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Post by whistlinggypsy on Wed 5 Mar 2014 - 18:24

First topic message reminder :

Renewing 70+ and C1 licence together is a daunting procedure with pages and pages of forms D46P, D4 and D2 forms to fill in, good job I have a very friendly doctor, just waiting for them all to arrive then make appointment with Doctor for a good 30 minutes as some parts have to be filled in in the presence of the Doc.

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Post by whistlinggypsy on Sun 11 May 2014 - 21:00

Just received (last Friday) a letter that took 9 days to arrive that I have to go for a further eye test (peripheral range because of my glaucoma) so now really struggling to get my licence back before France trip.
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Post by KSH on Sun 11 May 2014 - 21:05

Have you made an appointment yet? when is it and when do you set off? fingers crossed, maybe put a note in the envelope explaining your situation

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Post by Chameleon on Sun 11 May 2014 - 21:13

 Bob I am sorry you are going through this. We can say we know how you feel as Colin went through the same. His licence came back beginning of April I believe.
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Sun 11 May 2014 - 22:27

Ken, i got the letter on Friday @ 13.00hrs and immediately rang the clinic for an appointment but was told they had NOT received the instruction from the dvla and could not give me an appointment until they did.

So I did a bit of crying and begging and was told to wait until after lunch, well at 15.00hrs they rang me with a date of 16th May and I cried and begged some more, another wait of 90 minutes when they rang back and gave me one for Monday at 14.30 so at least I have got one now.

I will ask them to put a letter and a copy of my Eurotunnel crossing (for proof) in with the results and then await the outcome.

Joyce now I know what Colin went through, I cannot understand why a letter takes 9 days to arrive from Swansea and why they actually wait 7 weeks before they act in the 1st place, I do not really blame the dvla wholly as they must be under a great strain with the closure of all the local offices.

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Post by Chameleon on Mon 12 May 2014 - 8:53

Bob Colin received a letter which appeared to have taken days to arrive but the envelope postmark revealed the letter must have been posted a couple of days before. It would appear DVLA pre date the letters.
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Mon 12 May 2014 - 10:41

So they write you a letter then leave it laying around the office for days until someone decides think I will run down to the post office, a very strange way of doing business  Rolling Eyes
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Post by laneside on Mon 12 May 2014 - 10:46

18 days since I sent for the forms and nothing yet---------the DVLA are not fit for purpose at present apart from routine tax disc supplying
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Mon 12 May 2014 - 11:04

That is exactly what happened to me Alan, hope you get yours soon as when you do get you medical booked a.s.a.p. and get the forms back pronto.
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Mon 12 May 2014 - 15:35

Been for dvla examination and got a real positive result according to the optician 99.9% correct of the field vision test and 99% on the visual test, that will do me and then, so letter winging down to Swansea tonight and I might know the results in about 3 months if it goes like it has done so far.  Rolling Eyes
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Post by tessajoe on Mon 12 May 2014 - 15:59

well i bet your happy with that result.its a pity ashley cole didnt see his expulsion coming,or he would of resigned.instead of throwing the dummy out of the pram. Laughing

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Post by Chameleon on Mon 12 May 2014 - 16:36

Judging from when Colin sent his forms back to the medical team at DVLA you should just get your licence back in time to go France Bob  
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Mon 12 May 2014 - 17:21

Lets hope so Joyce, I will ring them in a couple of weeks and see what the position is and if they say yes you will get your C1/D1 and it has not arrived before the 29th I will go anyway as I have the letter from them, just have to explain in my perfect French the DVLA have got it.  affraid 
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Post by The Burchies on Mon 12 May 2014 - 18:04

Good news Bob, I'm sure everything will be ok by the end of the month!
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Post by laneside on Mon 12 May 2014 - 20:31

I will repeat what I put in an earlier post:-

DVLA ---not fit for purpose
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Post by laneside on Thu 15 May 2014 - 8:23

I rang the DVLA licensing department yesterday from a land line and guess what-----------


This call costs £1 53 per minute and you are in a queue of 240

What a blooming mess they have made of this service
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Thu 15 May 2014 - 13:36

affraid  God knows how much mine will be then Alan I have rung on several occasions and had to wait for an answer  affraid
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Post by The Burchies on Thu 15 May 2014 - 18:25

If you have used the "0300" no. It's only standard rate at 9p/min...apparently?
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Post by laneside on Thu 15 May 2014 - 19:12

Ah that is the number that put me through to Ireland first off and incidentley was answered almost immediately but when they tried to transfer me I got cut off

As an aside I tried to make an appointment at our doctors today to get the D4 filled in could not get a date but it is £125-00
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Post by Chameleon on Thu 15 May 2014 - 20:59

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As an aside I tried to make an appointment at our doctors today to get the D4 filled in could not get a date but it is £125-00
Good few years ago it was approaching £125. but think most have patients complained and now it's £84 . Surprised
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Post by laneside on Tue 20 May 2014 - 17:54

Well just a month on and I have received the forms from DVLA so still in time to set the ball rolling I hope.  My only advice for anyone approaching 70 is get the ball rolling as soon as possible as the DVLA at Swansea are drowning
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Post by The Burchies on Tue 20 May 2014 - 18:08

Well I'm not 50 yet so might get the ball rolling this year!  Very Happy 
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Post by laneside on Tue 20 May 2014 - 18:24

Pffffft nowt but a pup they will have changed the rules a dozen times or more before you are in the old boys league with me and Bobj
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Tue 20 May 2014 - 18:25

