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Hi everyone


I'm new to this forum but I am hoping you can help...I will keep this brief!


In February this year, I paid to park for 24 hours at a private car park administered by Minster Baywatch (MB) in Swindon.

I paid on my phone using the RingGo app.

When I returned to the car later that day I had received a parking ticket for not paying for parking (or words to that effect).


I immediately went to MB's online portal and appealed, explaining I had paid and provided them with receipt from RingGo.


A few days later,

I received an email from MB rejecting my appeal on the same grounds

as the original parking ticket as for whatever reason,



my car make/model had been logged as opposed to my car reg.

This was reflected on my RingGo receipt too but I figured that alone would prove I had paid.


I went on to submit an appeal via POPLA expecting the issue to be resolved in my favour

however they came back and, "after considering all the evidence", determined I was still liable.


I am now at the point where I am due to pay the £80 fine or face debt collectors etc.


On the basis that I actually paid and both myself and MB have proof of that despite the registration anomaly

(and how many FORDFOCUS car reg's would park on that day in that car park...),

I do not see how this could ever be upheld should it go to court.


If anyone has any thoughts on this it would be much appreciated!


Thanks :)

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debt collectors?

They have no powers to do anything so you can forget about them.


What really matters is your contract and that shows that you paid the prescribed fee so there was no breach.



I hope you still have the ticket they issued from the time

as the wording of the breach must be very specific to the circumstance

and tally with the core conditions of the contract.

I bet is doesnt.


You are right,

going to court on this is a different matter and the parking co would be unwise to do so.



registration anomalies have case precednt so the parking co know they are in the wrong but are greedy and dishonest

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it is not a fine

its a speculative invoice

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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Thanks for the input folks - I looked back at their payment records and despite the registration anomaly, my customer reference is against the same record so there's no denying that's not me paying.


Should I bother informing them I shall not be paying or forget it completely?

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you dont forget it but there is no need to make the next move. If they think they deserve the money they can do the legwork.

It will cost them money and as you havent breached the conditions they arent getting any, regardless of how much they spend trying to extort it from you.

Keep all paperwork safe

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