Please, could any one kindly advice me.
I used to be an employee of the Bucks hospitals (NHS) Trust working at the Wycombe hospital.
I have now retired but they retained me as a bank staff helping them out when they are really short of staff.
I occasionally work there at weekends and nights when parking is not a problem.
Now UKPC which recently took over the parking management are giving me these parking charges which I feel are rather unreasonable.
They recently gave me a parking charge while I was parked and inside the laboratory working.
I just find it ridiculous because here I am providing a very important service in the hospital for the benefit of patient care and then these people keep worrying me with these parking charges.
My question is,
shall I just ignore them and wait till they take me to court?
Is my contract with the hospital to provide laboratory testing not superior to any perceived contract that UKPC might think I have with them?
After all to provide my service I necessarily have to park on the site.
Moreover it is never during hours when parking is limited.
By the way,
when the hospital originally introduced parking control it was meant to be operative only during working hours. (9am -5pm, Monday to Friday).
However, UKPC has now extended it to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
I think because of the financial incentive they prefer it this way.
I am prepared to fight it all the way but I just wanted to know what my chances are.
I also question this idea of the hospital grounds being private land. is that really the case?
is an NHS hospital car park regarded as private land?
It is our hospital, we the tax payers, right?
please give me all the advice available.
Oh, I have not bothered to apply for a parking permit because I don't need it except the odd weekend day or night.
Applying for a permit would only deny another member of staff who would really need it since there are only a limited number of permits available due to the limited number of spaces.
Thanks to every one in advance.