Dear Sir/Madam My Car was clamped for an unpaid fine, although I was led to believe it had been paid by the council, when I was offered the option to pay it off. This I did for all 5, however, they say this one was not included.
No I feel I didnt pay it
My address is now changed. I moved in April 2012, got the fines in June/July. DVLA details were changed in November 2012. My post office redirection stopped in October 2012.
yes, but I never had a letter to say 1/6 was rejected
Hi Jo C
I incurred 6 bus penalty fines in total, for driving at the end of the bus lane to turn left, as the right lane is traffic going to the right (and Im going left). I did this for approx. 2/3 weeks, then had 6 fines land through my letter box some time later. I paid the first 3, no quibbling, when I got the next 3 I was financial heartbroken. I appealed these and EVENTUALLY in September I believed I was given the option to pay them all at the 50% discounted rate after pleading and writing to my MP who wrote to them. At this point I paid the last three all off, or so I thought. The fines were always referred to collectively. In October my redirection expired, and council apparently wrote to me at the old address in September saying 1 was not accepted... I never received this correspondence stating it was unpaid nor that this 1 fine was not part of this deal!!! Next thing 1.5 years later my car is clamped!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I show via credit card statements that I have paid the fine I was clamped for. To cover they say they reimbursed me for two due to ONE admin error! (So why two?). However, I was only aware of one error. I have verified this with my credit card company and have indeed been reimbursed £130 which suggests two fines. In my opinion the council have made a few errors, like we all do from time to time, however, why have I been charged £500 for their mistakes when they got their money in the end. Why would they reimburse me if 1 fine is still outstanding. Why would I respond to 5 fines and not the other??? Sorry I know its confusing - but in short I can show I have paid for 6, reimbursed for 1 error, but their email says I paid a fine twice!!!!!!!!!!!! why on earth would I do that, when I don't want to pay it in the 1st place.
Is the issue that you didn't pay one fine in particular? Yes
When my car was clamped they said one fine was outstanding, not an amount.
yes I did get it
not when they rejected my representation, as I thought the 50% was also being offered on this one too.
Yes I got the original PCN
yes I appealed along with the rest within the 28 days given
I don't remember what the decision was on that particular one, as it was more than one that was appealed. Eventually after writing to the MP who wrote to them. I was given the opportunity to pay the remainder at a 50% discount and I did.
ok thanx for your response, how do I make a statutory declaration? and who too?
Hello Jo C
I have made contact with the court to obtain a statutory declaration and they say,because I believe I have paid it, I do not fit their criteria, therefore my only option to seak legal advise or visit the CAB or go back to the council.
I'm now not sure what to do. Do you have any other thoughts on this pls?
I thought I had, but apparently I had 1 outstanding - my redirection had finished so I didnt get any of their letters
even if I have now paid the bailiffs?
Sorry Jo was on leave so just saw your response. Happy New Year
When the baliff claimed my car for the unpaid fine, I paid them to release my car.
I am so confused as the council wont answer any of my emails they say the matter is closed. The stat dec people say because I thought I paid it, I need to back to the council and they cannot do anything.