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    • SystemFan
    • By SystemFan 15th Oct 16, 1:30 PM
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    Parking charge squashed
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    • 15th Oct 16, 1:30 PM
    Parking charge squashed 15th Oct 16 at 1:30 PM
    Hi guys, got a ticket for £45, doubled if I don't pay within 14 days.
    Parking was max 90mins and we were just under 2 hours, though did use the shop for about £30 and kept receipt.
    The fine was issued by a company who are part of a trade body.
    Thanks to advice on this site and browsing the forums, I appealed, blaming delays in opticians, and wifes migraine etc and also sent a copy of shop receipt by email. They have cancelled it! The whole process took a week from my email appeal.
    GL all who fight the fight.

    Thank you for your email in regards to the above parking charge.
    We can confirm that the above parking charge has been cancelled.

    Kind Regards
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    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 15th Oct 16, 2:04 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 2:04 PM
    Glad you got it in writing, I suggest you file it away for 6 years as it could come back to bite you. Not unknown for them to be sneaky 5 years down the line.
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    • Ralph-y
    • By Ralph-y 15th Oct 16, 6:32 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 6:32 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 6:32 PM
    well done ....

    who was the PPC and what was the shops name ?

    Ralph
    • SystemFan
    • By SystemFan 16th Oct 16, 11:12 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 11:12 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 11:12 AM
    Athena, Lidl Kings Lynn
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 16th Oct 16, 11:17 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 11:17 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 11:17 AM
    In house PPC , lidl take all monies paid , not Athena , they get paid a nominal wage per ticket issued
    Have YOU had to walk 500 miles?
    Were you advised to walk 500 more?
    You could be entitled to compensation.
    Call the Pro Claimers NOW.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 16th Oct 16, 11:28 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 11:28 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 11:28 AM
    In house PPC , lidl take all monies paid , not Athena , they get paid a nominal wage per ticket issued
    Originally posted by pappa golf
    pappa ..... where does this come from ?
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 16th Oct 16, 11:34 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 11:34 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 11:34 AM
    check out bmpa site , look at athrna , been like this for years


    https://bmpa.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203568802-Athena-ANPR-Ltd


    http://www.bmpa.eu/companydata/Athena_ANPR.html




    it has been quoted that many of the smaller branches are using the parking tickets to keep them afloat




    there you go http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/lidl-charge-customers-for-lidls-own.html
    Have YOU had to walk 500 miles?
    Were you advised to walk 500 more?
    You could be entitled to compensation.
    Call the Pro Claimers NOW.
    • Marktheshark
    • By Marktheshark 16th Oct 16, 11:36 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 11:36 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 11:36 AM
    Attacking the retailer is now number 1 working method IMO to get a parking charge squashed.
    POPLA is no longer fit for purpose and IMO should be removed from the advice, we are only making them money.
    Brexit will become whatever they invent it to be.
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 16th Oct 16, 11:40 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 11:40 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 11:40 AM
    Attacking the retailer is now number 1 working method IMO to get a parking charge squashed.


    for a singular site where the shop hires them , but in most cases those are retail parks where the land owner hires them








    in this case (Athena) they moved to the IPC a short time ago ,, so a appeal would have just been a waste of ink , I do note (bmpa) that lidl/Athena have not "yet" ended up in court , I wonder if this is like PE and aldi ?
    Have YOU had to walk 500 miles?
    Were you advised to walk 500 more?
    You could be entitled to compensation.
    Call the Pro Claimers NOW.
    • Marktheshark
    • By Marktheshark 16th Oct 16, 11:40 AM
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    it has been quoted that many of the smaller branches are using the parking tickets to keep them afloat

    Originally posted by pappa golf
    Tesco are going to fine their customers to prop up failing profits as well.

    Great policy, take that idea on Dragons Den David John Lewis , ill give you 5 seconds once they get their breath back.
    Brexit will become whatever they invent it to be.
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 16th Oct 16, 11:43 AM
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    aldi spend so much on advertising , for every new customer , 6 have received tickets via faulty ANPR and do not return
    Have YOU had to walk 500 miles?
    Were you advised to walk 500 more?
    You could be entitled to compensation.
    Call the Pro Claimers NOW.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 16th Oct 16, 11:47 AM
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    check out bmpa site , look at athrna , been like this for years

    https://bmpa.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203568802-Athena-ANPR-Ltd


    http://www.bmpa.eu/companydata/Athena_ANPR.html

    it has been quoted that many of the smaller branches are using the parking tickets to keep them afloat

    there you go http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/lidl-charge-customers-for-lidls-own.html
    Originally posted by pappa golf
    I did see the Pranksters blog on Lidl but cannot find anywhere that proves this
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 16th Oct 16, 11:53 AM
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    I did see the Pranksters blog on Lidl but cannot find anywhere that proves this
    Originally posted by beamerguy

    I can,t find anything that disproves it , also check number of court cases brought by Athena for lidl property


    being a IPC member , don't you think they would have been "gladstoned" by now if they were getting paid by result , not ticket issued?
    Have YOU had to walk 500 miles?
    Were you advised to walk 500 more?
    You could be entitled to compensation.
    Call the Pro Claimers NOW.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 16th Oct 16, 11:57 AM
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    I can,t find anything that disproves it , also check number of court cases brought by Athena for lidl property
    Originally posted by pappa golf
    OK, maybe someone will come up with the proof
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

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