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  1. Argh. I no sooner sort out a parking problem when back I come for an alleged driving offence, received today. I'm confused, though, because.. (a) The location they give for the offence - there is no camera at that point. (b) They are a bit ambiguous with whether it's a speeding offence only or also a red light offence, as the NoI says "This vehicle's speed was recorded at (or seconds into red if traffic light offence): Speed 40mph" Should I in the first instance just ask for a photo? (Whilst I am the main driver of the car, my partner occasionally drives it, so a photo would clear up this, but more importantly it would clear up the whereabouts of the mystery camera.) If so, I would rather mail a letter to them rather than go online to check, would this be okay?
  2. Conclusion.... Good news. After a few reminders on my part the centre's manager finally got hold of Civil Enforcement to ask them to cancel the fine, which they apparently did (I have nothing from Civil Enforcement about that, just the centre's manager's email today saying they have cancelled it). So thanks everyone for your wonderful advice!
  3. I tried contacting the person who interviewed me with no luck, so left a message for her. Today I literally went to the centre itself (being careful to park elsewhere lol) and spoke to the duty manager. She said that my message had been passed on to her with a note asking her to contact the parking people and say I had a right to park. She said she will do this on Monday, so hopefully it will get sorted. Even so, should I prepare a POPLA appeal just in case? According to Civil Enforcement I have until Tuesday to launch the appeal (not sure if they mean midnight Monday or any time Tuesday), and since there's no guarantee that the manager's efforts won't fall on deaf ears, or even that she will contact them, maybe I should launch an appeal regardless?
  4. No, I didn't get the job despite being the most qualified. Perhaps a case of 'wh'o one knows, not' wha't. I shall contact management, as advised, and let you know the outcome. Thanks all.
  5. "Is this car park just for the water sports people or are there other businesses that use the same one?" I'm unsure but the water sports comes under 'Salford Community Leisure' and the job I was applying for was with Salford Community Leisure. car parking.pdf
  6. I had a job interview at a Water Sports Centre and parked on their car park. The sign on entering said “For Centre Users Only” and had no information beyond that so I never bothered digesting any other signs (given one expects no ambiguity on signage) although on another I noticed another sign with big letters saying “WATERSPORTS CENTRE CUSTOMER PARKING ONLY” but didn’t read the smaller letters underneath (which I subsequently have) which read “You must obtain a parking permit at reception” and then smaller letters saying you will be subject to a fine if not. I did ask inside if it was okay to park there and was told “Yes, as long as you are a centre user”, but nothing about getting a permit. Not long after I received a PCN from Civil Enforcement Ltd. I rang the receptionist of the company I had an interview with, who said I should have signed an iPad at the time (thanks for not mentioning it) and added that we had to deal directly with Civil Enforcement Ltd. So I appealed online, saying I was a centre user because I was having a job interview there, and that as far as I was aware, as a consumer when there are conflicting signs you are entitled to use the most advantageous to you, which in my case would be the sign on entry that had no mention of a fine or getting a permit. I’ve received a letter back, which I have attached. Any feedback would be great, thanks. pcn.pdf
  7. Purely out of curiosity, if I don't pay and go to court will the fine be more if i'm found guilty?
  8. Thank you for your responses. Can I ask them to send proof that I was on that street? And would it make no difference anyway, since even if I wasn't on that street I evidently hadn't taxed it on the day in question?
  9. I bought a secondhand car, insured it via telephone before driving it but then drove it the short distance home to get it taxed on my PC. Due to events not worth going into, I didn't get chance to tax it until a couple of days later (so left it in a garage), which I did. even so, I've now got a DVLA fine for the car "being used or kept while untaxed in XXXXX Street". Would I be correct in assuming that there is no fighting this one, that that's it, i'll just have to pay up because I hadn't yet taxed it on the date in question (although ironically the tax is backdated to the start of the month when you pay it)? Note also that I'm convinced I never went anywhere near the particular street in which they say I was spotted!
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