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Re: Parking Eye Fistral

Postby Poo Stance » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:31 pm

Got a parking 'fine' through the post the other day for parking more than 2hrs at motorway services. Was 1am and I HAD to stop for a kip. If not I wouldn't have made it home, possibly never. Others too maybe.

Anyway, found this on my searches.

http://forums.pepipoo.com/index.php?aut ... icle&id=56

Although the letter I was sent seems to say something about a new law 'protection of Freedoms act 2012' which came into force on 01/10/2012. The link above pre-dates this though.

And for anyone interested. Bournemouth Council dropped the charge against me despite trying to fight it initially. :-D
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Re: Parking Eye Fistral

Postby dalejenga » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:00 pm

should probably post what happened to me in the end...

they sent various letters asking for more and more money, before finally offering me a chance to pay the initial £60 before 'bailiffs' would be enforced. I then received a letter from a company called 'debt collection UK' or something generic like that with several threatening words. I ignored every single letter from them and haven't heard anything in months.

these companies have no power and exist purely through enforcing fear, just ignore the letters and they'll stop bothering you!

thanks for everyone's help :)
I think i biller'd the bong last week :)
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Re: Parking Eye Fistral

Postby rodent » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:48 pm

Has it affected your credit rating
FREE THE DEADLY
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Re: Parking Eye Fistral

Postby Poo Stance » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:44 pm

Found this regarding that act mentioned above:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... harges.pdf

Looks like the gov have sided with the privateers :(

Not sure about credit rating. Good question.
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Re: Parking Eye Fistral

Postby Birdman74 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:50 pm

Poo Stance wrote:Found this regarding that act mentioned above:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... harges.pdf

Looks like the gov have sided with the privateers :(

Not sure about credit rating. Good question.


I've just had a quick read through of this. This is the part that's interesting:

Charges for breaking a parking contract must be reasonable and a genuine preestimate of loss. This means charges must compensate the landholder only for the loss they are likely to suffer because the parking contract has been broken.
For example, to cover the unpaid charges and the administrative costs
associated with issuing the ticket to recover the charges


So in the case of parking somewhere where it's free for 2hours e.g. Parking Eye. What would be the reasonable amount of losses the landowner should expect to recover, for an overstay of 5 mins? It would hardly be reasonable for them to issue a charge of say £50 to cover this "loss". Especially as there not actually charging you in the first case, but extorting cash from you via a fine if you overstay. I'd appeal and take my chances in court (highly unlikely they'd bother in my opinion) that this charge is completely unreasonable in proportion to the "offence" of resting in a motorway service station due to fatigue.
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Re: Parking Eye Fistral

Postby surfbeard » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:58 pm

We took the van and car to fistral the other week (friends visiting) overstayed 12 mins now getting letters in duplicate! Successfully ignored demands from Newquay airport a couple of years ago but apparently the law has changed recently anyone know if this is still the best tactic?
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Re: Parking Eye Fistral

Postby Black » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:07 pm

surfbeard wrote:We took the van and car to fistral the other week (friends visiting) overstayed 12 mins now getting letters in duplicate! Successfully ignored demands from Newquay airport a couple of years ago but apparently the law has changed recently anyone know if this is still the best tactic?

If the letters entitle you to a free holiday on Maui I'd probably say under the current circumstances I think I'll accept.
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Re: Parking Eye Fistral

Postby Birdman74 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:22 pm

http://www.popla.me.uk/index.html

This website goes into some detail about the change in the law and the phoney independant appeal system our government have endorsed.

It seems that the change of law amounts to the registered keeper just ignoring the threats from these heinous parking companies. It also means these companies can seemingly add some sort of legitimacy to their claim by quoting the change of law in their correspondence, thus increasing the intimidation factor.
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Re: Parking Eye Fistral

Postby Poo Stance » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:11 pm

Nice one Bird. Good find that. So it seems the general rule is still if it's a private company; ignore.

Easy.
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Re: Parking Eye Fistral

Postby Paul C » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:51 am

This was in the Cornish Guardian this week, may be of interest!

http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Parkin ... story.html

http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/
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Re: Parking Eye Fistral

Postby xsurfedgex » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:19 am

^ great read that blog as is this thread.
Debt companies are scum.

my ancedote to all this is when i drove to Portugal the other year i was paranoid i'd get clamped/gated in for parking overnight en-route at various off season camping spots etc... so i took big boltcutters and various hacksaws in my van. I even purchased an angle grinder which i unfortunatley had to return to the shop once i realised it wouldn't work via the cig-lighter ACDC tranformer i'd set up :P
But i reckon a mini-remmel could probably do the trick.

Needless to say i haven't needed to cut my way free to date. (jinx)
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Re: Parking Eye Fistral

Postby lastexit » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:26 am

Paul C wrote:This was in the Cornish Guardian this week, may be of interest!

http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Parkin ... story.html

http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/



The latest advice is not to ignore but to appeal on the level of the fine being unfair. . . .
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/for ... .php?f=163
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