Posted: Mon 17th Jun 2019

20 minute waiting signs to be erected at Island Green – dispute if anyone has been fined for staying under that time for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jun 17th, 2019

New signage will go up in Island Green making it clear 20 minute waiting period is allowed before fines are issued.

However it appears Euro Carparks are disputing that tickets have been given out already for under 20 minute waits.

Last Thursday Council Leader Mark Pritchard said he would be ‘challenging’ the company over issues which have seen many people ticketed up to £90 for dropping off people at the station, collecting pizzas or even circulating through the car park area.

Cllr Pritchard told us he had little success with contacting car park operators Euro Carparks, however went up the chain to ‘Nuveen’ who own Island Green via their TH Real Estate brand. Island Green has 517 car parking spaces and TH Real Estate claim 9 million visitors by foot a year, with the carpark operated on their behalf by Euro Carparks.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras were installed in December at the entrance to the car park, and fines started to be issued in April, with many getting tickets for very short stays / drop offs and collections of under 10 or 20 minutes.

The full update can be viewed below, where Cllr Pritchard says Euro Carparks ‘need to look at themselves’, as well as noting that after ‘very successful discussions’ with Nuveen there is a promise for new signage.

The new signs will state a 20 minute waiting time, which is seen as a ‘good news story for Wrexham’.

A battle is ongoing over the existing ticketing that has taken place, with Cllr Pritchard saying he has been told that Euro Carparks are denying they have issued fines for people for under 20 minute stays, despite being in possession of evidence to the contrary.

You can view today’s update from the Guildhall earlier today:

You can view the full statement from Cllr Pritchard in the video below from a rainy Island Green last Thursday.

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