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    • rox
    • By rox 13th Jul 17, 11:52 AM
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    MET PArking services appeal on website but no response, but now threatening court
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    • 13th Jul 17, 11:52 AM
    MET PArking services appeal on website but no response, but now threatening court 13th Jul 17 at 11:52 AM
    Hi,

    I received a PCN from MET parking services for an incident that took place at the end of March, went to McDonalds in Gatwick airport before collecting my family as I was early. On the way out after collecting we all went back as they were hungry. You cant go back within 60 minutes apparently even if you're buying food.

    So I sent an appeal off on their website using the draft from the forums and requested a POPLA code, it was sent beginning of May after I received a reminder as I had totally forgotten. They gave me a reference number on the website which I noted down as didn't receive any confirmation email.

    I hadn't heard anything at all until yesterday when I received a letter saying i have seven days to pay £100 or debt/recovery agents will be instructed to secure immediate payment or the issuing of court proceedings. They also state POPLA is no longer available?

    So I dont understand why they have ignored my request for a POPLA code and say it is no longer available, it has been nearly two months since having any correspondence with them.

    What should I do at this stage?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    BR
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 13th Jul 17, 1:27 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 1:27 PM
    Complain to the BPA and DVLA that you never received a PoPLA code. Send a copy of your complaint to MET.

    Ignore debt collectors.

    If you get real court papers then start researching how to defend it using the information about court in the NEWBIES thread, especially the link by bargepole to his most excellent court guide.

    Did you use the appeal template from the NEWBIES or the dreadful "official MSE" one that gives away the driver's identity?

    If the alleged event occurred within the grounds of the airport then byelaws may apply, in which case court is extremely unlikely as it would have to be from the landowner in the magistrates court, and for trespass.
    Last edited by Fruitcake; 13-07-2017 at 1:30 PM.
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    • rox
    • By rox 13th Jul 17, 2:12 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 2:12 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 2:12 PM
    Complain to the BPA and DVLA that you never received a PoPLA code. Send a copy of your complaint to MET.

    Ignore debt collectors.

    If you get real court papers then start researching how to defend it using the information about court in the NEWBIES thread, especially the link by bargepole to his most excellent court guide.

    Did you use the appeal template from the NEWBIES or the dreadful "official MSE" one that gives away the driver's identity?

    If the alleged event occurred within the grounds of the airport then byelaws may apply, in which case court is extremely unlikely as it would have to be from the landowner in the magistrates court, and for trespass.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    I used the one from newbies thread, I didn't give any driver identity and i know this isn't a mistake on their part as there were two cars and I have dealt with the appeals process for both and the same thing has happened with both appeals, no POPLA code and cars are at different addresses. So this must be something they do to scare people into paying.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 13th Jul 17, 2:16 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 2:16 PM
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    i know this isn't a mistake on their part as there were two cars and I have dealt with the appeals process for both and the same thing has happened with both appeals, no POPLA code and cars are at different addresses. So this must be something they do to scare people into paying.
    Indeed, and say that to the BPA and DVLA:

    aos@britishparking.co.uk

    david.dunford@dvla.gsi.gov.uk

    Tell them once could be excused as a POPLA code going missing in the post. Twice is NO SUCH THING.
    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.

    • rox
    • By rox 14th Jul 17, 10:44 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 10:44 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 10:44 AM
    I was looking at the back of the latest reminder and it states that an appeal must be received within 28 days of the initial correspondence to be treated as a formal appeal with recourse to POPLA. I replied after their second, which was around 40 plus days after the incident. Should i still go ahead and complain and leave the dates of replying out?
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 14th Jul 17, 3:21 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 3:21 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 3:21 PM
    Not sure why you are prevaricating about the complaint, just do it and no need to mention dates.
    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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