Girl receives £100 parking wonderful whereas dropping off donations at charity store | UK Information

Rachel Woodward had been issued with a £100 wonderful after turning her automobile round in a non-public automobile park (Image: Lancs Stay/MEN MEDIA)

A driver who popped right into a charity store to drop off donations has hit out at what emerged to be an costly day trip.

Rachel Woodward had parked up outdoors the Salvation Military charity shopon Pall Mall in Chorley, Lancashire earlier this month.

She claims to have been away from her automobile for mere minutes.

However that was sufficient time for parking officers to slap a penalty on her whereas finishing up an excellent deed.

Rachel’s mum, Linda, had accompanied her daughter to drop off the objects and remained within the automobile.

Rachel informed LancsLive: ‘I jumped into the automobile and stated to my mum, oh my goodness! Then, we noticed the indicators and I rapidly drove off – it wasn’t even two minutes. I then pulled up on the precise pavement outdoors the charity store and unloaded.

‘The supervisor of the charity store stated that we ought to be completely wonderful, as we had been solely there for 2 minutes.’

After dropping off her objects, Rachel famous that she had extra belongings at residence that she wished to offer to the charity and requested whether or not she might return.

Furious mum slams 'complete lie' ?100 parking fine after taking two minutes to drop off charity donations

Rachel used this non-public automobile park to briefly depart her automobile (Image: Google Maps)

Throughout the hour, Rachel arrived again on the Salvation Military, however this time she parked in entrance of the store right away.

She continued: ‘As I used to be leaving, I reversed again onto that automobile park to get onto the primary highway.

‘The place I had parked, it was at a bus cease and it was additionally at a site visitors lights and I believed it was too harmful to start out making a manoeuvre. So, I reversed again onto the unique automobile park, turned proper and drove off.’

Nonetheless, Rachel then obtained a letter within the publish from ES Parking Enforcement Ltd, fining her £100 for leaving her automobile within the automobile park – however claiming she was there for 48 minutes and 54 seconds.

The mum believes the parking firm clocked her Kia Ceed arriving within the automobile park on Elmwood Court docket at 1.07pm, but it surely didn’t snap her leaving two minutes later.

As an alternative, it seems that ES Parking Enforcement have used Rachel’s reversing at 1.56pm because the time she was exiting the world, suggesting she had been there for practically an hour.

Rachel was left ‘livid’ on the mix-up.

She added: ‘I used to be on the automobile park for 2 minutes, I pulled off and unloaded, drove residence, got here again to my home with my mum – by the best way, my mum is a witness and my automobile engine hadn’t even been turned off.

‘Most charity outlets, you need to test in whether or not you’ll be able to donate, so I ran in to see in the event that they had been and that’s when the girl stated, don’t park there.

‘I ran again to my automobile, jumped in and took it straight off – it wasn’t even two minutes. The actual fact of the matter is that they’ve despatched me this parking cost, saying that I’ve acquired a length of 48 minutes which is a whole lie.’

Rachel has appealed to ES Parking Enforcement Ltd concerning the wonderful, however has but to listen to again from the corporate. has contacted ES Parking Enforcement Ltd for remark.

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