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Don't worry, the fleecers have to give you 30 days to reply to a LBA, so if by some freak the letter arrived five minutes after you left, you'd still have time to answer when you got back.

 

None of the other motorists we have here in a similar position to yours have received a LBA yet.

We could do with some help from you.

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While nothing "bad" has happened to you or any of the other four motorists we have here in the same situation, it would still be better to err on the side of caution and build up some evidence to assist your case.

 

In the first post you say a friend took you to the car park.  It would be a very good idea to repeat this, take photos of the signs, and then as BF says in post 6, produce some sort of diagram showing which signs were there when you parked, and which weren't.

 

I would also write to the shop and ask them when the new signs were put up.  You say they told you about two months ago, it's important to get that in writing.  I wrote to Sports Direct on FB to ask them for an e-mail address for the shop but they replied that it doesn't have one (yeah, right) so it'll have to be a snail mail letter I'm afraid.

 

I would also e-mail the Sports Direct CEO again, saying you are surprised you haven't received the courtesy of a reply given you are a genuine customer, and saying that in case of legal action against you by G24 you will join Sports Direct to the action as a third party unless the invoice is immediately cancelled.  It might get you nowhere, it may not even be Sports Direct's car park, but it's worth a shout.

 

Also look up if G24 have planning permission for their signs.

 

Any evidence you can get will help you and others in the same boat.

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We could do with some help from you.

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I have emailed local planning office for info ,as online access is limited. I have pictures from street views showing exactly where limited signs were , even showing their cameras . Now they have put up more signs which were not there when I parked, but no dates .

 

I’m not really sure how I can find out what dates these new signs were installed, but will try to get as much info as possible.

 

Thinking of contacting journalists from our local paper , they have done two stories on this and may have info or pictures.  Getting a bit worried now .

Thank you for your help .

Roxy.

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Don't worry, Roxy, we'll look after you. :)  If you read around here, plenty of people have been to court and we have a lot of successes in the Successes forum.

 

Contacting the local paper/s is a good idea.

 

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5 minutes ago, princess roxy said:

I’m not really sure how I can find out what dates these new signs were installed

Write to Sports Direct in Stoke and ask.

 

Excellent idea to contact the local paper.

 

Well done on all this info. you're getting.

We could do with some help from you.

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I was wondering if any of the other “ victims “ of this particular parking site would have any information or pictures , showing any signage and possible dates they were there. Thanks .Rox.

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if there are new signs there must be new planning perm for them.

send them to below too and ask also poles and camera permission.

 

53 minutes ago, princess roxy said:

I have emailed local planning office for info ,as online access is limited

 

as there are new signs it should be easy for them to check permission.

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

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To be honest Rox you're the one putting in all the sterling work and I was hoping you'd help the others out, not vice versa!

 

However, I've directed them to your thread.

We could do with some help from you.

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We have quite a few motorists here in the same boat as you, and several of you are doing great work in building up evidence against the fleecers.  It would be a good idea to keep an eye on each other's threads.  Do a search for "G24" or "Heathcote" in thread titles.  You can "follow" the threads too and be automatically e-mailed when there are new posts.

We could do with some help from you.

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Amazing ,one email to Sports Direct one email to Sentinel live journalist covering this , and two emails to Stoke council planning office. As of yet not one reply.

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There's a new thread  https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/437521-g24-anpr-pcn-no-permit-only-1hrs-free-parking-sports-direct-matalan heathcote-road-longton-stoke-on-trent-st3-won/  where the OP has done magnificent work and sussed out (a) when the fleecers could be bothered to put up an entrance sign and (b) when they could finally be pestered to cart away the confusing inactive pay machines.          

 

The OP's digging would be fundamental to batting away a future court claim and exposing the fleecers' lies.

 

Please "Follow" the various threads at this car park so you are kept abreast of developments, I can't remember every single time to keep all of you informed.

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Had an email from local planning office , saying that any planning permission granted or applied for would be found on the site or the map ,and if none could be found ,to get in touch with them .

 

I hit on the map of SportsDirect/Matalan , their car park and the surrounding street, there was planning permission for various things, but none involving the installation of cameras , poles and signage .

 

I am sure that G24 would not have installed these things without planning permission , so I have been in touch again with the council to look into it further .I am sure if I have missed something they will let me know.            

 

Just hope that nc87 can provide the photo evidence we need

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Well done.  This is all very useful evidence for you and the others to use if G24 were ever daft enough to do court.

We could do with some help from you.

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No Planning Permission makes their action criminal, so it would be very useful.

We could do with some help from you.

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The trouble with planning permission for parking companies is that thy want to get started right away. Councils take 2-3 weeks at least to gant permission and sometimes they want changes addind even more time. So mostly they don't bother with permission.

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Which is were you get them, as ignorance of Law is no defence.  Even a Golf buddy judges should pick up on the criminal element if no PP sadly some gloss over and disregard it.

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3 minutes ago, dx100uk said:

please create you own topic by hitting create/+ in the top read banner 

 

you do not ever appeal

On it.

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Still worried that the pictures promised from nc87 have still not materialised.  I would like to get these scammers off my back too . It’s ok to say don’t worry , but you do , especially with their continuous threat of court action . Just knowing this evidence is in hand ,would be such a relief. 

 

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even if we get the pictures....

no-one will be responding with any 'give-aways' about them should a letter of claim arrive and a snotty letter be necessary.

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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Have just received this email from council planning office. Maybe I have missed something, would like someone else to check for planning if possible .                                        If there are no other results after January 2019 - this means no applications have been submitted since this date.

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