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    • julie48
    • By julie48 14th Mar 18, 5:06 PM
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    Overlooked on medical grounds
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    • 14th Mar 18, 5:06 PM
    Overlooked on medical grounds 14th Mar 18 at 5:06 PM
    I received parking ticket 24/11/17 for obstructive parking (which I donít agree) on hospital grounds with disabled badge.
    Completely overlooked!
    Received notice to keeper 29/12/17 from Gemini parking solutions
    Completely overlooked!
    Have now received debt collection letter 27/2/18 from DRP ltd
    I know i know I should have appealed, but have been unwell and genuinely had more important things to use my energy on. I have CFS.
    What is my best course of action now?
    Do I just pay the £160 debt collection charge?
    Appeal to the original parking charges explaining ?
    Or just sit tight?
    Thanks
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 14th Mar 18, 5:07 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 5:07 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 5:07 PM
    Have now received debt collection letter 27/2/18 from DRP ltd
    Do I just pay the £160 debt collection charge?
    Appeal to the original parking charges explaining ?
    Ignore them, as per post #4 of the NEWBIES thread.

    But complain to PALS (Google them) and make them cancel it.
    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.

    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 14th Mar 18, 5:27 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 5:27 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 5:27 PM
    If you are at the DRP stage, then your options to further challenge this ticket are limited to little more than a complaint to the hospital (PALS) - which is TBH best done early-on.

    The Newbies Sticky at the top of this forum will inform you properly and lay-out your remaining options.
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 14th Mar 18, 6:40 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 6:40 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 6:40 PM
    This is an entirely unregulated industry which is scamming the public with inflated claims for minor breaches of contracts for alleged parking offences, aided and abetted by a handful of low-rent solicitors..

    Parking Eye, CPM, Smart, and another company have already been named and shamed, as has Gladstones Solicitors, and BW Legal, (these two law firms take hundreds of these cases to court each year). They nearly always lose) and have been reported to the regulatory authority by an M.P.

    Hospital car parks and residential complex tickets have been especially mentioned.

    The problem has become so rampant that MPs have agreed to enact a Bill to regulate these scammers. Watch the video of the Second Reading in the HofC recently.

    http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/2f0384f2-eba5-4fff-ab07-cf24b6a22918?in=12:49:41

    and complain in the most robust terms to your MP. With a fair wind most of these companies may well be put out of business by Christmas.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • fisherjim
    • By fisherjim 14th Mar 18, 8:51 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 8:51 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 8:51 PM
    What ever you do don't pay debt collectors that slap on £60 for the pleasure of bullying you with worthless letters about nothing!
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