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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
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Tyrone2005Tyrone2005 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
Hi, I'm looking some advice regarding Parking Charge Notice that I received this morning, I parked in Balmoral Plaza, Belfast. I had been in the Car Park for over 4 hours, as shopping in different places along Boucher Road, Belfast.
Can someone please advice are these Parking Charge Notices payable, as it is £60.00 if paid in 14 days, or £100.00 after 14 days.
I would appreciate any advice that you can give to myself.


  • edited 4 August 2019 at 3:18AM
    Old_GitOld_Git Forumite
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    edited 4 August 2019 at 3:18AM
    its a parking charge ( an invoice ,an invite to pay )not a parking ticket .you only need to pay if issued by a traffic warden or the PSNI .
    Dont contact smart parking as it can be seen as an admission of guilt .

    The law in Northern Ireland is, the driver is responsible for the charge ,however smart parking cant prove who was driving .They can get the registered keepers details but cant prove who was driving.

    An MLA from Armagh area posted on facebook about this recently .

    I am on my third letter this time it says DRP debt recovery plus ,all the same company expecting another any day now .
    They try scare tactics ,your charge will increase ,we may refer it to a solicitor ect .Just ignore it ,dont contact them .
    More letters will follow ,ignore them.
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  • Hi "Old Git",

    Many Thanks for your reply, Just want to let you know that I contacted "On Your Behalf" Consumer Radio Programme, they told me to contact The Consumer Council, Floor 3, Seatom House,
    28-32 Alfred Street, Belfast. BT2 8EH. Tel:- 0800 121 6022 or 028 9025 1600
    I have to say The Consumer Council were absolutely brilliant, they had all sorted out within 8 day period, I can't Thank them enough, they were the "Super Heros".

    Once again "Old Git" you were spot on, and Thank You very much for all your advice.:T
  • pogofishpogofish Forumite
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    You should also check-out the detailed advice for NI in the Newbies Sticky at the top of the Parking Tickets Subforum on here - and TBH, it is not wise to identify a driver in any posts here as the PPCs do know about this forum and have been known to try and identify/match-up posters.
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