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    • If you are absolutely certain* that you were parked OK, write a letter of complaint to the Headteacher and copy in the Chair of the school governors.   If you or the car were identifiable in any way from the photo (eg visible registration number, driver's face etc) I would very politely write that you resent the untrue suggestion that you had parked/had stopped/were waiting in a way that contravened any traffic regulations, and that you are sure that the school will understand that you would like an apology and a correction to be printed in the next newsletter.  (You can also clearly state that you were identifiable from the photo because other parents have mentioned it to you).   See if that works.   You don't want to go to court for defamation as you'll need access to about £10k in fees before you get out of bed.  You just want an apology and a correction.  If what you've told us is accurate, I don't see any reasonable school failing to say sorry.     *My wife is a former school governor and my experience listening to her is that very very few parents actually understand the meaning of the no stopping/no waiting signs and road markings outside schools.  Don't complain unless you are sure you weren't stopped where you shouldn't have been.
    • And they haven't offered a speed awareness course either?  (Have you done one in the last three years or is this in Scotland?)   And is one of the notices for 34 in a 30?  As Man in the Middle says, that ought to be below the level at which they take action.   (And sorry - I don't want to appear preachy - but...  there don't have to be any warnings or signs or lines on the road to advise you of the presence of speed cameras.  If you get away with an exceptional hardship argument you will need to stick to speed limits in future - whether you know there are cameras there or not.  NB Don't know if this applies to you, but most 30 mph limits are restricted roads with a system of streetlighting and don't even need speed limit signs - you are assumed to know this from the Highway Code).
    • It's up to you if you want to pay £300 you don't owe plus whatever Unicorn Food Tax with no basis in law whatsoever that they will have made up in the Letter Before Claim.   We'd prefer you didn't.   But you have received a LBC so it's make your mind up time.   So please    - post up photos of the signage in the dark that you'll have taken two months ago (post 14)    - post up details of planning permission for their signs you'll have found out after you got onto the council, again two months ago (again post 14)    - also let us know if you agree with Brassnecked's excellent letter or if you'd like to tweak bits depending on what you've found out    - upload the LBC.  Some of them are appallingly drafted and invariably contain Unicorn Food Tax which is all useful extra ammo    - also, where are you living now (post 35) and are you comfortable with legal communications arriving at your parents'?   If you look in our PPC Successes thread at the top of the page, you will see 275 times these cheats have been seen off with their tails between their legs (and all had the same "well known legal companies" (ho! ho!) on hand).  In reality 275 times is a massive underestimate, in all 275 cases there was a "moment of victory" IYSWIM where the PPC were thrashed in court or discontinued a claim or were called off by a supermarket chain, etc., etc.  There will have been at least that number again where they were told to Foxtrot Oscar and then crawled back under their stone.  They are eminently beatable but logically when you're in legal dispute you have to put some graft in to beat the other party.
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Hi,

 

I was shopping with an extremely elderly lady today (89) and I stopped at Asda Harpurhey to assist her to the bank. I pulled up in the disabled bay and walked her in. I ran back to move the car and by the time I got back I had received a parking fine from Vehicle control services for £100! I know that I shouldn't have been stupid enough to park in a disabled bay without the badge but she didnt have it with her and its too far to walk to the bank from the non disabled bays as they are at the other side of Harpurhey market. I am devastated about the £100 fine. I am only a student and my nan offered to pay but I wont let her. I think this is extortionate! Is there anything that I can do to get rid of this fine!?? Its not even a council fine!! Any help would be good :)

 

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This is not a FINE and the blue badge scheme does not apply to private land. You don't owe them a penny. For further reassurance please read other threads on here that deal with private parking tickets.

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Hi,

 

I was shopping with an extremely elderly lady today (89) and I stopped at Asda Harpurhey to assist her to the bank. I pulled up in the disabled bay and walked her in. I ran back to move the car and by the time I got back I had received a parking fine from Vehicle control services for £100! I know that I shouldn't have been stupid enough to park in a disabled bay without the badge but she didnt have it with her and its too far to walk to the bank from the non disabled bays as they are at the other side of Harpurhey market. I am devastated about the £100 fine. I am only a student and my nan offered to pay but I wont let her. I think this is extortionate! Is there anything that I can do to get rid of this fine!?? Its not even a council fine!! Any help would be good :)

 

Thanks

 

Ignore. They haven't a prayer in court. They will send some threatening letters some in scary red ink and may even send them from not really a solicitor (Graham White) and debt collection threateners.

 

Only respond to signed and stamped court documents. (Come back here!)

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Ignore everything. The BB doesn't apply on private land.

 

Also have a look see, Section 20, Equalties Act 2010.

 

IGNORE.

 

Harpurhey huhhh...?! ;-)

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hi laurafbrann,this has happened to me,recently please let me know what happened and how you got on,did you end up paying it ? did you get hassled any letters ? and did they contact dvla

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hi instrumentsofjoy,just replied to the guy who parked on a disabled bay,cos this recently happened to me on a sunday,got a ticket by vcs,do they get in touch with the dvla and can they send balifs round to find your car and take it !!!!! hope you reply thanks

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read the posts here

 

they can do nothing to you.

 

ignore

 

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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