I telephoned the Retailer (Aldi) where I got my PCN in Feb 2015 that was in the GPEOL cases and told them about my letter from Wright Hassall and that I believed it was a 'conflict of interest'. I shopped at the store, had a receipt and overstayed unknowingly.The Prankster therefore recommends to motorists who have a parking appeal due to be held by Wright Hassall that they contact the landowner and inform them that the POPLA process is in their opinion no longer independent but is being conducted by debt collectors who work on behalf of parking companies. They can also point out that Wright Hassall do not appear to understand the law regarding parking charges, as evidenced by their court defeats on this matter, such as in this case recently held in Cardiff.
Aldi didn't seem comfortable or aware Wright Hassall had in effect replaced POPLA. Aldi asked me to cancel my appeal and they would cancel the PCN subject to the appeal not having taken place.
I had a phone call from Aldi yesterday confirming they had told Parking Eye to cancel my PCN. RESULT!
The Parking Prankster