£100 to buy a ticket?

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  1. Grendel

    Grendel Well-Known Member

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    Anyone going to the Butts needs to be aware that car parking charges now apply even for short visits to ticket office or one of those lovely private companies will be slapping you with a £100 fine
     
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    Are you speaking from bad experience?
     
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    Grendel Well-Known Member

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    No just been announced on the Ccfc site
     
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    Are you after a job writing headlines for the Telegraph?
     
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    It’s too clever for that
     
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    I’ll probably just pay the 50p parking charge rather than opt for a £100 fine.
     
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    If this stops one person getting caught by these sh*sters, then it's worth the thread. Thanks G
    I know there are probably signs up etc, but having been caught out previously by dubious signage, some of these operators annoy me.
     
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    Exactly I got done in a pub in Coundon once. The signs were not obvious at all fortunately I bought my drink on a credit card and got it back
     
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    I went there yesterday to get season tickets reprinted (the barcode issue), better not have been in place yesterday the bastards
     
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    Can only invoice you though can't they? You only have to pay council ones?
     
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    Grendel Well-Known Member

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    Most of these companies now chase people through the courts
     
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    My impression was that the fine has to be proportionate to the supposed loss of earnings. If it’s 50p to park or £100 fine they’d get laughed back out the courts.

    N.B. This does not constitute any kind of advice.
     
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    I see that they are now charging to Park at the Butts with the exception of Match days. So if you go to buy a ticket during none Ruby match days it will cost you a £1.00 or more depends how long you are there. The usual fines are £100 or £60 if paid within 14 days apply.

    Whatsup! not getting enough out of the City Fans at he Ricoh Arena so having to chase them around the City :happy::happy::happy::happy:
     
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    There was some incident I read where someone was one minute getting out late and was fined thousands in appeals etc and the judge sided with the company

    Most follow procedure to the letter. Even council parking fines are expensive on minimal fees

    It’s not worth the risk and even the summons to a small claim court can massively impact your credit ratings
     
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    I got done up at Tesco’s recently, think it was more than 100... 140 and 70 if you pay within 14 days or something like that. Had it been 25 id prob have just paid it , but no way paying that much so appealed it with the parking company first, got turned down and told to pay ... took it the parking association , after some investigation online about what to say and what grounds to appeal on, and they found in my favour...
     
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    Have a look at this guy on twitter....
    Hammering the Council for illegally issuing thousands of PCNs, assigning bailiffs etc... by the looks of it...(you will have to go back a few tweets) their signage is so wrong that people issued with notices can/should appeal... and technically the owe thousands in refunds if people do.
    Tweet I have linked is related to council denying link with a PR company...
    Sound familiar!!??
    ....worth looking at even if it might be different type of ticket... some might be able to go back and claim back from bus lane charges etc.....
    And gives another insight into the workings of CCC
     
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    Only thing I will say - don't be like that daft sod who spent £30,000 fighting a £100 (?)speeding fine for doing 34(?) in a 30 mph zone. Some things are worth taking on the chin.
     
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    I heard that guy is Les Reid
     
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    Nah it's somebody called richard I think.
     
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    I'm absolutely sick of the blatant profiteering going on which is being perpetrated by local authorities and government. In the last 12 months I've had;
    2 x parking fines when just dropping off (1 Cov hospital, 1 Liverpool Uni) - appeals in progress
    2 x bus lane fines (1 Cov, 1 Manchester) - both successfully appealed
    1 speeding - 33mph in a 30 zone in Rugby (admittedly my own fault)
    1 fine for not paying road tax, despite a direct debit being in place - successfully appealed
    1 toll road fine (successfully appealed) on the way to Liverpool

    Just feels like they're trying to constantly catch you out!
     
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    A good help Grendal, there will be no doubt some caught out in any parking area, its always best to look at Parking, my experience is the worst are Hotels, I got fined at the Holiday Inn Express in Filton last year for being 10 minutes over.
     
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    If this becomes an issue i'd suggest parking in the road on the left straight after the Butts, 1 min walk and no b*st*rd parking companies... dead end road and usually a few spaces!
     
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    Basically our services cost more than we are prepared to pay - Health used to be 5% of GDP, now 18% and rising still. Govt has to find other ways of raising cash other than charges. One way or another if we want stuff we are going to have to pay. And please don't say efficiency savings. I think we should screw more out of premier league professional footballers personally - how about Wayne Rooney Estate, with Colleen Drive - and he pays for it.
     
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    I’m thinking that pretty much everyone of SonofErnie’s examples were private companies out to make a profit (because that’s what they do) and not one penny of those fines goes anywhere near the NHS.

    If we need to pay more for a fit-for-purpose healthcare system then we should be paying more tax, not more fines!

    And in 2016 expenditure in NHS as proportion of gdp was 9.8% not 18%.
     
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    You need credit to buy a drink?
    Ffs times really are hard!
     
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    I don’t do cash
     
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    Are you royalty then?
     
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    No just normal. If I’d paid cash I’d end up being fined - I don’t see why anyone pays cash
     
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    I think it disgusting to charge people to park at a hospital. There is only one reason you are there. Heaping extra misery on folks is dispicable.
     
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    Im my pub its a pound charge to us your card.
     
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    Are you pissed already, or do you usually type that badly?
     
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    If you go in the week you can probably park in Broomfield Place or even Melbourne Road and walk through the railway tunnel. I think minimum charge in car park is 50p or you can park all day for £4. Matchday and events are £5 so not extortionate really.
     

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