Still awaiting mine after the eye test they required, hopefully by Friday I should know, on Monday I will be contacting them as its getting too close to Amboise. I am into my 12th week now.
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Post by laneside on Tue 20 May 2014 - 18:30

do not hold your breath Bob just go to France and if you get pulled by the Gendarmes we will back you and tell em it is our DVLA s fault. you have more chance of getting gassed in your van than getting pulled overnightovernight
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Post by laneside on Tue 20 May 2014 - 18:31

Oooops knew I Pad not used got driving it yet
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Fri 23 May 2014 - 11:53

There is good news and bad news about my Licence, the good news is I have been awarded my C1/D1 entitlement and the DVLA has sent my licence out by post, the bad news is they have not put the entitlements on it and it is invalid and has to be sent back  Evil or Very Mad 

Now after loads of pleading with the office this morning they have issued another licence with the entitlements on it but it will not be posted until Tuesday, (Bank Holiday Weekend) and we leave for France on Friday so now I will be in the hands of the post office, bearing in mind the last letter they sent me took 9 days to arrive, so some panicking is still going on.
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Post by KSH on Fri 23 May 2014 - 12:05

Offer to pay for next day delivery, registered post

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Post by whistlinggypsy on Fri 23 May 2014 - 12:21

I did Ken and they told me it was not their policy to do this all the mail for each day is collected by the Royal Mail at their posting department and NO exceptions will be entered into (bummer)  Crying or Very sad 
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Post by KSH on Fri 23 May 2014 - 12:53

A nice email to royal mail then, Just explain the situation and ask when is it likely to be delivered if they collect it from DVLA on Tuesday, you never know Very Happy

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Post by Don Quixote. on Fri 23 May 2014 - 12:56

Try a bike courier service, they might be able to collect today and drop it off later today. Might be costly, but worth it.
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Now after loads of pleading with the office this morning they have issued another licence with the entitlements on it but it will not be posted until Tuesday, (Bank Holiday Weekend) and we leave for France on Friday so now I will be in the hands of the post office, bearing in mind the last letter they sent me took 9 days to arrive, so some panicking is still going on.
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Fri 23 May 2014 - 15:04

I have had a word with Steve our very friendly postman and he will keep a daily lookout for the dvla mail addressed to me and as he does not cover our postcode until around 13.00hrs daily he will make a swift detour as soon as he spots it

i had a quote from bike courier co. and its not worth the cost, I have until Saturday at the latest to receive it and I have then put in place a system to have it sent to the site in France recorded airmail.

Mark, already done and sorted  cheers 
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Post by elldwin on Fri 23 May 2014 - 15:29

With all this worry and hassle you will be glad to get to France with a few of these     and lots of this.    and some of this (hopefully)    sunny  so we can   

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Post by whistlinggypsy on Fri 23 May 2014 - 16:14

You said it Jan, don't think I will going through this again in 3 years so Buffy will be going sometime before then.
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Post by SandJ on Fri 23 May 2014 - 16:39

Fingers crossed Bob what a load of meddling. Have you got someone who can get into yours and post it on to you?
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Fingers crossed Bob what a load of meddling. Have you got someone who can get into yours and post it on to you?

All arranged Steve, hopefully by Friday I will have it as we are meeting Baza on Friday night down Sandy/Potton way then down for another night near the Tunnel, both places are public houses and I didn't book them  Rolling Eyes 
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I tried to put up a good fight Steve but Rina insisted thats where we are going, and I never disagree with a lady.  Rolling Eyes 
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Post by SandJ on Fri 23 May 2014 - 18:11

What you want is a local bitch that has grandfather rights and who goes wherever you go. You drive their 3.5ton and they drive Buffy then swop vans when you arrive x
Have a great trip all of you

Bob I believe Bazza knows a good pup when he sees one. It is just football team he struggles with lol
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All arranged Steve, hopefully by Friday I will have it as we are meeting Baza on Friday night down Sandy/Potton way then down for another night near the Tunnel, both places are public houses and I didn't book them  Rolling Eyes 

Where abouts in Sandy/Potton will you all be as that is where I live?
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All arranged Steve, hopefully by Friday I will have it as we are meeting Baza on Friday night down Sandy/Potton way then down for another night near the Tunnel, both places are public houses and I didn't book them  Rolling Eyes 

Where abouts in Sandy/Potton will you all be as that is where I live?

Hi Cheryl, we are stopping overnight at The Waggon and Horses @ Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, SG8 before heading for Folkestone.

Maybe if you around you can call in on us for a coffee, or something stronger  Wink 
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Thats very kind of you Bob.  I will see what we are up to as you will only be 7 miles from us.
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Will do Cheryl, got your PM thanks  Wink 
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Update on things so far, well the licence they posted last Friday (the invalid one) still has not arrived so this morning I rang the dvla again and explained if Friday's post has not arrived I have no chance of Tuesdays post arriving before I leave home.

Well there is something they can do, they will FAX/MAIL an official document with the entitlements on it to any address in Europe which is a legal document and complies with EU rules, but not to a UK address  Rolling Eyes 

So if it has not arrived by Fridays post I have call the dvla and give them the FAX No of the site we are staying on and they will send the document. What a ruddy mess these people are in.
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Its taking all the pleasure out of the planning and arrangements we have made with each other, but come hell or highwater we will be on that train on Sunday morning, see ya all soon for a great time in France sorry Mike  Wink
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