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    • My almost ready witness statement ...    In the county court at Middlesbrough Claim No:  Between Vehicle Control Services Limited (Claimant) V   (Defendant) Witness Statement Introduction It is admitted that the Defendant is the registered keeper of XXnn XXX   Locus standi/bye-laws and Relevant land Schedule 4 of the Protection of Freedom Act 2012 (PoFA) allows recovery of unpaid parking charges from the keeper of the vehicle. However, the first paragraph 1 (1) (a) states that it only applies “in respect of parking of the vehicle on relevant land:”. The definition of “relevant land” is given in paragraph 3 (1) where subsection (c) excludes “any land ... on which the parking of a vehicle is subject to statutory control”.  The bus stop is not on relevant land because the public road on which that stand is on is covered by the Road Traffic Act.  Notwithstanding that the claimant claims that " the claimant has given the Defendant its contractual licence to enter the site", the claimant has not given any contractual licence whatsoever. This is a road leading to/from the airport which is covered by the Road Traffic Act.  A list of highways on the Highways act 1980 does not even exist. The defendant brings the attention of the court that VCS is using this non existent document issue as a deliberate strategy to debunk the fact that this road is not relevant land. VCS are put to strict proof that it is relevant land not covered by the Road Traffic Act nor by Byelaws. While it is true that landowners can bring in their own terms, it is also true that whatever terms they bring  cannot overrule Byelaws and the Road Traffic Act. If Bye Laws are involved then the bus stop is not relevant land and neither is the specious argument about First Great Western Ltd. Is the claimant ignorant of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012? The road outside of Doncaster Sheffield Airport is not relevant land and is not covered by the Protection of Freedoms Act. That makes the charge against the claimant tantamount to fraud or extortion. The claimant mentions a couple occasions where they have won such cases. It is brought to the attention of the court that none of those cited cases were on airport land. VCS actually has also lost a lot more cases than they have won using their prohibitive signs.  Airport land is covered by Bye Laws and hence the claim by VCS is not applicable in this instance. The remit of VCS ends in the car park and does not extend to the bus stops on public roads or land which they have no jurisdiction over. All classes of people go to the airport. This includes travellers, taxis, fuel bowsers, airport staff, companies delivering food and drink for each aircraft, air traffic controllers and buses with passengers. It is therefore absolutely ridiculous to attribute VCS with any sort of permissions. The defendant submits that VCS should not confuse a major thoroughfare with a car park and presume to act as land owners and usurp the control of any land which is not relevant to them.   Alleged contract The court should consider if there is any contract to start with and if the alleged offence is on relevant land. The consideration will inevitably lead the court to conclude that there is no contract.  Also the court should note that there is no valid contract that exists between VCS and Peel. Under the Companies Act, a contract should be signed by the directors of both companies and witnessed by two independent individuals. This alleged contract, which makes no mention of pursuing registered keepers of vehicles to court, makes its first appearance as a Witness Statement. Thus the alleged contract is null and void.  The Beavis case referred to by the claimant is about parking in a car park. The claimant is here attempting to equate that case to stopping, not parking, in a bus stop and on a road that is covered by the Road Traffic Act. The defendant submits that there can be no contract as there is no offer but there is only a prohibition. Again, it is not relevant land and VCS has absolutely no rights over it.   Further, the defendant would like to point out that motorists NEVER accept any contract just by entering the land. First they must read it and understand it and then, and only then can they realise that "No stopping" is prohibitive and cannot offer a contract.   Bus stop signage The signs around the bus stop do not mention who issued the “No Stopping” signs so it could not have been issued by VCS since the IPC CoP states that their signs should include the IPC logo and that the creditor should be identified. Nothing on the signs around the bus stop that says “NO Stopping” mentions VCS or Peel Investments who are now purporting to be the land owners of a public road. As the signage should identify the creditor, since it does not, this is a breach of the CoP.   The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 does not prohibit stopping in a restricted bus stop or stand, it prohibits stopping in a clearway. The defendant would like to ask the court to consider if any clause of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 that the claimant alleges has been violated by the defendant. There is no mention of permits on the signage. If there were, would it mean that Permit holders were allowed to stop on “No Stopping” roads? Notwithstanding what the claimant calls it, the mentioned signage is NOT a contractual clause. A “No stopping” sign is not an offer of parking terms.  Since the signage around the bus stop is prohibitive, it is as such is incapable of forming a contract. Further, the defendant would like to point out that the prohibitive sign is not actually at the bus stop but a few metres before the stand itself.   There is no mention of a £100 charge for breaching the “No stopping” request, or if there is one then it is far too small to read, even for a pedestrian.   As already stated, a Witness Statement between VCS and Peel Investments is not a valid document.   It will need more than the Claimants feather to outweigh the case against the Defendant regardless of who was driving.   There is no law of agency involved. This is not a case of employer/employee relationship. VCS cannot transfer the driver's liability to the registered keeper.   There can be no comparison between a railway station and an airport. This is a totally fatuous analogy which cannot be applied to this case.     As stated in the defence, it is denied the Claimant is entitled to the recovery or any recovery at all. The nefarious parking charge notice given for a vehicle on a public road bus stop was ill advised to start with.   