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    • OK,  I have not claimed anyone told us to pay in this forum.   As grown up adults we made this decision. I am sharing our experience in case it benefits anyone.    Our approach to this is if Lidl didn't help at the end we would take our shopping elsewhere and the so called reduced charge of £45 paid would be the end of the story, even if is unfair.    As I mentioned Lidl cust. service already emailed us to confirm that they have contacted Athena to cancel the charge, I'll first follow up with Lidl. If not resolved will resort to chargeback.  
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    • Hi All,   My partner received a response from Lidl after another 3 days in which they explain the reason for their car parking system etc. but to summarize they conclude to cancel the parking charge with the below paragraph;   "In light of your comments, on this occasion only, I have requested that the parking charge is cancelled. Athena will confirm the cancellation in writing in due course."   As the £45 was going up to £90 the day before the email above actually reached us,  we actually sent the payment of £45 to Athena to remove the risk of that, but with the above conclusion we will follow up to get a refund.    Meanwhile we did our first big shopping with the car from Aldi in the local area instead of Lidl for the first time in 2+ years. As Aldi shares the car park with Matalan store in our area their car park period is 3hrs free of charge, which removes the stress of timing your shopping.   I think the supermarkets are shooting themselves in the foot with these types of measures when they use 90mins or such short periods as a time limit.   I'll post an update how the refund chase goes and how long it takes.    Thanks.
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Pothole damage to alloy wheel.


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Hi, was driving along a town centre road at at the last minute spotted a huge pothole and attempted to swerve to avoid. The front wheels missed the pothole but my rear wheel rim took the full impact of the pothole and lost a chunk of the alloy. ☹️

 

I then changed the wheel to my spare and drove home very annoyed and reported the pothole online to my local roads authority.

 

So I'm now sitting with an alloy that appears kaput and a tyre no longer staying inflated and I'm peeved that I have just spent £250 to tax my car and feel my roads authority owe me a new wheel. 😬

 

I will try and upload a picture or two and would appreciate your invaluable input as to how I seek justice?

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The ‘good’ news is that it has been marked up fairly recently, certainly after they tried to repair it before. So the council know it exists. There is usually some contact details on the website for the local council to put in your complaint. 

 

That wheel is gone and I would expect the tyre will be damaged internally. So the claim should be wheel and probably two tyres to ensure that axle pair remains the same. 

 

 
Edit: probably alignment too if it was sting enough to break the wheel
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Hi Craig, thanks for the quick reply, I have notified the roads authority through the online system as soon as I got home and got a reference code. My worry is that there are markings around the hole and one even has a "Gas" label on it, my worry is that the markings negate the roads/infrastructure authority, .... Or am I wrong?

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I understood they are responsible as it’s one of they approved contractors who marked the road. I would expect them to chaise the culprit if they think they are in the clear. 

 

The yellow low paint has been added after the last attempt, usual quality workmanship lasts a few weeks and they are back to square one. There is a perennial one near me, must have been filled 5 or 6 times this year!  This is what we pay our taxes for

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