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Robbed at the Cricket Club

Bath Cricket Club Car Park Review -

One of the worst car parks I have ever used in my life.

I bought a ticket in good faith put it on my car window. Then left my car - to be honest I could have abandoned it sideways, on its roof in the middle of a roundabout and it would have caused less problems. I wondered why the car park was empty on a Sunday. 
Now I know why. 

I was parking in the Bath equivalent of Hell's Kitchen. Little did I know - the car was going to be held ransom by the infamous Parking Eye, who decided I had not paid for my ticket. I scanned them a copy of my ticket and sent it to them. I then got an email back saying my number plate was wrong. I replied stating it matched the photo they took of my car. I then got an email back stating I had not given them enough information and would need to pay for illegal use of their car park. Obviously, a paid parking ticket with a correct number plate typed into it was not enough evidence. What would be? A video of me buying said ticket and putting the ticket on my windscreen? A Notary Public tied to my car bonnet to swear legally he saw me paying for said ticket? Or perhaps a drone tracking and recording my every move?

I complained to POPLA but they rejected the concept of a valid parking ticket being relevant to the car park. I contacted the cricket club - who were obviously too busy playing with their little balls and long sticks to answer my email/ messages. 
So I am now left with a £25 fine for a parking space I paid £13 for and left with over an hour to spare. Consequently, I would recommend this car park to everyone who has so much money they just want to threw it away.

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