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County claim from Excel
On 21/8/23 I parked in a private car park and didn’t buy a ticket as the machine was cash only and I had none, and was already late for an appointment . When I came back there was a blue “privacy notice” on the car but no ticket. I’ll say at this point that if I’d just received a ticket I would have payed - I took a chance on not being caught and it didn’t work out.
I didn’t know what to expect but assumed I’d get a demand in the post. I didn’t receive anything until 25/9 which said due to no response to the previous letter (not received ) I now had to pay £70.
So - following some not great advice from elsewhere - I ignored it, and all the subsequent PCN’s including 2 letters from ELMS legal.
I’ve now received a county court claim form and I have to admit I didn’t expect them to pursue it this far so I feel very unprepared. My instinct is to just pay it (£225) as I don’t feel I have grounds to contest it. I’ve read the newbie threads as far as I can but can’t find much that is relevant to my case.
Any advice would be much appreciated!
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