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    • ashpan
    • By ashpan 18th Apr 17, 9:30 AM
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    UKPC Court
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:30 AM
    UKPC Court 18th Apr 17 at 9:30 AM
    Has anyone actually been taken to court by UKPC and lost - im weighing up the stress and hassle of non-payment lingering for 6 years against the chances of success by digging in my heels!
    Got an invoice from them from the Stevenage Leisure park when i went to get a train ticket and saw a guy 'loitering' around trying not to look suspicious - was invoiced shortly after so suspect he was the one who could have easily warned me and therefore 'mitigated the losses' of the land owners -i have no idea who they could be, any ideas?

    thanks
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 18th Apr 17, 9:37 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:37 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:37 AM
    Why are you worrying about court? Have you received court papers?

    If this is a very recent ticket, you appeal it to UKPC, get rejected, get POPLA code, send POPLA appeal, win POPLA appeal - all over in a couple of months. Forget 6 years! Read the NEWBIES FAQ sticky Section 1 at this stage.

    The small claims court is a lottery (for both sides) with as many wins as there are losses (for both sides).
    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.
    • Half_way
    • By Half_way 18th Apr 17, 9:47 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:47 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:47 AM
    was this a left site case?
    did the loitering bloke warn you before you left the car park?
    are you familiar with VCS, Miss Coates, Toothbrush, Ibotson?
    From the Plain Language Commission:

    "The BPA has surely become one of the most socially dangerous organisations in the UK"
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 18th Apr 17, 10:06 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 10:06 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 10:06 AM
    are you familiar with VCS, Miss Coates, Toothbrush, Ibotson?
    If not, here it is:

    http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=16231)
    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.
    • ashpan
    • By ashpan 18th Apr 17, 10:14 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 10:14 AM
    Ukpc
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    • 18th Apr 17, 10:14 AM
    yes its a left site case
    yes i saw a 'bloke' but no uniform or anything to say he was an attendant and definitely no warning

    i read the Ibotson case which was hilarious,
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 18th Apr 17, 10:50 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 10:50 AM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 10:50 AM
    UKPC have form, if they do try court be sure to make the judge aware of it.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11858473/Parking-firm-UKPC-admits-faking-tickets-to-fine-drivers.html
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • ashpan
    • By ashpan 18th Apr 17, 7:58 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 7:58 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 7:58 PM
    well i cant deny i was actually there at the times they have stated, i left the site but suspect there was a bloke watching and trying to catch people out so i plan on claiming they should have taken steps to mitigate their losses by telling me i would be fined if i left the site, really really dont want the hassle of going to court so may well loose courage once they start sending in the nasties!!!!!
    • ashpan
    • By ashpan 17th May 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 5:09 PM
    UPDATE, after responding to the initial parking invoice with the standard response letter they have replied saying they will not be persuing me for payment!
    Thank you MSE
    • ratechaser
    • By ratechaser 17th May 17, 5:17 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 5:17 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 5:17 PM
    Well done, and next time don't park so close to the railway bridge when you are heading into the town. Makes it far too easy for them :-)
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 17th May 17, 5:18 PM
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    UPDATE, after responding to the initial parking invoice with the standard response letter they have replied saying they will not be persuing me for payment!
    Thank you MSE
    Originally posted by ashpan
    Good result

    To be certain to follow the UKPC winding up on the 22nd
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • waamo
    • By waamo 17th May 17, 6:01 PM
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    It sounds like they've thrown in the towel and are accepting the inevitable.
    This space for hire.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 17th May 17, 6:09 PM
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    It sounds like they've thrown in the towel and are accepting the inevitable.
    Originally posted by waamo
    Be interesting to see

    Rupert Williams (UKPC), an ex clamper will no doubt set up
    another shady outfit.
    Scammers don't give up unless they are in prison
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 17th May 17, 8:28 PM
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    UKPC are cancelling a lot now, that they would previously have rejected for POPLA.

    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.

    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 17th May 17, 9:45 PM
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    Notwithstanding their winding up hearing, they are really struggling with any 'leaving the site' ticket - and seem to be cancelling these more often.

    But if only a small handful pay, believing they have infringed the 'rules', UKPC are still quids in. Cancellations come cheaply for them.
    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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