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    • Yes you can.....you appear to have a good understanding of the basic credit consumer law.....possibly impress the judge that you went it alone...plenty of Fast Track cases been fought and won by litigants here on CAG.   If you have the evidence...the argument....and the personality to convey .....go for it...think of the fees you will save not paying the barrister.
    • Hi FTMDave They initially requested £140 within 14 days. This has now gone to £182 after the initial debt collection firm took over (now back with CEL   The carpark had two options, pay-by-app and cash, we had n cash hence using the easier app. The app in the playstore has shocking reviews, im not the only one.   I wasnext going to get 'their hand' sent to me fromt he data controller, sending the following:   Dear Sir or Madam   Subject access request ( Data Protection Act 2018 / General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) )   Please supply the data about me that I am entitled to under data protection law  relating to myself. - All photos taken - all letters/emails sent and received, including any appeal correspondence earlier - A PDT machine record from 23/11/2019  of payments - A record of online payments made using the Google Playstore APP that day - all data held, all evidence they will rely on, and - a full copy of the PCN, NTK - a list of all PCNs outstanding against me and/or this VRN, and I will remind here that any claim must be for all PCNs, not several separate claims.   If you need any more data from me to confirm my identity please let me know as soon as possible. It may be helpful for you to know that data protection law requires you to respond to a request for data within one calendar month. If you do not normally deal with these requests, please pass this letter to your Data Protection Officer, or relevant staff member. If you need advice on dealing with this request, the Information Commissioner’s Office can assist you. Its website is ico.org.uk or it can be contacted on 0303 123 1113.   Yours faithfully    
    • You need to read some more and then some.......costs are restricted in Small Claims Track....have a read of the above thread...same scenario...and its getting close to a hearing now....squeaky bum time for them.
    • OK, we can help you.   A couple of questions first.  You blanked out the amount they are claiming.  Can you tell us?  I bet they have added Unicorn Food Tax to their claim.   Also, can you remember if this was pay-by-app-only car park, or if there were other payment methods?
    • ok if you don't get your from the court tomorrow there are blanks here to send   let see. no immediate rush.
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    • Hi @BankFodder
      Sorry for only updating you now, but after your guidance with submitting the claim it was pretty straight forward and I didn't want to unnecessarily waste your time. Especially with this guide you wrote here, so many thanks for that
      So I issued the claim on day 15 and they requested more time to respond.
      They took until the last day to respond and denied the claim, unsurprisingly saying my contract was with Packlink and not with them.
       
      I opted for mediation, and it played out very similarly to other people's experiences.
       
      In the first call I outlined my case, and I referred to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 as the reason to why I do in fact have a contract with them. 
       
      In the second call the mediator came back with an offer of the full amount of the phone and postage £146.93, but not the court costs. I said I was not willing to accept this and the mediator came across as a bit irritated that I would not accept this and said I should be flexible. I insisted that the law was on my side and I was willing to take them to court. The mediator went back to Hermes with what I said.
       
      In the third call the mediator said that they would offer the full amount. However, he said that Hermes still thought that I should have taken the case against Packlink instead, and that they would try to recover the court costs themselves from Packlink.
       
      To be fair to them, if Packlink wasn't based in Spain I would've made the claim against them instead. But since they are overseas and the law lets me take action against Hermes directly, it's the best way of trying to recover the money.
       
      So this is a great win. Thank you so much for your help and all of the resources available on this site. It has helped me so much especially as someone who does not know anything about making money claims.
       
      Many thanks, stay safe and have a good Christmas!
       
       
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3 hours ago, honeybee13 said:

It goes on and on, TJ. From what I read, they know we know but they don't care. 

They don't have to care.  This is Britain - the biggest reaction will be some mild tutting.  The main goal now must be to keep the fear factor high whilst ensuring the pockets of the few continue to be lined. 

 

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It isn't realistic to lock all those with underlying conditions and over 70s in their homes for the rest of the year   It would have to be properly organised. We have various family members

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Why do I get the feeling that national lockdown no.2. will happen, but Government are delaying the decision for as long as possible ?

 

Is this so lockdown no.2 is timed for mid/late November ? With the hope virus numbers are then reducing by mid December, so the lockdown can be removed in the run up to Christmas ?

 

Bit of a risky strategy ?

 

 

 

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Every day and every week of delay is causing large numbers of deaths.

 

I just found this about Sir David King, ex-government scientific advisor and chair in Independent Sage. He thinks government inaction is tantamount to criminal.

 

https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/eddie-mair/former-chief-scientific-adviser-government-criminal-mistake-covid/

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I think there is going to be widescale rebellion against rules that are seen to be applied to the masses while the elite do what they want and have squandered our childrens future in enriching their mates while 'the herd' is culled.

The 'other effects of mental stress and isolation on top of Covid and long-covid are reaching breaking point while Billions of pounds and many months of retrievable time have been literally thrown to the wind.

 

Its long past time that any attempt to blame increasing widespread poverty, Covid deaths, NHS collapse and politicians and their pals personal profiteering and enrichment in the UK could be laid at the EU's door.

- but Johnson will try of course

 

Shame that lockdowns and covid have made entirely justified civil disobedience less likely

"In every respect, he has acted responsibly, legally and with integrity"

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Exactly the same benefits and no one is threatening our place in the single market - Vote Leave

£288 million pounds a week - The ADDITIONAL cost of Brexit customs bureaucracy alone - stuff that on the side of a bus.

