Pen­sioner be­rates Tesco and its cus­tomers over park­ing mis­use

Shop­per says it is dif­fi­cult to drop off dis­abled wife be­cause of car haz­ards

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­

A PEN­SIONER is ‘fright­ened’ of re­turn­ing to his favourite store af­ter claim­ing he has got into ar­gu­ments when he con­fronts peo­ple about park­ing in the drop-off sec­tion of the car park.

Robin John­son, 74, of Gaviots Close, Ger­rards Cross, is also dis­ap­pointed with how Tesco, in Pack­horse Road, has han­dled his com­plaints, which has left him feel­ing ‘fobbed off’.

Mr John­son has a dis­abled wife which means he can only use the dropoff sec­tion of the car park when he goes there.

But of­ten when he gets to the drop-off point he finds he can­not use it as other peo­ple have parked there which, he claims, has made the whole area a haz­ard as cars have to cut through traf­fic to get there, de­spite there be­ing hardly any room to do so.

He said: “It’s dan­ger­ous. Some­one nearly ran into my car.

“I just want some­one to re­alise it’s dan­ger­ous and I’ve had enough.”

Mr John­son is de­ter­mined not to let the is­sue af­fect his opin­ion of the shop, which he says is his ‘favourite store’, but af­ter speak­ing to staff he be­lieves they have not taken him se­ri­ously, say­ing: “It’s just dis­gust­ing, I know when off.”

He added: “I en­joy my life, I just want to do with­out this.”

Speak­ing about the con­fronta­tions with mem­bers of the public, Mr John­son said: “I just think it’s dis­gust­ing the way cus­tomers can be treated by other cus­tomers.”

He added: “I’m fright­ened to go in there in case I get ap­proached by some­one.”

A Tesco spokesper­son said: “The area along­side



fobbed the en­trance to our store is a pick up and drop off point, but it is some­times mis­used by cus­tomers who leave their cars there while they shop.

“We re­cently put up a sign to re­mind our cus­tomers of this im­por­tant point, and will con­tinue to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion and do what we can to tackle the is­sue. We en­cour­age our cus­tomer to con­tinue en­gag­ing di­rectly with the store.”

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‘HAZ­ARD’: Tesco, in Pack­horse Road, Ger­rards Cross

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