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Is UKCPS anything to do with the Crown Prosecution Service?

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No, of course not. They have nothing to do with the Crown Prosecution Service. It is just an unfortunate coincidence that their initials UK - CPS are the same as the CPS. I expect that they never realised until after they chose their name, and it was pointed out to them. In fact, maybe no one has yet pointed it out to them and so that they still don't realise the remarkable similarity.

 

I'm quite sure that it would be a completely unintended consequence if anyone had received a PCN - P̶e̶n̶a̶l̶t̶y̶ ̶C̶h̶a̶r̶g̶e̶ ̶N̶o̶t̶i̶c̶e̶ - Parking Charge Notice - and had felt pressured to pay it because they thought that it had been issued by the United Kingdom Crown Prosecution Service. And anyway, that would be too silly.

 

I suppose it is a very similar coincidence that Parking Eye found themselves in when they inadvertently chose stationery with black and yellow chequered borders which happened to give the impression to some silly people that their P̶e̶n̶a̶l̶t̶y̶ ̶C̶h̶a̶r̶g̶e̶ ̶N̶o̶t̶i̶c̶e̶s Parking Charge Notices had some sort of official status - even though this getup was criticised by the Court of Appeal.

 

Amazing number of coincidences in the private parking industry, really. Luckily they are all just coincidences - otherwise they would all be right scallywags, wouldn't they.


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It's also just a coincidence that they use a company called Court Proceedings Ltd ( complete with "scales of justice logo",) and that they state that "it's an offence for any unauthorized person to interfere with this notice" on their parking ticket envelopes.:|

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I'm sure that a scales of justice logo is just coincidence


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Of course they are not the only company who do this. Two more that come to mind are "PCP Enforcement Agency" and "UK Parking Patrol Office". Both very official sounding outfits.

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of course they wouldn't they are highly ethical companies who would never mislead anyone ever.......honest guv :violin:


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

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Court Proceedings have got delusions of grandeur. This from Companies House:-

 

Company Type: Private Limited Company

Nature of Business (SIC):

84240 - Public order and safety activities

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Oooh. Look what I've found in the BPA code of practice:-

 

14 Misrepresentation of authority

 

You must give clear information to the public about what

parking activities are allowed and what is unauthorised.

You must not misrepresent to the public that your

parking control and enforcement work is carried out

under the statutory powers of the police or any other

public authority. You will be breaching the Code if you

suggest to the public that you are providing parking

enforcement under statutory authority.

14.2

 

You must not use terms which imply that parking is

being managed, controlled and enforced under statutory

authority. This includes using terms such as ‘fine’, ‘penalty’

or ‘penalty charge notice’.

http://www.britishparking.co.uk/write/BPA_Code_of_Practice_2012_Version_1_October_2012.pdf

Thank goodness. The BPA is obviously on top of the problem. I feel so relieved.

 

 


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I did complain to the BPA about this name, but they told me that as they are not a BPA member (unlike their "sister company UKCPS) then they can't do anything about it.

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