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    • Kazzawin
    • By Kazzawin 14th Mar 18, 7:27 PM
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    POPLA rejected my appeal
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    • 14th Mar 18, 7:27 PM
    POPLA rejected my appeal 14th Mar 18 at 7:27 PM
    The car was used to load boxes from the back of a retail unit. This is inside a pay to park car park but in a different area. The car was photographed entering the site and leaving 6 minutes later. It was supposed that the picking up of boxes was in the unloading bay and there was no signage to say a permit was required. POPLA rejected the appeal against this even though the BPA ( of which the parking company are members) state that a grace period of 10 minutes should be allowed and the car was in the area for exactly 6 minutes. Where does one go next? Is there any other way of appealing?
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    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 14th Mar 18, 7:43 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 7:43 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 7:43 PM
    Everyone is politely asked to read up on this in the Newbies FAQ thread near the top of the forum before starting a new thread

    What happens after popla rejection is covered there together with advice on ignoring the debt collectors
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 15th Mar 18, 10:47 PM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 10:47 PM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 10:47 PM
    The car was used to load boxes from the back of a retail unit. This is inside a pay to park car park but in a different area. The car was photographed entering the site and leaving 6 minutes later.

    It was supposed that the picking up of boxes was in the unloading bay and there was no signage to say a permit was required. POPLA rejected the appeal against this even though the BPA ( of which the parking company are members) state that a grace period of 10 minutes should be allowed and the car was in the area for exactly 6 minutes.

    Where does one go next? Is there any other way of appealing?
    Originally posted by Kazzawin
    You simply ignore the eejits unless they sue. Same as everyone else.

    And you will know from the NEWBIES thread, how to find out if the PPC is litigious.
    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.

    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 16th Mar 18, 3:17 PM
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    • 16th Mar 18, 3:17 PM
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    • 16th Mar 18, 3:17 PM
    They have wasted your time, now waste theirs.

    Send them a letter before action, there are plenty of free examples on the internet, and you do not have to follow through if you do not want to. The very fact that you have sent one means that they have to devote resources to dealing with it.

    This is an entirely unregulated industry which is scamming the public with inflated claims for alleged 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.
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