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Beavis not applicable to paid parking case

From: Mark In August 2018, we parked in a car park operated by Smart Parking Ltd and paid £5 for 3 hours. We were there for just under 3 hours. A week later Smart Parking sent a demand for £100

Readers’ emails: PCM UK beaten in court

I parked in a residential bay in a private carpark run by PCM uk.  I displayed a disabled badge as my father was in the car with me. When I returned I had received a yellow sticker that looked very

VCS lose again, judge notes they have no case

From: Alexander Hi, I’ve just come out of court after successfully defending a claim from VCS [Vehicle Control Services]. Just wanted to say a quick thanks to you for the information on your site. It has been invaluable. The hearing

1 *million* increase in private parking tickets last year

Despite the government planning to crack down on private parking companies with the Parking (Code of Practice) Act, they still managed to issue a record number of tickets last year. In the 2018-19 financial year, they issued 6.8 million tickets,

Readers emails: We’re not the cowboys you’re looking for…

From: [Redacted] Hi I’m enquiring if you have any civil enforcement jobs going I’m an experienced enforcement officer and am looking for a second job doing it I currently work for ukpc and am looking for another 30 hours a

Link Parking lose in Bristol (again)

Case Case No. D8GF2F8Z Claimant – Link Parking Ltd. Defendant – Mr. A Background The PCN was issued at a private block of apartments in Bristol city center. Basically, the property management company temporarily introduced a parking management scheme owing

Parking (Code of Practice) Bill Committee meeting (Video)

On Thursday this week the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill Committee met to discuss the new legislation. The parking companies were again torn to shreds by MPs, being described as “rogues, extortionists, scammers, and scoundrels who cannot be trusted to

A clever tip to prove you didn’t ‘double dip’

From: Darren Hi, I notice that you have some bits on your site about “Double Dipping” and some advise that might help people who have had this scam tried. I recently was double dipped in Sainsbury’s in Kidderminster. I went

Smart motorist calls MIL’s bluff

From: Robert Hi. Just thought I’d chip in with my case regarding MIL Collections Ltd. Thanks to your website, I decided to ignore all correspondence from these chancers regarding a parking notice debt that they had bought off DRP (debt

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