Susan’s shopping centre boycott

St Helens Star: Susan’s shopping centre boycott Susan’s shopping centre boycott

DISABLED driver Susan Lee has turned her back on Ravenhead Retail Park over a parking ticket fine.

The Newton-le-Willows woman says she has switched her allegiance because of a blue badge problem with Leeds based UKCPS, which monitors use of the St Helens shopping centre car park.

She is in dispute with UKCPS, after being handed a parking ticket and threatened with a £100 fine.

Mrs Lee explained: “On March 20, after spending less than one hour on Ravenhead retail park, I found a parking ticket on my car.

“My blue badge is always displayed on the dash, but I must have caught it and flipped it closed, as I got out of the car.

“I then learned the car park is owned by a private company.”

She sent copies of the parking ticket and her blue badge credentials, appealed against the ticket issue and questioned the fact that it had been issued for parking beyond a stipulated time limit.

An angry Mrs Lee said: “They replied that the fine will stand but they would reduce it to £40, but if it was not paid within 14 days £100 is payable.

“This is harassment. The car park is not pay and display, so how can they legally demand money from me?

“I now go to Warrington Golden Square, where I am treated with respect by friendly attendants who understand the needs of disabled shoppers and families with young children.”

A spokesman for UKCPS told the Star: “Mrs Lee was issued with a ticket for parking in a disabled bay with no badge displayed.

“We have seen a copy of her blue badge and, as a gesture of goodwill, have reduced the payment to £40 to cover costs. She can still appeal independently to POPL A (Parking on Private Land Appeals).”

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6:23pm Fri 23 May 14

keepitreel says...

dont pay the fine and ask them to see you in court,this is NOT a parking fine but one for breach of contract,this states your entering into a contract with the land owner to park on their land for a designated time as set out by them,this is stated on the many signs on the carpark,but not one person has been taken to court as this would then be a president in law,they normally just write the fine off,as for the one on GOLDEN SQ,that is a pay and display and come under a different set of laws.
dont pay the fine and ask them to see you in court,this is NOT a parking fine but one for breach of contract,this states your entering into a contract with the land owner to park on their land for a designated time as set out by them,this is stated on the many signs on the carpark,but not one person has been taken to court as this would then be a president in law,they normally just write the fine off,as for the one on GOLDEN SQ,that is a pay and display and come under a different set of laws. keepitreel
  • Score: 6

11:01pm Fri 23 May 14

It's all a blur says...

Disgusting, this fine shouldn't stand. How can they justify £100?
Disgusting, this fine shouldn't stand. How can they justify £100? It's all a blur
  • Score: -2

11:30pm Fri 23 May 14

ruskindale says...

A company can not fine you!
Ignore all letters (about 6 in all) and do not reply.

Only the Council and Police can fine people for parking.
A company can not fine you! Ignore all letters (about 6 in all) and do not reply. Only the Council and Police can fine people for parking. ruskindale
  • Score: 3

7:17am Sat 24 May 14

ParkingTicketAppeals says...

we can help this customer, we can win her appeal for her, or we will pay her ticket
www.parkingticketapp
eals.org.uk
we can help this customer, we can win her appeal for her, or we will pay her ticket www.parkingticketapp eals.org.uk ParkingTicketAppeals
  • Score: -8

7:17am Sat 24 May 14

ParkingTicketAppeals says...

www.parkingticketapp
eals.org.uk
www.parkingticketapp eals.org.uk ParkingTicketAppeals
  • Score: -7

8:49am Sat 24 May 14

andyep34 says...

