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    • No you're not doomed. It's a shame you covered up the dates and times on your PCN since they can possibly help your case when they don't comply with the requirements of the rules in private car parks. Could you please therefore include the arrival and departure times as well as the date of the offence and the date on which they alleged they sent you the PCN. The PCN does not comply with the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Schedule 4.since the wording should invite the keeper to pay the outstanding amount. Also I cannot see on the PCN that UKPO are the Creditor though I may have missed it since it is so unusual not to include it. The upshot is that you as keeper are no longer liable to pay the charge if the driver fails to pay within 28 days-0nly the driver is now liable. As Courts [assuming it gets that far ] do not accept that the driver and the keeper are not the same these rogues will have a hard job who was driving unless you appeal or have appealed and revealed who was driving. You did say that you weren't parked there long and had that been correct you have perhaps 15 minutes where you might have had a further. argument. As it judging by the confusing times mentioned in the wording or the PCN you were there for almost an hour? However as the light was not good and I presume the signs were not illuminated that is a reason that you could not see the sign. And did you have your blue badge showing ? Interestingly the post code quoted does not agree with the Post office one in West houghton= BL5 3JS Are there two different Tesco  car parks in Bolton. You obviously could not be in two places at the same time...............
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    • Hello I've got a parking ticket, see here... https://ibb.co/DfHqg9F https://ibb.co/QvqH52m https://ibb.co/pbPPdDg https://ibb.co/X2F1X25 I've been parking at a particular corner in a small Tesco car park for years. Recently they put two electric charging plugs, one where that spot is and one at the bay next door, so I stopped using them out of courtesy in case they need to be used (I use that Tesco every day and drive past every day but have yet to see anyone use them). Recently I went back to Tesco when it was reasonably dark. All the bays were full, including the three blue badge bays. I have one but none of the cars parked in the bays did, I noticed as I walked past them (nobody ever gets pulled for that because Tesco have never policed this small car park before). Since there was two free electric bay spaces, and since I wasn't going to be long (just one product), I parked into my former 'regular' spot. There was a notice on the wall but if I'm honest I didn't read it because (a) I'm thick, and (b) I honestly thought it was just telling people how to use the device (like I said, I'm thick) rather than this being a parking fine. I went back during daylight and the sign is very obvious (as you can see from the picture), although not so obvious at night, although probably still obvious enough for you to tell me "tough luck, pal". Now they want £100 or £60 if I pay quickly. Am I doomed?
    • Hi All   After a bit of advice to see where I stand. Bought a car in Sept 2022 on pcp. Been told it had a big inspection and was good to go. Had many issues with it throughout the year including trims coming off the car and sunroof not closing.   While getting the sunroof repaired at month 12, in Sept 2023, the bodyshop guy said your cars been in a bad accident. Garage said it hasn't but offered to take the car back at half of what I paid for it as long as I buy a replacement from them before inspecting it (probably damage control) (car was £78k, said they'd offer £40k "trade in value" as if doing me a favour).   Ended up getting a forensic inspection done for £2400 in Dec 2023, confirmed car was in a bad smash (write off level but unrecorded on hpi) and potentially unsafe to drive - front end is slightly bent towards 1 side, what looks like a hairline crack on the chasis, overspray, bonner with patches of filler all over it, damaged rubbers etc   Raised complaint to finance company and few weeks ago to FOS... just wondering what people's experiences have been like going through the FOS, main thing that concerns me is that it was 12-13 months after I bought the car that I realised what caused these issues and raised the issue to the garage/ finance co but the damage/ misaligned panels are actually visible in the advert photos which I saved thankfully.    Dealership has had my car for 4 weeks to let a few bodyshops look at it (without giving me a courtesy car!!!) Not giving me any updates either because I went to the FOS about it and didnt want to speak to them over the phone anymore as opposed to emails. Note: hanging trim was reported within 3 months but due to part delays it didn't come until like July 2023, within 2 months the piece came off again, claimed under repairers warranty for another replacement 6 weeks ago and within 2 weeks this time the trim is coming off AGAIN (assuming it won't stay on due to the car being actually bent out of shape slightly)   Any idea if I have a good case or if there's anything else I can do?   Thanks
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hi i have just came back from a 2 week holiday in egypt while i was there a maintnance man came up to me in front of my 6 year old son and fely my breast i was in total shock the hotel was great and fired the man as soon as they found out but it still ruined the holiday i have been into going places today and they have told me to draft a letter to there head office to ask for compensation but i dont know where to start this was an expensive holiday that was ruined by this event but it happened 4 days before i was due home so going places have said i will only get compensation for these days but the whole holiday experiance is ruined not part of it and i have also had to explain to a 6 year old why a man woul do that to a women i have been badly shaken by this experiance and would never return to egypt could someone please help me write a letter please i dont want to be fobbed off with a discount for next year



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In all honesty, I think Going Places are being very generous, they don't have to give you anything at all. Do you expect them to be personally responsible for every human being within the vicinity of one of their resorts/hotels?


