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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 16th Apr 18, 8:04 PM
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    BBC Watchdog with the Parking Prankster
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    • 16th Apr 18, 8:04 PM
    BBC Watchdog with the Parking Prankster 16th Apr 18 at 8:04 PM
    Parking Prankster on Watchdog
    The new series of Watchdog starts this week on BBC 1, Wednesday, 8pm.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b09lkh

    http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2018/

    It's worth a watch BY POPLA as it's about ANPR


    PS: Not suitable for scammers or the IPC/IAS
    (may show some distressing scenes)
    Last edited by beamerguy; 16-04-2018 at 8:27 PM.
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 17th Apr 18, 12:03 AM
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    • #2
    • 17th Apr 18, 12:03 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 12:03 AM
    Good on the Parking Prankster for his continued fight against aggressive companies!
    PRIVATE 'PCN'? DON'T PAY BUT DON'T IGNORE IT UNLESS IN SCOTLAND OR NI
    TWO Clicks needed Look up, top of the page:
    Main site>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets Fines & Parking - read the NEWBIES THREAD
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 17th Apr 18, 11:40 AM
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    • #3
    • 17th Apr 18, 11:40 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 11:40 AM
    Don't forget to watch BBC Watchdog, tomorrow at
    8pm .... BBC1

    Get to see the Parking Prankster
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    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 18th Apr 18, 9:25 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 9:25 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 9:25 AM
    Bbc watchdog tonight 8pm bbc 1
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    • steve1500
    • By steve1500 18th Apr 18, 9:26 AM
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    • #5
    • 18th Apr 18, 9:26 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 9:26 AM
    You just beat me - was altering my signature for DPA 2018
    Private Parking Tickets - Make sure you put your Subject Access Request in after 25th May - It's free & ask for everything, don't forget the DVLA
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 18th Apr 18, 9:35 AM
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    • #6
    • 18th Apr 18, 9:35 AM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 9:35 AM
    You just beat me - was altering my signature for DPA 2018
    Originally posted by steve1500
    "Private Parking Tickets - Make sure you put your Subject Access Request in after 25th May - It's free & ask for everything, don't forget the DVLA "

    Yes, let's bog these scammers down with paperwork
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 18th Apr 18, 8:59 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 8:59 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 8:59 PM
    Just listened to Andrew Pester, Up-Yer-Skirt's replacement. Oh dear, utterly puerile. Amateurish to a fault.

    'Often the Parking Companies don't have all the information available to them when they issue a ticket' - so WTF are they issuing them?

    No asking him why private parking companies can use ANPR, yet are not fit for purpose for LAs to use. Why?

    Very poor 'cross-examination' by the Geordie Girl. No sign of Pranky - maybe he got stuck in the car park.
    The fact that I have commented on your thread does not mean I have become your personal adviser. A long list of subsequent questions addressed for my personal attention is unlikely to receive a reply.
    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 18th Apr 18, 9:06 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 9:06 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 9:06 PM
    Prankster ended up on the cutting room floor.
    • Ralph-y
    • By Ralph-y 18th Apr 18, 9:08 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 9:08 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 9:08 PM
    yup she missed the 200,000 thousand (?) cases that get sent to POPLA

    THAT WHERE REJECTED BY THE PPC's

    even before POPLA can reject many ,many of them

    beggars belief

    Ralph
    • Guys Dad
    • By Guys Dad 18th Apr 18, 9:13 PM
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    Most of the Watchdog subject matters are poorly executed. Waste of time Matt trying to doorstep Rogue Traders and other matters are just skimmed over by badly briefed "reporters".

    Piers Morgan should get the gig and Watchdog should reduce the number of matters covered and increase the depth on each one they do expose.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 18th Apr 18, 9:28 PM
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    Just listened to Andrew Pester, Up-Yer-Skirts replacement. Oh dear, so puerile.

    'Often the Parking Companies don't have all the information available to them when they issue a ticket' - so WTF are they issuing them?

    No asking him why private parking companies can use ANPR, yet are not fit for purpose for LAs to use. Why?

    Very poor 'cross-examination' by the Geordie Girl. No sign of Pranky - maybe he got stuck in the car park.
    Originally posted by Umkomaas
    Same thoughts Umkomaas

    Not having all the information is now set in stone by the BBC.

