Be­ware of park­ing charges at ground

Bath Chronicle - - OPINION -

We re­cently parked at the cricket ground. Hav­ing paid by credit card at one of the two ticket ma­chines, we re­ceived nei­ther ticket nor re­ceipt. We then switched to the other ma­chine and promptly got ticket as well as re­ceipt. Since we had found the in­for­ma­tion about how much to pay in the evening a lit­tle con­fus­ing, we de­cided that the £3.10 we had put in ini­tially would not cover the time re­quired and paid £4.50 on our se­cond at­tempt. We have just re­ceived a park­ing fine of £100, £60 if you pay within a fort­night. I should have writ­ten and claimed back the £3.10 and maybe could have avoided this sit­u­a­tion! A woman who parked at the same time and had also paid just £3.10 got so ner­vous about the ex­pe­ri­ence that she de­cided to park in the road in­stead. I al­ways keep my tick­ets and re­ceipts for four weeks af­ter park­ing as I’ve had an un­pleas­ant ex­pe­ri­ence over­stay­ing the 20 min­utes at Ac­ci­dent & Emer­gency last year. Luck­ily I can prove that I did pay the cor­rect amount but what a waste of my time! Re­nate Pe­ter

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