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    • ed wood
    • By ed wood 11th Oct 17, 8:34 PM
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    Indigo penalty notice train station
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    • 11th Oct 17, 8:34 PM
    Indigo penalty notice train station 11th Oct 17 at 8:34 PM
    Hi All,
    My Mum received a penalty notice today whilst parked in Crawley Train station. Quite simply she couldn't buy a ticket because none of the ticket machines would accept her money and she doesn't own a mobile to pay on the phone. She left a note on her windscreen saying she was unable to buy a ticket as the machines weren't working. I think she honestly thought the scum who give these notices out would have an ounce of compassion and empathy and not ticket her!
    Anyhow, first question. Does the fact she left this note muddy the waters in anyway? I'm wondering if this could be seen as an admission of guilt?
    Secondly I'm aware that the whole byelaw issue comes into it as it was a train station. I have read through the lewes indigo thread and will use this letter as my template for the Popla appeal. Due to the Byelaws/train station issue do I stick with the standard first appeal template for BPA members as found on the newbies page or attempt anything different?
    Cheers, Ed
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    • Redx
    • By Redx 11th Oct 17, 8:49 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 8:49 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 8:49 PM
    forget what the drivers actions were, wait for the NTK then use the BPA template , appealing as keeper

    bearing in mind they wont offer popla any longer, see this

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5718256
    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
    • ed wood
    • By ed wood 11th Oct 17, 10:06 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:06 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:06 PM
    Thanks Redx.
    So, use the BPA template when the NTK comes (I assume I don't bother if one is never received?) and then forget about it.
    No POPLA appeal and I assume "escalating to a manager" would be futile so would it be a case of sitting back and waiting to see whether she gets a summons to a magistarates court?
    • Redx
    • By Redx 11th Oct 17, 10:10 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:10 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:10 PM
    yes, except they have no idea who was driving

    the MAGS COURT times out after 6 months
    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
    • ed wood
    • By ed wood 11th Oct 17, 10:30 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:30 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:30 PM
    yes, except they have no idea who was driving

    the MAGS COURT times out after 6 months
    Originally posted by Redx
    OK, excellent. I'll update if anything happens.
    I know my Mum will panic about this (don't worry I wont let her pay), just so I can re-assure her, is the worst case scenario that it goes to court, I lose and pay the £100 penalty?
    • Redx
    • By Redx 11th Oct 17, 10:52 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:52 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:52 PM
    no idea about MAGS court because it never happens !!!

    I doubt that the TOC even know about it let alone have any system to enforce the bylaws
    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
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 11th Oct 17, 11:27 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 11:27 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 11:27 PM
    OK, excellent. I'll update if anything happens.
    I know my Mum will panic about this (don't worry I wont let her pay), just so I can re-assure her, is the worst case scenario that it goes to court, I lose and pay the £100 penalty?
    Originally posted by ed wood
    NO , because the TOC did not ask for £100
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