Avoid private parking charges this Christmas

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Friday, December 18th, 2020

With the two-week circuit breaker now over, Northern Ireland consumers will be leaving their homes for some last-minute Christmas shopping.


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As the number of cars visiting shopping centres, private car parks and retail outlets increases, so does the risk of receiving a private Parking Charge Notice (PCN).



The Consumer Council is urging consumers who receive a PCN to contact them in the first instance for advice and help in appealing it, within 28 days.

Noleen Charnley, Senior Consumer Protection Officer at The Consumer Council, says, “Nobody wants to end 2020 with a PCN, especially with the additional spending we do already at Christmas.

“If you receive a PCN you have 28 days to appeal it.

“Appeals not received within this timeframe will not be accepted.

“Any consumer receiving a PCN should contact us in the first instance.



“We can appeal this free of charge on your behalf, especially if you believe it has been issued unfairly.”

Noleen adds, “In the last 12 months, The Consumer Council has assisted almost 2,000 consumers across Northern Ireland and successfully appealed PCN’s totalling £156,500.”


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If you have received a PCN, please contact The Consumer Council on Freephone 0800 121 6022.

Alternatively, you can email contact@consumercouncil.org.uk.

You can download their Private Parking Charges Factsheet from their website.




Keep up to date with the latest Northern Ireland business news, marketing tips and tricks and advice for local businesses on the Tall Paul Marketing website.


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