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ISPA to cease operating (press release)

…Or not? The Independent Scrutiny for Parking Appeals (ISPA) board announced on 15th September that it would cease operating from 23rd September. Mysteriously that notice has now gone, as has chair of the board, Nicola Mullany, who has resigned according to Parking

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Beavis: It’s not a fine (video)

Barry Beavis, of Beavis Vs ParkingEye fame, has recorded this video explaining what private parking charges are and how to deal with them…

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The emotional stages of receiving a parking ticket…

When you find a parking ticket on your car, but then you discover — (@ParkingCowboys) June 16, 2016

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The reason POPLA is struggling?

UPDATED Looking at the ISPA scrutiny board’s (the board that oversees POPLA) January minutes, I spotted the most incredible insight into the new POPLA service provider, Ombudsman Services. The minutes discuss how Ombudsman Services are building up a backlog of

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ISPA concerned about Wright Hassall’s independence

Last month we wrote about our concern for Wright Hassall being appointed as the BPA’s private parking appeals service provider for the ‘GPEOL 3,500’. In short, these were the 3,500 cases that London Councils stayed pending the outcome of the

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Justice for the ‘GPEOL 3,500’

Earlier this week I heard rumours that a solicitors firm had been appointed to assess the outstanding 3,500 so called ‘GPEOL’ POPLA cases. I was very much surprised at the name of that solicitor, but I will come back to

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Beavis loses battle, wins war?

Today the Department for Communities and Local Government announced several new regulatory reforms set to be introduced on 6th April 2016. These includes: Amendments to off-street parking legislation will balance the right of land owners to control the use of

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A better alternative to the parking ticket…

I was sent this interesting video on an experiment to stop people abusing disabled spaces. I think you’ll agree this would be far more effective than sending £100 fines in the post after the event…

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How did the parking company find my address?

From: Phil Subject: Advice about a parking ticket Hi, I have received a parking ticket from a private company for parking by the garages outside my block of flats. It was fine to park here for many yeatrs before suddenly

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Not again Barry!!

Poor old Barry Beavis, of ParkingEye Vs Beavis fame, has only gone and got himself another ticket! My car, this morning. @johndewaalqc — Barry Beavis (@BarryBeavis) December 14, 2015 As readers of this site will know, Barry’s last ticket

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