On 20 May 2015 at 8:35pm Alex wrote:
Just received a letter with a picture of my car outside Laura Ashley, from Parking Enforcement requesting 60 pounds for parking outside whilst I'm Laura Ashley. There have been previous posts about this, but wondered what the best thing to do was. Do not want to pay as there was clear signage! Any advice
On 21 May 2015 at 6:27am Yeti Genn wrote:
My advice to all Lewesians re. parking in this dreaded spot, is get out the car, read the notices that are there but admittedly high up, get back in the car and Park Somewhere Else ! This is what I did when visiting from my home in a nearby village. I didn't know at the time that I was being recorded, but I can now chuckle at the thought of a frustrated P.E. employee viewing the tape.
On 21 May 2015 at 7:23am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The money advice websites often include sections on how to deal wth "fines" for parking on private property.
On 21 May 2015 at 9:08am Mavis wrote:
THERE IS NO LAURA ASHLEY PARKING !! Why is it still called that ?
On 21 May 2015 at 9:40am Robert wrote:
I just got the same letter, very angry about it. I stopped for less than 5 minutes on Sunday to buy some eggs from the market. All the lanes were empty. No ticket just a letter with a photo of my car on it. Is this the future of parking tickets, scary?
On 21 May 2015 at 9:40am trooper wrote:
@Alex. I would suggest you read the previous posts there was a wealth of very helpful information, both from those who have been caught and those who have knowledge of these matters.
@ Mavis. Total agreement with you,but it looks like a place you can park your car and the signs telling you the penalties are 3mtrs off the ground,a perfect trap.
On 21 May 2015 at 9:57am Robert wrote:
Exactly it looks like it would be okay to park for a few minutes, you are not made aware of the aggressive automated parking fine system that is in place. It should state in big letters YOU WILL BE GIVEN AN AUTOMATIC FINE IF YOU PARK HERE. Who is behind this, who owns that land?
On 21 May 2015 at 1:07pm Feline Fine wrote:
Where exactly is this parking spot ?
On 21 May 2015 at 1:15pm Yeti Genn again wrote:
I went there on a Sunday too - I guess it just depends on who you are and how you think. I don't mean this in a derogatory way, in fact I could be called OCD in my attitude to Road Rules generally.lol. This was before the subject appeared here on the forum.
On 21 May 2015 at 1:17pm Dirty Dog wrote:
Between the Vollie and the superstore
On 21 May 2015 at 2:43pm Laura wrote:
I followed this advice after a fine an an Aldi. Never heard from them again. They CANNOT enforce these kinds of fines, they just ban k on those who pay without contest. Don't be one of them!
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On 21 May 2015 at 2:58pm Greaser wrote:
It's all about the bottle. Ignore it.
On 21 May 2015 at 5:02pm Robert wrote:
It's behind Laura Ashley, looks like its Laura Ashley's car park. Just been down to have a proper look. Whilst there an old couple drove in, oblivious to the private nature of the space, naturally I warned them. Laura Ashley said customers come in all day long complaining about being fined and the charity shop said they spend their whole day running outside to warn people as people pull up with stuff to drop off and are fined instantly. The warning signs are really small and high on the walls, the CCTV cameras are hard to spot. They must be making thousands a week out of this trick!
On 21 May 2015 at 6:20pm Clifford wrote:
Robert wrote: 'They must be making thousands a week out of this trick!'
Yes, they're the kind of people who call themselves 'wealth creators'. Can you imagine what kind of scum they are?
On 21 May 2015 at 6:33pm Robert wrote:
It must be the most profitable commercial land in Lewes!
On 21 May 2015 at 7:47pm The Old Mayor wrote:
Was the old MP ever involved in sorting this out, or maybe the new one can intervene !!
On 21 May 2015 at 7:56pm Dead shot. wrote:
Take an air gun and shoot out the cameras. Problem solved.
On 21 May 2015 at 8:39pm Conspiracy Theorist wrote:
The only people that can park there and get away with it are either those with a permit, or those with a blue badge
On 21 May 2015 at 8:46pm Mr EnnCeePEE wrote:
Moneysavingexpert gives the best advice..DO NOT PAY
So why do Laura Ashley allow the signs to go on their shop wall, unless they lease the property and the freeholder has done a deal with whoever is handing out these unlawful "fines".
