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    • Bonestones
    • By Bonestones 20th Mar 17, 6:09 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 6:09 PM
    Parking Fine 20th Mar 17 at 6:09 PM
    Help please! It would seem I have broken a few golden rules when submitting my appeal to POPLA for parking a little longer than I should have at the side of an Esso petrol station by Gatwick North.

    Having already admitted I was the driver I submitted my appeal and the upshot was I failed and the ticket has been uphelp. Having now found lots more evidence I could have used, POPLA are not interested and say I should pay the fine issued by Euro Car Parks, a BPA member based in central London.

    My question is this. What happens if I don't pay and just sit and wait? Will they issue threatening letters, etc, or will they have automatic systems to take me to court to claim the money?

    Help please!
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    • Redx
    • By Redx 20th Mar 17, 6:25 PM
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    it may be that ECP will issue an LBC or an MCOL within the next 6 years , if they do , you need to deal with it then

    in the meantime, they are likely to employ debt collectors (a DCA) like DRP to harass you BY POSTAL LETTERS (IGNORE the DEBT COLLECTORS)

    if POPLA told you its a "fine" , they are wrong , its an INVOICE, a speculative invoice and there is no requirement to pay unless a judge says so , in court
    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
    • Bonestones
    • By Bonestones 20th Mar 17, 7:57 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 7:57 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 7:57 PM
    Thanks Redx, so just ignore anything for the moment? Excuse my ignorance, but who/what are LBC and MCOL please?
    • Redx
    • By Redx 20th Mar 17, 8:44 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 8:44 PM
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    all explained in the NEWBIES sticky thread (please read it) , or a "google" search

    we dont answer questions that come up daily on here due to the fact that they are all explained in those sticky threads and it has nothing to do with "parking" (read my signature)
    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
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 20th Mar 17, 11:24 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 11:24 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 11:24 PM
    What happens if I don't pay and just sit and wait? Will they issue threatening letters, etc, or will they have automatic systems to take me to court to claim the money?
    Originally posted by Bonestones
    Nothing. This is Euro Car parks! Same as this thread;

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5591109

    That poster isn't worried and nor should you be. Look:

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

    ONE court claim per annum, out of c300,000 PCNs issued...and that claim was probably nothing to do with a driver/parking ticket, far more likely to have been a company/contract dispute.

    ECP have NO IDEA about court; their owner admitted that in a national newspaper a few years ago and nothing has ever changed. They rely on a letter-chain of demands to scare people. Don't be that victim! I've ignored ECP myself. Nothing happened.
    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.

    • Bonestones
    • By Bonestones 21st Mar 17, 7:39 PM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 7:39 PM
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    Thanks again Redx and Coupon-mad. I still can't see where the 'stickies' are, but yo8 have both provided good information. So despite 'losing' my POPLA appeal, I'll sit tight and see what happens......
    • the_wheels_have_fallen_of
    • By the_wheels_have_fallen_of 21st Mar 17, 7:46 PM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 7:46 PM
    Newbies stucy
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    • 21st Mar 17, 7:46 PM
    Thanks again Redx and Coupon-mad. I still can't see where the 'stickies' are, but yo8 have both provided good information. So despite 'losing' my POPLA appeal, I'll sit tight and see what happens......
    Originally posted by Bonestones
    You'll see they are the third post on the first page of the parking tickets form entitled "newbies" in UC
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 21st Mar 17, 10:41 PM
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    Thanks again Redx and Coupon-mad. I still can't see where the 'stickies' are, but yo8 have both provided good information. So despite 'losing' my POPLA appeal, I'll sit tight and see what happens......
    Originally posted by Bonestones
    But my signature below tells you where to click!
    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.

    • Bonestones
    • By Bonestones 3rd May 17, 5:03 PM
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    • 3rd May 17, 5:03 PM
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    • 3rd May 17, 5:03 PM
    As you have mentioned Coupon-Mad the first letter has arrived from a debt recovery agency called DRP Debt Recovery Plus Ltd. They are now demanding £160.00, up from the original £100.00, cheeky monkeys! So you say just sit on it and do nothing?

    Tony
    • Redx
    • By Redx 3rd May 17, 5:05 PM
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    everybody says IGNORE the DCA letters

    come back if you get an LBC or an MCOL , not debt letters

    post #4 of that NEWBIES sticky thread tells you about DRP etc
    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
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