Alex, I have since received an email from the firm who have tried to issue a parking fine. See the detail below. Would you please provide advice? Note the car was not parked on the hatched yellow lines, I avoided the no parking areas, and a valid parking ticket was displayed.
Thank you for your email regarding the above Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
I will offer the following comments as to why this PCN was correctly issued and is still payable.
The site in question is subject to terms and conditions, which are stated on signs throughout the area. As these terms were breached on the date in question, a PCN was correctly and legitimately issued.
As you are aware the vehicle was parked outside of a marked bay.
You will find enclosed a photographic example of the type of signage erected by our client.
The signage on site is sufficient and is in line with the guidelines laid down by the British Parking Association (BPA).
The majority of motorists who park at the site do so without receiving a PCN. This is undoubtedly due to the fact that they are aware of the terms and conditions of the site and park in conformity with them. If as you claim the signage was inadequate, the terms and conditions of the site would be unknown to the majority of drivers, and many more motorists would receive PCNs on this site.
What you need to do now
Please pay £120.00 by 5th March 2015. Payment can be made online or by phone. Go towww.parkingcsl.co.uk or phone 0844 556 0685. You can find full details of how to pay on the reverse of the letter(s) sent.
What will happen if you do not pay what you owe
If the amount is not paid by the date shown above, we will recommend that court action be taken to recover the outstanding balance.
What if you do not agree
Although any correspondence that does not provide further evidence will be noted and retained, I cannot guarantee that we will reply to it.
· This Penalty Charge Notice was issued under section 219 of the Transport Act 2000, Railway Byelaws section 14.
· If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the appeals process you can write directly to South West Trains using the address below.
South West Trains
Parking Collection Services
P.O. Box 411
T: 0844 556 0685