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I was out in my employer's van the other day and had to pop into my local shopping mall. The area in which I wished to park had no spaces big enough for me. Realising I was going to have to straddle two...
The BPA provided information to the Ministry of Justice last year that its members actually take between 36,000 and 90,000 people to civil court each year. They did this for the 'Impact Assessment' on...
I have been following the debate on Clause 56 of the Protection of Freedoms bill through your column and have written to my MP (twice) to raise my objections. I finally received a reply from Norman Baker...
I received a Parking Charge from Parking Eye. Parking Eye claimed that my car entered the Associated British Ports Town Quay (Short stay) Car Park in Southampton at 12:39:07 on 7 March and left at 17:32:59...
I know you have covered this before a few times but would be grateful if you could let me know what you think about the following: On 2 March I had a meeting at the Crewe Arms Hotel in Crewe, for which...
Shall I let you into a little secret, which you probably won't believe (but I have the evidence to back it up). My interest was sparked when one of my daughters got a PCN from Parking Eye (PE). I was fortunate...
You have quite rightly written several times about the antics of the British Parking Association and its members. If you have not seen the following article I commend it to you: http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/plcdev/home/sfusion/htdocs/staging/new.clearest.co.uk/public/system/files/139/original/Pikestaff_57_.pdf/...
Searching for types of mobility furniture caused me to drive to Horley where the carpark entrance had a notice offering 1.5 hours free parking. Restrictive entry posts did not encourage any further inspection...
Some years ago, we were pursued by debt collectors for a very dubious debt. I wrote to them asking to provide clear proof or to leave us alone. I said that there would be charges for dealing with their...
I am somewhat confused by the advice you gave to RJ of Stockport in November ('Space Invader'). You stated that the owner of the land was quite entitled to charge a penalty if the terms of the parking...
 

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