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Friday, 13 January 2017

AS Parking and Gladstones scam exposed

AS Parking  v Ms W Claim C1GF1V09 13/12/2016 Worcester

A motorist has just won an 18 month case against what The Prankster would like to describe as unconscionable parasitic weasels, except that might be defamatory to weasels.

Just when you think AS Parking and Gladstones Solicitors can sink no lower, this happens.

The motorist parked at Perranporth car park in August 2015. AS Parking has just taken over the car park, and the signs looked distinctly shoddy, being made up of sticky numbers and letters. The motorist checked the signage, such as it was, purchased a ticket and displayed it on their windscreen. They then took their kids to the bathroom and returned to the car to get items for the beach.

An attendant was there writing a charge notice

The motorist pointed out their ticket which although slightly under the dash was still fully visible. The motorist pointed out the ticket and asked the warden to stop, He refused and said they must go through the appeals process.

The motorist decided to fight this all the way, which turned out to be court in Worcester.

The judge to 10 minutes to decide there was no evidence that any contravention occurred, and dismissed the claim with costs against AS Parking.

Although this was due to be paid by the 30th Dec Gladstones forgot to post it and the cheque finally arrived on the 6th Jan.

Prankster Note

Bottom feeding parking companies like to pretend a ticket has not been displayed when it has, and so take specially angled photographs to try and fool the courts. If your car has been ticketed in this type of circumstance you should take photographs of your own to prove the ticket was visible.

You should then complaint to the regulatory body that the parking company is using predatory practices. The BPA is usually very good at investigating. However the IPC is likely to fob you off as The Prankster has never known Will Hurley or John Davies to investigate properly any complaint. You should therefore escalate this to the DVLA and query whether the IPC should retain ATA status as there is a clear conflict of interest with the same directors running Gladstones Solicitors, a known disreputable firm who file claims with no due diligence whatsoever.


9 comments:

  1. will the BMPA step up and apply for a civil restraining order against Sadstones?

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  2. Where there is pay and display I will also advise keeping the ticket for at least a month in case any begging letters arrive in due course as a result of phantom ticketing.

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    1. We've kept our ticket (and subsequent tickts) for at least a few months where A S parking is involved. They shoot from the side. Blindside you.

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  3. What would be even better is if the Secretary of State were to instruct the DVLA to premanently remove the IPC's ATA status due to that clear conflict of interest. The Agency will never do so voluntarily as the income stream is too valuable.

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    1. Couldn't agree more the whole set up stinks

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  4. can i just say we got PCN from AS PARKING and the ticket machine was kicking them out 12 months out of date never paid them told them we will do court this was in Perranporth seafront carpark

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    1. This was the same carpark we were at when we got a PCN. This blog is my story. The owner of AS parking is a cowboy at best. He will try to take you to court. I say fight! Save everything that gets posted to you as well as the original ticket of you still have it. It will be useful in court. I've done a ton of research and you can read up on the 'unfair customer contracts act 1999' in short the fine amount AS parking is charging is unfair and unjust.

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  5. I too was 'collared' by AS parking in Perranporth with ticket that was displayed albeit not on the dashboard but on the steering column (yes it was clearly visible by looking in the side window but maybe not if you stood at the front of the car 20 metres back which is where the photo was taken from). I too went through their independent appeals process, with a very poor 'juidical' review. Got the gladstone treatment but with the help of the Private Parking Appeals team, the case has been stayed. This whole process has dragged on from Sep-15 until today (17/01/2017). I wished now i had made a counterclaim of harassment but i didn't want to jeopardise my case by being greedy.

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    1. Remember that stayed does not mean its over. They can pay to unstay. It's not over until it is struck out, dismissed or discontinued. You can file a new claim for a data protection breach for 6 years after the breach.

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