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Hubby Got A Parking Ticket In Sainsburys

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
He paid for a ticket for 2 hours and that expired so he bought another one but he got a ticket because you're not supposed to return within 2 hours. It was Euro Car Parks is this one of those tickets you ignore or should we pay it? If he should ignore it what would happen if he parks there again because he does park there every Tuesday for business reasons will he be clamped? MTIA.

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  • peter_the_piperpeter_the_piper Forumite
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    Take a google for euro car parks and also do a search on this thread. From this you will see the best plan is to completely blank them. Little bit naughty parking when he should be shopping but as he has paid then what the heck. Just ignore them, they cannot do anything, anything else would be illegal AFAIK.
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  • Thanks for your reply, if you shop in Sainsburys it's free to park but if you don't you have to display a ticket which he did. I'm just a bit worried that they'll clamp him the next time he parks there if he ignores the ticket.
  • bargepolebargepole Forumite
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    Thanks for your reply, if you shop in Sainsburys it's free to park but if you don't you have to display a ticket which he did. I'm just a bit worried that they'll clamp him the next time he parks there if he ignores the ticket.
    Clamping to enforce an alleged debt by a private company would be illegal. I don't think Euro have any policy of doing this, but if they did it would be trespass against your husband's property, and he would be within his rights to cut off the padlock with a pair of boltcutters.

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  • Thanks bargepole, much appreciated :j.
  • Alx*27Alx*27 Forumite
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    Expect 2 letters from Euro and then a couple from Brinx or Credit Control before they give up and go away.
  • Thanks Alx*27 for reassuring me :beer:. It's a great forum this:D
  • Spartacus_MillsSpartacus_Mills Forumite
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    bargepole wrote: »
    Clamping to enforce an alleged debt by a private company would be illegal. I don't think Euro have any policy of doing this, but if they did it would be trespass against your husband's property, and he would be within his rights to cut off the padlock with a pair of boltcutters.


    Illegal but the Police will simply do nothing and say it is a civil matter.

    Sadly our Police have all the backbone of Jellyfish. No wonder people have lost respect for them.
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