Conclusion: VCS has failed to present ANY reasonable and valid cause to apply to the DVLA for the Defendants details. VCS has failed to provide ANY valid  contract with the landowners. “No stopping” is prohibitive therefore cannot form a contract the event happened on a bus stop over which VCS has no jurisdiction the signage either does not show that there was a charge of £100 for stopping, or the font size was too small for any motorist to be able to read it  the signage does not show the Creditor which fails the IPC CoP and hence the signage is not valid the WS contract does not authorise VCS to pursue motorists to Court   Given all these factors it seems that VCS have breached the GDPR of the Defendant quite substantially and it would appear right that an exemplary award is made against VCS in the hope that they will drop all further cases at Doncaster airport where they are pursuing motorists on non relevant land.   The Defendant wishes to bring to the attention of the court that the Claimant cites an irrelevant case of a car park and tries to apply its merits to a bus stop. That in itself invalidates the entire fallacious claim.   Accordingly, this case is totally without merit. Some statements are pretty close to perjury and others are designed to mislead or misdirect. None of the analogies seem appropriate or relevant. All the false information presented as a statement of truth could have been stated using half the words and without all the repetition which appears to be trying to build a strong case where there is none at all. One particularly bad example of misdirection is in the photographs. The Clearway sign shown near the bus stop is very unclear unlike the Clearway sign two photos before it which may well include terms and conditions. The one by the bus stop is totally different.
    • I have read that thread. I will need to wait for last date of deferral to get key information to go back to Drydens.   I already asked for them to set aside, they refused but they have sent a message to court suspending warrant of control and put account on hold whilst they answer my SAR. I have also requested SAR to SLC.    
    • you do NOT need to pay it and anyway that would not remove the ccj, its there on your file paid or not for 6yrs, a paid ccj even with a cert of satisfaction is as bad as a non paid one.   the ONLY way to remove it is to set it aside.   sadly you the very worst thing you could have done with ANY debt on your credit file or not that you last used or paid or wrote about to the debt owner in the last 7 yrs....you ran away,,,moved without informing the debt owner of your correct and current address.   erudio and drydens are masters at doing backdoor ccj's. they are ofcourse totally wrong that the defaulted date is the sb date...well not when your last written/signed ack of the debt was more than 6yrs before the claimform date.   now how do you remove it....go read that thread ...carefullly then comeback here and lets see if you understand how.   dx  
    • Thanks, having to move house and discovered this. It's causing a nightmare in trying to rent somewhere and mortgage was also refused by the bank.    Shortly after requesting info I got a warrant in the post from bailifs. Managed to halt that and pause any action till I get key dates to try and get this removed.   Not wanting to avoid paying it, just need the CCJ gone.   Appreciate your help. Will read fully although I am not great with law.
    • Write the letter. It's important that you put this in writing so that you have a paper trail. Send the letter by recorded first class delivery. Explain that because of the defect in the bundle which has manifested itself within 30 days – always refer to the bundle – you are now rejecting it under the consumer rights act 2015 and that you require a refund and you want to know what their arrangements will be for providing you with this. You can also send this by email – but do it straight away. This reserves your rights and after that you have some flexibility as to how you want to act. I understand that they are uncooperative. No surprises. Don't imagine either that they will be fazed by your letter – but the important thing is that you are able to show that you are asserting your rights. After that, they are acting unlawfully We will help you make a claim against them and I suppose that will involve threatening to sue them and maybe even going on to sue them. You will find interesting and you will acquire some transferable skills which will enable you to sue anybody else who gets in your way with a degree of confidence. However, it might be a good idea to mitigate your loss and I would suggest that you accept the money that they have put on the table but make sure that they understand that you are accepting it and you are happy with it and you consider that they still owe you the outstanding £70. If you are asked to sign anything then you should decline and then we will help you claim for the whole lot. However if they don't ask you to sign for anything, then make sure that they have a letter from you at the same time saying thanks very much do for the £250. You are accepting it but this should not be taken as an indication that you are now relinquishing your claim to the rest of the money. Tell us what you want to do – with you want to take the 250 or whether you want to simply reject the lot and claim for the lot. If you want to take the 250 – which I suggest that you do – and if they will give you the money despite the fact that you are still reserve your rights in respect of the balance, then come back here when you have that money and we will help you with the rest. If they refuse to give you the money unless you agree that it is in full settlement, then that becomes very interesting because it becomes very clear evidence that they are beating their obligations under the consumer rights act – and this gives you even greater leverage over them when you decide to confront them. The advantage of mitigating your loss is that there is less to sue for and that means that your court fees will be less – although you will get these back anyway when you win. Also, because they are only fighting to hang onto £70, they are more likely to put their hands up once they know you're serious. There is absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking the money that is available on the table subject to the reservation which I've indicated above.
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So, anyone know why M&S are actually leaving France?

