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    • elsmore1
    • By elsmore1 17th Apr 18, 9:11 PM
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    Fistral Beach Parking Fine
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    • 17th Apr 18, 9:11 PM
    Fistral Beach Parking Fine 17th Apr 18 at 9:11 PM
    Hi We recently had a fine of 100 or 60 if paid within 14 days, from "Smart Parking" on Fistral Beach Newquay. We either overstayed the time or did not pay for a ticket, it is no clearer on the letter. My wife is disabled and we only stayed for 1hr 15mins as she was having difficulty and needed to sit down on the beach before getting back to the car. We also have 3 children which made things more slow. Can anyone advise best way to contest this for best possible result?
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 17th Apr 18, 9:21 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 9:21 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 9:21 PM
    The NEWBIES FAQ sticky, post #1 tells you how to overcome this. Smart are easy to beat.

    Do a forum search on 'Fistral Beach Smart' to pull up other threads. Read those from the summer of last year. Holiday season is hunting season at Fistral for Smart - a bit like the river crocodiles in the wildebeest migration.

    Also read the case of Stacey81 who is severely disabled and had a long-running case with Smart at Fistral. It's a lengthy thread and difficult to plough through at times, but the message coming from it is that these scammers (Hansard 02/02/18) can be beaten.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5478273&highlight=stacey+fistral

    We are alongside you in helping you through it all.
    Please note, we are not a legal, residential or credit advice forum, rather one that helps motorists fight private parking charges, primarily at the 'front-end' of the process.
    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.
    • Ivor Pecheque
    • By Ivor Pecheque 17th Apr 18, 10:29 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 10:29 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 10:29 PM
    As above.

    Concentrate on winning, but if you have time, please let Steve Double MP and "Cornwall Live" (fb) know about how you have neen treated.
    Illegitimi non carborundum
    • elsmore1
    • By elsmore1 18th Apr 18, 10:12 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 10:12 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 10:12 PM
    I will let the MP know, I will look at given my best shot and if rejected will go to the parking ombudsman, whose acronym I cant remember but I have checked the website.

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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 18th Apr 18, 10:16 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 10:16 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 10:16 PM
    You will win, as long as you use our templates. Easy, as long as the driver is not implied.

    Don't check POPLA's website (it's misleading about appeal grounds). Check the NEWBIES thread.
    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
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 19th Apr 18, 9:08 AM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 9:08 AM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 9:08 AM
    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 they will be out of business by Christmas.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
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