Tesco customers threatened with fines after parking for just three minutes
Shoppers were sent
letters after parking at Tesco in Gillingham
Customers at a Tesco store have been told they could be fined
for parking there for just three MINUTES.
Some shoppers have been sent letters from the Gillingham branch
claiming they have overstayed the maximum parking time.
But the time period quoted is only three minutes long. Tesco
customers are actually allowed to park for up to three hours.
Josh Roots, from Rainham, was shocked when he received the
letter telling him he had overstayed his welcome on March 7 - and
could be hit with a fine.
The 21-year-old was only in the car park from 7.42pm until
He said: "I just laughed to be honest, I wasn't expecting
"I park at that Tesco's at least twice a week to get a sandwich
or something quickly.
"I would have thought this was an error, or at least I hope
Tesco confirmed a mistake had been made at the Courteney Road
The car park is run by a private agency which had had a computer
glitch, it said.
A Tesco spokesman said: "Any parking warnings or penalties
issued will of course be cancelled and customers are being
contacted to make them aware of the mistake.
"We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused."
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