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    • Rmac84
    • By Rmac84 11th Oct 17, 8:52 PM
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    Help. Breastfeeding parking fine
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    • 11th Oct 17, 8:52 PM
    Help. Breastfeeding parking fine 11th Oct 17 at 8:52 PM
    Hello.
    I'd really appreciate some help. I parked in a Britannia car park. Not realising it was a private car park. I started to feed my crying baby of 3 months. Immediately I tried to pay for parking on my phone, but soon realised it wasn't council. I started Googling the car park to try and pay, but found their website and couldn't see how I could pay. I have since found that I could have done it but it was not clear or easy to see. Anyway as soon as i could I got a ticket. However they sent me a fine.

    I first appealed to them directly and stupidly identified myself as the driver. I thought the fine was just for not buying a ticket and so I sent them proof. They rejected appeal.

    I emailed them to further appeal explaining all the circumstances. I sent them screenshots of my Internet search history showing me attempting to pay. I also have screenshot of a text I sent to my mother who I was meeting stating that I was breastfeeding in the car. They have replied saying that I must pay, offered a discount, or appeal to Popla.

    I feel this is highly unfair. I have read some threads regarding my rights as a breastfeeding mother under the Equality Act 2010. Also, the charge of £60, or £100 as I will miss the cut off tonight and intend to appeal to Popla.

    Please can anyone advise or help with drafting my appeal to Popla. Many many thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Rmac84; 11-10-2017 at 9:11 PM.
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 9th Nov 17, 10:04 PM
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    Yes this has been done before.
    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.

    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 9th Nov 17, 10:08 PM
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    Thanks. Assume it's the info@popla.co.uk email address.

    Do you think it's worth writing on the portal that comments have been submit by email on 9/11/2017. And maybe summarise in bullets the main points. Just worried it may not get included!
    Originally posted by Rmac84
    Be careful.

    I have no idea how PoPLA would interpret those comments sent via the portal. Could those comment be taken as your entire submission and your emailed comments ignored?

    Others may be able to confirm, but I think I have seen it said on here that these comments should be kept succinct such that they do fit in the 2000 char box.
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    • Rmac84
    • By Rmac84 9th Nov 17, 10:40 PM
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    Redx, Nosferatu1001, what are your thoughts on KeithP comment?!? Not sure what's best to do. The points in my comments are in my original appeal. I could whittle it down, but will be more than half I need to reduce!! It's doable though.
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 9th Nov 17, 10:57 PM
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    Here's another post from a respected poster that may help you:
    Convert it to a .pdf file and attach it to an email to POPLA. Make sure you have all your reference numbers on the email and the rebuttal document.
    Originally posted by Umkomaas
    And another one...
    Don't feel the need to be constrained by the rubbish 2000 character limit on POPLA's website, nor by the website's failure to allow files to be uploaded at the rebuttal stage of the process.

    You can write as much as you like in your rebuttal of ECP's evidence and then send it as a PDF by e-mail to POPLA.
    Originally posted by Edna Basher
    Sorry for putting doubt in your mind.
    Last edited by KeithP; 09-11-2017 at 11:03 PM.
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    • Rmac84
    • By Rmac84 9th Nov 17, 11:07 PM
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    Thanks KeithP! I will make sure the references are in the document and email. Plus I think I'll follow it up with a phone call to be sure it's received.
    • Rmac84
    • By Rmac84 9th Nov 17, 11:30 PM
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    Email sent!!!
    • Rmac84
    • By Rmac84 9th Nov 17, 11:52 PM
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    But I fear that POPLA will just reject it as I submit the appeal later than the 28 days and I didn't mention this in my appeal and explain and evidence why it was late. Fingers crossed, but not feeling hopeful!

    Anyone know how long Popla take to review the cases?
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 10th Nov 17, 12:08 AM
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    A few days/week, after this last stage. Even if you lose, so what, no-one here PAYS!
    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.

    • Rmac84
    • By Rmac84 29th Nov 17, 11:12 PM
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    Still not heard from POPLA! It's been 2.5 weeks since the deadline for me to submit my comments on the evidence. They had my comments 3 weeks ago!! I called on Friday and then said it was in a queue. Does it normally take this long?!?
    • Redx
    • By Redx 29th Nov 17, 11:24 PM
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    it takes as long as it takes , dependent on traffic volume , so as you have no control over the process its sit and wait
    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
    • Rmac84
    • By Rmac84 30th Nov 17, 2:40 PM
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    My claim was SUCCESSFUL!!!!

    It was approved on the landowner authority point, and their lack of proof and information.

    I am so so pleased. Thanks all for your help.
    • Loadsofchildren123
    • By Loadsofchildren123 30th Nov 17, 3:18 PM
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    well done, what a relief for you!
    Although a practising Solicitor, my posts here are NOT legal advice, but are personal opinion based on limited facts provided anonymously by forum users. I accept no liability for the accuracy of any such posts and users are advised that, if they wish to obtain formal legal advice specific to their case, they must seek instruct and pay a solicitor.
    • Ralph-y
    • By Ralph-y 30th Nov 17, 3:49 PM
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    well done .....

    would you be so kind and post up the appeal in the POPLA appeals thread ...

    Ralph
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 30th Nov 17, 5:38 PM
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    My claim was SUCCESSFUL!!!!

    It was approved on the landowner authority point, and their lack of proof and information.

    I am so so pleased. Thanks all for your help.
    Originally posted by Rmac84
    Very pleased for you
    Please tell all the other mums you mix with about
    this forum .... just in case they get scammed
    RBS - MNBA - CAPITAL ONE - LLOYDS

    DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
    • Redx
    • By Redx 30th Nov 17, 6:18 PM
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    My claim was SUCCESSFUL!!!!

    It was approved on the landowner authority point, and their lack of proof and information.

    I am so so pleased. Thanks all for your help.
    Originally posted by Rmac84
    glad to see you won on legal technicalities , a win is a win , despite the original circumstances

    I can assure you that the people who helped you are also very pleased
    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
    • Polina45
    • By Polina45 1st Dec 17, 9:17 AM
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    Hi, thanks for the information, I advise you to read this article.
    motherhow.com/breastfeeding-in-public
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