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Ivybridge Town Council moves to clarify parking confusion

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Ivybridge Town Council moves to clarify parking confusion

Ivybridge Town Council has moved to clarify the new details of the parking in Erme Court Car Park.

Ivybridge Town Council has posted on social media to counter "mis-information being repeated and repeated" about the rules about parking in the Erme Court Car Park. 

A spokesperson for the council said: "We have confirmed from senior people at the parking management company that you can enter and leave by any entrance or exit to Erme Court Car Park and the system will work.

"Please don't allow 'fake news' to put you off from supporting the local businesses in the town centre.

"The car park is now arguably more simple - simply drive in, do what you need to do in town, leave within two hours and not a penny to pay for parking, no smart phones needed.

"We have asked the company to speak to local staff to ensure they don't mislead visitors.

"Yes, restrictions do now apply 24/7, you cannot return within two hours and you do need a smart phone to stay over two hours but if you are not comfortable with that, it is possible to stay all day in Leonards Road car park for £2.10 and pay by either cash or card. That car park [Leonards Road] is also still free after 6pm and before 8am." 


User comments

Unethical parking charge
Me too!! £100. I parked there to take my two kids 3 and 7 to the library and went home. On the way home my neuro divergent daughter started crying saying she's forgotten her unicorn teddy. We had to go back to get it off course otherwise she won't sleep and it would cause major anxiety etc for her. She's only 3 so can't yet regulate her little emotions. When I got back there I parked up safely with kids and husband still sat in the car and quickly ran in to find it. After 8 minutes I finally found it inside the reading tent! We thanks staff for their help and left very sharp. Then I got the letter. I called the librarian who had helped me to find three teddy and explained the ticket to her. She wrote an email to me to use as evidence for the mitigating circumstances and yet they won't appeal the charge. It's a totally unethical and despicable charge and I'm in process of the appeal with ADR, citizens advise and then I'll be forced to take them to the small claims court. Honestly the nerve of stone of these companies. Have they no heart at all. 8 minutes!!!
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On the 20/09/22 I came to get my hair done I parked in Erme Court car park and paid the required £2 as was staying over 2hrs but under 3hrs the required fee. I now have a PCN charge for £100 but to add insult to injury on checking with my bank Parking control management (uk) ltd have not only taken money from my account for the 20/09 but also an unauthorised payment on 21/09 a day when my car was parked in Totnes from 0730/2000hrs
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