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Brexit has made it "near impossible" for it to supply fresh and chilled products to France, the retailer says.

 

I understand the customs/Brexit issues, and that many UK products can't be shipped due to Brexit hostile environment to EU lorry drivers causing shortages (covid excuse simply doesn't wash),

BUT as theres no such shortages (drivers or product) and no issues (as far as I am aware) in getting stuff from anywhere in the largest single market in the world into France..

??

 

???

 

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seems the EU exceeded its 2030 goals for improving overall EU water quality in January this year ....

 

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If you Zoom in - they are brown circles for a reason ...

 

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Poopulist legacy

 

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here we go, Fox news UK,

a good 'fit' for Johnsons Britain complete with Piers Morgan, Rebecca Brooks, Chris Evens, Jeremy Kyle under the Man  "not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company"  - Rupert Murdock

- IMCCO and that of a majority of the then UK govs cross party committee opinion (the Conservative members voted against of course)

 

Still Johnson unit for office and a media mogul unfit to run a company

like I said - a good fit.

 

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It is the controversial presenter's first major new job since he left Good Morning Britain in March.

 

 

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Rupert Murdoch is not fit to run a major international company, British lawmakers said on Tuesday, finding him ultimately responsible for the...

 

 

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I see Frost is announcing the re-introduction of pounds and ounces

.. apparently to make things easier for shopkeepers - as food will cost pounds for ounces by Christmas even if Christmas is cancelled for all but the rich

 

.. Which is also a return to 'British' Dickensian tradition

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It seems a bit pointless to me and businesses trading with the rest of the world, apart from the three countries that use imperial measures, will still need to use metric.

 

I suppose some will see it as a 'benefit' from Brexit.

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Quote of the day:

 

“A lot of things haven’t happened that the gloom-mongers said would happen and I don’t think are going to happen.”

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2 hours ago, honeybee13 said:

It seems a bit pointless to me and businesses trading with the rest of the world, apart from the three countries that use imperial measures, will still need to use metric.

 

I suppose some will see it as a 'benefit' from Brexit.

 

Social media comments hilarious

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Bushells of Bullsh**

A peck or two of peckerheads

Not a grain of truth

 

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Pelosi reiterating:

 

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House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned Britain that there will be no U.S.-U.K. trade deal unless Britain solves post-Brexit...

