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Hi, I have had a POPLA PCN Smart Parking appeal rejected and would like any advice on what may happen now. Details My wife was driving my car, parked at Matalan and paid £1 for the correct amount of time. No overstay. Only thing was she put in the car reg of her own car, not mine. When she realised this she tried to contact them to get it changed, but she couldn't get through on the day and on the Monday she was told she'd have to appeal the PCN. (Yes, she should have bought another ticket at the time but it didn't cross her mind and thought it would be an easy thing to rectify.) Appeal We appealed, they said no sorry, it was your responsibility to put in car reg. We went to POPLA, but they rejected appeal with the same conclusion. Question Now what? Will Smart Parking ask for the money again? Does anyone know how likely Smart Parking will take me to court if we don't pay? If they notify me of a court case can I pay at that time if I don't want further hassle? If I go to court and lose, would this be a CCJ against me? Thanks in advance.
Recently I went to Asda to do a bit of shopping. I noticed the notice board upon entry to the car park clearly limiting the parking duration to a maximum of 2 hours. I drove around the car park until i found a spot and then parked. I wondered off for an hour and a half or so to do some shopping elsewhere. I came back to the car and changed my son's nappy (in the back of the car) whilst my missus went into Asda to pick up some groceries and essentials. I then realised that i had been parked for 5 minutes short of two hours. I therefore drove out of the space and circled around the car park for a few minutes, drive behind the superstore, drove back and finally picked up my missus from the front of the store (on double yellows) before driving out of the car park. Approx 1 week later i have received a 'Parking charge notice' from Smart Parking on behalf of Asda. This shows the time i drove into the car park, and the time i left. (being approx 2 hours 15 mins). They want to invoice me £40 for this, or £70 if i don't hand out my money quickly (14 days). Normally, i would file this in the bin and ignore completely as a 'speculative invoice' with no grounds for the claim. However, i notice more recent advice on CAG is to not ignore. I have emailed Asda's Executive Relations team asking for them to get this claim ceased. They have asked for a copy of the charge letter and a copy of the receipt from that day, which they will then get in touch with the store to discuss. I've sent them a photo of the letter and a receipt from my shop in Asda today (i haven't kept the receipt from the shop on the day in question). What is the best next steps if the Exec Team don't come back with the answer i want? I take it that ignoring is not the way to go anymore? My mindset is that the car was parked for less than 2 hours and therefore no contract was broken. The car did enter and leave the car park with more than a 2 hour gap, but the signage clearly stated that the 2 hour limit was for parking and not for being in the car park. Hoping someone can help or advise. Cheers.