PUBLISHED: 06:30 24 November 2018 Jessica Frank-Keyes Ian Duckmanton, manager at a volunteering charity, received a private parking charge after his ticket in Norwich overran while he was helping a distressed adult with a learning difficulty. Photo: Steve Adams Archant Drivers across Norfolk, a charity manager, and the elderly spoke to JESSICA FRANK-KEYES about the frustration of dealing with private parking charges and the impact of the ‘disgraceful’ tactics on the vulnerable. Furious drivers across the region have blasted private parking firms for their use of “disgraceful”, “aggressive” and “threatening” tactics.After taxi firm bosses slammed parking companies as “modern-day pirates” for chasing car park users for payment via automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, Norfolk pensioners and a charity worker have highlighted the impact on the vulnerable.It comes as the government backs legislation to regulate the private parking industry, cap charges at £100, and bring in a compulsory grace period.Ian Duckmanton, manager at a volunteering charity, received a private parking charge after his ticket in Norwich overran while he was helping a distressed adult with a learning difficulty.Riverside car park in Norwich. Photo: ArchantHe says Highview Parking have ignored his appeal, and letters show the fine has increased from £42… Read full this story
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