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    • Damobeef
    • By Damobeef 13th Mar 17, 6:20 PM
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    Smartparking, Matalan, Bury
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:20 PM
    Smartparking, Matalan, Bury 13th Mar 17 at 6:20 PM
    Hi
    I received a parking charge notice through the post after shopping at Matalan in Bury just over a week ago.
    I know this has been covered on many threads already, though I couldn't find a scenario similar to mine.
    My vehicle was parked on the car park directly in front of the bury store which belongs to matalan. Went inside, spent £90 and left around 45 minutes later.
    A letter has since arrived requesting payment of £85.
    Apparently there are signs there saying there is a £1 charge for parking (which was not paid)
    Also attached is photographic evidence of my vehicle which shows the drivers face.
    Should I pay this fine or is it worth my while appealing?
    Needless to say, I won't be shopping at any matalan store again whatever happens.
    Many thanks for any advice
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 13th Mar 17, 6:24 PM
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    • #2
    • 13th Mar 17, 6:24 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:24 PM
    Read the NEWBIES FAQS thread (top of this forum) and use the templates and win...! EASY.
    PRIVATE PCN in England/Wales? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    Click on the trail, top of this page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    DON'T read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • Damobeef
    • By Damobeef 13th Mar 17, 6:40 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:40 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:40 PM
    Thank you.
    Could you please help me with which template to use?
    Is it the blue lettered one?
    (Sorry if I come across as being a bit thick. I'm absolutely clueless when it comes to things like this)
    • Redx
    • By Redx 13th Mar 17, 6:52 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:52 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:52 PM
    the simple answer is YES

    the reason is that you should have checked the BPA website (and the IPC website as well) and seen which ATA they belong to

    then you use the appropriate template , in this case the BPA template in blue text

    so now you know for the future

    AND COMPLAIN TO MATALAN AND DEMAND A CANCELLATION
    Newbies !!
    Private Parking ticket? check the 2 sticky threads by coupon-mad and crabman in the Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking Board forum for the latest advice or maybe try pepipoo or C.A.G. or legal beagles forums if you need legal advice as well because this parking forum is not about debt collectors or legal matters per se
    • Damobeef
    • By Damobeef 13th Mar 17, 6:55 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:55 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 6:55 PM
    That's brilliant.
    Thank you for your help
    • Damobeef
    • By Damobeef 29th Mar 17, 10:30 PM
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    • 29th Mar 17, 10:30 PM
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    • 29th Mar 17, 10:30 PM
    Just received an email saying the fine has been cancelled following sending the apeal template.
    Keep up the good work. Many thanks for your help
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 30th Mar 17, 9:48 PM
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    • 30th Mar 17, 9:48 PM
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    • 30th Mar 17, 9:48 PM
    Thanks for confirming! We knew it would work...!
    PRIVATE PCN in England/Wales? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    Click on the trail, top of this page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    DON'T read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

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