 

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From October 2016. MPs warned of possible energy supply problems. Another clip I read says the government also ignored Commission papers setting out what could go wrong.

 

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‘It is critical that the Government takes basic steps to stabilise investment in the energy sector’

 

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I hope that I am wrong, but I have a feeling that we are going to face a winter of discontent. All of the serious problems facing many countries are going to reach a crisis point.

 

It will be worse for the UK because of Brexit, as the Government has so far been unwilling to create visa schemes for specific sectors, so foreign workers can fill gaps in the labour market.

 

The energy supply chain is incredible weak in many countries and if we have a very cold winter I can see many businesses being forced to close as the Government prioritises domestic heating supply.

 

How many energy companies are Government going to bail out ?  Only the biggest can survive the massive increase in wholesale prices.

 

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Looks like the 3 Day week and power cuts may be back

 

 

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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!

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From Bloomberg yesterday.

 

'Joe Biden has too many domestic priorities to find time to negotiate a trade deal with the U.K., Prime Minister Boris Johnson said ahead of a meeting with the American president in Washington on Tuesday. '

 

Johnson also says he would rather have a good deal than a quick deal.

 

I can't post a link, sadly, it seems to have some kind of blocker.

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I suspect that the US have told UK, that there will be no trade deal on the table for years and that the US wants to see the  UK fully implementing the Brexit agreement with the EU including the Northern Ireland protocol.

 

US has always strongly supported Ireland and they won't sign trade deals with UK, while the UK is acting in a way that looks like they cannot be trusted.

 

Get ready for a UK general election in 2022, as Boris may decide to take the risk to go early, rather than wait until 2023 or 2024, as by then the situation could be a lot worse. Could you imagine getting to 2024 with no trade deals that are in UK interests, no Brexit dividends and tax increases.

 

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Is there a bit of your post missing, UB or have I missed something subtle?

 

It will be interesting to see what happens about the timing of the next election. You're predicting a bit earlier than a lot of the commentators who are talking about 2023 at the moment.

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Nothing missing and not being subtle.

 

Government appear to have briefed media that they will table legislation to hand back power to the PM to call General elections at a time of their choosing. This was reported by several TV channel political correspondents.

 

Boris likes to play politics as a game and he will see that as time moves on, he will become less and less popular, as will the Government. Recent polling is showing decline in approval ratings.

 

Hence why Summer 2022 may be seen as a good time to hold an election. Before the National Insurance and other tax increases start to hurt peoples standards of living. Leave holding an election until 2023 or 2024 is very risky as by then Government could be very unpopular. 

 

UK will need to at some point make a large number of work visas available to migrants, in particular to pick agricultural crops.  Farmers have lost a lot of money in 2021, as their crops have not been picked and supplied to shops.  lack of migrant labour to pick crops and lack of drivers to pick up/deliver to wholesalers/shops.  Government cannot allow a repeat in 2022, so will issue visas to migrant workers and this will be unpopular to some who voted Brexit.

 

 

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Boris's face when being interviewed today..  When project fear becomes project reality !

 

UK as an independent country will have to invest hundreds of billions to upgrade all of the important infrastructure  that is required. This will take a very long time.  The new nuclear power station being built in Somerset will not be generating any power until 2026 at the earliest and that is very optimistic as only about a third of the site has been built.

 

Some of the protections the UK had as part of being in the EU are no longer there.  EU  countries will look after their own interests in regard to energy supplies, with no obligations to the UK, as they are no longer part of the EU club.

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looks like a generator is next purchase for me.

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2 hard interviews.  Laura Kuensberg BBC and Beth Rigby Sky News.  Held on his visit to the US.

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A generator may be a worthwhile purchase, if there is any left in stock !

 

Candles and wind up torches will also be very popular purchases.

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This Twitter thread is enlightening on gas prices. HMG has removed some of the evidence that was published, including its own papers.

 

It let Centrica get rid of a lot of gas storage to increase profits and the UK's stocks are far lower than France, Germany and Italy. So burbling on about wholesale prices is to ignore a significant part of the problem.

 

 

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A historical context from Dr North shows this has been ongoing for at least 16 years, regarding storage capacity.

 

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