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  1. I overdid my stay in Lidle as I could not decide over a walllnut loaf or a graian loaf (honest). Have had a letter come in the post saying I owe £45 (£90 if not paid in 14 days). I understand a lot of these private car park firms have little legal legs to stand on, can I just tell them to shew or is there a small amount I can pay, I heard if there is an hourly rate they can legally only charge you per that hour that you stayed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Just read this.... Dairrty old buggers aint they. http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4694729
  2. Hi, I have received a Civil Parking Charge Notice from Athena ANPR Ltd for exceeding the parking time limit in a Lidl car park in Barnsley. I registered my VRN in the store to validate my stay - I did not realise there was a one hour limit. There are signs around the car park but I did not park near one of them and I did not read them. The signs were not big enough to be read from a distance. How do I proceed with this?
  3. My husband has received a Civil Parking Charge Notice, it's dated 20th November but we received it today!! He was parked for 1:45:12, so 15 minutes and 12 seconds more than allowed. My issue is that we have recently bought an electric car and are lucky that in our local Lidl there is a charging point for 2 cars. Unfortunately there aren't any signs as to what it is and any time I go in I have to wait to park. I have had 2 people kindly telling me there are other spaces, when I point out that I can only use 2 they say 'oh, I wondered what that was'. My husband was parked for less than 90 minutes but in the car park for more. Can we appeal?
  4. Hi - I was caught by an ANPR overstaying by an hour and a half at Lidl, Hayes. I was a customer in the store that evening and have proof of payment of purchases that did take a long time (kids winter wear in the aisle of shame...) but did subsequently overstay beyond that. Details are below. Is it worth appealing to Lidl on this one or do I have to suck it up as it was such a substantial amount of time overstayed? Thank you very much 1 Date of the infringement 29.11 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] 3.12 3 Date received ? 6.12 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?] NO 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? YES - ANPR 6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up your appeal] NO Have you had a response? [Y/N?] 7 Who is the parking company? ATHENA 8. Where exactly Lidl, Hayes For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under. Letter says IPC
  5. My daughter received a so called PCN from these jokers, she had apparently overstayed by 10 minutes. I helped her with the appeal letter and we sent it using my email. They've replied saying they can't continue correspondence as the name on the email is different from the name they have on file as registered keeper & they want proof of ID either Passport or Driving Licence. We've both replied saying that's not happening & my daughter asked whether they'd have requested ID from a posted letter appeal and her email could be unicorns&rainbows@blahblah and that wouldn't match the name either. I've requested they just judge the appeal and get on with it we'll then go to PATAS or London Tribunals if it goes against us and I feel alarmed at their harassment and it's distressing. Any further tips, its my first post so thanks in advance
  6. Hi all, I'm trying resolve this issue with PCN I have received recently from Athena ANPR Ltd for overstay at Lidl. The overstay was 14 min. 35 sec. Arrived at 09:43:43 and left 11:28:18 = duration 1:44:35 Shops opens from 10AM Sunday. Short story, it was Sunday just before 10AM and I saw ppl outside Lidl so I thought it might be open. Parked my car and there was just a queue in front of Lidl..., so went for a walk, as this was my first stay in Mablethorpe. Off course I did forget to take my swimming shorts with me, so spend bit longer in Lidl, looking for shorts. Few days later got this PCN. I think this isn't fair as if you look at the time the shop opens and the time I have left the parking is just within 90 minutes. Normally I don't spend this much time inside the shop. Do you think I have a chance to get this PCN canceled ? Just want anyone's thoughts before I do appeal. 1 Date of the infringement 01/07/2018 2 Date on the NTK 04/07/2018 3 Date received 07/07/2018 4 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? Yes. Driver and occupants not visible though. 6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up your appeal] No. Here's the question: do I have to appeal to Athena and Lidl ? and what would be the best way to appeal, by post or email ? Also is there a template how to appeal, this will be my first time. Do I have to write my story or just complain how unfair they threat the customers ? 7 Who is the parking company? Athena Parking 8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] LIDL Mablethorpe - High Street, Mablethorpe LN12 1EH Appeals Body says the IPC. The occupants of the vehicle did shop in LIDL on the said day. Thanks for any help