    POPLA not understanding, exposed by the BBC now
    set in stone

    The new BPA CEO Andrew Pester, was bumbling his way
    through the interview ? ...... where do the BPA get these
    people from ?
    It just goes to show that any old Tom, !!!! or Harry
    could easily be the CEO of the BPA

    If this is the low standard of representation by the BPA, it is
    no the wonder the MP said they are as useless as a
    multi-story car park in the Gobi desert

    Pester was pleased that Sir Greg Knight proposed the new
    members bill and I wonder if Sir Greg fully understands
    that the BPA is a defunct operation who has outlived their
    purpose as with POPLA

    I bet that the Prankster demonstrated a few home truths
    about ANPR and maybe Capita blocked it

    Nevertheless
    Not having all the information
    and
    POPLA not understanding

    Very powerful tools to now use
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    • fil cad
    • By fil cad 18th Apr 18, 9:49 PM
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    Just listened to Andrew Pester, Up-Yer-Skirt's replacement. Oh dear, utterly puerile. Amateurish to a fault.

    'Often the Parking Companies don't have all the information available to them when they issue a ticket' - so WTF are they issuing them?

    No asking him why private parking companies can use ANPR, yet are not fit for purpose for LAs to use. Why?

    Very poor 'cross-examination' by the Geordie Girl. No sign of Pranky - maybe he got stuck in the car park.
    Originally posted by Umkomaas
    He sounded like a clone of Troy to me.
    PPCs say its carpark management, BPA say its raising standards..... we all know its just about raking in the revenue.
    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 19th Apr 18, 6:29 AM
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    He sounded like a clone of Troy to me.
    Originally posted by fil cad
    Not smarmy enough and no indication that he's likely to poke a camera up anyone's skirt.
    The fact that I have commented on your thread does not mean I have become your personal adviser. A long list of subsequent questions addressed for my personal attention is unlikely to receive a reply.
    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
    • markudman
    • By markudman 19th Apr 18, 9:15 AM
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    Highly disappointed, was really looking forward to seeing the Prankster tell them some home truths,
    but this just goes to show the BBC are not the BBC we pay our licence to watch. and that northern bird, she makes my skin crawl.
    We may not win by protesting, but if we donít protest we will lose.
    If we stand up to them, there is always a chance we will win.
    • fisherjim
    • By fisherjim 19th Apr 18, 9:42 AM
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    Highly disappointed, was really looking forward to seeing the Prankster tell them some home truths,
    but this just goes to show the BBC are not the BBC we pay our licence to watch. and that northern bird, she makes my skin crawl.
    Originally posted by markudman
    At least Anne Robinson gave them some pain, Steph McGovern is a waste of space.
    • steve1500
    • By steve1500 19th Apr 18, 9:52 AM
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    Also Nikki Fox at the end, referring to them as fines
    Private Parking Tickets - Make sure you put your Subject Access Request in after 25th May - It's free & ask for everything, don't forget the DVLA
    • roddydogs
    • By roddydogs 19th Apr 18, 11:04 AM
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    "No return within 24 hours" whats so hard to understand, if you do that you get charged for the whole time! Ticket issued correctly!!
    • Handbags-at-dawn
    • By Handbags-at-dawn 19th Apr 18, 11:51 AM
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    "No return within 24 hours" whats so hard to understand, if you do that you get charged for the whole time! Ticket issued correctly!!
    Originally posted by roddydogs
    I've yet to see a hospital car park where return within 24 hours is forbidden!
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 19th Apr 18, 12:00 PM
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    "No return within 24 hours" whats so hard to understand, if you do that you get charged for the whole time! Ticket issued correctly!!
    Originally posted by roddydogs
    First I've heard of no return within 3 or 4 hours but never 24, have you any examples?

    And I doubt very much that any of the cases featured in the programme related to prohibited returns. If they did then that should have appeared clearly as the reason for issue on the parking notice.
    • beamerguy
    • By beamerguy 19th Apr 18, 12:14 PM
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    "No return within 24 hours" whats so hard to understand, if you do that you get charged for the whole time! Ticket issued correctly!!
    Originally posted by roddydogs
    Never seen a sign like that and if one exists, it would
    need to state what the charge would be

    Regardless, ANPR still needs to show time in and time out

    Double Dip .... ticket issued incorrectly
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