“Ridiculous” parking fine “murderous village” News
More and more people have come forward to voice their anger over fines in a Llangrannog parking lot, including a woman who had just walked through the parking lot to work, and a claim that the machine had broken down with a fine still issued.
the Cambrian News reported earlier this month how a lawyer who overturned an “unfair” parking ticket in the Llangrannog parking lot said she was “shocked at the number of people who have come forward to say that they have also received unfair fines”.
Sara Powell, of New Quay, was fined for spending too much time in the parking lot, operated by One Parking Solutions, despite leaving within the deadline for her ticket.
This week Shan Davies said her daughter Megan, a college student who works in Llangrannog during the holidays, was fined £ 100 for walking through the parking lot.
Shan said they were appealing the ticket but called the situation “shocking.”
“It has been going on for years and it is killing the village,” she said.
“My daughter was fined £ 100 in the post on April 9 for walking through the car park.
“It’s really ridiculous and it’s happening more and more recently.
“It’s common land and people shouldn’t pay to park anyway, it’s so bad for the village.
“Enough is enough.”
One Parking Solutions has been the subject of close scrutiny of load management in the parking lot for several years.
In September 2019, Ceredigion MP Ben Lake met with ‘disgruntled’ Llangrannog residents who said unfair parking notices were having a negative impact on the community.
the Cambrian News reported in August 2019 that motorists were being fined because the cash machine was not working and they had no phone signal to pay through the app or the phone.
Tourist Darren Hatton, another to defend his case against the parking company, said he was fined while the machine broke down.
“I am one of those fined for visiting this parking lot,” he said.
“I paid the £ 60 after I got a rejected call from OPS Ltd because I didn’t want to end up paying £ 100.
“However, I have additional evidence that the machine is not working six weeks after the initial incident.
“The point is, I was in the parking lot for less than an hour, paid for an hour’s stay through the app, but not within the 10-minute grace period.”
In a letter to Ceredigion MP Ben Lake, Mr Hatton said persistent problems in the parking lot were ruining the visitor experience.
“For such a beautiful region, it is very disappointing that this small community and its local businesses that you represent are losing business in the long run, because of the actions of a few,” he said.
Sara Powell told Cambrian News earlier this month that “clearly if there is a problem with the machine it can apply in retrospect” and she was “shocked at the number of people who had been fined unjust, those they felt they should not pay. ”.
One Parking Solutions did not respond to questions from Cambrian News on parking management.
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