New parking system for Morrisons car park
Beware! Anyone who stays at the Morrisons car park in Mill Street for more than two hours from Wednesday 22nd December will be hit by an £80 charge.
From tomorrow, anyone who has stayed on the car park for more than two hours will receive a Parking Charge Notice directly from Parking Eye, a Chorley-based company that operates parking schemes for businesses across the country.
The charge is £40, which jumps to £80 if not paid within 14 days.
Stone general manager Paul Allen says the new system – which replaces the barrier – is designed to stamp out abuse of the car park by drivers who are staying all day, leaving genuine shoppers fighting for spaces at peak times.
He said today: “This is designed to protect our genuine customers and to make sure they have a space to park when they come to shop at Morrisons.” He added that the new system would put an end to the queuing to enter and leave the car park that the old barrier system produced.
Parking Eye has proved controversial in many parts of the country – just put the name into Google for a flavour. A spokesman for the company said: “As a private parking operator, Parking Eye is a member of the British Parking Association and the Approved Operator Scheme and is fully compliant with the industry Code of Practice. Our practices and materials have all been properly vetted and approved.”
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