today I received a parking notice for £50 for parking in the st peters retail park in Mansfield an am unsure how to handle it.
The notice is for parking for an extra 16 mins as their photographic evidence shows the car entering the car park at 15.40.37 and leaving at 16.42.11. I have done some homework and found no wording to suggest that the time their charges apply are from point of entry..but not being from that area I am just using google to look at their signage.
Is this even legal ???surely I cannot have been "parked"on entering the carpark or whilst searching for a spot?..then I have to walk to a pay and display and READ the conditions of parking. I did not enter my car reg as this was only required for payment and I was only staying for the 45 min free period.
There are many forums on this topic and im totally confused..do I ignore or appeal..I have read that appealing means you have entered into the contract and therefore admit guilt...but i was NOT parked for more than 45 mins
Thanks in advance