|South entrance to the car park - no warning signs but can you see the white notice|
on the wall of the building? That's a Private Park warning sign.
They got me.
This morning I received a letter from a company called Private Park. The letter included photos of my car "Clint"entering and leaving a private car park. I had been there for twenty nine minutes. They are threatening me with a £100 fine or £60 if I pay up within two weeks.
The underused car park in question is on Guernsey Road and now belongs to a fitness centre called "Xercise4Less". Not so long ago it belonged to "Dunelm" which is a homewares and soft furnishings business with retail units all over the country.
|Bay where I parked - no warning sign.|
I occasionally parked there - either to visit Dunelm or Langtons Antiques which is on the other side of the road. That's where I went on October 24th in order to find a piece of antique coral jewellery to give to my wife on our 35th wedding anniversary.
When I entered the car park, there was no warning sign in view and in the bay where I parked by the boundary there were no explanatory information signs. I went back this afternoon to check out the location and to take photographs that might support an appeal.
As longterm visitors to this blog may recall, I have a particularly virulent aversion to parking enforcement and the shady folk who are employed in this irksome zone of human activity. If you add to that the obnoxious modernistic spelling of "Xercise4Less" , you may understand why I will do my damnedest not to pay a penny to Private Park if I can help it.
When I had finished taking my photos, I saw that two men had parked up on the holy ground of "Xercise4Less" - near to the spot where I had parked. Like Robin Hood, I bounded over to warn them that they were risking fines. They jumped in their vehicles and zoomed away.
Let battle commence.