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Drivers who abuse parking spaces face fines at St Gluvias Church hall, Penryn

By G_Davies  |  Posted: February 01, 2013

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Drivers who abuse the private parking spaces at St Gluvias Church hall in Penryn now risk a hefty fine.

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) has made the decision to contract Armtrac Security Services to manage the service at West Street to tackle the problem.

Annie Jones from the PCC said: "Over the last few months we have been trying to increase the use of the church hall and give it a new lease of life.

"This has meant that the parking spaces are now needed for the users of the hall. The continued use by the general public is causing inconvenience both to the legitimate users of the hall and the residents of Calver Close."

As a result the PCC decided that the spaces must be managed for the benefit of those people using the hall for activities.

Armtrac signs are going up this week and letters have been sent to residents in and around Calver Close and West Street, as well as many of the vehicles that were parked there.

"We hope and trust you will understand our need to introduce these new arrangements," added Ms Jones.

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  • jimjams2011  |  February 01 2013, 5:12PM

    The money they're spending on traffic scum they should consider utilising for a decorator instead.

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  • Armtrac  |  February 01 2013, 4:06PM

    Nobody is facing any sort of 'fine' as only the courts can issue fines! This is very misleading, the only thing that Armtrac issue is an invoice, cleverly disguised as an official looking 'penalty charge notice' or similar, using language intended to scare motorists. These invoices have no legal basis and drivers are best off completely ignoring parking tickets (and therefore not entering into any kind of communication with such companies), unless they have been issued by the council or police (if this occurs then seek advice). Private parking companies have no legal authority to 'fine' motorists and it is also worth noting that clamping is now illegal under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. See http://tinyurl.com/3h2xx3x for advice.

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  • Armtrac  |  February 01 2013, 4:02PM

    Nobody is facing any sort of 'fine' as only the courts can issue fines! This is very misleading, the only thing that Armtrac issue is an invoice, cleverly disguised as an official looking 'penalty charge notice' or similar, using language intended to scare motorists. These invoices have no legal basis and drivers are best off completely ignoring parking tickets (and therefore not entering into any kind of communication with such companies), unless they have been issued by the council or police. Private parking companies have no legal authority to 'fine' motorists and it is also worth noting that clamping is now illegal under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. See http://tinyurl.com/3h2xx3x for advice.

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  • Cknocker  |  February 01 2013, 3:57PM

    How very Christian! Appointing one of the biggest scum firms around! By the way these are not fines but unenforceable parking charges.

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