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    • Alison1107
    • By Alison1107 15th Oct 16, 8:47 AM
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    PCN from fistral beach Newquay
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    • 15th Oct 16, 8:47 AM
    PCN from fistral beach Newquay 15th Oct 16 at 8:47 AM
    A couple of days ago i received a PCN from smart parking at Fistral Beach Newquay.
    We had originally parked at harbour car park and paid £9 for the day as my partner was going to a sea fishing trip. The trip was cancelled last minute and we decided to go elsewhere. i paid for my parking using the phone and pay parking app, looking at the app it was giving me an option to move car park, we drove down to fistral beach where we pulled in and i tried to use the move option of the app to transfer car park. Being new to the area and new to using the app i wasn't quite sure how it all worked. once the app wouldn't let me move £9 i had already paid in harbour i decided to give cornwall council a ring and see if i could move car park (i presumed it was ran by the council) when they couldnt help we left the car park and moved on.
    Do you think i should appeal against this or should i just pay up?
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 17th Oct 16, 1:23 PM
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    Can't see it on this PC. But we know Smart do not use compliant POFA wording to hold a keeper liable, so it really is very simple for a keeper to win at POPLA, firstly using the blue writing appeal in the NEWBIES thread.

    Certainly worth fighting because if you then use the right POPLA wording (again it's in template form but in 'POPLA Decisions') you will win in the end.
    PRIVATE PCN in England/Wales? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    Click on the breadcrumb trail, top of page: Household & Travel > Motoring > Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking & READ THE 'NEWBIES' FAQS THREAD.
    DON'T read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • Alison1107
    • By Alison1107 7th Nov 16, 4:31 PM
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    Just recieved my reply from smart parking after sending the initial template in. They are cancelling my parking change. No popla code or anything
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 7th Nov 16, 4:38 PM
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    Umkomaas
    Excellent news.

    Now complain to Theresa May about the hassle you've had to go through when clearly, by their actions, Smart had no cause to put you through all this.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5524754&highlight=theresa+may
    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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