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At this stage I just need to know where I stand. Their cameras obviously picked up me arriving in the morning but not leaving, and then leaving in the afternonn but not arriving. If they don't accept my explanation and "evidence" from my customers then they will demand the £100 and when I dont pay pass on to debt collectors. At this stage what do I do? I don't want a CCJ levelled against me, I won't pay the £100.....what action are they likely to take and what should I be doing?
Neither...IThe service station has 2 hours free parking. I arrived at about 8.00 a.m and left at about 8.30 a.m. I then drove to my appointments in Paisley and Falkirk and just coincidentally stopped off at the same services at around 5.30 p.m. for a toliet stop. So in total I was parked for only 45 minutes, but over two visits. They are saying I arrived at 8.00 a.m. and stayed ther until 5.30
FOR JOMO1972 My meeting in Paisley was with a customer. My car is a gold Jaguar, but I was in my wife's Hyndai i20 (the car that has received the fine). My customer walked me to the car at around 12.30 to drop off my bag and we were having lunch. The Hyndai stood out amongst all the Jags/BMWs/Mercs etc and I joked about times being tough. He will certainly confirm i was in a Blue Huyndai i20 and taht I told him it was my wife's (obviously he wont beable to recall the reg'n number). I have told Parking Eye this.
Yes she is the registered keeper and and yes she has named me as the driver.
I do not deny entering at the time they said nor do i deny leaving at the time they said, so yes I did enter at 8.00 and I did leave 5.30. However I left at 8.30 and re entered at 5.00 (all timings approximate). Therefore if they are using a camera/registration recognition system they MUST be able to see that I left at around 8.30 and re-entered at 5.00, but what you are saying is that they won't really care because the onus is on me to prove it, not on them to check and rectify their error. is that basically the sum of it?
Thanks for all your help. Just one last question: when you say court would that be magistrates or small claims court?