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    • Steve Mellor
    • By Steve Mellor 7th Aug 18, 6:28 PM
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    Steve Mellor
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    • 7th Aug 18, 6:28 PM
    Excel Parking Services 7th Aug 18 at 6:28 PM
    Hi all.
    I have fallen foul of the infamous parking sharks Excel Parking Services.
    I ride a motorbike and parked in one of their sites. I purchased my ticket. The signs simply said "Motorbikes to purchase a valid ticket and clearly display at all times.
    This left me with the dilemma of Where do I display it so as the wind does not blow it away or a would be opportunist does not take it for their own use.
    After much deliberation , I put it on the underside of my top Box , where , it was reasonably protected from the wind , thieves would not easily see it and would easily be seen by the parking officer when searching for it. All of this witnessed bu my partner who was my pillion passenger.
    Motorcyclists are used to buying tickets and keeping them with them , or parking in separate bays.
    I returned to my bike after an hour and drove away blissfully unaware of any infringement. The ticket I just left in position.
    Ten days later an invoice ( it is that as only the Police or Government can issue a penalty fine) arrived at my home with a demand for 100 for failure to display a valid ticket. There were some photographs on the site I was directed to , showing m the top of my bike only. Also there was a photograph of something they had stuck to my fuel tank that was clearly not there when I returned.
    I told them I paid it and where I displayed it as , there was no guidance from them as to where it should be put so their officer knew where to look for a valid ticket as he does with a car.I told them my partner had witnessed this.
    They were totally uninterested and was told if I disagreed with their invoice , I was to appeal to their appeals department. I duly did this and , inevitably , the appeal was dismissed. I was then told if i wanted to appeal further I had to use the" Independent Appeals Service"
    This is , as everybody knows , far from independent. The directors of excel are also directors of the IPC that operate the IAS who in turn are the Directors of Gladstones who are the Solicitors acting for the parking sharks.
    I will stop at this point , as it is a bit long , just to see if there is anyone here that has had any experience with a motorbike like me
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