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Old 07-07-2018, 09:14   #1
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Accrington Arndale turning off customers

I am aware of a few incidents of 100 fines being issued by a strict parking enforcement scheme at the Arndale car park. One such event was when someone parked on a sparsely occupied top floor well away from the few cars on that floor and overlapped a line (they had two under 3s and a pram, to get out) the lines are very well worn and hard to distinguish in the poorly lit areas, He was fined 100.

Other events are people being fined 100 for returning within 1.5 hours on this occasion someone had an eye test and returned when the glasses were ready and just breached 1.5 hour limit.

The rules appear to be so strict I must say I would think twice about visiting those shops for fear of inadvertently breaking the small print regulations.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:45   #2
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Unfortunately, someone has got to pay for what used to be Accringtons famous 'free parking'!

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Old 07-07-2018, 10:09   #3
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I was done about 18 yrs ago after i returned from living abroad, i always knew it was free parking on arndale, so i parked, was less than 1 hour, they were just writing the ticket out when i returned, so i explained my circs i wasn't aware you needed to use a disc when parking, made no difference, they said and i was done, i forgot now how much but it was late one friday afternoon i was returning to Spain the following day to sell my business yon, But thing was you pay double if yeh dont pay it within a certain time, the town hall i nipped but was too late, luckily i went to my late wifes sister gave her the cash and she paid it for me on the Monday, but since then i very rarely go accy in the car, in fact these days i rarely go accy centre.
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Old 07-07-2018, 15:21   #4
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[QUOTE=widnes viking;1214769 the lines are very well worn and hard to distinguish in the poorly lit areas, .


thats the most important thing. do not go into accrington much apart from matchdays but i had to move mine as i could only see the lines once i got out of the car.
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Old 11-07-2018, 13:31   #5
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The parking restrictions started with those discs years ago to stop people working in town parking on the lower levels all day making shoppers have to drive around looking for spaces. I think the top 2 levels were all day parking still then. If there was no restriction at all the car park would again be used by people working in the town centre area and shoppers would be moaning they couldn't park. It's a no win situation for the Arndale
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Old 11-07-2018, 14:49   #6
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The parking restrictions started with those discs years ago to stop people working in town parking on the lower levels all day making shoppers have to drive around looking for spaces. I think the top 2 levels were all day parking still then. If there was no restriction at all the car park would again be used by people working in the town centre area and shoppers would be moaning they couldn't park. It's a no win situation for the Arndale
Thats just an excuse for the senseless sods that run it. all those years ago twas late afternoon when i parked yon.
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Old 03-08-2018, 17:49   #7
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There's little reason to use the parking, the town centre is hollow. Collecting parcels from the sorting office and an occasional visit to Wilko's is the only use I've had for it in the last 10 years. They'd be better off using the top floors for market stalls.. Now there's an idea.
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