Mark Armstrong is appealing for information from fellow Islanders – specifically those who feel they incorrectly received a parking ticket while in the car park at Co-op in Newport.
Mark says that in September 2011 he was unfairly ticketed there.
He told VB that the machine he tried to buy his parking ticket from wasn’t working properly. It asked him to enter his car registration using its touch screen, which he did, then pushed OK. The machine appeared to get itself confused and kept asking for the same information all over again.
Unable to buy a ticket
The upshot was that he was unable to buy a ticket. Returning to his car later he found he’d been issued a £90 tickets by a private contractor called Civil Enforcement Ltd.
Mark sent a letter to the company explaining that the machine was faulty, but they wouldn’t accept his plea, insisting that he pay the ticket and threatening court action if he doesn’t.
He says that he’s happy to go to court as he feels that he’s in the right,
That the equipment was fault he feels is backed up by an out of order sign appearing on the machine and it being changed in November.
Did this also happen to you?
If you feel the same thing has happened to you during September, October, November or December last year, Mark is keen to hear from you.
Chatting to a Island Police officer about this civil matter, he recommended getting in touch with VentnorBlog. Yes – we’re more than happy to help :)
If you want to speak to Mark about it, give him a call on 562 927.
Do let us know how you get on.