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    • frosty247
    • By frosty247 10th Feb 18, 1:55 PM
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    Combined Parking Solutions
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    • 10th Feb 18, 1:55 PM
    Combined Parking Solutions 10th Feb 18 at 1:55 PM
    Hi there, i am new to this site. My husband parked on some private land while he was loading his vehicle as he was working next doot to this land. He has been issued with a parking fine of 100. However, they said they have photographic evidence. I asked them for this and they have sent what it seems to be two random mobile phone photographs. I have readup on the British Parking association code of practice and it appears they have to use an ARPN camera, which operates. I also asked for evidence of the time and date the of the parking. They said they do not have to provide evidence of time and date. However, they have written a time and date at the top of the letter and not provided any evidence of how they obtained this. Just wondered what to do???
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 10th Feb 18, 2:04 PM
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    The BPA Code of Practice is not relevant in the case of CPS as they are IPC AOS members. Here's some information on them.

    https://bmpa.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203617201-Combined-Parking-Solutions-Ltd

    http://www.bmpa.eu/companydata/Combined_Parking_Solutions.html

    The NEWBIES FAQ sticky, post #1 guides you through dealing with the early stages of your PCN, so read that - remember this is an IPC operator and the advice in the sticky differs between IPC and BPA operators.

    You might like to also read this current thread on PePiPoo about CPS which explains how their signage and paperwork is much tighter than most other parking companies.

    http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?showtopic=118535
    We cannot provide you with a silver bullet to get you out of this. You have to be in for the long run, and need to involve yourself in research and work for you to get rid of this. It is not simple. We will help, but can't do it for you.

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    • waamo
    • By waamo 10th Feb 18, 2:09 PM
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    Getting the landowner to cancel is often the easiest way forward.
    This space for hire.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 10th Feb 18, 2:39 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 2:39 PM
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    Same as any other IPC firm.

    CPS and their owner Perky are nothing special, except that they are more used to a history of court cases, and their signs do provide for ''100 fee'' to park without a permit. Unlike most, their signs are not forbidding, they actually offer a contract to non-permit holders at 100 for parking.

    Depends if the signs were sparse, obscured (e.g. hidden behind bins) or broken, that would give your OH a decent argument. If there was a CPS sign right near the car, visible in the photos and not obscured or broken, CPS would have a good chance in the small claims track, of getting their piece of his money.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • logician
    • By logician 10th Feb 18, 10:02 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 10:02 PM
    Getting the landowner to cancel is often the easiest way forward.
    Originally posted by waamo
    May be a little harder with this PPC as IIRC Perky operates only self ticketing options, where photos are uploaded for issuing charges hence:

    I asked them for this and they have sent what it seems to be two random mobile phone photographs.
    Originally posted by frosty247
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 10th Feb 18, 10:39 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 10:39 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 10:39 PM
    It's my understanding that someone has a close 'agreement' with Perky. Wonder what that entails?

    But his PCNs are nothing special and he's not exactly prolific in court.

    Some people just are not the legal brains they make out they are.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

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