Jump to content


jaycee113

Athena anpr PCN - overstay - Lidl Car Park, Peel Street, Barnsley.

style="text-align:center;"> Please note that this topic has not had any new posts for the last 269 days.

If you are trying to post a different story then you should start your own new thread. Posting on this thread is likely to mean that you won't get the help and advice that you need.

If you are trying to post information which is relevant to the story in this thread then please flag it up to the site team and they will allow you to post.

Thank you

Recommended Posts

Hi,

 

I have received a Civil Parking Charge Notice from Athena ANPR Ltd for exceeding the parking time limit in a Lidl car park in Barnsley.

 

I registered my VRN in the store to validate my stay - I did not realise there was a one hour limit.

 

There are signs around the car park but I did not park near one of them and I did not read them.

The signs were not big enough to be read from a distance.

How do I proceed with this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do not contact Athena for the moment, how long was the overstay?

There should be a minimum 10 minute grace period to allow someone to exit the car park if there is a queue etc to get out to the road, similarly it might take some time to park after entering the car park and being logged by the Mickey Mouse ANPR these muppets tend to use.

 

Others will be along soon, but 1 hour seems a trifle mean and insufficient time to do a proper shop and clear the checkout, load the car and depart.

 

These enter registration number terminals are another issue and are diabolical, as well as causing delays as shoppers rush to enter their reg no, often making mistakes and getting an unenforceable charge for a wrong entry.


We could do with some help from you.

PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP THIS SITE RUNNING EVERY POUND DONATED WILL HELP US TO KEEP HELPING OTHER

 

Have we helped you ...?         Please Donate button to the Consumer Action Group

 

If you want advice on your thread please PM me a link to your thread

 

The bailiff: A 12th Century solution re-branded as Enforcement Agents for the 21st Century to seize and sell debtors goods as before Oh so Dickensian!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Brassnecked,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

The overstay, according to their notice, was 30 minutes and 9 seconds long.

Some of this time was certainly spent driving round the car park waiting for a space to become available and, as you rightly guessed, there was a queue to leave the car park.

 

I am not in any hurry to contact these muppets so I will see what other advice I get from you guys first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably best to wait until they send a NTK and avoid risk of identifying the driver

 

can you please complete this:

 

https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.u...-Viewing)-nbsp


We could do with some help from you.

PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP THIS SITE RUNNING EVERY POUND DONATED WILL HELP US TO KEEP HELPING OTHER

 

Have we helped you ...?         Please Donate button to the Consumer Action Group

 

If you want advice on your thread please PM me a link to your thread

 

The bailiff: A 12th Century solution re-branded as Enforcement Agents for the 21st Century to seize and sell debtors goods as before Oh so Dickensian!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Brassnecked,

 

 

The information asked for on the page your link refers to is for the details of a court claim. Is this correct?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OOPS wrong link but DX will sort the correct one, could you scan the notice and post it as pdf please


We could do with some help from you.

PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP THIS SITE RUNNING EVERY POUND DONATED WILL HELP US TO KEEP HELPING OTHER

 

Have we helped you ...?         Please Donate button to the Consumer Action Group

 

If you want advice on your thread please PM me a link to your thread

 

The bailiff: A 12th Century solution re-branded as Enforcement Agents for the 21st Century to seize and sell debtors goods as before Oh so Dickensian!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

try this one

https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?462118-Have-you-received-a-Parking-Ticket-(3-Viewing)-nbsp

 

go look at the originally granted planning permission on the local councils website

VERY rarely is there anything under 3 hrs free stated.

and no PPC can change that.

 

dx


PLEASE DONT HIT QUOTE IF THE LAST POST IS THE ONE YOU ARE REPLYING TOO.

MAKES A THREAD TWICE AS LONG TO SCROLL THROUGH!

please do not post jpg images directly to a topic..USE PDF ....READ UPLOAD.

 

WE CAN'T GIVE ADVICE BY PM - IF YOU SEND ME A LINK TO YOUR THREAD - I WILL BE HAPPY TO OFFER HELP THERE

Single Premium PPI Q&A Read Here

Reclaim mis-sold PPI Read Here

Reclaim Bank Account, Loan & Credit Card Charges Read Here

The CAG Interest Tutorial Read Here

spreadsheets 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 Date of the infringement 06/12/2018

 

2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] 10/12/2018

 

3 Date received 12/10/2018

 

4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?] No.

 

5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? Yes

 

6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up your appeal] No

Have you had a response? [Y/N?] post it up

 

7 Who is the parking company? Athena ANPR Ltd

 

8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] Lidl Car Park, Peel Street, Barnsley.

 

For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under. IAS

Edited by dx100uk
format

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First approach should be to Lidl. Letnthem know about how long it took you to shop and get in and out of the car park and let them know that you wish to return all of the goods purchased as paying £100 to collect them wasnt part of the deal explained to you in the store. You will happily hand the stuff over in the presence of the local paper reporter who wants to make a story of this.

 

If they have any sense they will then tell Athena to cancel. have your receipt handy so they can check it against their computer that stores every bit of customer information they can grab.

 

If they dont agree to cancel tell them you wnat the CCTV images of you from the day so you can use it as evidence in the court case Athena will inevitably bring when you refuse to pay their "spending money at lidl" tax.

 

Also chase up the planning permission aspects, I bet Athena doesnt have PP for thei cameras and signs, a criminal offence

Edited by honeybee13
Paras

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi EB,

 

I am chasing this up with Barnsley MBC. Condition 5 of their planning consent charges Lidl with the development of a final management plan for the car park which must be agreed with the council. Amongst the items to be agreed is the charging regime. That should make interesting reading!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so waht did LIdl say? the longetr yu leave approaching them the less chance they will do anything as it will appear that you arent really that upset by it all.

 

By all menas mention what you have got on them and try suggesting that you will ask teh council to shut the store due to the breach of planning whilst the whole lot is investigated. However, the CS person you speak to will be very low down in the pile so getting the ticket cancelled may be just about within their powers so save that argument for when you get to talk to someone higher up.

Edited by honeybee13
Paras

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have tried to get in touch with someone at Lidl who can help me, but I seem to be going round in a circle and getting nowhere. I am going back to the store when it is nice and busy, (tomorrow or Saturday should do nicely), to discuss the matter in a loud voice with their manager.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

get on to head office, you can look up the email address of the UK boss at ceoemail dot com. Look up UK head office telephone number, if you get their switchboard that is better than a customer service bod who has little access to information and no power.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

and read up about all of this. Start off with reading a load of threads about Lidl and them follow to wherever you are lead. Get to understand things so you dont get fobbed off by the first person you speak to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...