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    • samaa87
    • By samaa87 6th Nov 17, 2:23 PM
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    UKPCA PCN with invalid REF
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    • 6th Nov 17, 2:23 PM
    UKPCA PCN with invalid REF 6th Nov 17 at 2:23 PM
    Hi,

    I have been given a PCN at a retail car park by UKPCA for not parking within marked bays. I have gone through the Newbies FAQ thread but when I try to start an appeal on the UKPCA website it says "Unable to find Parking charge". Now I am not sure if I should go ahead and appeal via a letter in the post or just ignore it. Can someone please advise?

    Thanks
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 6th Nov 17, 6:56 PM
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    • #2
    • 6th Nov 17, 6:56 PM
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    • 6th Nov 17, 6:56 PM
    Who are UKPCA?
    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.

    • samaa87
    • By samaa87 6th Nov 17, 7:47 PM
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    • 6th Nov 17, 7:47 PM
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    • 6th Nov 17, 7:47 PM
    Sorry i meant UKPC
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 6th Nov 17, 7:56 PM
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    • #4
    • 6th Nov 17, 7:56 PM
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    • 6th Nov 17, 7:56 PM
    OK, check the PCN again, have they made a typo with your vehicle reg?
    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.

    • samaa87
    • By samaa87 6th Nov 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 6th Nov 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 6th Nov 17, 8:20 PM
    No, they have got car reg fine and i have checked the ticket reference number again but it just says unable to find xxxxxx and reg xxxxxxx so I am not sure where to go from here. Even if I wanted to pay them i couldn't!! So i don't know if i should ignore it or will i start getting letters and lose my right of appeal as well.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 6th Nov 17, 8:21 PM
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    • 6th Nov 17, 8:21 PM
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    • 6th Nov 17, 8:21 PM
    Is it VERY recent, last week? The forum advice says wait till day 25.
    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.

    • samaa87
    • By samaa87 6th Nov 17, 8:22 PM
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    • 6th Nov 17, 8:22 PM
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    • 6th Nov 17, 8:22 PM
    It was issued 2 weeks back.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 6th Nov 17, 8:23 PM
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    • #8
    • 6th Nov 17, 8:23 PM
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    • 6th Nov 17, 8:23 PM
    You are trying too soon, then. NEWBIES thread tells you to IGNORE the 14 day 'discount' rubbish.
    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.

    • samaa87
    • By samaa87 6th Nov 17, 8:26 PM
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    • 6th Nov 17, 8:26 PM
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    • 6th Nov 17, 8:26 PM
    Ok thanks i will wait untill day 25 then. If i don't receive anything until then what should be my course of action?Appeal or ignore?
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 6th Nov 17, 8:46 PM
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    I would post 1st class on day 25 and go to the PO, get a free certificate of posting. ONLY if the online appeal doesn't work.
    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.

    • samaa87
    • By samaa87 6th Nov 17, 8:50 PM
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    Will do. Thanks for advice
    • samaa87
    • By samaa87 2nd Dec 17, 7:36 PM
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    So I did send the appeal on 25th day and have received following now.

    -->Reply to appeal dated 24/11/17 which has the original Ref no (which was showing as invalid on website) asking to provide drivers full name and address (yeah right). Failure to provide will result in final decision and POPLA verification code.

    -->NTK dated 21/11/17 with a new Ref saying it supercedes the original ref.

    -->Another NTK dated 28/11/17 with another Ref sayingit supercedes the original ref.

    What are my options now. Should i send another appeal online as the 2 new Refs received in NTKs are valid and show pictures etc or wait till they send me a POPLA code as they have replied to appeal against original ref.

    So far they seem to be going by the book, so what are my options of wining if it goes to POPLA stage.Car was parked where there are no real markings, it was a space for few cars where color of paving was differentiating between area you can park/not park. Do I have a chance of winning asking to show markings?

    Thanks
    • nosferatu1001
    • By nosferatu1001 3rd Dec 17, 1:32 PM
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    They’re not doing it by the book. They also don’t get to send out three NtK !

    Have you looked at popla appeals yet?
    • samaa87
    • By samaa87 4th Dec 17, 1:55 PM
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    Yes i have seen a few templates but before it goes to that stage, do I have to do another appeal online now using the ref on one of the NTKs?
    • samaa87
    • By samaa87 7th Dec 17, 4:15 PM
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    Any advice guys? Would really appreciate any advice before i give up and pay
    • Redx
    • By Redx 7th Dec 17, 4:20 PM
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    I would appeal again anyway using the blue text template , online , as keeper

    if it is only ONE parking incident , appeal the latest ref if it lets you appeal it
    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
    • samaa87
    • By samaa87 7th Dec 17, 4:21 PM
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    Cheers ReDx. Will appeal again and await rejection!!
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