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To think I shouldn't have gotten a parking ticket!?

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ShapesAreGreen Mon 05-Sep-16 20:03:06

I parked in a car park today. I went to buy a ticket, it wasn't working. I tried card and cash. I went to pick up my son from nursery, after a bloody hard day at work (building works so couldn't park in normal bit). I had no clue what to do, I tried phoning the company (the number that's written on the machine) but was on hold for ages and no one was picking up, so I wrote a note and put it on my car, explaining that the machine wasn't working and I had the money, I told them where I was if they really needed the money (I didn't expect them to come and find me though) but I was just saying that it was obvious I wasn't trying to get out of paying sad I know rules are rules, but it's just a bit depressing sad

Buzzardbird Mon 05-Sep-16 20:05:27

So you got a ticket? Bit confused.

ShapesAreGreen Mon 05-Sep-16 20:06:38

Unfortunately, yes sad

MsVestibule Mon 05-Sep-16 20:07:27

Is it a council car park, or a private contractor? Either way, you should definitely appeal. A letter stating exactly what you've stated here should be fine.

Buzzardbird Mon 05-Sep-16 20:08:53

Go on Martin Lewis website if you need information on how to appeal. Sounds very unfair.

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Mon 05-Sep-16 20:09:00

Robbing bastards!
Appeal! Show copy of phone bill to show you got through and were on hold etc.

ShapesAreGreen Mon 05-Sep-16 20:13:12

Glad I'm not unreasonable!

I think I'll appeal then, thank you

WaitrosePigeon Mon 05-Sep-16 20:14:32

Appeal! You'll be fine. Robbing arseholes.

ShapesAreGreen Mon 05-Sep-16 20:21:14

Oh btw it says from parking partnership

Floods123 Mon 05-Sep-16 22:39:23

Sounds like private. If so do not appeal or contact them at all. It is not legally enforceable. Ignore all letters and they will go away in the end.

SpaghettiMeatballs Mon 05-Sep-16 22:43:59

I appealed a parking ticket earlier this year where I'd paid but selected the wring vehicle from the drop down list on my phone.

I won so well wort appealing.

whatsthecomingoverthehill Mon 05-Sep-16 22:49:15

Ignore floods as that is not always the case. Money saving expert or the pepipoo forums is where you need to go for current advice.

RealityCheque Mon 05-Sep-16 22:50:07

You deserve a fine for using the word "gotten".

whatsthecomingoverthehill Mon 05-Sep-16 22:52:35

Is that supposed to be funny Reality or are you just being a twat?

Eyedrophell Mon 05-Sep-16 22:52:39

I appealed a parking ticket, over stayed by 10mins, had broken down. Was overturned. Worth doing.

WamBamThankYouMaam Mon 05-Sep-16 23:03:45

Floods that isn't true any more, parking regs have been updated and advice is not to ignore now.

OP yes you should appeal, as you were physically unable to make payment due to their facility being out of service.

Mummaaaaaah Mon 05-Sep-16 23:13:52

I'm going through this. Should I appeal or not? (We're at debt collectors letters stage). All the bloody train strikes shut down the small stations round our way so exerting has to drive to another station. I had to drinking at school / clubs etc so could only get to station for 8.30. All bays full. Spoke to station staff who said buy a ticket and as long as you don't block anyone you can park on the side out of the way. Got a ticket. Then another for parking in electric car bay 2 minutes early. J have paid for tickets on these days. DH thinks I should have just paid the ticket but I'm furious and want to make a stand. Thoughts?

Mummaaaaaah Mon 05-Sep-16 23:14:20

Sorry OP bit of a hijack.

EggbertHeartsTina Mon 05-Sep-16 23:21:17

Mummy you had to drive to what station???

Mummaaaaaah Mon 05-Sep-16 23:22:54

That is the worst auto correct I have ever experienced. Apologies. Massive apologies. Will try to edit.

Argh!

Mummaaaaaah Mon 05-Sep-16 23:25:06

That was supposed to say another station. And I wasn't drinking. My bloody eye sights going!!

CrustyCrocodile Tue 06-Sep-16 02:38:40

I agree Reality. But she also said "no clue" so must be American

BummyMummy77 Tue 06-Sep-16 02:48:08

Not American. Americans don't say 'nursery' or 'bloody'.

CrustyCrocodile Tue 06-Sep-16 02:59:07

Another example of Americanisms infiltrating our country then.

Oblomov16 Tue 06-Sep-16 03:06:06

Op, definitely appeal.
I did, for those exact reasons: I had taken every 'reasonable' attempt/effort to pay/purchase a ticket. Was let off.

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