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    • 2minutestomidnight
    • By 2minutestomidnight 6th Feb 18, 12:40 PM
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    Smart Parking PCN
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    • 6th Feb 18, 12:40 PM
    Smart Parking PCN 6th Feb 18 at 12:40 PM
    Hi,

    I read some older posts on this before joining. Is it still current advice to ignore?
    Genuinely had broken down, but from looking online their appeals process is very slanted.
    Can they enforce/take to court/clamp at my home etc in any way?
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    • 2minutestomidnight
    • By 2minutestomidnight 6th Feb 18, 12:41 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 12:41 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 12:41 PM
    Meant to add- many thanks to anyone who replies.
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 6th Feb 18, 1:25 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 1:25 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 1:25 PM
    please go to the motoring/parking board

    but before you post for help , read this http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4816822

    only read new advice not old "google" stuff
    Save a Rachael

    buy a share in crapita
    • tommie
    • By tommie 6th Feb 18, 6:45 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 6:45 PM
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    • 6th Feb 18, 6:45 PM
    Hi,

    I read some older posts on this before joining. Is it still current advice to ignore?
    Genuinely had broken down, but from looking online their appeals process is very slanted.
    Can they enforce/take to court/clamp at my home etc in any way?
    Originally posted by 2minutestomidnight
    have a read here .... http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5670260

    or just carry a large pair of Boltcutters in the boot, solves a minor inconvenience in seconds
    • steveymp
    • By steveymp 8th Feb 18, 9:58 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:58 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 9:58 AM
    Generally the ticket is a request to pay the fine not a demand here in NI only police and parking warden tickets are legally enforceable.

    Do not enter into any correspondence with Smart Parking, several of my relatives have had fines posted to them last year for overstays in Car Parks, they all ignored them and the followup ones and the problem just went away
    I am trying, honest very trying according to my dear OH
    • waltsalt
    • By waltsalt 8th Feb 18, 10:44 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 10:44 AM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 10:44 AM
    Out of interest 2minutestomidnight, what did you do wrong to warrant the fine in the first place?
    • saverbuyer
    • By saverbuyer 8th Feb 18, 8:27 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 8:27 PM
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    • 8th Feb 18, 8:27 PM
    Out of interest 2minutestomidnight, what did you do wrong to warrant the fine in the first place?
    Originally posted by waltsalt
    It's not a fine. A private company can't issue a fine.
    • waltsalt
    • By waltsalt 9th Feb 18, 8:59 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 8:59 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 8:59 AM
    It's not a fine. A private company can't issue a fine.
    Originally posted by saverbuyer

    Out of interest 2minutestomidnight, what did you do wrong to warrant the parking charge notice in the first place?
    • steveymp
    • By steveymp 9th Feb 18, 9:47 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 9:47 AM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 9:47 AM
    OP did say a breakdown, so I would assume it was an over 2 hour stay in one of their Smart Parking monitored carparks. Our largest in the North West is at Sainsbury's / Smyths Toys, Smart Parking must make a massive loss on this one every year with paper, full colour printing and postage costs as no one pays the slightest bit of attention to any correspondence recieved
    I am trying, honest very trying according to my dear OH
    • 2minutestomidnight
    • By 2minutestomidnight 12th Feb 18, 12:45 PM
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    Yup, breakdown- the car park was the handiest place to drag the car into. Didn't take note of any signs, not that it would have mattered anyway!
    Cheers all for advice.
    • Saya3000
    • By Saya3000 23rd Feb 18, 10:06 PM
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    I got one a year ago for parking 'creatively'. I got about 6-8 letters over a period of time. Then nothing. Just ignore and relax.
    • Flomo
    • By Flomo 29th Jul 19, 10:56 PM
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    I'm interested if this pcn when anywhere?
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 30th Jul 19, 1:25 AM
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    I'm interested if this pcn when anywhere?
    Originally posted by Flomo
    Why not inform yourself properly by reading the link above?

    Or could you be that illiterate stooge who keeps trying to mine identifying info from posters. Who got banned so many times from the parking forum.

    Either way OP, if this one asks you to contact them off-board, be very careful. As well as monitoring the forums, PPCs have tried to wheedle personal info out of posters here before to use against them - and with no keeper liability in NI, they have to know who was driving before they can try-on anything.
    Last edited by pogofish; 30-07-2019 at 1:29 AM.
    • Old Git
    • By Old Git 30th Jul 19, 4:29 AM
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    An MLA for Armagh area posted about this on facebook recently .
    Its up to the company to prove who was driving the vehicle .
    The advice was do not contact the company ,contact the MLA but do not pay.
    I have received three letters from smart parking ,I am expecting another any day now .I ignore them.
    "Do not regret growing older, it's a privilege denied to many"
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