Another Telford supermarket concerned about their car parks being abused is planning on installing ANPR parking cameras to improve access for shoppers.
Parking cameras are becoming a more popular way for controlling parking, with Wilkinsons and Staples introducing them, although Wilkinsons did adjust their timings recently to allow pub goers and diners to park freely after the store had closed.
Aldi in Grooms Alley, Wellington is the latest in a growing list of shops and retail parks who are working with parking enforcement companies to control parking. Aldi, who have three stores in Telford and one in Newport said that parking camera systems at their Donnington store were rejected and there are no current plans for introduction at their latest Snedshill store either.
An Aldi spokesperson said that there was no set date for introduction and no infrastructure was yet in place. The parking company responsible for enforcing parking restrictions at most Aldi stores is Parking Eye. Aldi and Parking Eye have come under fire on Facebook and forums from customers who have been caught out with fines in other parts of the UK, although Aldi state ‘If you have received a charge and would like to appeal, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending us a private message here on our Page. Parking Eye also has a fair appeals process and customers can appeal directly with them. Please include any proof of purchase you may hold as this will assist us in your appeal.’
Will this put you off using Aldi in Wellington?