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    • TonysTips
    • By TonysTips 22nd Sep 19, 1:26 PM
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    National Trust- Parking and Fines
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    National Trust- Parking and Fines 22nd Sep 19 at 1:26 PM
    Some National Trust Properties Parking is Free and at other here is a charge for non members. At a couple there is even a charge for members to Park. If you have an up to date parking sticker on the windscreen I presume this should be sufficient. If for some reason you have not paid what is the fine and how do National Trust enforce it. Where does it say what the fine will be at each properties as I have not seen it on the parking ticket dispenser. i do not think i have seen anyone monitoring cars parked in National trust properties to see if they are displaying a Parking ticket or a National Trust sticker
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    • prenton01
    • By prenton01 22nd Sep 19, 4:45 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 19, 4:45 PM
    They don't fine they send you a letter asking to pay the car park fee
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 22nd Sep 19, 7:06 PM
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    No, some NT car parks are patrolled by PPCs who do issue tickets and invoices - The NT car parks in the Lake District are amongst them.

    Should anyone get landed with one of these fake fines, they should head over to the Parking Tickets Subforum here and start by reading the Newbies Sticky carefully - Which will inform them fully and lay-out what’s needed to challenge and even defend themselves in court from these predators.
    • Neil49
    • By Neil49 22nd Sep 19, 8:19 PM
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    Wherever possible you should use your NT card to obtain a ticket from the machine and not depend upon the windscreen sticker.

    This has come about because there have been some instances of non NT members displaying the sticker which they have been given by friends who are members.
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    • By Emma_Lincoln 23rd Sep 19, 10:57 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 19, 10:57 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 19, 10:57 AM
    I was not aware there enforceable parking fines at any national Trust properties. I have always displayed my sticker on the windscreen and have never been challenged.
    • roddydogs
    • By roddydogs 23rd Sep 19, 11:13 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 19, 11:13 AM
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    No, some NT car parks are patrolled by PPCs who do issue tickets and invoices - The NT car parks in the Lake District are amongst them.

    Should anyone get landed with one of these fake fines, they should head over to the Parking Tickets Subforum here and start by reading the Newbies Sticky carefully - Which will inform them fully and lay-out what’s needed to challenge and even defend themselves in court from these predators.
    Originally posted by pogofish
    Why are they "fake" ? Yes we all know they are not "fines", but they are parking charges.
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 26th Sep 19, 6:18 PM
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    • 26th Sep 19, 6:18 PM
    Why not get yourself into the appropriate forum, where your question has been done to death already?
    • TonysTips
    • By TonysTips 27th Sep 19, 9:11 AM
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    • 27th Sep 19, 9:11 AM
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    • 27th Sep 19, 9:11 AM
    Sorry What is the appropriate forum. Can you show me the link to parking and fines at National Trust properties please.
    • Magic Moments
    • By Magic Moments 27th Sep 19, 10:05 AM
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    • 27th Sep 19, 10:05 AM
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    • 27th Sep 19, 10:05 AM
    I always display my sticker and have have never been asked for my membership card. I have not seen signs up anywhere in the car park about fines. As I am a member I have never gone to the ticket machine to obtain a parking ticket as I have my sticker nor have I seen anyone patrolling the car parks at National Trust properties.
    In some high street car park stating about fines they also state sometimes the car park as monitored by an outside company if you do not display a ticket. I have note seen such notices in National Trust property car parks.
    • martindow
    • By martindow 29th Sep 19, 3:35 PM
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    At a NT car park in Studland, Dorset a few weeks ago we showed the card at the hut on the entrance and were told to get a ticket from the machine in the car park. No idea if we risked getting a parking ticket without it.
    • BH246
    • By BH246 30th Sep 19, 5:52 PM
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    I have not come across any notice of fines in National Trust car parks. When there was someone on a gate they saw my sticker and waved me through. I never have been asked to show my membership card.
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 1st Oct 19, 5:11 PM
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    Wherever possible you should use your NT card to obtain a ticket from the machine and not depend upon the windscreen sticker.

    This has come about because there have been some instances of non NT members displaying the sticker which they have been given by friends who are members.
    Originally posted by Neil49

    This new system has only been introduced in the past year or so. I wonder how many NT members actually read the bumph about obtaining a ticket? It's certainly confusing as it doesn't apply to all properties.
    • MalcolmsWit
    • By MalcolmsWit 11th Oct 19, 10:09 AM
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    I am a member of the National Trust and display my sticker on the windscreen.This has always been sufficient and I have never been asked to show my membership card at the car park. Neither have I ever got a ticket from the parking machine. As far as fines are concerned I do not remember seeing anything about these. If National Trust are asking members to get a parking ticket from the machine, which should be free to members, surely a newsletter or e Mail advising them or the change of policy should be sent. From what has been said there would appear to be an inconsistency in rules at different sites which makes it very confusing .At some National Trust properties the parking is free.
    Last edited by MalcolmsWit; 11-10-2019 at 10:44 AM.
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