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Staycation Devon - Cockington!

After Plant World, we decided to make our way back to the Garden House in Brixham but to stop in at Cockington. It's famous locally for the Forge in the centre of the village. We probably went their last about 55 years ago.

We arrived and just about got into the car-park. It was about 2.10pm. We saw the "civil enforcement officer" and although we drove right past him and parked in spaces next to his van, he said nothing to us. So after we bought a two hour parking ticket at 2.15pm we set off for the village.

Torbay Parking Ticket - 2 hours ending 1615

Torbay Parking Ticket - 2 hours ending 1615

Imagine our surprise and anger when Claire got back to the van a few minutes later to get Reggie's water bottle to find a fixed penalty charge notice on the screen.

I admit that even though the car-park was less than half full, the Van is longer than a car and we over hung the space behind. So paying the £25 fine is down to me

It's the sneaky underhand way the CEO did the job. The PCN is timed at 2.18pm! He waited until we were out of sight and then wrote the ticket. The sneaky little shit could have told us we either couldn't park there or maybe have suggested we buy two tickets.

I tried to pay the PCN when we got back to the house, but the Torbay Council website doesn't update until overnight. Not that it tells you that so I had to call them and speak to someone at the council. I'll try and pay tomorrow. In the meantime I have made an official complaint about this guy to the council. Doubt anything will come of it.

It does seem that they are employing the wrong sort of person.

Update 11.01pm

Have managed to pay the fine.

Posted by InvictaMoto 18:05 Archived in England

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