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    • del1rious
    • By del1rious 17th May 18, 12:23 PM
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    UKPC/POPLA help, unique case
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    • 17th May 18, 12:23 PM
    UKPC/POPLA help, unique case 17th May 18 at 12:23 PM
    Hello,


    Please note that I have looked at the "newbie" forum and others and cant find any info relating to my specific situation so would appreciated some advice!


    The car park for my offices is owned by my employer but they hire UKPC to manage the car park (it is open to members of the public on weekends and evenings). I have a permit which enables me to park there for work reasons, not all employees have one.


    Anyway I had to come in on Saturday to do a specific task, and came back to find a PCN on my windscreen for 60 to be increased to $100 blablabla. I naively appealed to UKPC (before reading the advice on here) which was subsequently and unsurprisingly rejected.


    I have now been offered appeal to POPLA. I am in the process of writing my appeal focusing on two points:


    I have a permit for the car park, this was displayed at the time of the "contravention" and is evidenced by the photograph they took of my car.
    There is no signage to indicate that such permits are not valid at certain times (i.e. Saturdays).


    do you guys think I have a case?? if so, what other types of evidence do you suggest I supply? Would it help to obtain proof from my employer that I have a permit?


    Thank you in advance!
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 17th May 18, 12:37 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 12:37 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 12:37 PM
    There is nothing "unique" about this and post one of the Newbies Sticky covers your situation exactly - Please read it again, properly.

    Also, have you not raised this with your employer and encouraged them to have it cancelled?
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 17th May 18, 12:40 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 12:40 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 12:40 PM
    No case is unique. check the Newbie stickies again. I suppose it will turn on what the "members of the public" are required to do a evenings and week-ends. Do they buy a ticket? If so, I guess you become a member of the public. Be interesting to see your company's arrangement/contract with the PPC. What would happen, for example if you parked up in the morning with your permit showing and then worked late beyond the normal finishing time. Would you get a ticket? What did your company say when you complained?
    • Computersaysno
    • By Computersaysno 17th May 18, 5:21 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 5:21 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 5:21 PM
    Another "my case is unique"....poor snowflake/gammon.


    I have realised that 'my case is unique' is code for 'I can't be bothered reading anything....
    Welcome to the world of 'Protect the brand at the cost of free speech'
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 18th May 18, 2:18 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 2:18 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 2:18 AM
    I have now been offered appeal to POPLA.
    Use the tried & tested templates in the third post of the NEWBIES thread.

    BUT COMPLAIN FIRST - URGENTLY - TO THE LANDOWNER, BEFORE POPLA.
    Last edited by Coupon-mad; 18-05-2018 at 4:51 PM.
    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.

    • fisherjim
    • By fisherjim 18th May 18, 8:49 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 8:49 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 8:49 AM
    Your first step should have been to speak to the people that were conned into engaging these muppets, your employer, what did they say?


    I have now been offered appeal to POPLA. I am in the process of writing my appeal focusing on two points:

    I have a permit for the car park, this was displayed at the time of the "contravention" and is evidenced by the photograph they took of my car.
    There is no signage to indicate that such permits are not valid at certain times (i.e. Saturdays).
    Originally posted by del1rious

    POPLA will concentrate on what the signs actually say if they say you have to pay at certain times with no mention of permits that is what they will go with, they won't take any notice of mitigation or anything outside the clearly displayed T&C's.


    In other words if there are no signs saying permits are valid at week ends POPLA will assume they are not.
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