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 am heartened to see I am not alone. I recently went to the Llyn Peninsula with the wife, and duly received a fine for being a total of 6 minutes over. The photo shows the car going into the car park. So give me a minute to park (in an empty car park), another one to get the right change and the ticket...then a minute to come out of the park, so really Â£80 for three minutes.
A big THANK YOU to everyone standing up against these threatening letters.
i drove to hospital with what i know now was a broken foot. i was in agony. it was 06.00 in the morning and i got my dad to get dropped off to pick me and my car up at 08.45. when i got to the hospital i put six pound coins in the machine as i knew i would be a while. i recieved a letter from parkingeye today saying i over stayed the allowed 2 free hours and owed Â£70 reduced to Â£40. are they for real i put six pound in the machine. after reading this and when my foot is better ide loke to go to chorley and kick their butt. im paying nothing
Had my Parking Charge Notice from ParkingEye Ltd on 21/12/12 for parking at Aldi on 11/12/12 for 12 mins over the 1 and half hour. The CCTV photo shows my car still on the Public Highway at their stated Arrival Time and on the Public Highway at Departure Time. I had not reached the Relevant Land let alone PARKED.The Notice states that Schedule 4 (RECOVERY OF UNPAID PARKING CHARGES) of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (which came into force on 1/10/12) is the Act relied on. I immediately looked up the Act on the Internet (Free to the public) at Schudule 4 Section 2 (1) I read "Relevant Contract" means a contract (including a contract arising ONLY when the vehicle was PARKED on the relevant land) between the driver and a person (a) the owner or occupier of the land, or (b) authorised under or by virtue of arrangements made by the owner or occupier of the land, to enter into a contract with the driver requiring the payment of parking charges in respect of the PARKING of the vehicle on the land.(My caps above)On producing the Aldi shopping receipt the Manager cancelled the Charge.
BUT, as Parking Eye had to get my personal info from the DVLA I wonder what EVIDENCE OF PARKING the DVLA relied upon ? I shall forward my Evidence to the DVLA ie copy of the Parking Charge Notice, copy of the Act and photo's I have taken. Maybe there is a different interpretation of the 'relevant law' If there is the DVLA will inform me.ParkingEye state the DVLA Dept to write to on the reverse of the Notice making it easier.