As for never going back to Egypt, that is your choice, but get real. If it had happened to you at your local pub, would you be emigrating because of it? Of course not. So don't go writing off the whole country because of one incident.


So the guy groped you. No, it's not acceptable behaviour, and the fact he got fired clearly shows it is not. The fact that it allegedly ruined your whole holiday, that's something you need to deal with in yourself if you are that sensitive. And I have to agree with Going Places, if it happened 4 days before you were due to return, then I don't see how the time before that could have been ruined.


Let's get a grip here, if I may use the expression. :rolleyes:

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i am at a loss for words,but their is simply no reason to explain to a six year old..who within 24 hours would have forgotten about this incedent ,the guy got sacked,if you got groped on the street in the uk what do you think would happen over here..im sure the police would be too busy chasing other cars to even register your complaint...you just have to get over it ,and get on with your life,harsh words but life can be a bummer sometimes..

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could someone please help me write a letter please i dont want to be fobbed off with a discount for next year


Going for everything you can by the looks of it (just to prove that some people always see a silver lining to every cloud:rolleyes: ). I would write directly to President Mubarak and asked for Millions of Egyptian Pounds for the cheek of one of his citizens.


Time for a reality check. It wasn't nice, and NOT acceptable anywhere in the world.....but compensation:confused:, how do you justify that? And what price do you put on a 'feel of your breast'? £1, £10, £100, £1000, more?


You got the man sacked.....for many people that would be compensation enough.

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well ive taken the matter further not for the assult but for lack of support after i was offered no help by the rep when i had to do a face to face id of the man or the fact the rep didnt even ask if i was ok or the fact that this man new where my room was and i told the rep this and she still did not offer to move me therefor i didnt sleep for the rest of the holiday it is a tour operaters job to keep the guest as comfertable and happy as possible not to just ignore them and my son still asks even the other day why a man would do this:mad:

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well ive taken the matter further not for the assult but for lack of support after i was offered no help by the rep when i had to do a face to face id of the man or the fact the rep didnt even ask if i was ok or the fact that this man new where my room was and i told the rep this and she still did not offer to move me therefor i didnt sleep for the rest of the holiday


However, the man was fired by the hotel so presumably he wouldn't have been able to gain access without being challenged? :confused: I'm confused as to why you would presume this is the responsibility of the rep. The rep is employed by a holiday company that has very limited durastiction over the actual hotel running itself........... if any.


it is a tour operaters job to keep the guest as comfertable and happy as possible not to just ignore them and my son still asks even the other day why a man would do this:mad:


But surely they can only move you to an alternative room/suite/accommodation if this is available? :confused: And as previously, mentioned, as the man was fired he would have difficulty gaining access to the actual hotel/hotel complex.


I'm not sure why you're pursuing a claim against the rep/holiday company for an alleged offence that took place that was completely beyond their control, durastiction and responsibility to be honest with you.


However, it will be interesting to see what response you receive.


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Legally Going Places do not owe you anything.


They are responsible for making sure that your flight runs and you have a hotel room to stay in. That is all. If a strange man comes up to you and assaults you then that is a matter for the police to take up with the man involved. If you want compensation then you have to seek it from the man who actually assaulted you. Going Places have done nothing to harm you, and as such you are not entitled to any compensation from them. If they happen to give you any money due to this incident, then consider yourself lucky because they are certainly not obliged to as they have done nothing wrong.


And to be honest I don't even see how you COULD seek compensation from Going Places, as to raise a claim in delict/tort for compensation you must first show that the person you are suing owed you a duty of care to not harm you. Whilst Going Places owe you a duty of care that none of their actions will harm you, they do not owe you a duty of care to protect you from every single member of the general public. Secondly, you must show that they have breached this duty of care, and the breach is directly responsible for you suffering harm. Obviously, if you can't show they owed you a duty of care in the first place, then there's no way you could prove this.

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yeah gotta agree Lawbunny.


simply applying the test from Lord Atkins speech in Donoghue and Stevenson [1932] A.C. 562 would mean that this would be too remote even for a claim in Tort IMHO


i see no reasonable chance of success in this case

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