Parking fine? It’s a joke says Carlisle pensioner
Last updated at 12:13, Tuesday, 06 November 2012
A pensioner has received a £100 fine – because he visited a Carlisle car park twice in the same day.
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I have a Nissan Leaf - all electric. There is a charging point in the car park, complete with 2 designated parking bays, reserved for their use. It can take 6 or 7 hours to fully charge the car from empty to full. I was there, solely to charge my car, for 2hours 20 minutes. I got the "automated" parking ticket from Parking eye, first week in July this year. I appealed, stating my case, which was fairly obvious, thinking I would hear no more. But, this appeal was rejected! The point being, you can't have a charging point for electric cars, then fine people for staying more than 2 hours to charge their car!
I have replied to the rejection, saying I will not pay, so far have not heard back from them. Perhaps someone with an ounce of common sense read my
Don't ignore letters, especially if they come from the court. You have appealed the matter, and it was rejected. You do not have to prove your innocence - they have to prove "on the balance of probability" that you have breached the conditions, which relates to contract law. It's a disgrace. See it through - at the end of the day because it is a contract they have to show you have caused them loss, and this is not the case. It's shameful - you do not have to prove you shopped here - they have to prove you parked there for the time they allege. Why would you keep your receipts? I didn't and I won my case. Seek compensation as well.
We parked in southport. Mecca bingo , and stayed and paid for 2 hours. Got parking fine for staying 42 SECONDS. over the time . Disgusted put us off southport