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    • Willow229
    • By Willow229 17th Jul 17, 11:32 AM
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    SIP parking fine passed to Gladstones
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    • 17th Jul 17, 11:32 AM
    SIP parking fine passed to Gladstones 17th Jul 17 at 11:32 AM
    Hello,

    I'm looking for some advice on how to proceed with a parking fine I have received.

    I parked my car and paid for a ticket, displayed it on the dash, it was a windy day and when I got back to the ticket was in the foot well and I had received a parking ticket. This was in a SIP carpark in Manchester.

    I discussed this with some work colleagues and was advised to just ignore it. I have so far ignored the letters from SIP. I have not responded to any of them.

    I have now received a letter from Gladstones advised I will be taken to court if I do not pay £160 within 14 days.

    I still have the parking ticket that was displayed on the dash so have proof that I did indeed purchase a ticket to park.

    I am unsure how to proceed next.

    Many thanks in advance for any help.
    Last edited by Willow229; 17-07-2017 at 11:33 AM. Reason: Missed information out of original post
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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 17th Jul 17, 12:24 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:24 PM

    I have now received a letter from Gladstones advised I will be taken to court if I do not pay £160 within 14 days.
    Originally posted by Willow229
    Look carefully is this a letter from Gladstones or a pimped
    out letterhead to a debt collector

    Who do they ask you to pay and who was it signed by ?
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • Willow229
    • By Willow229 17th Jul 17, 12:31 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:31 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:31 PM
    The letter is from Gladstones. I am to pay them within 14 days. There is no signature.
    The letter instructs me to telephone them within 14 days to pay.
    Last edited by Willow229; 17-07-2017 at 12:34 PM.
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 17th Jul 17, 12:44 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:44 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:44 PM
    It's a debt collector letter at this stage. You could respond and deny any debt to their client. Tell them if it goes to court you will vigorously and robustly defend.

    I have to say that many SIP cases get to court, but with a good defence, their portly unshaven employee has few answers.

    Presumably you will be asking your 'expert' work colleagues to help you develop your court defence? Or will they suggest you ignore court papers too? Useless, clueless advice from them.

    Why did you blindly take their 'advice'?

    http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/independent-appeals-service-suffers.html

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=72834501&highlight=sip#post728345 01
    Last edited by Umkomaas; 17-07-2017 at 12:48 PM.
    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.

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    • Willow229
    • By Willow229 17th Jul 17, 12:48 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:48 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:48 PM
    So respond directly to SIP and state I did have a valid ticket and that it was in the footwell?
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 17th Jul 17, 12:49 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:49 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:49 PM
    OK, well please tell your friends they are wrong.

    Did you not get a letter offering an independent appeals service ?
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 17th Jul 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:52 PM
    So respond directly to SIP and state I did have a valid ticket and that it was in the footwell?
    Originally posted by Willow229
    No - too late to deal with SIP now. Everything will be through Gladstones. They won't be interested in where your ticket ended up, or how unfair this is as you'd paid to park.

    All they are interested in is grabbing your money. You have to fight this.
    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.
    • Willow229
    • By Willow229 17th Jul 17, 12:54 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:54 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:54 PM
    @beamerguy No, got a final reminder from SIP stating they may refer to Gladstones. Then received letter from Gladstones.
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 17th Jul 17, 1:09 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 1:09 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 1:09 PM
    Does the reference number on the Gladstones letter start with a 1....., or a 3.....?
    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.
    • Willow229
    • By Willow229 17th Jul 17, 1:19 PM
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    It starts with a 1
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 17th Jul 17, 1:21 PM
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    It starts with a 1
    Originally posted by Willow229
    Then that is from Gladstones (not pimped out to a Debt Recovery agency).

    Robust response, debt denied.
    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.
    • Willow229
    • By Willow229 17th Jul 17, 1:23 PM
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    Shall I state I did have a ticket or just send a template of the letter in the newbie thread?
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 17th Jul 17, 1:27 PM
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    Shall I state I did have a ticket or just send a template of the letter in the newbie thread?
    Originally posted by Willow229
    All too late.

    Look in post #2 of the sticky where there's a link to a reply from PePiPoo regular contributor 'Gan'. Adapt that.

    Make sure the identity of the driver is not revealed.
    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.
    • Willow229
    • By Willow229 17th Jul 17, 1:33 PM
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    @Umkomaas Many thanks, your advice is greatly appreciated.
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