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Debt Recovery Plus parking ticket


I am hoping you guys can help! 

I received a parking fine from DRP on Friday for a final reminder. I had not received the original letters from the car parking company (UKCPM) as I had to change the address on my car to my current address. 
I got parking tickets due to not having a permit for where I worked. I have only recently started my job and was not informed that I needed a permit. 

I have never gotten one of these letters before so I went into full panic mode thinking they were going to send people around my house. I spoke with my manager about this, who informed me to contact DRP! I have only just now seen that you are not supposed to contact them at all!!!

There is one person at my work who deals with parking permits/ disputes and she is out of office until the 31st July.
According to the letter I have 7 days to do anything before they take further action, I am on day 5 as it is! 

Can someone please help! Do I ignore it until she can speak with the car parking company? Will they send people round my house? Or do I just pay the fine?

I am now aware that I have contacted them and I shouldn't have. Is this going to affect the process?


  • Gjones2023
    Gjones2023 Forumite Posts: 2
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    I have also read the forum about Private Parking tickets and what to do. I'm just wondering if anyone has anyone has any further advice as I have already spoken to DRP
  • Le_Kirk
    Le_Kirk Forumite Posts: 21,038
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    edited 27 July at 11:34AM
    Why do you think that someone is "coming round to your house"?  You need to have your employer sort this for you, it is not good enough for them to tell you to appeal or contact DRP.  If they, your employer, instructed the PPC to issue speculative invoices to their employees they can instruct them to cancel them as well.  DRP are Debt Recovery Plus and, when you read the NEWBIE sticky fourth post, you will have seen what to do about debt letters - in short, ignore them.  UKCPM are the parking company but don't appeal to them (yet) get you employer to sort it.  Do you have a HR department?  It is unreasonable to expect that one person deals with all parking issues without someone to deputise.
  • Coupon-mad
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    You didn't get a 'fine' and any daft deadlines imagined by toothless Debt Recovery Plus can be ignored.
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  • Grizebeck
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    Tell that person to come on this forum as I bet they are ignorant as most people 
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