About Parking Eye
ParkingEye's Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) car park management system is primarily intended for monitoring free, limited time, parking environments, such as supermarkets, retail parks, and the like. ParkingEye's ANPR system utilises computer-based ANPR software and cameras to photograph vehicles entering and exiting car parks. This information is then centrally collated and processed at ParkingEye's central data centre and used to automatically issue Parking Charges, using the photographic evidence, to those motorists who stay over the time limits, generate statistical information on the usage of the car park, and report all car park information to live customer secure web-pages.Compared with traditional parking attendant management solutions, the ParkingEye system operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, so therefore has a far greater impact on enforcing the parking regulations, whilst also being more cost effective. It also aims to give access to minute-by-minute data from all car parks using the ParkingEye technology via secure web-pages. The technology removes confrontation from the car park, as the parking tickets are issued through the post a few days after the event.ParkingEye was formed when The North West Seed Fund invested start-up funding into the company in Sept 2004. Further investment from the North West Seed Fund was made again in November 2005.
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Feb 23, 2023
Home Bargains shopper fined £100 after spending £317 will 'never shop there again' “I will never go back to Home Bargains after this.” 12:33, 23 FEB 2023 Bookmark Home Bargains shopper fined £100 after spending £317 will 'never shop there again' (Image: (c) North News & Pictures ltd northnews.co.uk) Group 28 Sign up for our daily newsletter to get the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox Invalid emailSomething went wrong, please try again later. Sign Up We use your sign-up to provide content in the ways you've consented to and improve our understanding of you. This means that we may include adverts from us and third parties based on our knowledge of you. We also may change the frequency you receive our emails from us in order to keep you up to date and give you the best relevant information possible. As always you can unsubscribe at any time. More info Group 28 A man has vowed to 'never shop at Home Bargains again' after he was fined £100 shortly after spending £317 in store. The shopper was left furious when he was hit with the hefty £100 fine for spending 'too long' in store, and has now warned others to be careful when out shopping at Home Bargains. Andrew Bradley went on a shopping trip to Home Bargains with his wife Amey shortly before Christmas 2022. The pair headed to their local Home Bargains store in Stanley, County Durham to buy Christmas presents on December 21, in what they thought would be a simple trip. The couple spent a whopping £317 in Home Bargains, and were frustrated when they found themselves in a lengthy pre-Christmas queue. But the pair were caught short by parking wardens after spending around two hours shopping, and were given a £100 fine for out-staying the car park’s 90- minute maximum time limit - despite having been made to wait in the lengthy queue. Andrew, a 53-year-old chauffeur said: "We’d been in Newcastle for a hospital appointment and called at Home Bargains on the way home for a bit of Christmas shopping. We spent £317 in the store, I’ve still got the receipt to prove it. He continued: "After New Year we got a letter in the post with a £100 fine for being parked too long. It’s so unfair – we’d only been in the store, it’s not as if we parked there and went somewhere else." Home Bargains shopper fined £100 after spending £317 will 'never shop there again' (Image: (c) North News & Pictures ltd northnews.co.uk) Andrew said adamantly: "I will never go back to Home Bargains after this." A Parking Charge Notice sent to Andrew’s home in Tow Law, County Durham, said he had been parked at the store for two hours and two minutes. The former Home Bargains shopper said: “We were there just over two hours. It was four days before Christmas so it was really busy and we couldn’t get around the store in that time. We must have spent about 20 minutes in the queue for the tills. I’m sure we won’t be the only ones this has happened too. It’d be quite easy to go over the hour and a half. "My wife has had a major operation so can’t move as quickly or help pack the bags. There’s lots of vulnerable people who’d struggle." Andrew says he queried the penalty charge at the store but was told to contact Parking Eye, the firm responsible for running the car park. The parking company lowered his fine to £20 which he paid on January 31. He said: “I went into the store and asked them what they could do about it but I was told to get in touch with Parking Eye. "I contacted them and they reduced the fine to £20 which I paid a couple of weeks ago. They shouldn’t be able to do this. In these hard times when everyone’s worried about their bills and no one needs the stress of these parking tickets." Some Home Bargains car parks have strict parking rules in place (Image: Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post) Parking Eye has now agreed to refund Andrew’s fine. A spokesperson for the firm said: "The car park at Home Bargains in Stanley features four prominent and highly-visible signs throughout providing information on how to use the car park responsibly, including guidance on how all customers using the car park have a 1.5 hour maximum stay period. The motorist received a Parking Charge Notice due to parking for over two hours. However following a review of the case we have cancelled the notice as a gesture of goodwill." The statement continued: "Parking Eye operates a BPA (British Parking Association) audited appeals process, which motorists can use to appeal their Parking Charge Notice. If anyone has mitigating circumstances, we would encourage them to highlight this by appealing. All motorists are also entitled to a further appeal via the independent appeals service POPLA." Home Bargains has been contacted for comment. READ NEXT:
Parking Eye Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Parking Eye founded?
Parking Eye was founded in 2004.
Where is Parking Eye's headquarters?
Parking Eye's headquarters is located at 40 Eaton Avenue Matrix Park, Lancashire.
What is Parking Eye's latest funding round?
Parking Eye's latest funding round is Acquired.
Who are the investors of Parking Eye?
Investors of Parking Eye include Macquarie Group.