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  1. This topic was closed on 10 March 2019. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  2. @Marrcoss - relax and take a deep breath. Nothing is likely to happen. VCS are very well known for this method of operation and for the tickets that they issue. They operate the same in John Lennon Airport in Liverpool, also owned by the Peel Group and issue thousands of tickets each year to unsuspecting motorists like yourself. They want everyone to use their car parks to drop off people, where everyone has to pay for the privilige of parking for a couple of minutes. So they made up these silly rules that nobody could stop on the approach roads to set down or pick up passengers, an
  3. NGPM's enforcement is very dodgy anyway and does not comply with PoFA, so they can only take action against the driver, not the registered keeper. The method of operation is a man with a hand held camera, who wanders the car park, looking for "violations" and taking a photo of the vehicle. The vehicle registration details are then used to apply to the DVLA for the RK's details and a notice to keeper/owner/hirer is sent out, usually within 14 days of the alleged offence. To comply with PoFA, and hold the RK responsible in such circumsances, a notice has to be placed on the vehicle, and the deta
  4. Received notification through the post today from my electricity supplier SSE informing me that I had been selected to be one of the first to have my meter replaced by a smart meter. This was despite me having informed them 18 months ago that under no circumstances would I entertain having one fitted. The publicity makes a lot of all the benefits to customers and suppliers, and used phrases such as the Government has said that ALL homes will be fitted with meters where possible by 2020. What was more concerning was that when I contacted the call centre listed to reaffirm my intention t
  5. Saw that story this morning and added a couple of comments (CK)
  6. Most Sky users who have a Truecall machine will be aware that they haven't been able to synchronise the unit with the server since early this year. Truecall haven't given up on the issue and as of yesterday, my control unit was able to synchronise with the server via the weblink for the first time since April of this year. I'm hoping that this is a resolution to the problem once and for all. Although the issue didn't stop the unit from working at all (it stopped over 60% of all my incoming calls over the last six months, none of which will be missed), it meant that I wasn't able to
  7. Just to update on the situation with Sky and Truecall. They have been working for several months to resolve the issue and yesterday, my unit synchronised with the Truecall server for the first time since April. The good news is that I haven't lost any data at all over the time that the weblink has not been able to synchronise. Hopefully, it is an indication that Sky have finally resolved the issue. Anyone with a Truecall unit who is with Sky, please check your control panel and attempt to synchronise your unit. If you are still unsuccessful, I would suggest dropping the Truecall sup
  8. I always use interparcel.com for booking couriers and have never had a problem. They book with ups, dhl and a number of other firms to collect from home and deliver to home in 24 or 48 hours whichever you choose. I've sent some pretty high value items with them.
  9. Once again it's all bluster and bull, intended to mislead you and frighten you. Such a pity that they neglected to included section 31.1 of the CPR, which is equally applicable. Scope of this Part 31.1 (1) This Part sets out rules about the disclosure and inspection of documents. (2) This Part applies to all claims except a claim on the small claims track. In other words, all that is written there is totally irrelevant to your situation and can be happily ignored.
  10. I'm inclined to agree with you. I had a similar expereince with the National Trust last year. No change for a car park in Snowdonia, stair rods for rain and the only car in the Car Par which wasn't even marked as a pay and display. Came back off an aborted train journey on the Welsh Highland Railway (got a mile and a half and had to reverse due to flooding), to find a notice on my car. Instead of the normal rubbish it simply asked me to pay for my parking and send the ticket in to them. I was quite happy to drive to a local pub, get some change and settle up since they asked so nicely. Of
  11. One of the primary reasons for the easier sale is that a car can be driven away from point of sale with just one phone call to the insurance company. If a car is not taxed or MOT'd, the purchaser has to arrange for an MOT, arrange the insurance then wait for a cover note to arrive before the car can be taxed. As there is no guarantee that any vehicle will pass an MOT first time, there may also be a requirement for a great deal more outlay of cash, even before the car gets on the road. Having the MOT and Tax already on the car makes buying and selling a car a lot less hassle all roun
  12. Just to clarify things a little. Truecall works with Sky, insofar as it allows the user to block unwanted calls just as the advertising says it will. What the issue is currently is that some change in Sky's equipment is preventing the Truecall box from dialling in to the main server, making it impossible to synchronise the Truecall unit with the web service which Truecall provide. That means that you cannot add to your lists to telephone numbers that you wish to block or allow direct access to your phone through the internet, although you can still add to your "star" or "zap" lists during
  13. Looking at what you can see of the junction off street view I would say the answer would have to say that traffic signal three, beyond the junction, is there to protect a pedestrian crossing from traffic which should only be coming from the direction of Wood Lane Southbound, since northbound traffic cannot turn right at this junction. There is a continuous cycle route along Wood Lane across the junction from North to South from the traffic lights on the North side as far as the junction with the Westbound off slip of the A40 (under the flyover). If you were to continue straight on from la
  14. Interesting comment regarding how the firm may well have gone into administration if they had tried to defend the case. With a court win overturned on appeal in front of a circuit judge two weeks ago based on their charges being perceived as punitive, the firm found guilty on over 50 counts of fraudulent activity including misleading signeage, I wonder about their decision to take the Ingress Park case to a multi-track route in County Court with a barrister at the helm. What chance they now have of winning that case now, leaving themselves wide open to costs being claimed. Maybe the
  15. Let's hope that he is aware of it and is permitted to use it in arguements. Either way, it's a great basis for any appeal if the worst happens.
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