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Driver fined by UKCPS LTD after 15-minute stay at Co-op.

By Rachel Armitage

A parking dispute has left a Newark man concerned.

Andrius Baranauskis, from Newark, was issued with a fine by UKCPS LTD after it was alleged that he parked his car in the car park for the Co-op and B&M Bargains store on Victoria Street on May 22 and then left the premises.

But Andrius said he parked at B&M for 15 minutes while he went into the store, and then got in his car, a Ford S-Max, and drove off again.

B&M Parking dispute. Andrius Baranauskis revceived a penalty letter, which he believed to be false. B & M 030619TV3-1. (11668591)
B&M Parking dispute. Andrius Baranauskis revceived a penalty letter, which he believed to be false. B & M 030619TV3-1. (11668591)

He said: “It was claimed that there are photographs of me leaving, but that is impossible. I appealed and explained the situation, but I haven’t heard anything back­— this is a big concern and it’s unfair.”

He was ordered to pay a £100 fine, reduced to £60 if he paid within 14 days.

The carpark allows shoppers to park free for two hours.

A Chartered Trading Standards Institute spokesman said: “People in a parking dispute can appeal the decision initially to the company that operate the car park.

“If the appeal is rejected, consumers can go through an independent adjudicator such as Parking on Private Land Appears or the Independent Appeals Service.

“For more immediate advice, you can contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.”

A UKCPS LTD spokesman said: “When a charge is issued to a motorist, they have the chance to appeal and they will need to provide evidence. The charge is put on hold while our team looks at the evidence.

“If it is shown the motorist was right to appeal, the case will be closed.

“But if the notice was issued correctly, the motorist will have the opportunity to appeal to a third party


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