"£40 to park for 30minutes"
About: Wansbeck Hospital Wansbeck Hospital Ashington NE63 9JJ
Posted by Thomas2275 (as ),
My wife attended the children's unit at the rear of the hospital with our Down Syndrome 4 yr old who can't walk far and is a handful at better times.
She spent 20 minutes looking for a parking place which she was unable to find. She parked on a grassed area that had obviously been used by others by the amount of tyre marks. She then attempted to pay at one of the machines. The machine took the car reg but would not let her pay. She attempted to pay three times but still the machine would not take payment although did accept the vehicle reg number.
By this time she was late for my son's appointment and entered the Hospital, unable to pay. We have just received a fine for non-payment which if we pay quickly will only be £40. We can appeal which we have done but offered payment as well. If payment is accepted I will personally seek to retrieve the monies + costs, in the small claims court. Under the action being unreasonable and unfair.
I would appreciate any stories of similar incidents to quote, should I need to pursue this to the small claims court.