  7. Hi all I am trying to help my Aunt who has received one of these parking charges through the post. 1 Date of the infringement 18/06/2018 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] 20/06/2018 3 Date received 22/06/2018 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?] Not that I can see 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? Yes. Driver and occupants not visible though. 6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up your appeal] Sent emails to LIDL Have you had a response? [Y/N?] Yes. LIDL are unwilling to cancel the charge and are now ignoring emails 7 Who is the parking company? Athena Parking 8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] LIDL Manchester - Ashworth Street, Denton M34 3LJ Appeals Body says the IPC. I have been reading a few threads on here and a few other places, and I was under the impression that emailing LIDL direct usually killed these things off ? I had had a few replys but they are unwilling to cancel it, and are now ignoring emails on the date in question my Aunt was an occupant in a vehicle that is registered in her name . She is partially disabled and walks with the aid of a stick. There was also a Blue badge on display if that matters. The charge is because the vehicle overstayed by 30 minutes. The occupants of the vehicle did shop in LIDL on the said day (No till receipt though unfortunately). I am thinking next course of action to write direct to LIDL head office ? Just want anyone's thoughts before I do. Thanks for any help Lee Here is a copy of the parking charge notice which I meant to post. http://i65.tinypic.com/rvjzi1.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/f9nsib.jpg Pics are not displaying for some reason. I used tinypic for reference.
  8. Daughter (not the registered keeper) parked 25mins over the allowed time at Lidl Clapham Junction car park. Did some shopping and mostly browsing at Lidl Clapham but also went to other stores. Got sent Civil Parking Charge Notice. Was intending to pay within 14 days but forgot and now it is over 28 days. Any advice would be helpful Many thanks
  9. Hi i have recieved a PCN from athena anpr for going over the 90 min parking limit in lidl. I was 14 mins over. I have read previous threads and i am 50/50 on whether to ignore or pay. Please help
  10. Hi! My wife shopped at Lidl and where in and out for 54 minutes. car park says its "FREE" to park for 1 hour 30 minutes if you registered your vehicle. We have been shopping at this Lidl for years and we never have to scan anything for parking so she did not scan the receipt as she wasnt aware and its probably something new. so after a few days we got a Parking charge notice (PCN) with a heading saying that its a "CIVIL PARKING CHARGE NOTICE" and they are asking us to pay £90 (or £45 if paid within 14 days). I believe that my wife did no parking contravention nor parked there illegally. she was a paying customer and she was well within the allowed parking hours. should we appeal and give them our details or should we just ignore it like what other people have done. please give some advice. thanks
  11. Hi guys, I have got home today to a civil parking charge notice from athena ANPR as I overstayed at a LIDL car park. The car park was free for 90 minutes. I stayed 100 minutes and 8 seconds. I have now been charged £90 and told that I will only pay £45 I'd I pay within the next 14 days. I have been sent photos of my vehicle to prove, along with threats of debt collection or further legal proceedings if i don't pay. I did not shop at LIDL on the day, was being 'cheeky' I guess and just using their park for free. LIDL was only open for the first 10 minutes of my stay, after that the shop closed and, up on returning to my car, the car park was empty. I am not used to these kind of situations and have never been in trouble before. I am so tempted to pay just to satisfy my mind and family, who say it would be stupid to ignore it. I have good credit rating and would rather just pay this fine than ruin that. Does anybody have any advice as to what I can do? Thank you, Kelly
  12. Hello, My mother has just called me saying she has received a letter from Athena ANPR Ltd for overstaying 21 minutes at a Lidl store in Melton Mowbray. She did her shopping there, however, she paid cash and didn't keep any receipts from her shop. What would be the best course of action? Appeal to the parking company? Contact Lidl? Details below: 1 Date of the infringement 17/01/18 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] 19/01/18 3 Date received 22/01/18 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?] No 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? On the ANPR camera. 6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up your appeal] No 7 Who is the parking company? Athena ANPR 8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] Lidl Store in Melton Mowbray. does it say which appeals body they operate under. Yes - IAS Thank you for your help
