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  1. Thank you, Lookinforinfo, for that Trip Advisor link. I don't think I'll be short of evidence now
  2. 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
  3. 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?
  4. 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 wh
  5. 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 displ
  6. So Dave, are you saying that now there is a photo on a news website showing the ticket machine Not in Use, I have a realistic chance of appealing the "fine"? What you said before about POPLA suggests that might not be enough for them. Are you anticipating having to go to court and fight it out there?
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. In reply to FTMDave, thank you for your comments. OPS actually want 2x£60, but it goes up to £100 if I appeal to POPLA and lose. Yes, "wise after the event" and all that. If I had realised this was going to happen, I wouldn't even have parked there, never mind photographing the ticket machine. And yes, I did admit to being the driver. Seeing as they have my car on CCTV, they will also have me on CCTV too. But it's interesting what you say about POPLA's record on accepting appeals.
  10. Whilst on holiday, I parked my car twice in what looked like a public car park in a remote village in West Wales. I went to buy a ticket, but the ticket machine said Not in Use. There was an alternative means of payment offered by internet, but the internet connection in that part of the country is so weak, I gave up after 3 attempts. I was probably a little naïve, but I never imagined they would slap a charge on me, given that paying to park there was nigh on impossible, but sure enough, a week or so later the letters arrived, and that's exactly what they did. My appea
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