20% of Motorists in Wellington risk fines

20% of Motorists in Wellington risk fines

Wellington Town Council installed free ticket machines in the short stay car parks in Wellington to control the length of stays.

There is no charge for the tickets but all car park users need to get a ticket from the machine and display it on the dashboard.

A survey recently revealed that up to 20% of people using the car parks are not getting a free ticket.

There was a Grace period where motorist not complying with the new system were getting leaflets rather than fines, but it has been reported that fines are now being issued.

29 thoughts on “20% of Motorists in Wellington risk fines

  • July 25, 2017 at 7:25 am
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    A lot of people are confused by the system too .. so maybe leaflets are the best idea anyway also clearing staying disabled badge holders are exempt.. I’ve had people of a more mature age struggling to understand it and asking for advice .. also maybe that car park should be made solely for disabled.. for people of the more mature ages and parents with younger children ?? Make a lot of people’s lives easier.

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    • July 25, 2017 at 10:21 pm
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      The signs are quite clear, all you need to do is lift your head up from your mobile phone screen and read them.
      Blue Badge holders don’t need to get a ticket

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  • July 25, 2017 at 7:26 am
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    Good so they should if they go lazy to get a ticket they should get fined

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  • July 25, 2017 at 7:46 am
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    good it’s not hard to go and get a ticket and put it in your car window is it?? some people just clearly don’t get a machine lol

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    • July 25, 2017 at 10:14 pm
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      To stop people parking all day in the short stay car parks

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    • July 26, 2017 at 7:36 am
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      It’s because commuters are getting free parking in Wellington, at Telford Railway station they have to pay, the tickets are for a limited time period to stop this.

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  • July 25, 2017 at 7:53 am
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    Both this car park and the leisure centre car park were printing the wrong times on the tickets so does this also mean innocent people will be issued a fine???

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  • July 25, 2017 at 7:55 am
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    Yep more money wasted on machines for parking that is free. What a joke. Next time you see your council tax bill, think of these machines. Totally agree with Louise, not laziness, just added hassle and frustration to a simple issue of parking your car.

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  • July 25, 2017 at 7:57 am
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    I had to stop and explain to an elderly man last week that it was free to park as he was trying to work out how much money he had to put in the machine In don’t think the sign is very clear in explaining that it’s free

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  • July 25, 2017 at 8:05 am
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    Yeah and I’ll be that they will start charging for parking again off the back of this. The presence of the machines although free for now – is just the start.

    The council are just a bunch of extorting fuckwits who will exploit any potential revenue stream.

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    • July 25, 2017 at 10:10 pm
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      Your language is appalling and insulting, car parks are there for people to use for activities in Wellington, if you live so far away that you have to drive to the station to get a train, try using the bus. Or God forbid, if you live in Wellington, walk to the station!
      There are NO plans to charge for parking,this is more gossip that is hurting the town
      Most people can park for less than three hours in town and do what they need to,long stay parking is still available for workers
      If you don’t like what’s happening then moaning about it here won’t do anything,contact your councillors,join local groups and then you might get something done. So easy to run our town down, not so easy to improve things,is it?

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  • July 25, 2017 at 8:06 am
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    I never get a ticket, & when the inevitable pay-for-parking arrives I’ll just stop visiting Wellington.

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  • July 25, 2017 at 8:06 am
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    So you can’t park your car if you want to catch the train to work helping reducing congestion and pollution, so drive your car to work and increase congestion and pollution instead!!!

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    • July 25, 2017 at 10:13 pm
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      Why do you need to drive to the station and use car parks that are there for people who want to do things in town,rather than come from so far away because it’s free?
      If all the people who do this would park in Shrewsbury or Telford, Wellingtons parking congestion would soon stop

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  • July 25, 2017 at 8:24 am
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    All they need is an anpr camera that fines people abusing the 3 hour free limit. No machines just visible warning signs. Simple

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  • July 25, 2017 at 8:37 am
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    You would have thought they would want to build the area up in it’s decline not take away opportunities for it to thrive.

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    • July 25, 2017 at 10:19 pm
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      Too many people were taking advantage of the lack of enforcement and parking all day in the short stay car parks.
      Enforcing the 3 hour limit means that there is a continual movement of cars in and out of the car parks, so there is now an increased opportunity for the area to thrive, as you’ve now got a better chance of finding a parking space if you pop into town for a couple of hours

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  • July 25, 2017 at 8:48 am
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    Waste of money and it will drive folk away as it did when they started charging a few years back as I assume that is what will happen again,bloody stupid and don’t tell me there are plenty of side roads to park in as they aren’t close enough for elderly to use I know as I work in a charity shop and we are losing volunteers because of it

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  • July 25, 2017 at 8:52 am
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    Why have free parking machines ? Because in the near future they will start to charge for parking that’s why make the public think they are doing a good thing don’t think so you mark my words they will be charging before long …

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  • July 25, 2017 at 8:59 am
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    The parking charge stealth deployment that this seems to be is slowly beginning to reveal itself.

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