As already said throw it in the bin and ignore :)
read here

http://forums.pepipo
o.com/index.php?show
topic=46975
As already said throw it in the bin and ignore :) read here http://forums.pepipo o.com/index.php?show topic=46975 andyep34
  • Score: 0

12:31pm Sat 24 May 14

stevelunt says...

keepitreel wrote:
dont pay the fine and ask them to see you in court,this is NOT a parking fine but one for breach of contract,this states your entering into a contract with the land owner to park on their land for a designated time as set out by them,this is stated on the many signs on the carpark,but not one person has been taken to court as this would then be a president in law,they normally just write the fine off,as for the one on GOLDEN SQ,that is a pay and display and come under a different set of laws.
Lots of people have been taken to court for parking on private land for breach of contract
[quote][p][bold]keepitreel[/bold] wrote: dont pay the fine and ask them to see you in court,this is NOT a parking fine but one for breach of contract,this states your entering into a contract with the land owner to park on their land for a designated time as set out by them,this is stated on the many signs on the carpark,but not one person has been taken to court as this would then be a president in law,they normally just write the fine off,as for the one on GOLDEN SQ,that is a pay and display and come under a different set of laws.[/p][/quote]Lots of people have been taken to court for parking on private land for breach of contract stevelunt
  • Score: 3

12:32pm Sat 24 May 14

stevelunt says...

ruskindale wrote:
A company can not fine you!
Ignore all letters (about 6 in all) and do not reply.

Only the Council and Police can fine people for parking.
It is not a fine, it is a penalty for breach of contract, and they can take you to court if you are unlucky
[quote][p][bold]ruskindale[/bold] wrote: A company can not fine you! Ignore all letters (about 6 in all) and do not reply. Only the Council and Police can fine people for parking.[/p][/quote]It is not a fine, it is a penalty for breach of contract, and they can take you to court if you are unlucky stevelunt
  • Score: 3

1:07pm Sat 24 May 14

kjd161 says...

If people boycotted the retail park altogether in protest at these "fines", the stores there would soon sort it out.
If people boycotted the retail park altogether in protest at these "fines", the stores there would soon sort it out. kjd161
  • Score: 0

2:07pm Sat 24 May 14

ParkingTicketAppeals says...

Dont ignore letters from UKCPS they have a nasty habbit of issuing court claims against disabled people
www.bmpa.eu can signpost people in the right direction according to their needs
Dont ignore letters from UKCPS they have a nasty habbit of issuing court claims against disabled people www.bmpa.eu can signpost people in the right direction according to their needs ParkingTicketAppeals
  • Score: -4

8:27am Tue 27 May 14

frankly says...

the main point here is, the dla badge not displayed, lesson for all holders, MAKE SURE IT IS.. simple
the main point here is, the dla badge not displayed, lesson for all holders, MAKE SURE IT IS.. simple frankly
  • Score: 8

6:04pm Thu 29 May 14

keepitreel says...

stevelunt wrote:
ruskindale wrote:
A company can not fine you!
Ignore all letters (about 6 in all) and do not reply.

Only the Council and Police can fine people for parking.
It is not a fine, it is a penalty for breach of contract, and they can take you to court if you are unlucky
could you please give evidence that people have been taken to court by a PRIVATE company,and what was the ruling against the people.
[quote][p][bold]stevelunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ruskindale[/bold] wrote: A company can not fine you! Ignore all letters (about 6 in all) and do not reply. Only the Council and Police can fine people for parking.[/p][/quote]It is not a fine, it is a penalty for breach of contract, and they can take you to court if you are unlucky[/p][/quote]could you please give evidence that people have been taken to court by a PRIVATE company,and what was the ruling against the people. keepitreel
  • Score: 0

8:45am Fri 30 May 14

Alder Hey Roader says...

andyep34 wrote:
As already said throw it in the bin and ignore :)
read here

http://forums.pepipo

o.com/index.php?show

topic=46975
Do not ignore it, but also, do not pay the fine.
The rules have changed since the quoted article above was written.

Have a look at http://forums.moneys
avingexpert.com/show
thread.php?t=4816822

and read it in full.
[quote][p][bold]andyep34[/bold] wrote: As already said throw it in the bin and ignore :) read here http://forums.pepipo o.com/index.php?show topic=46975[/p][/quote]Do not ignore it, but also, do not pay the fine. The rules have changed since the quoted article above was written. Have a look at http://forums.moneys avingexpert.com/show thread.php?t=4816822 and read it in full. Alder Hey Roader
  • Score: 3

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