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    • Yes that's right-Parking Eye are usually very good at getting their PCNs compliant with the Act. So both being out of time means that PE cannot transfer the liability for payment from the driver to the keeper. So only the driver is liable to pay the PCN not the keeper. I understand from you that at least one of the keepers was not driving at the time which puts them in the clear providing PE are not told who was actually driving on that day. However even if with the other car the keeper and the driver were the same person the driver can still successfully argue that they are not liable to pay. The arguments are that there  appears to be no entrance sign advising that the car park is now private. That no signs were there advising that this was a new car park as it was at that time. That the signs are prohibitory so even if PE do have a contract with the landowner, the contract cannot extend to the motorist as there is no  offer other than no parking for those without a permit. You cannot form a contract with motorists trying to park if you are not allowing them to park there because they do not have a permit.  In those circumstance [parking without a permit ] you may be considered to be trespassing but only the landowner can sue for that not PE. And its not worth the landowner suing because the cost of suing would probably not outweigh the fine for trespassing.   PS  I sent you a private message-not about your case.    
    • Please accept my apologies for the delayed update, but i have been trawling through emails for supporting evidence, you see we are in the consultation phase and there will be three meetings during the process. So as i have said  my role is at risk due to the scoring and mine being low. As explained i never received my report as my line manager left during December and i was on leave. So i was not afforded any meeting, i received no feedback at all, so how am i meant to know any areas to improve or to attain a higher grade. So with this in mind i gathered my supporting evidence, i found the email from my then line manager and the objectives that he set out and we agreed.   I then supplied 20 emails that  showed that not only did i reach the targets, i smashed them, highlighting areas that i had saved the company a considerable amount of money, idented issues  implemented process and solutions with ongoing support. All emails are verified and prove that i should have received the highest possible grade going by their criteria. I also included the email from HR when i challenged  the score and they replied with " the outgoing manager supplied thorough feedback to the incoming interim manager who should have provided this (this was never received, and report i received was blank with just a score. Highlighted was the email from HR stating " a two is not a concerning grade"  well clearly it is as less than a month later it is what was used to decide i was at risk. I have supplied this information to the line manager and the external HR rep that was on the call as i have 48 hours to supply this. Had i had a proper and fair review like everyone else had then i would have been able to provide this evidence when he issued the score, he could not argue with the sheer volume of evidence that i had. This proves what was said to me when i took this position, " there was some politics in me getting the role, their line manager had promised the role to one of his guys, they cant really do anything but watch your back" He should not have promised this anyway as two interviews were required in the process *which i sat) so i earned the right to the role. This was because the three of them knew there was a lot that would be uncovered and they wanted it covering, i started to see this after two weeks, had i not said anything then it would have looked as though i was incompetent or stupid. I did try to work with them on this to remedy but sadly they went the other rout instead.    
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    • Dear Stu. I have been very annoyed that they put this fee on my account right now, as you said the court might rule that i have to pay it further on. This sounds like a dodgy practice. Below is what the account manager sent to me when i asked her why this was getting added to my account right now. Is this legal what they are doing i.e. pre-empting the judges decision it seems. 'Thank you for the email.  The court fees have been added to your account as you have not vacated the property. If the court decide that the landlord is not able to recoup the costs, we would remove the charge from your account.  At present, the court costs have not been deducted from the payment you made towards the rent.'
    • Yay!! Plan to submit tomorrow. Thanks for all the support. I'm so out of my comfort zone. Will keep thread updated and continue reading. Just want them gone!   
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Excuse my ignorance, but this is a genuine question as I did my schooling overseas. Why are children in Britain supplied with breakfast and dinner at school? When I was at school in the sixties school started at 8am until 2.30pm.

Our parents made sure that we had breakfast as we have to get up at 6am to be ready to go to school by about 7.30am as we had to walk to school which was about 2 mile away. Every morning my parents would make us sandwiches to take with us and we also had some fruit like apples, grapes etc.

