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parking charge, fine,

Discussion in 'off topic' started by graystoke4, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    yes I am responsible for a car park with some others , it gets abused and we looked at flash park signs etc . One problem is our dear brothers from eastern Europe do not use UK number plates so cannot be traced by parking tickets .
  2. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    It’s Aldi.
    You can’t miss it!
  3. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    No one in Europe can be traced now.
    hifinutt likes this.
  4. doctorf

    doctorf left footed right winger

    I got an ‘invoice’ from Aldi’s car park police a couple of years ago. They said I’d parked there for 25 hours. An email to their chief exec’s office explaining that I had been in for less than half an hour on consecutive days and I could show them cctv pics of my car in my drive in the intervening hours, soon triggered an apology and scrubbing of the fine. So if the OP has a very good reason why he needed 11 hours in their car park, it may be worth an email, although from what he hasn’t told us, I suspect he should just pay up.
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr likes this.
  5. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    11 hours! that's a long dogging sess
  6. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    Beavis v. Parking Eye has all you need to know.
  7. jtrade

    jtrade pfm Member

    I'm not sure it does, Cav, as the key challenge that took that case to the Supreme Court was about whether the charge was excessive or not. The judges thought not, so the case was lost. As far as I can see, Beavis did not challenge whether or not the terms & conditions for using the parking facilities were clearly displayed - apparently they most clearly were - which would likely be the only realistic challenge (if true) for the OP on this thread and one that has allowed others to succeed in the past.
  8. calorgas

    calorgas Ratty bumpkin

    Is it the Aldi on Radford Boulevard by any chance? If so the signs are pretty clear iirc. I parked in there a couple of times as my daughter was in nearby student accommodation last year. I made sure I was in and out in less than the 2hr limit though.
    I don't think that car park is owned by Aldi, as it's just a retail park that happens to have an Aldi in it, so I'm not sure appealing to the shop would help.
  9. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    I got stung last year. I went to an interview in a hotel and forgot to sign in at reception. A few weeks later I got an invoice, so I contacted the hotel and after sending them a copy of my invoice they contacted the company and asked them to cancel it. Needless to say the demands kept coming, so I appealed and sent them details of the conversation I'd had with the hotel. They rejected my appeal so I was left with a choice of paying up or going to court. I took the easy route and paid because if I'd have lost the case it would have cost me more than £100 and I didn't want to take the risk.
  10. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    Perhaps the OP can report back on the state of the parking signs present? How often did they use the car park? Are they ‘regular users’. Will that info show up on the ANPR cameras covering vehicles going into and out of the car park?
  11. White Zombie

    White Zombie pfm Member

    I think England's laws in this may be different to up here in Scotland in regards to these private car park extortionists but I still wouldn't be paying it. It's not in their interests to take folk to court for a £100 fine.
  12. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I think if I were the OP I’d be asking those who are suggesting he doesn’t stump up whether they are happy to organise a whip-round for him if he follows their advice and it all goes horribly wrong.
  13. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Well said.
    “The Bravery of Being Out of Range” as Roger Waters put it.
    MikeMA likes this.
  14. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    What would happen if you cover your number plate with, I don't know, an opened up plastic shopping bag till you're past the cameras? Asking for a friend.
  15. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

  16. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Roger also said "We don't need no education" so I've always taken his advice with a pinch of salt.
  17. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    Anybody seen the OP lately?
    Andrew C! likes this.
  18. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    A bit naff. Tell your friend he needs a set of those James Bond type rotating false number plates. Just the thing for avoiding box junction, bus lane, speed and anpr cameras. What's not to like?
    ff1d1l likes this.
  19. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I like to think that was a subtle use of the double negative though.
    jtrade and Sue Pertwee-Tyr like this.
  20. Minio

    Minio surrenda to the agenda

    I used a Aldis car park on my last holiday from Heathrow.
    The parking charge cost twice as much as the package deal.

    Wotta rip off!

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