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  1. Thanks for the link to the Private Parking Code of Practice. I take your points about "toning down". I will make it clear that I'm not a pushover, but the way you've formulated the letter just isn't my style. Very useful to have it as a template to work with though
  2. Thank you, Dave, yes, that certainly is a snotty letter. I think I might tone mine down a bit, but thanks for the references and for checking up on Mr Ramsey-Williams. I have found CPR 27.14(2)(g), but am struggling with "government Code of PRactice section 9". Do you have a link at all?
  3. Attached is the Letter of Claim as PDF. I hope I have redacted everything I should have done this time. Re Donations, I made a smaller donation last year, and I will certainly make a larger one if you get me through this. Letter of Claim.pdf
  4. Thank you. I have now received the Letter of Claim. Is there anything I should do in response? The letter talks of completing a Reply Form and financial statement
  5. As I suspected. Thanks again for confirming. I didn't know what the email was until I read it, but I shall block QDR from now on, and wait to get something from them in the post
  6. I now have a letter from QDR Solicitors (by email) and the amount has gone up to £182. I'm not sure if this is the Letter of Claim? 2021- 08-16 QDR.pdf
  7. I have now received a demand from a debt collection agency ZZPS in relation to the first of my 2 PCNs. I presume the 2nd will arrive shortly. Do I need to respond to this at all?
  8. I continue to refer to it as a "fine" partly as a wind-up, but also because it is a fine in all but name. It's not going to affect my decision as to whether to contest it though. I have almost made up my mind to do so, but I have until 22nd June to pay the reduced amount, so I may chicken out before then I have attached a PDF with the PCNs in - photographed with my phone, so I hope it's legible. Thanks for links to those other threads. I'll have a read through PCNs.pdf
  9. I love the Unicorn Food Tax One more question (I can't guarantee it will be the last) - if OPS does take me to court, I presume I will have to attend in person? Is that likely to be in Worthing? I dare say hearings are taking place online at the moment, but who knows how long that will last? Also, you mention other OPS threads. I've found a couple, but they do seem very different from my case, and are quite hard to follow as well. Is there one similar to my case, where they've been unable to buy a ticket but have no evidence of their own to back that up?
  10. Thank you both for your detailed replies. Yes, I agree, what OPS are doing is tantamount to theft, but in my case, I fear it's legalised theft. I can't find that many other OPS cases in this forum, but of those that I did find, including those mentioned in the news articles paid online, all had actually paid for their parking ticket, but were "fined" in spite of that. They clearly have a much better case than I do. My one and only previous experience in the small claims court has taught me that it's not about what is fair and reasonable, all the judge cares about is the law, and what's in the contract. Dx, I'm sorry, I don't understand your comment above, and I still fear that I am (regrettably) legally in the wrong. Dave, you admit that I would have to put in a lot of time fighting this case, and I'm thinking that really, life is too short, and that time is worth more to me than the £120. Nonetheless, I would contest it on principle, if I thought I had a realistic chance of winning. I take your point about not getting a CCJ if you pay the "fine", but the stakes are escalating, surely. If I lose, I will have to pay the court costs as well as the £200 fine, won't I?
  11. Thanks Dave, for your detailed reply. My original enquiry was whether it's worth appealing to POPLA, and you've convinced me that it's not, so I appreciate that advice. If I'm honest, I doubt if I've got the stomach for a longer legal battle, in spite of the success rate you quoted. There would certainly be a lot of work involved, as you say yourself, and I'm acutely aware that some of the motorists featured in the news articles about this car park have had a much better case than I do. OPS would simply argue that if I couldn't meet the conditions on their clearly displayed sign, I shouldn't have parked there. Ticket machine may have been broken, and there may have been no internet signal, but it's private land. 95% success rate is really good, but what happened to the other 5%? I really don't want a CCJ, and I did have a case in the small claims court many years ago, and still remember how stressful that was.
  12. 1 Date of the infringement 03/05/2021 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] 12/05/2021 [scan up BOTH SIDES as ONE PDF- follow the upload guide] sorry don't have time to do this at present 3 Date received 13/05/2021 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] Yes Have you had a response? [Y/N?] post it up Yes - unsuccessful 7 Who is the parking company? One Parking Solution 8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] Llangrannog (Beach) car park, West Wales For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under. POPLA
  13. It was in Llangrannog car park, and yes I'm certainly not the only one to be add as this article reveals ‘Ridiculous’ car park fines ‘killing village’ WWW.CAMBRIAN-NEWS.CO.UK More people have come forward to express anger over fines issued at a car park in Llangrannog including a woman who was just passing through the... So dx100, they have sent me pictures of my car entering and leaving the car park. Are you saying that ANPR works just by snapping cars as they go in and out, and they are unlikely to have rolling CCTV footage?
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