Our parents never received any child benefits or any benefits of any kind as they were not available. We certainly were not well off and it was a struggle from day to day, but we managed and I had a good upbringing. Here people get various child benefits, but why are all kids also given meals which must cost the state a fortune?

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Dunno about breakfast but dinners aren't provided free for ALL pupils only those whose parents are on certain benefits.

For some kids, school meals might be the only meal of the day.

I had free dinners when I was at school, so I'm in support of that provision - I have no issue with funding this!

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Dunno about breakfast but dinners aren't provided free for ALL pupils only those whose parents are on certain benefits.

For some kids, school meals might be the only meal of the day.

I had free dinners when I was at school, so I'm in support of that provision - I have no issue with funding this!

 

I am not knocking it, just wondering why. Why would the school meal be their only meal on that day. What happens on weekends? I am trying to understand why this is happening in a first world country when it was not available in a third world country where I lived where it was needed a lot more. Many kids went to school barefoot, but this did not bother them and we who had shoes never looked down on them as we all got on together.

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Unstable homes? Dysfunctional family, addicted parents. Perhaps they go hungry at the weekend? Maybe only have toast or a cake or a packet of crisps at home. Who knows, it might be a 1st world country but extreme poverty exists, despite what the government spin doctors say. Child poverty in particular, is a bloody crying shame in this day.

children in the UK are living in absolute poverty. Giving them a meal is only the tip of the iceberg.

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Unstable homes? Dysfunctional family, addicted parents. Perhaps they go hungry at the weekend? Maybe only have toast or a cake or a packet of crisps at home. Who knows, it might be a 1st world country but extreme poverty exists, despite what the government spin doctors say. Child poverty in particular, is a bloody crying shame in this day.

children in the UK are living in absolute poverty. Giving them a meal is only the tip of the iceberg.

 

If I didn't know better, I would have thought you were referring to a third world country as poverty should not exist in Britain. If we have all this poverty here, why are we sending money to overseas country. Actually why do we have Comic Relief and Red Nose days?

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If I didn't know better, I would have thought you were referring to a third world country as poverty should not exist in Britain. If we have all this poverty here, why are we sending money to overseas country. Actually why do we have Comic Relief and Red Nose days?

 

simple answer our government likes to look after others and not ourselves, even in recession they pay out for other countries with no worry about us lot.

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Totally agree with you, leigh. It is absolutely ridiculous to be sending aid to countries which are funding their own nuclear programmes, or space programmes, or where the dictators running the countries have luxury yachts, planes and much more. Over here pensioners have to freeze because the cost of gas and electricity is so high. We are now totally in a situation where the lunatics are running the asylum.

 

As far as school meals are concerned, despite receiving benefits a lot of parents are completely feckless and it is the children who suffer. You only have to look around you in one of the cheaper supermarkets to see hard-faced parents with the trollies full of chips and the nastiest cheap frozen or tinned food - 20 beefburgers for £1, or 'hot dogs' made with mechanically recovered meat, in other words sludge.

 

They will also have 24-packs of beer and then they'll be queueing for 200 cigarettes and rizla papers. It's not that they cannot afford food - they'd just rather buy booze and cigarettes.

 

That is why it is important that these children do get at least one meal a day. They may get nothing at home.

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Some parents don't even go to shops, there are parents who lack parenting skills, others addicted some just don't have the ability to nurture, however there are families who just can't make ends meet, no fags, beer or chips n hotdogs x

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Some parents don't even go to shops, there are parents who lack parenting skills, others addicted some just don't have the ability to nurture, however there are families who just can't make ends meet, no fags, beer or chips n hotdogs x

Probably get shot for saying this, but maybe those sort of people need sterilising? Even the parents of the poorest kids at school made sure their children had food first and I mean proper food not churned out garbage. No such thing as supermarkets and ready made foods in those days.

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I received free school meals when I was at primary school. Parents were on a very low income then.

 

Some children may have breakfast at school because of the hours their parents work. I used to do a work placement at a nursery and it wasn't unusual for a child to be dropped off at 8am and then the parents go to work.

 

Not all kids are given these meals for free.

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