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Former_MSE_Wendy Former MSE Posts: 929
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edited 6 February 2013 at 1:50PM in Parking tickets, fines & parking
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  • halibut2209
    halibut2209 Forumite Posts: 4,248
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  • vax2002
    vax2002 Posts: 7,187 Forumite
    It should say always carry a disposable camera and if you are ticketed do not remove the ticket until you have photographed, your car, the ticket the road, parking bays and any signs you have seen or lack of them.
    Take a photo copy of both sides of the ticket before tearing anything off
    This evidence will be useful in an appeal
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  • daisuki
    daisuki Forumite Posts: 2 Newbie
    Recently a freind went to there local doctors sugery, which is a enclosed area belonging to the surgery.
    they have there own enforcement company who say if you park in a restricted area of the car park, you may be clamped.
    The only space left on the car park was a disabled bay and there she parked,(wrong i know).
    when she returned to the car she found a ticket on the screen, apparetely issued by a local parking warden, who had come into the surgery to collect a prescription.!!
    This warden normally works in the town and surrounding streets.
    Could someone please advise, is this warden allowed to issue parking tickets on private land.
  • Coupon-mad
    Coupon-mad Forumite Posts: 122,539
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    Is this is Scotland or England? Scotland is the only place that possibly allows real Council CEOs to issue tickets in private car park disabled bays.

    But do you mean it's even a real Council ticket? You need to get off this old thread which is six months old and look at the current live forum advice. Read the stickies if it's not a Council ticket:

    Parking Charge Notice = private ticket (fake - ignore it and the letters they send)

    Penalty Charge Notice = real Council ticket, appeal it with pepipoo forum help:

    PRIVATE 'PCN'? DON'T PAY BUT DON'T IGNORE IT (except N.Ireland).
    CLICK at the top of this/any page where it says:
    Forum Home»Motoring»Parking Tickets Fines & Parking - read the NEWBIES THREAD
  • Laughingbear
    Laughingbear Forumite Posts: 49 Forumite
    Took a great deal of pleasure printing of the glovebox notes and putting copies under the wiperblades of cars with PCN tickets already on the windscreens on the run up to Christmas.

    Hopefully i've provided the drivers with enough info to fight their case and to give these companies a 'run for thie money'.
    The Laughingbear
  • Brok
    Brok Forumite Posts: 3 Newbie
    I agree with Vax and Daisuki.
    However, I cannot find any reference to the menace that many pirate car park gangs are using.
    The "Don't Leave area" dodge. It works like this. You park in a store's car park your child needs the toilet before you shop, you nip across the road to the WC Speedy Gonzales the car park attendant slaps a ticket on your car.
    Halfords Swindon are guilty of this. I am resisting, citing ECHR article 2 protocol 4 the 'right of freedom of movement within a state' Contract unfair terms Act 1977 and the fact that there is no proof that I was driving the car and no proof that I left the area. They cannot claim loss of revenue because parking is free on all this company's sites. Therefore they fall down on all counts.
    Sadly the only winners in this case are the lawyers if you go to a solicitor, I was quoted £300 just for a solicitor to examine the file I have developed.
    We need to begin a concentrated campaign to wipe out these car park bullies.
  • HO87
    HO87 Forumite Posts: 4,296 Forumite

    Whilst I admire your stance you search of this forum couldn't have been very thorough. There are endless threads discussing this subject indeed you will find many references to the case of VCS v Ibbotson heard at Scun_thorpe county court earlier this year where a gentleman was sued for having left a car park to visit nearby premises. The case failed and the private parking company was roundly criticised by the judge who suggested at one point that if their legal representative had to return to court before him she'd best bring her toothbrush with her.

    Read some of the thousands of threads here which will enlighten you fully as to what has been going in the country for some eight years to my certain knowledge and what the current state of play is.

    Other than that, raking up a thread which is nearly a year old serves no purpose.
    My very sincere apologies for those hoping to request off-board assistance but I am now so inundated with requests that in order to do justice to those "already in the system" I am no longer accepting PM's and am unlikely to do so for the foreseeable future (August 2016). :(

    For those seeking more detailed advice and guidance regarding small claims cases arising from private parking issues I recommend that you visit the Private Parking forum on
  • lawful
    lawful Posts: 26 Forumite
    I always park responsibly - never in a disabled bay or causing an obstruction. :A But I also NEVER PAY FOR PARKING, NEVER RECEIVE A TICKET AND AM NEVER CLAMPED. :j A simple FREE sign in my windscreen gives me free parking! Go to Get Out Of Debt Free .org and click on Parking Notice. Councils have removed lots of on-street parking, installed parking ticket machines which don't give change (60% of profits are from over paying by people without correct change) and disgracefully use UNLAWFUL methods to chase their Penalty Charge Notices, which are just offers of contract you have a right to refuse. Get the free windscreen notice and the facts! Go to Get Out Of Debt Free .org and click on Parking Notice.
  • Orford
    Orford Forumite Posts: 2,197
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    I always park responsibly
    which is probably why you haven't had a ticket, the rest of your post is irresponsible bo**cks.
  • bazster
    bazster Forumite Posts: 7,436
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    Freeman nutcase, complete fruitloop.
    Je suis Charlie.
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