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Readers’ emails: No defence against cowboy parkers!

From: Ron At your page you have a paragraph on “No authority”, which states: “If the leaseholder leases the space, then the management company does not have rights over it to contract in a parking company.” If you are correct,

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If you’ve had a ticket at Fistral Beach…

Top tip if you’ve had a ticket from Smart Parking at Fistral Beach. They have a 15 minute grace period, so if your ticket was issued for an overstay of less than 15 they will cancel it. Call them on

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The parking industry continues the demonstrate inability to protect personal data

The Information Commissioners Office has just fined Islington Council £70,000 for failing to secure 89,000 people’s data on their parking ticket website. Islington Council internally developed a ‘ticket viewer’ website where ticketed motorists could see details of their contravention, such

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Parking Eye ignoring my vehicle tracker data!

From: Susan Hello, I have received two parking fines from Parking Eye. Dated two days apart but for the same alleged offence. To cut a very long story short the vehicle I was driving had a tracker and there is

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Defending the indefensible: BPA back UKPC’s new incentive scheme

As Parking Prankster noted last week, UK Parking Control (UKPC) has launched a new incentive scheme for their parking attendants. Previously, parking companies rewarded their attendants by issuing bonuses related to the number of tickets issued. From 1st October 2015,

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MIL Collections back down

From: Adrian Subject: MIL Collections (Truro) I was written to by MIL six months ago claiming a parking debt of £155 was due to them, as the original car park company had sold them details of a vehicle I own

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Ex-BPA chief gets suspended jail sentence for outraging public decency

Patrick Troy, who was Chief Executive of the British Parking Association until mysteriously resigning in February, received a suspended jail sentence this week for taking ‘up-skirt’ pictures of women on public transport. The BPA’s original press release said he was

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Can I be held liable if I name the driver?

From: jason hi my question is regarding keeper liability..or driver liablity. i understand PoFa part of it. so ntd given, driver not paid. if after receiving the Notice to keeper, the registered keeper names the driver and gives address to

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ISPA to cease operating (take 2)

We reported back in September last year that ISPA, the independent scrutiny board for parking on private land, had ceased operating after the resignation of chair, Nicola Mullany. Prior to the resignation there was a public spat with the BPA

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Are parking companies breaching the DPA for Railways Byelaws tickets?

We recently wrote a piece on the Data Protection Act, and how it applies where keeper data is released to parking companies. Recent case law indicates that if your data is used in a way that breaches the Data Protection

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