  13. Hello, My wife recieved a notice to keeper letter from Athena Ltd today. She had overstayed the allowed time of 90 minutes by about 30 minutes. She had shopped at Lidl and has the reciept to prove this. I have read a fair few posts on this website, and have a general idea of how this works out, but would appreciate help. Many thanks. Here's the answers to the questions from the other sticky post: 1 Date of the infringement 24-03-17 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] Issue date is 28-03-17 3 Date received Today - 30-03-17 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?] Does not appear to 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? Yes, a photo showing entrance to the car park and also exiting. 6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up you appeal] No Have you had a response? [Y/N?] post it up N/A 7 Who is the parking company? Athena ANPR Ltd 8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] Lidl carpark, found at address : Lidl Liverpool, London Road, Liverpool, L3 8JN For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under. There are two official bodies, the BPA and the IAS. If you are unsure, please check HERE IAS If you have received any other correspondence, please mention it here Recieved none
  14. Hello all I've received a civil parking charge notice from Lidl. I was there 1 hour 48 mind with a limit of 1 h 30 mins, I never saw the signs. I don't know what to do next. 1 Date of the infringement 04-08-17 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] 08-08-17 3 Date received 10-08-17 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?] No 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? Cctv pictures of entry and exit of the car park 6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up you appeal] No Have you had a response? [Y/N?] post it up 7 Who is the parking company? Athena ANPR ltd 8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] Lidl Houghton le spring For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under. They are registered with the IPC and the IAS If any one can help I would appreciate it Regards Paul
  15. Hi All, Lots of threads about this lot, and lots of information to go through.. ...seems each case should start a new thread: I need advise to my next steps. I think I may have made a mistake: NOTE: I do have a bank statement showing a payment on the given date. However, don't want to use this, as these things infuriate me that they can get away with this stuff.... I have scanned my letters and emails attached. As advised redacted info. Attached is: Letter 1 - First ATHENA invoice. EMAIL - Back to Athena, this is where I may have made a mistake as I make and "Appeal" Letter 2 - Mean words. ATHENA making assumption about ME being the driver.....what proof? Letter 3 - ATHENA being more mean. I now need to know what the best course of action is? Ignore them? Pay them? Send more letters? Cheers Richard docs1.pdf
  16. Evening, Last wednesday iv received typical civil parking notice from Athena. 45 quid Iv overstayed 10 mins. Went into lidl to buy water and some biscuits, paid cash. threw out receipt. Afterwards went to the bank which is in opposite street. Came back to car and drew away. I don't usually shop at Lidl, so i wasnt aware of their policy regarding parking. After the incident, i went back to the same Lidl to take sign photos. What really surprised me that there's no mention 10 min rule. Besides isn't it clearly stated, that i can park for MAXIMUM STAY 90 mins per store. Really confused here. How to proceed ? Thank you for your help.
  17. On 23/0/15 I made a £16 purchase at Lidl. I wasn't able to buy all items at Lidl, so ventured to Iceland to buy what I could't get at Lidl. (I have proof that I used Lidl). I evidently had overstayed at the car park by 10 minutes. My husband (Registered Keeper), has since received 3 red-topped letters from Athena ANPR Ltd; Overdue Reminder £45, Civil parking chargeicon Notice £90 and Final Demand £90. No communication or acknowledgement has been forthcoming from myself or my husband. The Final Demand is stating amongst other things that failure to pay could result in a county court judgement to recover monies, bailiffs, attachment of earnings warrant etc. It is now quite concerning and I don't know which way to proceed as initially had understood that ignoring these notices was the best way to deal with them as they are simply invoices, and unenforceable. It's approximately a day away from 14 day limit of the last letter. Would really appreciate some good advice. Apologies if posting in wrong forum. I'm new to this and trying to navigate in haste!
  18. As a gym member, we're allowed 2 1/2 hr free parking. On the day I took my daughter's car and input my car's reg on terminal. After gym session, I went to lidl for some shopping but paid via cash. I thought I'm still within 2 1/2hr time limit so didn't bother to extend on lid's terminal. 1) Should I declare that I'm the driver on the day? Then explain the situation. 2) As the fine is for exceeding the time limit of 01:30hrs, I'm thinking that gym membership parking allowance should cover despite the actual stay being 02:46. 3) the registered keeper (my daughter) is not in UK since Oct and won't be back until summer of this year. We can provide copy of passport and visa to prove it but really don't want to give passport details. Never had civil parking fine and not sure how best to proceed. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  19. I have been called in by my boss today and presented with the attached....how is the best way to deal with this please ? My boss wants me to pay...
