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    I have previously seen advice given to other users about paying parking tickets issued by private parking firms, but can't remember which ones are safe to ignore. I have received a parking charge notice from a car park management company called ParkingEye could anyone tell me if this is the type of notice that is safe to ignore. Thanks in advance.

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    ignore

    was the parking notice issued justifiably?

    EliTom

    pepipoo.com/for…tml

    The forum above has a search function which allows to find advice about
    PCNs, I was served one and complained although some advise simply to ignore.

    Not safe to ignore any of them.

    The law changed.

    It's now a gamble.

    Ignore you could get off if they don't take you to court.

    If they do take you to court you'll also have to pay court costs.

    A lot of forum type websites are out of date.
    Visit this simple webpage and you can easily determine what is the best course of action.
    You said this was a Parking Charge Notice - you do need to double check this and ensure it is not a Penalty Charge Notice or something else - again the website above might help and so willthis one.

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    elitom

    was the parking notice issued justifiably?EliTom



    ​Yes it was the car park said you can stay no longer than 1hr 30mins and i was in there for 1hr 45mins.

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    davewave

    http://www.pepipoo.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t96026.htmlThe forum … http://www.pepipoo.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t96026.htmlThe forum above has a search function which allows to find advice about PCNs, I was served one and complained although some advise simply to ignore.



    ​Ok thanks for the advice

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the advice judging by your comments it would probably be better if i paid as i was in the wrong.

    Don't ignore, that used to be the advice but it has changed. That doesn't mean that you have to pay though, you just have to play the PPC game.

    See this thread forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…822

    As they say there, the first option is to contact the company you were shopping at at the time, for example Aldi and Lidl use Parking Eye a lot, saying your are deeply disapointed that a genuine customer has received a ticket and it will make you think twice about shopping there again. They have the power to tell Parking Eye to cancel.

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    peodude

    Don't ignore, that used to be the advice but it has changed. That doesn't … Don't ignore, that used to be the advice but it has changed. That doesn't mean that you have to pay though, you just have to play the PPC game.See this thread http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4816822As they say there, the first option is to contact the company you were shopping at at the time, for example Aldi and Lidl use Parking Eye a lot, saying your are deeply disapointed that a genuine customer has received a ticket and it will make you think twice about shopping there again. They have the power to tell Parking Eye to cancel.



    ​The car park is for the use of Aldi customers and Easy Gym customers. I was in the gym at the time and just lost track of time.

    Is it the Athena parking firm? My local lidl has this firm monitoring the car park. A friend just got a fine! Interesting thread

    I would just pay it as you don't want a CCJ.

    jolene468

    ​The car park is for the use of Aldi customers and Easy Gym customers. I w … ​The car park is for the use of Aldi customers and Easy Gym customers. I was in the gym at the time and just lost track of time.



    Just get proof from the gym that you were there and appeal the charge then you wont have to pay it. If that doesnt work, check out all the parking charge forums on the internet, they give you good advice of how to appeal with template letters to send etc and to appeal to POPLA if your appeal with the parking company is refused.

    If you were at one of the places that pay for the parking company then it might just be a case of ringing the the parking company up and telling them just that.
    I had a fine from the one of those companies a while back saying I didn't have a parking ticket, contacted them and just said I had a ticket. No questions asked, not even wanting a photo or copy of the it, they just cancelled and an apologised.
    They rely on people just paying up and not even questioning it.
    Edited by: "joedastudd" 30th Sep 2016

    Original Poster

    I have seen some advice on another forum and will contact the retailer first then appeal using the template provide. Worth giving it a go before paying the PCN. Thanks All

    Don't pay !

    If you were in the gym, appeal. Be honest. Will they at least reduce the time for prompt payment?

    If they don't reverse, pay.

    if you overstayed, then you done wrong.

    benjammin316

    if you overstayed, then you done wrong.



    Why did he do wrong? He was a customer at the retail park. No-one lost any money (presuing it's a free car park from the information given) He didn't park there all day and wander off somewhere else which is the intention of the car park enforcement.

    peodude

    Why did he do wrong? He was a customer at the retail park. No-one lost … Why did he do wrong? He was a customer at the retail park. No-one lost any money (presuing it's a free car park from the information given) He didn't park there all day and wander off somewhere else which is the intention of the car park enforcement.




    They overstayed.

    Case closed.
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