You really MUST respond to the Singe Justice Procedure (SJP) notice and do so BEFORE the 'cut off' date.
Clearly, you will need to plead guilty and by doing so, you will benefit from having a one third discount in the amount of the fine issued.
You do not....I repeat NOT need to enlist the help of a solicitor and by pleading guilty, you will NOT be required to attend a hearing.
what exactly is stated on the charge sheet.
I suspect the judge is giving you the opportunity to change [should your wish] anything in your initial defence now that the claimant has played their hand.
it doesn't say witness statement but formal defence.
Don't touch them owe me £500 since January 2019 make excuse after excuse. Seem they always have software problems sending money out. Keep saying they will call back or email nothing been chasing it now for 6 mths the phone staff always have the same banter we will chase it up and get back to you then nothing!