  20. Hi there, long time reader first time writer! Hoping someone can clarify the most up to date advice please? I've received a NTK from Athena ANPR Ltd for a "Civil Parking Charge Notice" for £90!!!! for overstaying in a carpark at a Lidl store. I hadnt noticed any parking restriction signage. The store was due to close shortly after the vehicle was parked and was closed well before the vehicle left. Alleged Infringement date was 24/03/16. Date on the NTK is 31/03/16 Date received was 02/04/16 There is no mention of schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012. There are 2 photos on the document showing only the vehicle number plate and headlights (the rest of the photos are very dark), they are supposedly from an ANPR system which has overlayed some text stating that the first photo was taken on entering the car park (with the time) and the second on exiting (and the time) I've not made any contact with Athena ANPR. The document states that the appeals official body is the IAS, and also that the company is a member of the IPC. I've had an inappropriate invoice from a ppc before (as a NTD) and have read into their poor operating standards and manipulative and bullying tactics. .. and at the time the advice I read on-line was just to ignore the NTD, which I did, and they never followed it up. This time around I saw a post stating the advice had changed and so I was hoping someone might be able to confirm if my best action is just to ignore it or to write back stating that they will need to take the matter up with the driver of the vehicle at the time and that I'm not obliged to disclose that information to them since they are not a local authority or police constable etc. Many thanks in advanced!
  21. My father is in his 70's and was worried when he received a Parking Fine from Athena Ltd and complained to me that he actually parked in their car park and shopped in the Lidl store. He was there for quite a while and I am unsure if he went anywhere else either way the ticket states he was 1 hour and 13 minutes. In his annoyance my father contacted Athena to complain about the ticket and was given a deadline to appeal but handed it to me to write to them. I was very dismayed that he contacted them and informed him that he should not bother with civil parking fines but as an elderly person he is worried. My concern is that as he had made contact with them, he has admitted to being the driver of the vehicle. Should I write to them or leave it?
  22. I accidentally overstayed by 28 minutes in a Lidl car park in Leicester and so my father (who is the registered owner) was sent a parking charge notice for £90 (reduced to £45 if paid within 14 days). I need to appeal by today but have no idea what to say as I have never received something like this before and I do not want my father to have numerous notices sent to him so what can i do? The signs are not very clear at all in the car park and are just dotted around and you would only really be able to see them if you parked in the spot directly in front of the sign however, I have no pictures to back this up as I no longer live near the store. Can anyone help me with this please?!
  23. I received a parking ticket from Athena which did have photographic evidence apparently you are only allowed to stop no longer then 10 minutes if more then you need to register within the store, the writing on the sign about this is very small and people who read the sign on arrival will only see the big writing which states free parking for up to an hour??? confusing I have appealed on a few occasions but they are ignoring and threatening CCJ ect., cannot find a number to ring lidl myself to intervene as I think it is unfair for one branch to do this and the others don't. Now have sent a final demand for £90.00. What can I do next it does state Schedule 4 of the protection of freedom act 2012. Please help Mashmallow
  24. Hello, I have recently come across this thread and at my wits end. I'm someone that has always paid whatever fine possible and tried to stay away from these wicked exploitation which brings me to my recent dilemma. I received a 'civil parking charge notice' by the above mentioned body of Athena APNR Ltd. It details the Incident date : 5/3/16 Issue date: 9/3/16 Parking charge: £90 With no mention of a law under any section by the way. The problem is the time I have used the parking space. I parked there due to the fact that the store was closed which was at 2:47 am. My question is that is this valid as the space wasn't in use or in breach of any laws. Is this enforcement valid at these times? Pls help!!!
  25. I have received a parking notice from Athena after exceeding the hour and a half they allow while shopping at Lidl. I do not have a receipt from the day. I've read a lot of information on how to deal with it but I'm not sure how I should go about it. I also work for Lidl which is ironic and will ask my manger for advice but this happend at a different store.
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