Morrisons has made a change at one of its stores which has sparked some controversy among some residents. New parking restrictions have been introduced which have been dubbed a “private moneymaking venture.” The store on Street Road, Glastonbury has recently had some number-plate recognition cameras installed which monitor the length of time people can use the car park for.These cameras scan the car’s number plate as they enter and exit to measure how long the driver has been in the car park.
Motorists will only be able to use the car park for a maximum of three hours under the new rules.
Any customers caught overstaying the three-hour limit will be fined £80.
Some residents have been critical of the decision and new enforcement saying they are disappointed at “Morrison’s attitude to the community,”
The store manager claims that Morrisons asked Euro car parks, who implemented the system, for the maximum staying limit that the company offer, reports Somerset Live.
They contained that this is reasonable when compared with other car parks in the areas which offer one and half hour limits.
Residents have claimed that the supermarket was “originally granted use of the land so long as it was kept for the people of Glastonbury to use free of charge.”
A spokesman for Glastonbury town council state that the planning application states that “Morrisons are perfectly within their rights to enforce charges after three hours”.
Published at Thu, 11 Apr 2019 09:44:00 +0000