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£90 fine quashed over illegible markings row

02 March 2014
by Alan Smith

Commuters could seek refund of penalty charges

Commuters could seek refund of penalty charges

Southeastern Rail has promised to repaint bays at Paddock Wood Station after a controversy over a parking fine.

Commuter Toni Denton of Five Oak Green was issued with a £90 penalty charge notice by Meteor, the company that runs the car park in Commercial Road, after she inadvertently parked in a bay reserved for permit holders.

She objected that the painted markings reserving the bays were worn away and practically illegible - and Southeastern agreed and her fine has been refunded.

A spokesman for Southeastern admitted the markings were difficult to read and said the company would have them repainted.

Meteor issued a statement saying: “Terms and conditions are clearly displayed across the car park in accordance with British Parking Association regulations. This was a specific case reviewed on an individual basis and was dealt with accordingly. If any other customers have any queries related to this they should contact us.”

Around nine other cars were believed to have been ticketed in the permit-only bays on the same day as Miss Denton.

 

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