“We will challenge them, it is affecting Wrexham” – Council Leader wants meeting over Island Green parking fines
Wrexham Council Leader says Euro Carparks will be ‘challenged’ by the Council over the recent practice of issuing large fines to people who have spent only a few minutes in the Island Green carpark.
Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras were recently installed at Island Green and many more people have come forward having recieved £90 fines for ‘parking’.
One person appears to have been fined for being in the carpark for just four minutes, and others have been fined for dropping off passengers or collecting them from the railways station.
Today Wrexham Council Leader Mark Pritchard has been out taking pictures of signage and talking to a range of people, including shoppers, businesses and those using the station, as he says he has been “inundated with phone calls and emails with complaints” as the waiting time is ‘unclear’.
Cllr Pritchard said of the tickets by Euro Carparks, “We are looking at it, I have asked for an immediate meeting with them and I hope that takes place as soon as possible.”
“I think what they need to understand is that if they continue in this vein in this carpark will empty, and people will stop using it.”
“You’ve got some disabled parking bays here, which are not marked out. There’s no clarity on whether they’re a waiting Bay or whether they’re disabled bay.”
We were told today how some delivery lorries to shops had been digitally ticketed, and the same outlets also get the angry flak from shoppers a few weeks after visiting them due to a two week lag time on the fines arriving in the post.
It is unclear what, if any, influence Transport for Wales has over the situation as the station access is in Island Green itself and for those wishing to use the rail transport they have no choice but to enter the land with the apparently changeable terms of conditions.
You can view the full statement from Cllr Pritchard in the video below from a rainy Island Green earlier today. We have invited Euro Carparks for a chat in a similar manner, and will update if/when they come up from London.
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