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Parking ticket help!

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I have received a final notice parking payment today from a month ago saying I havent responded. 1. They never sent me a first letter and 2. I never got anything stuck to my window. Heres what hap… Read More
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
I have received a final notice parking payment today from a month ago saying I havent responded. 1. They never sent me a first letter and 2. I never got anything stuck to my window. Heres what happened... A month ago during the january sales at a retail park in leicester I left the shops n returned to my car in the retail park free parking lot. I left my diabetic mum i the car and ran to kfc to get her a drink. I NEVER left the site which according to their conditions you can only receive a parking ticket if you park there freely and leave the site. I was like 6 mins max n drove off happily. what there saying is they have photo proof that they stuck the ticket to my window which is utter bullsh*t as my mum was in the car all along and 2 they cant prove i left the site because i didnt, I dont have receits or anything like that but I cant prove I didnt violate the policy. on the other hand they cant proove i did violate it. I rang them and requested the photo proof 4 hours ago and they still havent sent it to me. If they send me a photo of a parking ticket on a windscreen how can i prove that its not my car? They have no proof I left the site and the only parking attendent that was there was an old man monitering hundreds of people and dozens of cars (it was the january sales after all). Its a free site so i dont even have a meter ticket as proof or anything. Please help Im so frustrated!
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Without photographic evidence I can't see they can do anything as it's your word against their's. You want to either have a word withCitizens Advice, or even better write to your MP and get him/her to 'have a word'. Good luck
#2
Sounds like a con to me..

Maybe send out those payment demands to hundreds and hope some will panic and pay up?

Don't know for sure though.. Which retail park?
suspended#3
They need to provide evidence, and if they cannot do that they dont have a leg to stand on, they will have a copy of the ticket they are saying they have given u, if they cannot provide that,
banned#4
Ignore it!


tell them to take you to court over it....unless they have proof there is nothing they can do
#5
It was St georges in Leicester. I'm still waiting on the so called proof but im just worried that they will send a photo of just the ticket and a bit of windshield so its impossible to identify the car it came from. Thanks for your help everyone x
#6
they have to provide photographic evidence - the photo would show the parking ticket and your tax disc - that is how they can legally prove it was you - if they don't do that then you do not have to pay - be sure to keep all correspondence and keep a note on each piece of when you either sent it or received it - keep asking for photographic proof - and do not admit to anything without it
#7
aaron14danni
It was St georges in Leicester. I'm still waiting on the so called proof but im just worried that they will send a photo of just the ticket and a bit of windshield so its impossible to identify the car it came from. Thanks for your help everyone x


I had a feeling it would be there... lol

Me and OH were there a couple of weeks ago, we did exactly the same as you, parked up, went into a couple of shops, then visited KFC, I'll await the demand!! lol

If the photo only shows a ticket and nothing else, tell them to go kiss your jaffa's
#8
Just send them an email explaining pretty much what you have said in your first post. They will probably just cancel it and tell you to ignore it.

I've had 2 parking tickets cancelled by pretty much argueing that the information on the sign wasnt clear enough to understand (which it wasnt) and had them cancelled and they even had proof.
#9
these ppl exist just to make other ppl miserable ( and raise money )

they should put the case on hold while they send u their photographic evidence.

it will probably show clearly whether or not its your car. Car number plate etc. Last time i requested picture evidence I could not only see my husbands car and car number plate but even what he was wearing it was so clear.

I know this kind of thing is so infuriating. I'm so sorry this has happened to you xx
#10
There's a company in Falkirk which does something similar, however they have no rights to do this, they basically work on the fact that if an official looking letter drops through your door then you'll panic and pay up just to be on the safe side. Don't pay it.
#11
I agree with everyone above, don't pay them a penny. Sounds like they are just hoping your pay up without 'pushing it'. Sadly many do.
#12
This is a Private Parking Company who basically have no rights which means they instead have to try and bully the money out of people - have a read here:

http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?autocom=ibwiki&cmd=article&id=56

Their forums are also excellent where there are plenty of people who can give you solid legal advice or just confirmation that ignoring the PPC is ok.

John
#13
Could also have a look here They do a specific section for driving/parking stuff.

Good luck (but I'm sure they're just trying it on and it will be fine) :thumbsup:
#14
wow thanks guys. Just been reading euro car parks on google and people are sayin that they arent realk fines and its a bully tactic and they have no power to take me to court or sent debt collecters.. anyone know anything about this?
#15
The link I posted explains all of that....
#16
Johnmcl7
The link I posted explains all of that....


Thankyou. I'd saved the link to read it to my oh later thats a really good link good find! I feel so much better about everything. Plus to top it off i rang the lady who originally said she was going to send me the "proof" used all the info you guys gave me and she said "err no i never said i'd email you if I had proof" Such a scam I cant believe i've paid tickets in the past when they were just utter bully tactics! thanks again :thumbsup:
#17
aaron14danni
It was St georges in Leicester. I'm still waiting on the so called proof but im just worried that they will send a photo of just the ticket and a bit of windshield so its impossible to identify the car it came from. Thanks for your help everyone x


when a friend of mine requested proof (knowing that she had parked without a ticket but seeing if she could get out of it) they sent her photos from every angle of the car...from pretty far away so it showed her numberplate, and from close up so show the tax disk. If they only give you a close up it proves nothing and is well worth arguing...But regardless...try not to stress out too much, money is tight with some people but if the worst does happen a £35-£45 fine isnt the end of the world is it??? stay calm and good luck x:thumbsup:

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