things on the internet about this company i did nothing, coupled with being away with working travelling the last 3 weeks. Had a letter come through the post today from MET services titled 'NOTICE TO OWNER' addressed to my wife as it was her car stating the parking charge of 100 is payable and a photo of the rear of the car on the letter.

    I still have the notice given and the actual parking ticket i brought. Where do i stand in this situation? has it been to long to appeal it? as the new letter says if you wish to appeal this notice, please do not pay at this time. which makes sense.

    any help would be great.
    thanks rob
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 18th Apr 17, 4:20 PM
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    Umkomaas
    is it worth contacting the railway company about the issue, in this case Chiltern Railways?
    Personally, I wouldn't bother. I don't think this is going anywhere beyond the irritant of debt collector letters.

    As your original 'contravention' took place on 8 September 2016 you are now beyond the 6 months limitation for Chiltern (not MET) to bring a byelaws criminal prosecution.

    The position of private parking operators and their conflation between byelaw and contractual law in 'managing' statutory controlled land is far too complicated and heavily laden against them for a lightweight outfit like MET to be contemplating being the first PPC in the land to take such a case before a judge.

    Your next milestone date is 8 September 2022, when the Statute of Limitations kicks in, and MET are legally timed-out from starting any legal proceedings (they currently have 6 years to bring a civil case).
    NEWBIES - wise up - DO NOT IGNORE A PARKING CHARGE NOTICE - you have been warned!

    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.

    Please note: I am NOT involved in any 'paid for' appeals service.
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