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Private Car Park, PCN for parking in a private spot of interview
tomtomtom
post Fri, 24 May 2019 - 14:25
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My mrs had a job interview and parked on the company's car park. The sign said that it was private parking, but she was told that this would be okay as long as once at reception she entered our registration num into a particular ipad. Prior to signing in the car, she was distracted by events relating to the interview and didn't get chance to sign in, then forgot she hadn't once the interview was over, and just drove off. Now we've received a PCN (from Civil Enforcement Ltd, a private parking company who doubtlessly won't be sympathetic). We rang the receptionist of the company she had an interview with, but she said we had to deal directly with Civil Enforcement Ltd. Any thoughts on our next move?

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post Fri, 24 May 2019 - 14:51
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Post up the PCN received and if possible some pictures of the signs. Or give us the location and Google street maps can be referred to.
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post Sat, 25 May 2019 - 02:46
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The address is: Helly Hansen watersports centre, The Quays, Salford. I will post a picture of the PCN later when I get a better camera. Thank you.
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post Sat, 25 May 2019 - 08:45
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Is this the place?

The onmly sign I can see looks as though it says something like "authorised parking" or similar. I can't quite read it. I'm afraid you may have to go down there and take some photos of th signs. Did she go through the barrier?
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tomtomtom
post Sat, 25 May 2019 - 09:25
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Yes, she went through the barrier.

(Will go take a photo, not sure exactly when I can get down there, Wednesday at the latest but hopefully well in advance of that, thanks for helping)
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post Sat, 25 May 2019 - 10:18
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Sorry to keep asking questions. Did the barrier raise for her, ie did she puch a button and someone raised the barrier.

The alleged breach was "Permit Holders Only" so those signs could be saying permit holders only and not odffering a contract to park for non permit holders. To claim otherwise is perverse. Yes, please get hold of pictures of the signs.

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post Mon, 27 May 2019 - 06:16
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post Mon, 27 May 2019 - 08:34
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So the first sign says "Centre Users Only" , the Mrs was and therefore permitted to park.

Second sign said "Permit Holders Only" and made no offer to non permit holders. Only claim would be from the landholder for nominal trespass

Third sign contains instructions that were not on the other signs.

You could claim that if the barrier was initially closed and it was raised for your wife to enter then that is their permition for your wife to park.

As a consumer when there are conflicting signs then you you are entitled to use the most advantageous to you.

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post Mon, 27 May 2019 - 16:09
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Thanks ostell. From what I can gather the barrier remains open throughout the working day. Certainly it was open when she arrived, so wasn't specifically raised for her. With this in mind, if the law is that a consumer is entitled to use the most advantageous sign (in this case 'For Centre Users only', which clearly she was) is it not enough to simply prove she was a centre user without any mention of the barrier being initially closed? And if so, is there a specific rule in law that she can quote? thanks in advance.
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