only the police/council can fine you for parking by issuing a Penalty Charge Notice
if you look carefully, you'll see this is a private Parking Company
and a Parking Charge Notice...
in all effect - a speculative invoice for breaking some imaginary contract you entered into by using the payment machine. NOT A FINE.
sadly, as I think you've now realised, YOU DO NOT EVER APPEAL in 9/10 cases.
as you've shot yourself in the foot by identifying yourself as the driver and lost any protection you had under the Protection Of Freedom Act [POFA] by doing so.
please complete this:
and scan up to ONE multipage PDF ONLY
the NTK and any other communications to/from PE.
lastly STOP EVER RINGING AND USING EMAIL WITH THESE FLEECERS or THEIR DOGS.
writing ONLY from now on.
No I did not confirm the site as I do not know which site it was.
It was the first (and last ) time I had travelled on that road and I paid what I thought was the correct fee.
I have been through every stage of this and still end up paying £425.50! This is extortion!
I would now gladly pay the £2.50 again if they would allow it. I already paid £6.
If you read Bailiff advice's post he has found a website that may be the one used as my bank statement states Bristol in the transaction and this website is owned by someone in that area (albeit a private home when googled).
I will do my damnedest to get this money back and am seeing legal advise. If the original money has been taken then it is theft.
HI Sorry to say I'm back again with this one that I hoped might have gone away. It seems not.
I have today received a claim form which I've attached.
Also I have attached the terms and conditions from the car park and the Claim Particulars. A
ny advice on what to do please?
I have not corresponded with VCS in any way.
There is no evidence that I was the driver that I am aware of.
There are no photos on their website other than of my car.
What you needed to do was apply to have it set aside.
Such an application needs to be made “promptly”.
You can expect that they’ll oppose such an application, and that gives them grounds to do so. Given that you are now 6+ months down the line from when you started posting about a set aside : they have a valid argument.
Unless I've missed it I don't think you have confirmed which site you paid the crossing charge to. It seems likely that you inadvertently paid the DartCharge to a 'look alike' site that isn't the official Dartford Crossing payment page. In that case your 'proof of payment' would not, unfortunately, be proof of payment to Highways England because you didn't pay Highways England,. You paid someone else who isn't authorised to receive money on behalf of Highways England.
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!