Am new here and have joined for some advice about a parking charge I received today.
The car park at the shopping centre where I work( Scott arms great Barr Birmingham) is run by local parking security ltd
and charges 50p per hour every day 8am till 8pm.
To be honest I think it's ridiculous anyway to charge until 8pm when there is about 10 shops and a pub( frequented by a few regulars daily)
with 2 shops being open at this time ( both betting shops)
the car park which probably caters for about 30 cars never has more than 10 in it even at weekends!
I popped home for a break around 7 arriving back at 7;20
because the place I normally park around the rear of the premises is secluded and unlit
I parked in the car park in the only space visible from my counter at work so I can keep an eye on it.
As luck would have it whilst distracted I got issued a ticket at 7;31pm despite there being 5 cars in the car park!
£85 which I feel is disgraceful
Would appreciate some advice in the past I know people would have said just not to pay but I know things have changed