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On 2 Feb 2017 at 2:46pm bob wrote:
Bought ticket for 1 hour fine! then 3 weeks later got 60 fine for parking in brc bay instead of p d bay. easy mistake to make! and the owners of the car park no it. bet the fine money does not go to the red x!
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 2:53pm native wrote:
Whaaaaaat?
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 2:58pm bob wrote:
i will break it down for you native.!!!
there are 2 red x bays at end which are for the vehicles of red x charity in lewes . not for public, not very clear unless you read the small print
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 3:05pm brc=British Red Cross wrote:
p d = Pay and Display Red x = UCL = Upper Cylinder Lubricant from your friendly garage forecourt @ 1d a shot. Seems like there is still a scam going on there.
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 3:54pm native wrote:
Anyone from Bletchley Park out there?
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 4:00pm bob wrote:
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 4:34pm Leila wrote:
My husband just got caught out exactly the same as you. I expect hundreds of people have. Its a scam.
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 5:08pm anon wrote:
lewes council are a bunch crooks ,and east sussex county council .there all money grabbing bxstards ,its all the money.
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 5:17pm Penguin wrote:
Same happened to me. Paid and displayed, but the letter demanding 60 arrived today!
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 5:36pm Xplorer2 wrote:
This is nothing to do with ESCC/LDC. It's privately operated parking. They used clamp you, then when that was banned (thanks to Norman Baker) they invoiced everyone (IT'S NOT A FINE). Now it's a Pay & Display, and if you go 1 minute over your allotted time they invoice you for overstaying.
They're parasites. Caveat emptor.
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 5:44pm landporter wrote:
Quite simple Xplorer2. You don't go over your time. Why is it everyone elses fault apart from the person who committed the "offence"
The bays are easily recognised, i WALKED past them the other day and I say P&D written by each bay. I thought to myself, "that means Pay and display"
Good effing god there are some seriously thick people around.
STOP BLAMING OTHER PEOPLE FOR YOUR MISTAKES OR GENERAL LACK OF COMMON SENSE
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 6:36pm Old bike wrote:
I presume these are the same kind of people who habitually park in disabled bays. "Oh, I didn't notice the markings."
Or perhaps they are unwilling to take responsibility for their own actions.
You got a parking ticket, pay it, or don't. Either way this is not a big deal.
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 6:39pm Landporter wrote:
Spot on old bike. Getting pretty p1$$ed off with this blame culture we're living in. If you f**k up, take the hit and don't do it again. Sooooo simple.
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 6:49pm Christmasgate wrote:
It's Eastgate.
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 7:07pm Jester wrote:
Bob - should have read the small print then
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On 2 Feb 2017 at 10:20pm Penguin wrote:
I did see that it was P&D, and I did pay for an hour, but didn't use it all. The letter I got states I was recorded as being there between 15.14 and 15.58 so nowhere near an hour. If course, this was 3 weeks ago, so I don't have the ticket any more to prove it. How very convenient for them. Still, suppose it's my fault somehow, eh Landlorter!
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On 3 Feb 2017 at 12:30am The Greek wrote:
How are people still getting caught with this? I swear it's been in the media regularly since at least 2007.
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On 3 Feb 2017 at 7:23am bob wrote:
landporter can you read!? your missing the point! Neh
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On 3 Feb 2017 at 7:33am Landport man wrote:
Hi Leila, yes that s right, people on here are a strange bunch, but its Lewes i surpose , the point just was that the two end bays should be marked like the disabled bays which are very clear but then i surpose they would not get any fines of people would they landporter!
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On 3 Feb 2017 at 7:44am bob wrote:
come on jester we all been in hurry!!! hands full kids screaming etc i rang the red x up and yes its for the staff but the markings are delib marked badly so the public park there .its a good earner for the owner of the car park!!!!
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On 3 Feb 2017 at 7:45am Xplorer2 wrote:
Landporter -you misunderstand. I've haven't parked there, I was just explaining
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On 3 Feb 2017 at 8:06am Landporter wrote:
Yes, I worked that out all on my own
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On 3 Feb 2017 at 8:29am bob wrote:
just finally , what ever our different views on this at least we are all clearer where not to park in the brc bays,and just maybe saved someone else getting fined!
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On 3 Feb 2017 at 9:42am Ed Can Do wrote:
I'm amazed that people from outside the town will drive in, see how many cars there are parked everywhere and not find it suspicious that a handful of theoretically really convenient parking spaces right in the middle of town are empty.

Also I couldn't believe that the car park out the back of the precinct was completely full at 8pm last night, when I used to live in Cliffe High Street it was always completely empty after 6pm. The Travelodge must be doing a roaring trade but I can't imagine what all these people are doing visiting Lewes on a Thursday evening in February.
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On 3 Feb 2017 at 12:14pm Pervy Pete wrote:
First Thursday of every month is the mammoth swinging party that happens at the..........well sorry I can't say the location unless you sign up for membership.
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On 4 Feb 2017 at 2:00pm Penguin wrote:
When they paint 'Pay and display' in big letters across the entrance to that area, and put a ticket machine in there, it is not unexpected for people to assume that the parking spaces between the painting on the road and the ticket machine are in fact pay and display? Why would you even think, let alone spend time trying to find out, that two of those spaces still might not be pay and display? It is deception, pure and simple.
 
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On 4 Feb 2017 at 4:00pm Boycott Red Cross wrote:
If I happened to support them I would stop until the 60 was paid for by my standing orders to them. And I would drum up some publicity via Local TV News.
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On 5 Feb 2017 at 9:56pm Penelope's driver wrote:
I have noticed the parking charge at 1 per hour is considerably cheaper than the car park next door. Surely that makes the owners a nice bunch of people .
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On 6 Feb 2017 at 7:41am bob wrote:
spot on penquin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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On 6 Feb 2017 at 9:12am bob wrote:
just like to say i am going to take them on in a small claims court and a/ get my 60 back. and b/ make sure that its clearer for everyone else that there 2 bays they are not p&d.
 
 
On 25 Jan 2018 at 8:49am Pc456 wrote:
I got a ticket for parking in the permit only bays without a permit. I found the signs confusing as neither of the P signs refers to permits AND the Brc (?) (permit) bays. One refers to the permit only bays but doesn't say where it's referring to and the other only refers to the pay and display bays. The writing on the ground also only refers to pay and display parking. I accepted the risk of the higher charge and appealed via the popla site which is extremely user friendly and won the appeal on the basis that ops hadn't provided evidence that I had no permit. The signage IS confusing in my opinion and there is no grace period either which I believe is contrary to the bpa regs.
 
 
On Wed 18 Sep at 11:23am Peter Parker wrote:
This is from the BPA Code of Practice:



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