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  • Umkomaas
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    • 10th Sep 13, 11:30 AM
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    • 10th Sep 13, 11:30 AM
    No you don't have to pay the charge, but you need to go through a few hoops to get rid of it.

    The first thing you MUST do is to start to understand what all this stuff is about. The only way to do this is to spend a day or so reading this forum - the most recent threads, say from the past month. If you see the advice 'IGNORE' you MUST ignore it. Ignoring a ParkingEye ticket will bring you months of fun and games that I can assure you, you don't want to be dealing with.

    In a nutshell this is the process you will need to follow.

    1. Read recent threads
    2. Go back to the store the Parking Charge Notice relates to and see THE manager and ask that they cancel the ticket. Show him/her any receipts for the day in question.
    3. If you have receipts for the day (or bank/credit card statements) proving purchases, send (redacted) copies of them to PE with covering letter stating you were a customer on the day, and also the bit about your confusion over the free 45 minutes.
    4. If 2 and 3 above don't work, then you're into the more formal stuff
    5. Soft appeal to PE (you'll understand this when you start reading the threads)
    6. Likely rejection, so in your soft appeal you ask that a POPLA code be given to you if rejection
    7. Lots more reading about POPLA Appeals
    8. Draft POPLA Appeal and let us see it for further advice before submission
    9. Send to POPLA
    10. Await POPLA (positive) result with PCN cancelled
    11. Get on with the rest of your life.

    Please confirm a couple of things

    a. Was the incident, and do you live, in England or Wales
    b. Is the car a lease/hire or company vehicle
    c. Are you under 18

    That will do for starters.
    Please note, we are not a legal advice forum. I personally don't get involved in critiquing court case Defences/Witness Statements, so unable to help on that front. Please don't ask.
    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day;
    show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
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