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    • JonesLee
    • By JonesLee 8th Jan 18, 12:25 PM
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    Britannia Parking, to late to use MSE?
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    • 8th Jan 18, 12:25 PM
    Britannia Parking, to late to use MSE? 8th Jan 18 at 12:25 PM
    Hi, after reading the sticky i noticed that it states never tell them who was driving the vehicle, or give them any information. Before coming to MSE i sent an appeal to Britannia Parking, which on their website you have to input your details, in which it states i was driving the vehicle.

    With it being an honest mistake and i wanted to be very honest about the situation have i dug my hole to deep that i cant get out of this parking ticket?

    In a nut shell i drove from Manchester to Chelmsford, due to delays it took me approximately 6 hours to get to the Travel Lodge hotel, when i drove into the car park it was dark, i was tired and i did'nt notice the parking meter was this high tech camera operated that takes pictures when you enter and leave. When i go to reception i asked staff if i could need to get a ticket with it being midnight, its off peak and i would'nt expect any parking wardens to be walking around. Staff said no, but to get one in the morning. Which is what i did as soon as i got up.

    I complained to Travel Lodge who apologised and said if i pay the parking charge they will refund me as staff should have told me to get a ticket. They said the parking is privately owned and they arn't very good when it comes to appeals. They were great.

    Should i just pay them and get the refund. Or stick to my guns and not pay?
    Reason i ask is Britannia Parking have my personal details i provided on their website when i appealed.

    The reply looked automated, had pictures of their signs on a nice sunny day (wasn't that sunny at midnight).

    Thanks
    Lee
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    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 8th Jan 18, 12:42 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 12:42 PM
    Let Travel Lodge pay. They may then not be too happy wtih the PPC and persuade the land owner to ditch them. Once TL has paid write good things about them on TripAdviser.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 8th Jan 18, 12:45 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 12:45 PM
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    They key question for you is do you want a private parking company to be enriched, albeit via Travel Lodge, as a result of an ‘error’ not directly of your making? Or would you prefer they got nothing, from you or TL?

    I know what forum regulars would do.

    While you have blown a few toes off with your admission of being the driver, you’ve still got legs to stand on. You can appeal to POPLA and still have a good chance of beating Britannia - you’ll have the charge cancelled and they will get nothing.

    If you lost at POPLA, there’s still no obligation on you to pay the charge, but you would get irritating debt collector letters and exposure to a court claim for up to 6 years (at the moment Brit are not litigious - but who knows in 6 years time).

    You could appeal to POPLA, then if you lost, and to get it out of your hair, pay and get TL to cover it (but you do need that guarantee in writing from them).

    All about POPLA in the NEWBIES FAQ sticky, post #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.
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 8th Jan 18, 12:51 PM
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    I know what forum regulars would do.


    What would they do?
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 8th Jan 18, 1:09 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 1:09 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 1:09 PM
    I know what forum regulars would do.


    What would they do?
    Originally posted by The Deep
    Perhaps I should have qualified it with ‘almost all’.
    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.
    • JonesLee
    • By JonesLee 8th Jan 18, 1:51 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 1:51 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 1:51 PM
    Thank you, appreciate the help.

    I'll make an appeal to POPLA once I've read up on it (on MSE).
    Will post the outcome as soon as it comes through. Fingers crossed

    And thanks again.

    Lee
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 8th Jan 18, 3:31 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 3:31 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 3:31 PM
    Thank you, appreciate the help.

    I'll make an appeal to POPLA once I've read up on it (on MSE).
    Will post the outcome as soon as it comes through. Fingers crossed

    And thanks again.

    Lee
    Originally posted by JonesLee
    Feel free to post your draft PoPLA appeal here for appraisal before you send it if you wish.
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