Reason for the empty car park

WHAT a joy it is to park in Worthing.

Just after 12pm on Wednesday, April 21, I took my car into the open-air car park in the High Street.

I put in my 3.20 for two hours and the ticket that came out was for one hour, to 13.09, but the price on the ticket was 3.

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The sun was making it difficult to see the screen and 20p had been rejected.

It then cost me a further 3.20 for another ticket.

When I got home, at around 4.30 pm, I rang NCP.

I explained what had happened but I was told that nothing could be done and there were no repayments.

I was then told that if I had telephoned straight away, then they may have been able to do something.

I wasn't at all happy and when I asked why the machine wouldn't register that the amount was wrong and return the money, I was informed that this is not how the machine works.

I know now why, on a bright, sunny, busy market day, there was only a handful of cars in the car park.

A woman who saw what happened said it was typical of Worthing, with nobody there to help you.

Rustington and Littlehampton, here I come.

Mr D. Pearman

Wiston Avenue


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