Parking ticket at Southend Airport

Hi all
Wondering if anyone can help me on this matter. I have just been sent a parking charge notice as I dropped someone off at the airport in a restricted zone. It was the first time I had been to this airport and I couldn't find the drop and go area? Later I was told that I should have used the short stay car park??? Reading through some of these threads I feel that I shouldn't pay, but I think of how far they will take it. If these companies are scammers then something really should be done to stop them scaring us into paying.

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  • The_DeepThe_Deep Forumite
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    Airport parking is usually subject to bye-laws and different law applies than that at a shopping centre car park. Read the stickies/FAQS get onto google and never reveal who was driving.

    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Nine times out of ten these tickets are scams, so consider complaining to your MP after the election, as it can cause the scammer extra costs and work, and has been known to get the charge cancelled.

    Parliament is well aware of the MO of these private parking companies, many of whom are former clampers, and on 15th March 2019 a Bill was enacted to curb the excesses of these shysters. Codes of Practice are being drawn up, an independent appeals service will be set up, and access to the DVLA's date base more rigorously policed, persistent offenders denied access to the DVLA database and unable to operate.

    Hopefully life will become impossible for the worst of these scammers, but until this is done you should still complain to your MP, citing the new legislation.

    [/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2019/8/contents/enacted[/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]

    Just as the clampers were finally closed down, so hopefully will many of these Private Parking Companies.[/FONT][/FONT]
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
  • Coupon-madCoupon-mad
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    Same answers as here:

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=6058222

    And there is a VCS Airport defence and witness statement example on page one tonight that you need to find and read (I will never link a thread that's here for people to find).
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