There is one fixed camera on the north side of LA, but the other camera I cannot see, or does someone wander past regularly. If they have another camera fixed, maybe it is time to ask that property owner to stop assisting this activity
On 21 May 2015 at 11:07pm Not blue badge wrote:
Just for everybody's info blue badge holder can not park in the bay's without a permit. They will still fine you.
On 21 May 2015 at 11:27pm Specsavers wrote:
Blue badge people think they can park anywhere !!
On 22 May 2015 at 11:02am Just a Thought wrote:
If the advice is "Don't Pay the Charge - It's Unenforceable", why doesn't everyone park there - for free?
On 22 May 2015 at 11:32am ducatipete wrote:
Look at Honest Johns website. He writes for the Saturday Torygraph
On 22 May 2015 at 3:54pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Norman I believe got the law changed regarding clamping on private land. That is what they used to do previously. There were cases of visitors from abroad getting their cars clamped. Now that they cannot clamp they photograph and fine.
I had correspondence with the owners sometime ago and suggested moveable / lockable bollards etc. However they were not keen on any more fitting solutions hence the contract to this parking company. For them it is the simplest way to ensure that those who are allowed to park there can. However these parking companies give there services free to the land owner and pocket the fines. That is why they are ruthless.
On 22 May 2015 at 4:38pm oldbutintouch wrote:
Good post, Merlin. It is the landowner who employs these gangsters, and in spite of Norman's hard work and success on the clamping issue, they continue to find ways to fleece the public. Am I correct that the landowner in question is Waitrose? Rumour has it that they now own Wenbans, the NCP car park, and the Laura Ashley building and access roads, in order to build a brand new, riverside supermarket. what would the Lewes Smugeratti make of such anti-social behavior from their favourite store?
On 22 May 2015 at 5:45pm Rose wrote:
It may be worth e-mailing the Waitrose CEO to check that Oldbutintouch. Just cut and paste some of the stuff here into an e-mail and ask him to look into it.
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On 23 May 2015 at 1:41pm Drofllilc wrote:
They must be scum for protecting their land , and you would know about scum Clifford , would you ?
On 23 May 2015 at 7:51pm Clifford wrote:
How nice of you to take an interest Drofllilc.
On 24 May 2015 at 3:11pm not 100% sure wrote:
but i dont think waitrose owns the land, its the land lord of the charity shop, the volly, boots and laura ashley. a few years ago the then landlord of the volly complained that he had no access to the rear of the pub, thats when the permits were given out to the shops and access for deliveries only, he didnt find that satisfactory and thats when the clamping started
On 24 May 2015 at 5:51pm 99% wrote:
Your answer makes sense, thankyou. I can imagine the volly having a certain patch of land behind years ago and gradually it shrunk as it was sold off.
On 25 May 2015 at 11:59am Oldbutintouch wrote:
Being old, but in touch, I remember the original trigger for the Clamper's arrival. Many years ago, Waitrose complained to the then landowner, Norwich Union?, that parked Lucas made access for delivery trucks difficult - the landowner instructed the Clampsters, problem solved! (At least as far as Waitrose were concerned) Many years on, Waitrose have purchased most, if not all, of the entire site for their proposed new store - planning app. Later this summer. Should the persecuted motorists really wish to object to this gangsterism, they should protest to Waitrose. As I suggested in my earlier post, the Lewes Chattering Classes will not take kindly to this naming & shaming of their flagship store, but, they all ride bikes, don't they?
On 25 May 2015 at 12:06pm Oldbutintouch wrote:
Apologies - predictive text malfunction. TRUCKS, not Lucas!!
On 26 May 2015 at 1:15pm Merlin Milner wrote:
I dealt with Cheval properties in London. However the ownership may have changed..
On 16 Nov 2019 at 1:38am Peter Parker wrote:
Since April 2014 the owners have been Debenham Property Trust (Nicolas Debenham and Nicholas Lear). The site includes the 8 parking spaces adjacent to Laura Ashley, Specsavers, British Red Cross, Holland and Barratt, Costa, Boots and the road leading from the parking spaces to Phoenix Causeway. The managing agent is www.clemdobson.co.uk
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