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  1. Thanks everyone for all of your replies and sorry I’ve been absent for a few days.

     

    I think I’ve decided to pay the fine 😞

    I know that these dreadful companies prey on people like me who are sadly just too busy to fight their cause (even with all of the wonderful help and advise from you guys)

     

    I just don’t think I’ve got the fight in me sadly, as I know it will take quite a bit of time and effort on my part and I simply don’t have that at the minute. Sorry guys 😢

  2. Oh dear, I probably too innocently thought that as previous people had appealed and appeared to be successful according to the store then I would be in the same boat as them, or there would be some sort of marker to indicate what appeals would be allowed that the store had agreed with them.

     

    The breach I have is ‘failure to pay parking tariff’ so is there no chance they would reconsider given I’ve provided evidence now that there wouldn’t have been a tariff to pay? 


    I’ll contact the CEO as advised above.

    thanks all 

  3. I know I probably have done the wrong thing but I thought this may be the simplest and quickest way of them hopefully stopping the charge.

     

    I explained that due to the lockdowns and stay at home rule this was my first visit to the store since the changes, signage wasn’t clear and the fact that the old machines are still in situ made the situation even more confusing.

     

    I just told the truth that I didn’t see any other signage to suggest anything other than what I thought was a faulty machine so it was free parking.

     

    I went on to explain that had I scanned my receipt on exit then I would have qualified for free parking and I provided evidence of in store purchase too. 

  4. I emailed it to G24. The store said they had had numerous issues with people not understanding the new Anpr process since it came in and that if we appealed to G24 with evidence of purchase then hopefully they should still look favourably at the case even though it’s been in a little while now. 

  5. Thanks all for your help.

     

    When I spoke to the store they were fairly confident that they would potentially look at it favourably as it’s been introduced fairly recently and that I had qualified for the free parking with evidence of spend.

     

    As a result, I have emailed my appeal to them tonight.

    I don’t think the wording is very clear on the paper, the option to pay at the lower rate is up in 4 days time and it’s unlikely I’ll get a response before then.

     

    Will I have to pay full price if unsuccessful?

     

    Thanks 

  6. I’ve rung the store and they said they can’t get involved but have advised me to appeal and send my bank statement to show proof of purchase and they may look on it favourably given it only came in late last year and for the most part they’ve been closed subject to lockdown so the car park has had very little use since the changes.

     

    My other question is

     

    I’m now 10 days into my 14 day cheaper fine option, if I appeal within the next 4 days and its found to be unsuccessful could I still pay the reduced rate? There’s no mention on the letter. 
    thanks 

  7. Date of the infringement

    17th April 
     

     

    2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date]

    20th April 
     

    [scan up BOTH SIDES as ONE PDF- follow the upload guide]

    please do not put JPG Picture files into your post

     

    3 Date received

    22nd April 
     

    4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [Y/N?]

    Yes 
     

    5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event?

    Yes 
     

    6 Have you appealed? [Y/N?] post up your appeal]

    No
     

    Have you had a response? [Y/N?] post it up

    N/a
     

    7 Who is the parking company?

    G24

     

    8. Where exactly [carpark name and town]

    Sports direct and matalan

    Heathcote road

    longton

    stoke On Trent 

    ST3 2NU
     

    For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under.

    Unsure 
     

    There are two official bodies, the BPA and the IAS. If you are unsure,

    please check HERE

     

    If you have received any other correspondence, please mention it here

     

    Copy the windscreen or ANPR section to your thread and answer the questions...

    ……....

    In either case scan up bothsides of any letters/tickets in or appeals made out to ONE MULTIPAGE PDF ONLY

    please do not put JPG Picture files into your post

  8. Hi, I received a ‘contractual parking charge notice’ through the post from G24 on the 20th April. This was for parking in Matalan/sports direct car park without paying.

     

    I don’t often go here and I’ll be honest, I completely missed all the signs about ANPR (apparently it changed to this late last year), I walked over to the old machines that were still in situ and were turned off, so I just presumed they were out of order and not working. I shopped for 28 minutes (according to my letter which also has a photo of my car on) and then left.

     

    what I should have done is scanned my receipt from the shop on exit and I would have actually got free parking as it’s free up to 30 minutes if you spend apparently looking online. I no longer have my receipt but can show on my bank statement I spent money in sports direct.

     

    Is it worth appealing on these grounds?

    Many thanks for any advice.

    Catherine 

     

  9. Hi, 

    sorry to jump on this thread, but

     

    I have also received a charge from the same car park as the OP. I’ll be honest, I was completely oblivious to the fact that it was anpr now. I walked to the old machines (still in situ) saw they were turned off and presumed they were broken so it was free parking. 


    I’ve now received a fine.

    I was there 28 minutes and did spend at sports direct.

     

    I understand now that this ordinarily would give me free parking (if I had scanned my receipt on exit) is it worth appealing on these grounds?

     

    And can I still pay at the early payment rate if I appeal and it’s unsuccessful?

    I don’t really want to go down the route of ignoring letters and it being passed to debt collectors.

     

    many thanks for any advice!

     

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