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Readers’ emails: Link Parking beaten in Bristol

From: Alan I have just successfully defended a case in Bristol CC brought against me by Link Parking. The judge was very critical of them relying on the Beavis case for a car park that is enclosed behind security fencing

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GP ‘unhappy with ruthlessness’ of Creative Parking

From: Scott Hi there, We have an area of our town that has a hospital and two GP practices, but there is no alternative on street parking or other alternatives anywhere near them, even though they are out of the

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Readers’ emails: Two Smart Parking tickets, two successfully defended

From: Jez Hi. Just wanted to say thank you for the information on this site. I fell victim to the Fistral Beach racket twice while on holiday last October. I contested one on the grounds the signage is contrary to

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Readers’ emails: No defence against cowboy parkers!

From: Ron At your page http://www.parkingcowboys.co.uk/fighting-beavis-argument/ 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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