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Most recently answered disputing parking tickets questions
I recently parked in a car park on a Sunday; the ticket machine was out of order and no other machine was available. On return there was a parking ticket on my car AND a parking ticket envelope on the...
My wife went for a meeting at a motorway service station off the M61. A week later she received a £100 penalty charge from Parking Eye. She had not noticed that a two-hour limit was advertised around the...
My wife and I, both Disabled Badge holders, recently visited the Depdale Shopping centre in Preston. The Centre has a huge car park, which is free and has no time restrictions. There were plenty of free...
Many thanks for your kind reply with the link to all of the recent background on parking penalties. It’s all clearly a minefield and I took the view that to avoid any likelihood of future legal action,...
Apropos of one of your recent letters topics - see this from the BBC: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-21752893 “Motorists who were unable to leave Pease Pottage service station on the A23 on Monday...
I noticed a letter with regards to the 'fine' applied to parking in a service area on a night when the weather was exceedingly poor. I write to say that I admire the gentleman for refusing to pay. Unfortunately,...
Please make your readers aware that the POPLA parking charge appeal system may not solve their problem. We had legitimate cause to appeal a parking charge: the ticket machine swallowed our money but did...
My partner (the registered keeper of the car) has received a PCN after stopping outside Liverpool airport after we returned from holiday. After leaving the car park we discovered a puncture (tyre completely...
Regarding my ‘fine’ for taking a nap in a Moto motorway rest area, following your advice, here is my response to CP Plus, which I hope will at least give you a chuckle: "Dear Sirs, Your attached request...
After working a 12 hour shift at work I came home to a letter stating on 28 December 2012 I had entered Keele Services at 10.55pm and did not vacate until 29 December at 1.28am. Private Eye state that...
 

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