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edited 30 June 2017 at 7:05PM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
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edited 30 June 2017 at 7:05PM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
The car was parked at the hospital carpark which is huge and it took ages trying to get a space at the other end of the carpark. 2 hours of parking was paid for and the car was PARKED for less than 2 hours, however, I've been issued a PCN because the cameras caught the car entering the carpark at 11:06am and leaving at 1:22pm. The parking ticket was bought at 11:24am due to trying to find a space. Although I can prove what time the ticket was purchased, I'm unsure if they will accept that for the appeal. I wanted to get some advice before doing so because I don't want to risk an appeal not being accepted and then having to pay double the fine. It is an APCOA carpark if that makes any difference.
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  • RedxRedx Forumite
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    just use the blue text appeal template "as is" , appealing as KEEPER , not driver
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    Although I can prove what time I purchased the ticket, I'm unsure if they will accept that for the appeal.

    You won't be appealing like that.

    See the NEWBIES FAQS thread, blue writing appeal. Don't blow this by telling APCOA who was driving - these are so easy to win when a keeper appeals. No 'me, myself, or I'. Just a template appeal will do, and you WILL win at POPLA as keeper.
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  • Golden_Glow90Golden_Glow90 Forumite
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    Thanks. I know about how to appeal, I've successfully appealed a ticket a few years ago using the templates on here which is why I posted in these forums, but as this case was slightly different (due to the fact I had paid something and ran over the grace period trying to find a space, walking to the meter, etc) I didn't know if I would get away with using the standard templates.
  • Golden_Glow90Golden_Glow90 Forumite
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    Also, as it is a hospital car park, I don't know if they can enforce it or not. It says it is issued by APCOA parking and the notice says "For the alleged contravention of Use of Private Car Park" so does that mean they can't enforce it as it is not council owned?
  • Golden_Glow90Golden_Glow90 Forumite
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    Which blue text template is it? The one I found is about large lettering, that can't be right?!
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    Yes it is, of course. No trying to reinvent the wheel, just send it online.

    You will get a rejection and POPLA code = case won. As long as the keeper appeals.
    I didn't know if I would get away with using the standard templates.

    Not the same appeal at POPLA stage of course. But easy to win.
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    the words "ME , MYSELF and I" are banned !!!

    alter the above pocts so that the DRIVER is not identified

    ie:- learn to write as the third party

    and complain to PALS and try and get a cancellation

    the blue text appeal is the one for BPA members, and highlighted in blue text ,(yes it is that simple)
  • Golden_Glow90Golden_Glow90 Forumite
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    Redx wrote: »
    the words "ME , MYSELF and I" are banned !!!

    alter the above pocts so that the DRIVER is not identified

    ie:- learn to write as the third party

    and complain to PALS and try and get a cancellation

    the blue text appeal is the one for BPA members, and highlighted in blue text ,(yes it is that simple)

    The driver has not been identified. I was neither the driver, nor am I the registered keeper of the vehicle but I have been asked by a friend to help as I have successfully managed to avoid a parking fine from a ticket a few years back but I can't find the templates which I used back then, it was a MSE one but not from the forum. What is PALS and I understand that the blue text is only for BPA members but how do I know what type of car park it is?
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    PALS is easy to Google.

    APCOA are BPA members, that's how we know it's OK to use the blue text appeal.
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  • Golden_Glow90Golden_Glow90 Forumite
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    Also, MSE states: "It might be the driver wot dunnit – but that doesn't mean it's the driver who'll have to pay. Parking operators in England and Wales are allowed to hold the vehicle's owner liable for unpaid charges if they don't know who the driver was and the owner refuses, or is unable, to name the driver." so this contradicts the advise given on the sticky.
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