BEWARE OF PARKING AT THE SHERIDAN CENTRE

Gin555

Newbie
I received a £100 fine last week for parking at the Sheridan Centre car park without a ticket ( at the beginning of June)
I would never park and not pay, and by sheer chance, my car was in need of a clear out and I found the very ticket . If I hadn't been so untidy ; it would have been their word against mine, and we all know who would win that argument.

I will not be parking there again - beware !
 

wmrcomputers

Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist
Lots of similar comments on Spotted Stafford facebook group about that car park. One person punched in just one digit of their registration wrong and received a fine. Despite it being an obvious error they still insisted the fine was to be paid.

Don't quote me on this, but afaik they don't legally have much of a leg to stand on if you refuse to pay anyway. At least that's what many others have claimed.
 

The Hawk

Well-Known Forumite
I received a £100 fine last week for parking at the Sheridan Centre car park without a ticket ( at the beginning of June)
I would never park and not pay, and by sheer chance, my car was in need of a clear out and I found the very ticket . If I hadn't been so untidy ; it would have been their word against mine, and we all know who would win that argument.

I will not be parking there again - beware !

Have a look at this website http://www.pepipoo.com/. In particular, go to 'Forums' and the section on 'Private Parking Tickets & Clamping'. It should save you £100.
 

Gareth

Well-Known Forumite
Don't think their is a need to overreact here.

I also had a fine at the end of May simply as a had secured the ticket correctly in the car after I purchased it.

to a warden if the ticket is not visible then it looks to them you have not paid quite reasonable really.

I produced my ticket as proof and the fine was retracted. If they refuse to do so they have no leg to stand on then
 

wildwood

Well-Known Forumite
My grandparents in their late 80's have recently had a notice through their door. :grr: They've been parking there for years. Scaremongering letters which sent fear through them was soon sorted sensibly.
 

Floss

Well-Known Forumite
My grandparents in their late 80's have recently had a notice through their door. :grr: They've been parking there for years. Scaremongering letters which sent fear through them was soon sorted sensibly.


My parents had that issue my dad ended up paying a hundred pound fine after he tried to challenge it the first time. The letters were quite threatening He did get some of the money back after a struggle. The time they said he entered and left were untrue luckily he was able to prove he didn't leave at the time they said he did. It's a disgrace, he now doesn't use that carpark and neither do others he knows. bad news travels fast, I expect they have lost a lot of customers by now.
 

Augfornov

A few posts under my belt
Don't think their is a need to overreact here.

I also had a fine at the end of May simply as a had secured the ticket correctly in the car after I purchased it.

to a warden if the ticket is not visible then it looks to them you have not paid quite reasonable really.

I produced my ticket as proof and the fine was retracted. If they refuse to do so they have no leg to stand on then
At this car park they use cameras as a basis for issuing the tickets not a warden on foot.
 

Really?

Well-Known Forumite
Britannia Parking: ACCOUNTS COVER 18 MONTHS

Turnover: £14 million
Cost of Sales £10.5 Million
Gross Profit: £3.6 Million
Turnover for managed sites: £3.3 Million
Administration Expenses £3.9 Million

Ultimate Controlling Director G Stuart who has a £505,000 interest free loan from the company.
A Directors loan has been written off to the value of £498,500
The company also pays Peak Performance Professional Contracts £367,560 in the period for the services of G Stuart
 

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Gin555

Newbie
I received a £100 fine last week for parking at the Sheridan Centre car park without a ticket ( at the beginning of June)
I would never park and not pay, and by sheer chance, my car was in need of a clear out and I found the very ticket . If I hadn't been so untidy ; it would have been their word against mine, and we all know who would win that argument.

I will not be parking there again - beware !
Don't think their is a need to overreact here.

I also had a fine at the end of May simply as a had secured the ticket correctly in the car after I purchased it.

to a warden if the ticket is not visible then it looks to them you have not paid quite reasonable really.

I produced my ticket as proof and the fine was retracted. If they refuse to do so they have no leg to stand on then
I concur with your reply and would have put up a good fight had I not found the ticket but I think it's wrong and of concern for the many people who park there who don't know about these websites or who are elderly and don't need the stress
 
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Gareth

Well-Known Forumite
Well now I am confused how this site works.

I had a ticket and left a good 20mins before it was due up. Ironically it had fallen probably as I shut the door.

I had thought a warden had noticed this logged it then I received notification. I thought easily done just doing their job as the ticket had accidently become not visible. I provided proof and they wrote to the dropping the case no issue.

now if this site uses cameras and I had left after the ticket expired then fair enough, the rules are clear and that would have been my fault, drivers and car park users have no excuse.

But how does one get a bloody ticket when a camera would clearly show I left well before the expiry.
 

alphagamma

Well-Known Forumite
Britannia Parking: ACCOUNTS COVER 18 MONTHS

Turnover: £14 million
Cost of Sales £10.5 Million
Gross Profit: £3.6 Million
Turnover for managed sites: £3.3 Million
Administration Expenses £3.9 Million

Ultimate Controlling Director G Stuart who has a £505,000 interest free loan from the company.
A Directors loan has been written off to the value of £498,500
The company also pays Peak Performance Professional Contracts £367,560 in the period for the services of G Stuart

Bloke down the pub says it has been suggested by a legal person that all the fines issued by the council aren't valid because they didn't introduce the parking decriminalisation legislation properly. Extortion of millions of quid!
 

ATJ

Well-Known Forumite
Bloke down the pub says it has been suggested by a legal person that all the fines issued by the council aren't valid because they didn't introduce the parking decriminalisation legislation properly. Extortion of millions of quid!

Firstly, what a load of bollocks.
Secondly, this isn't a council car park.
 

proactive

Enjoying a drop of red.
Bloke down the pub says it has been suggested by a legal person that all the fines issued by the council aren't valid because they didn't introduce the parking decriminalisation legislation properly. Extortion of millions of quid!

can you produce evidence to prove it's bollocks?
Can you produce evidence to prove its not bollocks, rather than just hearsay from 'some bloke down the pub'?
 
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PeterD

ST16 Represent.
I have seen these men down the pub, I wouldn't trust them with my pint whilst I nip to the gents let alone legal advice.
 

alphagamma

Well-Known Forumite
You're obviously frequenting the wrong sort of pub. This one is packed full of QCs and judges, especially on karaoke nite.
 

ATJ

Well-Known Forumite
Thirdly, there was no mention of car parks.
Fourthly, can you produce evidence to prove it's bollocks?
You specifically said 'parking decriminalisation' in a thread about car parks. Is it my fault you're talking irrelevant bollocks in a thread about private car parks?
There's no need to prove a negative. Show me the case file where all the council's tickets have been thrown out. It'd be all over the E&S if it was true, they love a 'poor drivers' story.
 
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