parking ticket motorway services

Hi Evereyone,
I as a company have been issued a parking ticket from a company called CP Plus Ltd for parking for 3 hours 45 mins MOTO Bridgewater services (M5).
Ok the ticket is not issued to me personally it is addressed to my company. The driver was a sub contractor who does work for me and other companys.
The driver parked in the wagon park intending to rest for a couple of hours but overslept.
He did not buy a parking ticket because expected to be gone within the time limit allowed. He was issued nothing on the vehicle I have been issued with a parking charge notice to the company.
It is not something I would have to pay the driver would pay this I just do not like giving in too easy to these people. I read about court orders and ccjs being handed out for non payments and to be honest this is the last thing I want as a company
Not sure were we stand on this one any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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  • king100king100 Forumite
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    ianhaslop wrote: »
    Hi Evereyone,
    I as a company have been issued a parking ticket from a company called CP Plus Ltd for parking for 3 hours 45 mins MOTO Bridgewater services (M5).
    Ok the ticket is not issued to me personally it is addressed to my company. The driver was a sub contractor who does work for me and other companys.
    The driver parked in the wagon park intending to rest for a couple of hours but overslept.
    He did not buy a parking ticket because expected to be gone within the time limit allowed. He was issued nothing on the vehicle I have been issued with a parking charge notice to the company.
    It is not something I would have to pay the driver would pay this I just do not like giving in too easy to these people. I read about court orders and ccjs being handed out for non payments and to be honest this is the last thing I want as a company
    Not sure were we stand on this one any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks


    Please ignore it. Please read posts in the parking ticket section.

    Ignore any letters including from sols.

    They have no appeal process. I can tell you their answer now.

    DENIED.
    I all have learnt is from others on many sites.
    Seek legal help if unsure.
    Dont pay Private Parking tickets - they are mere invoices.

    PRESS THANKS
    }
  • MankysteveMankysteve Forumite
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    Indeed with above only council/police parking are enforceable.
  • ParadigmParadigm Forumite
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    ianhaslop wrote: »
    I have been issued with a parking charge notice to the company.
    It is not something I would have to pay the driver would pay this I just do not like giving in too easy to these people. I read about court orders and ccjs being handed out for non payments and to be honest this is the last thing I want as a company
    Not sure were we stand on this one any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

    Don't worry, absolutely no chance of a court appearance!

    Unlike a council/police notice where the owner/registered keeper is responsible, a Private invoice can only be persued against the driver & the best bit? You have no legal obligation to tell then who was driving :)

    Just ignore everything, including the make believe solictors & debt collectors letters that will turn up. Don't contact anyone at all ;)
    Always try to be at least half the person your dog thinks you are!
  • lucyluckylucylucky Forumite
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    Just to reinforce all that has been said above

    IGNORE IT
  • pulliptearspulliptears Forumite
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    and to reinforce further...

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  • Thanks to everyone for replies, The letter is addressed to my company not a individual, The vehicle involved is a hire vehicle so not in our company name. The parking company has already been in contact with the hire company to have our details.

    Would it not be worth writing to CP Plus to explain this and also let them know I have no legal obligation to inform them who was driving.
  • lucyluckylucylucky Forumite
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    Do not write to them, waste of time.

    As the vehicle is hired they may of course try to get the money of the hire company who will then pursue you for the money.

    You need to stop the hire company paying them anything or corresponding with them further.
  • I have also come across these cowboys - CP Plus LTD last week. We hired a minibus and on our way back got a ticket on one of the M5 motorway services.
    FOllowed the signs to the car pack and reversed into a large parking bay and preceeded to go and get some food and returned about 20-30 mins later.
    When we returned the parking attendent gave one of us a ticket and said we parked in a wrong designated zone, packed in a caravan zone apparently, the only spaces big enough to park in.., and then he left.
    I checked the signs and there was loads saying no more than 2 hours, but a couple saying please park in the designated bays.
    Not paying it, but just want anyones thoughts on this.
    We haven`t told the hire company yet, but I assume we have a couple of weeks before they send us a nice letter.
    Is it worth telling the hire company, will they be savvy enough to ignore it, or will they pay up and pass the cost onto us.

    P.S. There were 3 designated drivers on the minibus..and I`m having trouble of the name of the driver who parked it there...
    Many thanks
    Gazza.
  • loracan1loracan1 Forumite
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    Gazza, read what it says on the ticket. I got one of these 'parking invoices' a year last May for overstaying at a motorway services. I also got follow-up letters in varying fonts, colours etc. They were all very pretty but a waste of my time and theirs since there is nothing legally binding in them.

    Also check pepipoo or the parking ticket forum on here if you need further reassurance.
  • HammymanHammyman
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    ianhaslop wrote: »
    The driver parked in the wagon park intending to rest for a couple of hours but overslept.

    Was he in a lorry? If he wasn't, he should be careful doing that. I blocked someone in overnight as they took up a very badly needed HGV parking space with their car. They weren't best chuffed and even less pleased when Trafpol turned up and confirmed I couldn't move the vehicle until I'd finished my 9hr daily rest.
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