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    • AJ16
    • By AJ16 15th Jul 17, 1:31 PM
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    Met PCN- late demand for £100
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    • 15th Jul 17, 1:31 PM
    Met PCN- late demand for £100 15th Jul 17 at 1:31 PM
    Hi, We received a MET PCN back in April, I responded to it straightaway with the normal template type of letter listing the various non compliance with the BPA code of conduct and asked for a POPLA appeal code. I heard nothing back and assumed they had thrown in the towel but yesterday a Parking Charge Reminder arrived with 7 days to pay £100.
    The last sentence says "Further information including how to pay, the right to appeal (please be advised that the independent appeals service (POPLA) is no longer available) etc. can be found on the reverse of this letter.

    I'm not sure what options are open to me now as I was pinning my hopes on POPLA. Does this mean that it's been disbanded and that it's free for all for these cowboys?

    (sorry but I have forgotten how to attach files to the post)
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    • AJ16
    • By AJ16 8th Sep 17, 1:21 PM
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    appeal unsuccessful
    Our appeal was turned down on Wednesday, it's attached below. POPLA invited a response to the MEP Parking Services submission, we sent back a detailed account of why the signage is not good enough and the entrance sign not being anywhere near the entrance so its disappointing. On the same day METPS sent out a letter asking for £100, I really don't want to have to give in to them so wondering about the next step. What I am planning to do is write again to Mc Donald's, I'm not confident that they will intervene though.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/h1jd7t26nk...cison.pdf?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kjfj6fp1txejgc3/sign.png?dl=0
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 8th Sep 17, 1:26 PM
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    Quentin
    The whole process is covered by the newbies FAQ thread

    After rejection by popla you are in the debt collectors stage - you can safely ignore debt collectors

    If this progresses to Court action come back for advice on how to deal with this at the time
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 8th Sep 17, 3:02 PM
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    Coupon-mad
    Simple, do what we all did here for years, before POPLA existed! Ignore them and only take seriously a court claim (no updates about debt collector demands, please spare us, and search the forum instead!).

    I've ignored debt letters re a fake PCN several times (before POPLA) and nothing happened. MET are not known for small claims, just daft letters.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • AJ16
    • By AJ16 9th Sep 17, 10:03 AM
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    Simple, do what we all did here for years, before POPLA existed! Ignore them and only take seriously a court claim (no updates about debt collector demands, please spare us, and search the forum instead!).

    I've ignored debt letters re a fake PCN several times (before POPLA) and nothing happened. MET are not known for small claims, just daft letters.
    Originally posted by Coupon-mad
    Thanks, I will take your good advice ;-)
    • AJ16
    • By AJ16 11th Nov 17, 9:50 PM
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    I have now received a letter from DRP with notice of court action and another £100 has been added making £160. What's the next thing to do please?
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 11th Nov 17, 9:55 PM
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    KeithP
    I have now received a letter from DRP with notice of court action and another £100 has been added making £160. What's the next thing to do please?
    Originally posted by AJ16
    What did post #4 of the NEWBIES thread tell you?

    Hint: ignore debt collector's letters - as mentioned in post #22 and post #23, and confirmed by you as the right thing to do in post #24.
    Last edited by KeithP; 11-11-2017 at 10:08 PM.
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 11th Nov 17, 10:15 PM
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    What did David Dunford of the DVLA say when you complained to him (as per my advice on 16/07/17)?
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

    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.
    • AJ16
    • By AJ16 12th Nov 17, 11:01 PM
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    What did David Dunford of the DVLA say when you complained to him (as per my advice on 16/07/17)?
    Originally posted by Umkomaas
    Hi, I did get issued with a POPLA code after your post so did not see a need to contact him. Are you saying that I need to/should have done at this point?
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 13th Nov 17, 9:14 AM
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    Hi, I did get issued with a POPLA code after your post so did not see a need to contact him. Are you saying that I need to/should have done at this point?
    Thanks
    Originally posted by AJ16
    Sorry - blind alley! Misread the fact that a POPLA code was eventually issued.

    Just ignore DRP now - theyíre powerless.
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

    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.
    • AJ16
    • By AJ16 22nd Nov 17, 7:08 AM
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    Strangely I received another letter from DRP yesterday, it is an offer to pay the £160 by instalments! I'm sitting this one out.
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