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Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Parking fine? It’s a joke says Carlisle pensioner

A pensioner has received a £100 fine – because he visited a Carlisle car park twice in the same day.

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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.

Posted by Jay on 24 June 2014 at 22:50

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

Posted by Mrs scott on 24 June 2014 at 21:32

I parked on Mecca Bingo car park Bolton.On the way in I asked the attendant when and how I pay he said pay on leaving. Fine. When I left I tried to get the attendants attention in order to pay. He was in conversation and waved me through. Now I have a fine !!!

Posted by loise on 24 July 2013 at 14:34

i had the same problem in aldi in swindon, i popped there for milk at 20.10 on a wednesday night left 10 mins after then returned to aldi the next morning around 9 am bought my bits then left around 10 mins later, they say i left the car there all night, i did not, the pic even shows me wearing diff clothes, i will simply change the date and time on my phone to the date and time they say i was in their carpark and take a picture of my car somewhere else, i know this stands up in a court of law :)

Posted by chris deller on 14 June 2013 at 21:01

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 £80 for three minutes.
A big THANK YOU to everyone standing up against these threatening letters.

Posted by Russ Kendrick on 24 April 2013 at 22:03

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 £70 reduced to £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

Posted by tony on 17 April 2013 at 15:50

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.

Posted by jo on 24 December 2012 at 11:52

Just ignore them as they are not council fines and therefore cannot be upheld in court.

Posted by Chris on 28 November 2012 at 20:31

I received PCM from parking eye for allegedly parking at Mecca bingo Moor Lane Bolton.I most certainly was,nt driving my car on the 17 November.but they have a picture of my car. I do know who was driving and this person did purchase a ticket at a machine.does,nt remember how much was put into the machine or for the time allocated.I did see a parking ticket in the car a few days later as I cleaned the vehicle. Help required

Posted by Caulfield on 27 November 2012 at 19:47

As others have said - just ignore the fines from these operators and they go away.
I wouldn't bother contesting or arguing with these people...you are wasting more of your own time and stresing yourself.
Just think what is the worst that could happen? They may take you to court (which is highly unlikely) and you get fined what the judge thinks is the actual loss to the operator (which could even be less...highly unlikely to be more than what they want) and it costs them to take you to court.
There is loads on the internet about this...people seem to read it and still panic....seems the scare tactics work on the more gullible!

Posted by Bailey on 23 November 2012 at 07:36

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