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  1. Hi Silverfox, I shall have a look at the T's & C's this week. I shall try and hunt them down online and see what it states. Thanks
  2. Hi Me_Too, Sorry about the late reply. I firmly believe this is mis-selling by BT but they don't appear to be interested in what we have to say. As soon as my contract ends (if I can't get out of it prior) I shall be cancelling and moving to another company that is half the price and just as reliable!
  3. Hi everyone, I've been a BT customer for the past couple of years. My Phone/Broadband contract was coming up for renewal so as you do you have a shop about. I found a cheaper deal with Plusnet which I was happy to go with. I phoned BT for my PAC code and a nice lady then started to try and talk me out of leaving. She offered a discount on my current monthly bill (I had to sign up for another 12 months), free caller display for 12 months and the full BT Sports free for 12 months (inc ESPN). Great I'll stay with you for another 12 months then! A month into my new contract I check my bil
  4. Brilliant advice ericsbrother. I am going to speak to the other 2 lads who had the claims cancelled and we will all go to the Whitehaven News and give our story. I'll post a link once it goes live
  5. Yep a defence was put in. I gave the missus the good news when she got back off her placement and she was chuffed to bits. I then said we were going to go for costs against WHC as a lot of time and effort had gone into all of this. She said not to do it. She just wanted it over and done with. The thing is it never cost her a penny but why should they get away with causing distress to my partner. The time I've taken to research and write to them. To defend the claim. To take pictures in their car parks. Postage costs. I have a friend willing to sort a letter out for a claim so I shall be bac
  6. I fully agree. 3 of us got the cancellation letters today. Celia had a busy Friday
  7. True, I do have better things to do but I quite enjoyed seeing what they were coming up with just to fire them back down. I couldn't have done it with out you lot though
  8. We are looking into going to the Whitehaven News regarding this (us and my friend who also received the notice of discontinuance). Especially since this was published not long ago http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/news/we-ll-pursue-unpaid-car-parking-fines-1.1093482
  9. Well I've just got home and we've got the same 'Notice of discontinuance' through the post. We've beat them without going anywhere near a court room. Thank you to everyone who helped us out over the past few weeks, it really has been appreciated
  10. Morning all, Just had some good news regarding Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners. A friend of mine was going through the same rigmarole as we are and he had his court date coming up next week (we've just recieved ours for February next year). He opens his post this morning and received an early Christmas present from Celia at Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners http://goo.gl/7xShnL Why would they do this if they had the rights to claim all the money?? Oh yeah because they know its a con and are now backing down to the people who stand their ground! EDIT I have the Byelaws!!!
  11. Morning people, I'm not sure how they are going to use the balance of probabilities as it was a Saturday and both of us were in the car. We are both insured to drive and both do drive the car. To me that balance is a 50/50 split haha. Yes their paperwork is completely non compliant with the PoFA and I have all copies of the paper work sitting in a draw ready to hand a judge to back up that claim. The signage is still showing penalty and I may go and get more pictures today (you can never have too much ammo). They continue to withhold their Byelaws and their breakdown of charges. I per
  12. Everything I've requested via email (including the appeal that they ignored) is stored in a folder online for future reference
  13. Good morning all, The story so far. Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners have said that they won't give us the Byelaws as they as due to change in a few months! I got in touch with the records office (Whitehaven) and they said they didn't hold them but I should be able to request them without problem from WHC under the FOIA. I'm going to contact WHC again today requesting the Byelaws under the FOIA and see what they say today. I've been round to the car park in question and one of the wall signs has had the word penalty removed. The other 2 signs still have penalty written all ov
  14. Thanks topcat, I never knew that. I'll see what Monday brings and go down that road if needs be. Thanks
  15. Morning all, WHC contacted us yesterday afternoon but we couldn't speak (we had to go out). They are calling us back on Monday so I shall see what they say. If they are still not forthcoming then I shall request the information under the FOIA and if they still fail to provide us with the byelaws then I shall add your paragraph into my letter and also fire a complaint into the ICO. I'll report back on Monday. Have a great weekend all
  16. Hi, Well so far I've got nowhere. The DVLA are wanting money to divulge how Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners got our details (£5 which I don't mind paying but it's info that should be free!) Just got back from the Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners office and they refused to give us a copy of the byelaws. They wanted to know who we were and what we wanted them for. They then said they needed to speak to the Chief Executive (Celia MacKenzie, hi if you're reading this by the way) and she would say if we could have them or not! Well that's where I'm up to, I've read the PoFA n
  17. I've sent them an email so let's see what I get back. If I get nothing by Friday I'll go down and ask for a copy. I also have no idea what NDPB stands for :-\
  18. I don't mind a small charge for printing them for me (understandable). Or would they have them electronically that I could request via email? I've never asked for byelaws before so not sure (sorry if my question seems a little dumb).
  19. Thanks to both of you. I will call by the WHC office this week and request a copy of the byelaws. Once I've got them I'll scan them up on here for you both to see. The Reply I'm doing is merely about how they are wrong with respect of trying to hide behind the PoFA. It has never been mentioned in the previous letter or from them and was only mentioned when I challenged them to tell me how they were going to claim against the registered keeper when they had no rights to do so. They drop PoFA into the frame thinking that it will cover them but it will not as they are non compliant and out w
  20. Thanks Old snowy. I'll amend parts of my letter and look at anything else that needs added in the next few days. I have added a CC of Northampton court and I have a copy of everything to send them. With regard to the DVLA access for 'reasonable cause', what would you class as a resonable cause? We've fired a request into the DVLA and they are hopefully getting back to me within 3 working days. So the main bulk of the letter is their failure to comply with PoFA. I've tried to put as much in about that but I will add to it to emphasise the fact. I should hopefully be in town this
  21. The letter I have drafted up to reply to WHC is as follows (I've borrowed parts from this thread) Thank you for your reply to defence dated 13/11/2013. I would like to draw it to your attention your point number 3. You have stated that a section of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and said in this case it is relevant. I would like to inform you it is not due to you being noncompliant. The Protection of Freedom Act 2012 requires all of your paperwork to be compliant with the act. Your paperwork has fell short of this on the following grounds. You firstly give a ticket on the 13/
  22. It was based on the fact that they could only pursue the driver and that we would not be telling them this. Their charge being deemed a penalty (a full breakdown has been asked for a few times now and they ignore the request). I quoted a few things from VCs vs Ibbotson here. They ignored our appeal when we sent it in August (a reply to that and we could have avoided all this mess). How they got our details from the DVLA (which they don't appear to be telling the truth on this one). we have requested the info from the DVLA, I will keep you posted on that one. They are the land own
  23. Hi Old Snowy, So far I have added a defence and then filled in the questionnaire (closest court, we do not want mediation etc) and fired that back to the court and WHC. I am currently writing a letter stating how they have messed up and if you don't mind I will add parts of your reply (I wasn't sure about the dates but you've listed then which is great). I shall send this to the court and WHC via recorded post. What else do I need to do? Also thank you for your help. The balance of probabilities - I have told WHC that 2 of us were in the car that day (which is true as it was a Satur
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