 

Its official: Boris 'The Liar' Johnsons word is not worth the paper its written on

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It's not just the elite and the masses either. It seems to me that lockdown is skewed to the north, or at least away from the south east.

 

The R number seems to be a blunt instrument and there are areas with higher numbers that aren't locked down. Yet again, let the local public health people decide.

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We will see if the Role Of 6 and being outside etc hold fast tomorrow with Halloween, will the Children rebel and go Trick or Treating?  Will 9 and 10 year old's be Tasered for disobeying a copper?

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Dr North highlights an unwanted effect of Lockdown and closure of food outlets and pubs, rodent infestations, rats go where there is food.

 

https://www.turbulenttimes.co.uk/news/corona/covid-rats/

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I’m currently on day 9 of mild symptoms  Starting about 5 days after My daughter had symptoms and subsequently tested positive. 
she’s well over it now.
 

From my point of view I’ve had far Worse but Christ the symptoms are weird. 

 

Anyway apparently if I’ve made it to day 9 or 10 without taking a turn for the worse , chances I’m on the road to recovery, so that’s some kind of relief.

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From Dan Bloom on Twitter lst night.

 

'So in summary: Sept 21: SAGE calls for 2-3 week lockdown. PM refuses.

 

Oct 13: Keir Starmer calls for 2-3 week lockdown. Govt source brands him a “shameless opportunist”.

 

Oct 30: Government scientists say it’s now too late for a 2-3 week lockdown and it’ll have to be longer.'

 

And it's been announced to the Mail and the Times, not to Parliament. That's an odd way to run a country.

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@honeybee13I genuinely think Boris is confused about what to do. Economic disaster v even more unexpected deaths. 

 

The big problem with this virus is that many people have very mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, but can still pass on the virus to others. 

 

And with winter bugs having some similar symptoms to CV-19, there are probably thousands in workplaces with CV-19 who just don't know they are risking others lifes.

 

If Government are going to lockdown the country for a period, it has to be really strict and that includes schools and Colleges.  They should have done this in a planned way around the half-term period. 

 

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@honeybee13I genuinely think Boris is confused about what to do. Economic disaster v even more unexpected deaths. 

 

I see what you mean, UB, but is it possible that dithering since September means that lockdown will be longer and cost the economy more than if there had been a two or three week circuit breaker a few weeks ago?

 

I'm interested to know why it's going to be on Wednesday, so quite a wait from it being known, albeit through two newspapers and not an announcement yet. France had a day or two's notice of their second lockdown.

 

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lets cut to the chase, HB,  Christmas is Cancelled,  it already is by the Wee Nippy in Scotland it seems, where she is talking of a Zoom Christmas. so record a parody Christmas song.  Zoom Christmas a parody of Bing Crosby White Christmas I might just do that today Fire up the DAW plug in the mic

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1 hour ago, unclebulgaria67 said:

@honeybee13I genuinely think Boris is confused about what to do. Economic disaster v even more unexpected deaths

 

 

vs Boris' ego and self-image

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"In every respect, he has acted responsibly, legally and with integrity"

Boris Johnson on Dominic Cummings' Covid field trips

 

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No lock down = No NHS

No NHS = no economy

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4 minutes ago, London1971 said:

No lock down = No NHS

No NHS = no economy

Think that is a very good way of summing up the situation.

 

At the moment Hospitals are coping, but  if the vulnerable are infected due to increasing numbers of people moving around with the virus, then a lockdown will be required. 

 

Latest info leaking from Government suggests a 1 month lockdown will be announced on Monday.

 

 

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While Wales comes out of one next week to who knows what?

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2 hours ago, unclebulgaria67 said:

Think that is a very good way of summing up the situation.

 

At the moment Hospitals are coping, but  if the vulnerable are infected due to increasing numbers of people moving around with the virus, then a lockdown will be required. 

 

Latest info leaking from Government suggests a 1 month lockdown will be announced on Monday.

 

 

Thanks,

 

I’ve been arguing on Twitter with idiots who say the lockdown shouldn’t happen because most hospitals are empty right now . I guess scientific facts like exponential growth are too boring for them.

 

 

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They are getting concerned that Drakeford & Gething are driving people to suicide with cancelled Hospital; appointments and an ever growing backlog.

 

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/elective-surgeries-hospital-coronavirus-covid-19081544?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

 

Hospitals are now the reservoirs of infection, should have been a proper Track trace Isolate local based like Ceredigion, on the lines suggested by Dr North Nightingales as Isolation, would cost money, but maybe long term cheaper than Dido's mess might reduce the hospital aquired covid if its not put in there in the first pace.  But that is heresy to Hancock

 

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/coronavirus-covid-hospital-transmission-cases-19196352

 

 

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28 minutes ago, London1971 said:

Thanks,

 

I’ve been arguing on Twitter with idiots who say the lockdown shouldn’t happen because most hospitals are empty right now . I guess scientific facts like exponential growth are too boring for them.

 

 

 

Arron Banks was caught out on Twitter saying only 8 people were in hospital, using a chart from the FT. The man from the FT who created it turned up and pointed out that Arron had left off the top of the chart which shows that the 8 people are per 100,000.

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We will have to see what it brings, whatever they do in England it will be different in Wales and Scotland.

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