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    • RobinofLoxley
    • By RobinofLoxley 10th May 18, 1:38 AM
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    RobinofLoxley
    University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and Parking Eye
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    • 10th May 18, 1:38 AM
    University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and Parking Eye 10th May 18 at 1:38 AM
    Apologies if already posted elsewhere.

    I see UHW have contracted well known scammers Parking Eye to 'manage' the hospital's car parks.
    Expect the inevitable large scale fleecing of motorists by this dodgy outfit using their ANPR based scams.
    ANPR systems that we all know are unreliable as admitted by the BPA.

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/parking-wales-largest-hospital-changing-14635668
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    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 10th May 18, 1:56 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 1:56 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 1:56 AM
    Note the time of your arrival.
    Not that old scam again. Ill, worries, stressed and even bereaved people, parking knowing it's free, then LATER when they return to their cars, it dawns on them that they have to guess when they arrived...

    The Hospital is CLUELESS and should be utterly ashamed of allowing PE on site.
    Last edited by Coupon-mad; 10-05-2018 at 1:59 AM.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • RobinofLoxley
    • By RobinofLoxley 10th May 18, 2:19 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 2:19 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 2:19 AM
    The Hospital is CLUELESS and should be utterly ashamed of allowing PE on site.
    Originally posted by Coupon-mad
    Exactly, who in their right mind would sanction this given PE's reputation. A case of 'out of the frying pan into the fire'.

    Anyone who has visited hospital for an appointment knows you can have a wait for hours.
    Then as you say have to remember the exact time you passed the ANPR cameras, not the time you actually parked after spending ages trying to find a space (and who knows what random time the cameras are set to).

    Then in the middle of a consultation have to run out to find one of these terminals to register for another 4 hours. What if someone is having an operation as a day case?
    • Edna Basher
    • By Edna Basher 10th May 18, 9:54 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:54 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 9:54 AM
    I'm sure I read somewhere that at the time when the Welsh Assembly Government decided that hospital parking in Wales should be free, UHW Cardiff were given special dispensation to continue charging for parking because they were tied into a long (20 year?) contract with Indigo.

    If this Indigo contract has now come to an end, why / how did UHW Cardiff get permission to bring in ParkingEye?


    Edit: I've only just noticed that parking will be free - albeit only for the first 4 hours.
    Last edited by Edna Basher; 10-05-2018 at 12:31 PM.
    • Weasel_Watcher
    • By Weasel_Watcher 11th May 18, 3:48 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 3:48 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 3:48 PM
    This BBC article is confusing. It gets it right in the first few paragraphs then makes the cardinal sin of calling planned Parking Charge Notices notices to be issued by Parking Eye "fines"

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-44069699

    "In July 2017, 75 members of staff lost a court case against Indigo which compelled them to pay thousands of pounds in parking tickets they owed.
    The Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is bringing in management company Parking Eye to oversee the car parks using automatic number plate recognition cameras.
    With up to 16,000 cars using the site every day, a spokesman said this will "reduce the potential of gridlock".
    Fines of up to 70 will be imposed if patients and visitors use the wrong parking zones.
    Anyone staying longer than four hours will need to register at terminals across the hospital site."


    However, the biggest contradiction here is surely the idea that Parking Eye will be able to issue what are essentially parking invoices, when The Welsh Governmnent has mandated against hospitals charging to park. How can this stand?
    • Castle
    • By Castle 11th May 18, 4:22 PM
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    • #6
    • 11th May 18, 4:22 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 4:22 PM
    The Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is bringing in management company Parking Eye to oversee the car parks using automatic number plate recognition cameras.
    With up to 16,000 cars using the site every day, a spokesman said this will "reduce the potential of gridlock".
    Originally posted by Weasel_Watcher
    Let's hope those 16,000 send in SAR's to PE
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