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today i received a parking charge notice from 'parking eye'.

 

As i can see from all the other threads, it seems that they can take no legal action against me for not paying but just want to check something!

 

I was parked at Romford Ice Rink (not sure if anyone else and received a parking charge from here)

and like most other people i did not see any signs or payment machines and therefore proceeded to park as i thought it was the ice rinks car park.

 

Today i called the ice rink to see how i have received this parking ticket and they said i should have entered my car registration details into a machine

within the ice rink to be able to get free parking.

 

Because of this machine within the ice rink, am i still able to ignore any further notices i receive and therefore not pay the parking charge?

very confused, please help :???:

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yep ignore, its just speculative invoice, they will write a few letters threatening all sorts but thats all it is empty threats, dont write/appeal it only encourages them to think you may pay just keep all the letters in case they break regulations that you can take court action. Dont worry, but if you are unsure when you get further correspondence just post back here and we will give you re-assurance and help

I know my rights Mr DCA I'm with the CAG......hello hello where you gone Mr DCA8)

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does anyone else have any advise with regards to the above? still not entirely convinced that i should do nothing!!!

 

 

Just read all the other threads on here and other forums that deal with private parking tickets. It's as simple as that!

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i have just been onto romford ice rinks website and they have photo's if the parking signs placed by 'parking eye' and instructions on what to do to avoid a parking fine, if i am one of the unlucky people that gets taken to court, will this go against me?

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It's not a FINE and you won't be taken to court.Stop taking this seriously they are not worth it.

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I had one from these clowns in this very car park, in fact that's how I found this forum.

 

Just ignore, I did and they go away after the usual buffoonery of letters getting evermore desperate and demanding.

 

I wonder how they'll cope when the ice rink closes to become a Tesco store.

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Homer67... thanks or your reply, i feel a lot better that you got one in the same car park, my aunty says that i should at least write a letter but i dont think i will bother! how long did you wait before you had no more letters from them?

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The whole process takes about 6 weeks if I remember rightly, maybe 8 by the time they've sent the really scary letters in red ink!

 

Just ignore everything, do not contact them to appeal, do not bother sending any template letters or calling them up, it will only end up prolonging the process and could enable them to get your phone number and hassle you via phone.

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Hi

 

with regards to the above threads, i have since received a final warning and choose to ignore it as advised from this site. I have now received a letter from 'Roxburghe' debt collectors advising to pay £167.00 and specify that they are fully aware of advice being given over the internet to ignore such penalty charge notices and that this advise should not be listened to. They will take me to court if i do not pay!!

 

I am now feeling very anxious and upset that i have listened to advise from this site and need help.

 

What should i do?

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Hi

 

with regards to the above threads, i have since received a final warning and choose to ignore it as advised from this site. I have now received a letter from 'Roxburghe' debt collectors advising to pay £167.00 and specify that they are fully aware of advice being given over the internet to ignore such penalty charge notices and that this advise should not be listened to. They will take me to court if i do not pay!!

 

I am now feeling very anxious and upset that i have listened to advise from this site and need help.

 

What should i do?

 

 

The letter is all part of the letter chain designed to part you from your hard earned money.

You are safe to carry on ignoring.

Do not be frightend by silly words printed on paper. After all that is all they are. They have no substance.

Many posters on here and other forums have ignored that very letter and NOTHING has happend.

hello all:-)

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It's not just sound advice given over the internet, it is also advice given by BBC Watchdog.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2011/04/dvla_driving.html

Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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Dear S Briffa

 

I have the same dilemna. I have found this forum and after reading all the posts it does seem that the best action is to try and ignore all the correspondence. But I am very anxious as well as I do not know for sure that they will give up and go away.

I have followed your posts to date. Please keep posting to let me know what you decide to do and how you get on.

 

Thank you x

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PB, they WILL give up & go away.

 

DO NOT fall foul of their lousy intimidation tactics.

 

You owe nothing.

 

Pay them NOTHING.

 

Just ignore all of their petty puerile missives.

Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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Hi

 

with regards to the above threads, i have since received a final warning and choose to ignore it as advised from this site. I have now received a letter from 'Roxburghe' debt collectors advising to pay £167.00 and specify that they are fully aware of advice being given over the internet to ignore such penalty charge notices and that this advise should not be listened to. They will take me to court if i do not pay!!

 

I am now feeling very anxious and upset that i have listened to advise from this site and need help.

 

What should i do?

 

 

Been on holiday so only just replying to this: IGNORE THEM, this is just their normal letter chain and will stop shortly

 

They cannot get any money from you unless you volunteer it, their demand is not enforcable under any law and they cannot enforce it with a 'Debt Collector' who has no more power than you or me

 

Of course they put in their letter that the advice given on the internet is wrong, they also put 'Do not ignore this matter it will not go away' but it does everytime as these people are chancers begging money from you

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Thanks for all your advise everyone, really appreciated. Only just seems all the posts as I have been really busy ( working hard)

 

So my blood pressure rises again!

 

A call was made to my family home today from roxburghe saying that it was a financial matter, my grandmother answered the phone and passed the message onto me advising me to call them!

 

How did they get my home number? I really dont want my family being involved in this and hope that they do not call a number of times a day!

 

So guessing that I am going to be advised to keep on ignoring? But what is the worst they can do if the take me to court and how much financially will it set me back if they do?

 

Can't believe they are calling, do they not remember sending me threatening letters!

 

More advise would be much appreciated

 

Thank you 😔

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This seems to be a growing tactic by PPCs

 

HOWEVER DON'T PANIC, Roxburgh are simply debt collectors and can only make noises and absolutely nothing more. The secret in dealing with DCA's if they call you is never to show any fear for them and be absolutely RUTHLESS when you talk to them.

 

MOST IMPORTANTLY, NEVER GIVE THEM ANY PAYMENT RELATING TO A PARKING CHARGE NOTICE. THEY ARE ONLY COMERCIAL COMPANIES AND WHEN THEY REALISE THAT THEY CAN'T INTIMIDATE YOU INTO PAYING THEY GIVE UP.

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Thanks for all your advise everyone, really appreciated. Only just seems all the posts as I have been really busy ( working hard)

 

So my blood pressure rises again!

 

A call was made to my family home today from roxburghe saying that it was a financial matter, my grandmother answered the phone and passed the message onto me advising me to call them!

 

How did they get my home number? I really dont want my family being involved in this and hope that they do not call a number of times a day!

 

So guessing that I am going to be advised to keep on ignoring? But what is the worst they can do if the take me to court and how much financially will it set me back if they do?

 

Can't believe they are calling, do they not remember sending me threatening letters!

 

More advise would be much appreciated

 

Thank you 😔

 

Now they have your number (it matters not where they got it) they will call you endlessly until they eventually give up

 

A phone call is just as easy to ignore as a letter, either tell them 'No contact by phone, in writing only' (which they may choose to ignore) or scream at them down the phone or just tell them to hold on while you get a notebook (and never return to the phone) or just tell everyone in the family when these idiots call to just hang up on them

 

Personally I prefer the calls as I get to tell them exactly what they are and laugh at their powerless threats

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I received a Parking charge notice from Gemini Parking Solutions on the 9th of September 2012. I understand its best to ignore these but what about the law that comes into force from 1st of October 'Recovery of unpaid parking charges Section 56 and schedule 4 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012' which basically means that they hold the registered keeper of the owner responsible.

 

As I have received the parking charge notice before the 1st of October does that mean they cannot use the new law against me? or is the new law for the people they issue tickets to after the 1st of October?

 

Both Parking Eye and Gemini are members of the BPA association so its worth looking up

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