Lidl parking penalty notice - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
Expired

Lidl parking penalty notice £90.00

£90.00 @ LIDL
Just received a £90 parking charge notice from Athena ANPR ltd who work for Lidl. Was there on 31 July stayed 45min I stayed in car with kids and wife went into Lidl shopping. Now I get this notice st… Read More
JesStain Avatar
11m, 2w agoPosted 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Just received a £90 parking charge notice from Athena ANPR ltd who work for Lidl. Was there on 31 July stayed 45min I stayed in car with kids and wife went into Lidl shopping. Now I get this notice stating I overstayed the free 10min time. I read on the Internet that this is not a new problem. Going to appeal and write to Lidl with proof of shopping and not pay. Anyone with similar problem?
Other Links From LIDL:
JesStain Avatar
11m, 2w agoPosted 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Options

All Responses

(26) Jump to unreadPost an answer
Responses/page:
#1
Ignore it.

They are a private company so cant do anything legally. They will send you threats from a "law" firm and all sorts but legally they cant do anything - only the Police and council can make you pay.

Some say to write in and complain. I just ignore mine and shred the letters. Got loads of unpaid "tickets" from these type of jokers

If you insist on replying, state that they have no proof and that further communication will be considered harassment. It really riles them up then!!

Edited By: tehwabbit on Aug 05, 2016 13:45
#2
tehwabbit
Ignore it.

They are a private company so cant do anything legally. They will send you threats from a "law" firm and all sorts but legally they cant do anything - only the Police and council can make you pay.

Some say to write in and complain. I just ignore mine and shred the letters. Got loads of unpaid "tickets" from these type of jokers

If you insist on replying, state that they have no proof and that further communication will be considered harassment. It really riles them up then!!


Thanks for the advice but I feel I need to appeal to make things better for others and also I don't want this to bite me back and affect my credit worthyness
#3
I second what tehwabbit said, you will be wasting your time.
#5
I always ignore these as well, never had any come back. Just get letter after letter before they give up! They must make a fortune from all the people who get scared.
#6
"affect my credit worthyness" how? if you acknowledge the letter you might as well send them a cheque as once you reply they know they have a fish on the hook. Ignore it and they will too, they will send out 100's of those letter out a month and only the ones who acknowledge it pay.
#7
jimhuf
"affect my credit worthyness" how? if you acknowledge the letter you might as well send them a cheque as once you reply they know they have a fish on the hook. Ignore it and they will too, they will send out 100's of those letter out a month and only the ones who acknowledge it pay.

Agree if you reply they will chase you as they know you are worried
#8
Yeh. Asda. 2 hours? parking limit and we were 3 hours. Done our shopping. Visited café while wife rang her mum to get list as she was ill. Done mother in laws shopping. Had receipt with luck so took photo and emailed to parking firm. Got away with. Not been to asda since.
#9
mattmerch
speculative invoice designed to scare ppl into paying

nice thing about not paying is they are down on the deal having had to pay dvla for your details
#10
Read this and then decide what to do. read the links contained within also
#11
JewStain
tehwabbit
Ignore it.
They are a private company so cant do anything legally. They will send you threats from a "law" firm and all sorts but legally they cant do anything - only the Police and council can make you pay.
Some say to write in and complain. I just ignore mine and shred the letters. Got loads of unpaid "tickets" from these type of jokers
If you insist on replying, state that they have no proof and that further communication will be considered harassment. It really riles them up then!!
Thanks for the advice but I feel I need to appeal to make things better for others and also I don't want this to bite me back and affect my credit worthyness
It is merely an invoice, Just ignore, won't effect your credit in anyway whatsoever.
#12
Despite some poor advice here .... Do not ignore this.
Contact Lidl .... They are your best bet to get this cancelled. Do not be fobbed off and insist on speaking to the manager. Tell them your weekly shopping will be spent elsewhere.
Whilst Athena ANPR have not been to court in the last two years, this does not mean they will not in future.
#13
hypnotic
Despite some poor advice here .... Do not ignore this.
Contact Lidl .... They are your best bet to get this cancelled. Do not be fobbed off and insist on speaking to the manager. Tell them your weekly shopping will be spent elsewhere.
Whilst Athena ANPR have not been to court in the last two years, this does not mean they will not in future.
Agree with this. New advice is not to ignore and some companies have successfully taken people to court over not paying..
Best thing to do is ask Lidl to have it cancelled.
If they refuse then send your appeal to the parking company with a pic of your shopping receipt ect. The appeal will likely fail but this will be evidence enough to protect you if ever taken to court.
#14
My friend got caught with this - she phoned up to tell them she had no idea it was only 10mins free parking and was told that if she had given her reg number in at the till when paying she wouldn't of received the ticket and was told to email the ticket company and explain that she did not know that she had to give in her car reg when paying because she wasn't asked and hadn't seen any notices about doing so
- she emailed the ticket company with a note explaining this and a scanned copy of the till receipt and about 4 days later she received an email from them saying that the charges had been deleted so didn't have to pay anything
#15
hypnotic
Despite some poor advice here .... Do not ignore this.
Contact Lidl .... They are your best bet to get this cancelled. Do not be fobbed off and insist on speaking to the manager. Tell them your weekly shopping will be spent elsewhere.
Whilst Athena ANPR have not been to court in the last two years, this does not mean they will not in future.

Deaa
hypnotic
Despite some poor advice here .... Do not ignore this.
Contact Lidl .... They are your best bet to get this cancelled. Do not be fobbed off and insist on speaking to the manager. Tell them your weekly shopping will be spent elsewhere.
Whilst Athena ANPR have not been to court in the last two years, this does not mean they will not in future.
Agree with this. New advice is not to ignore and some companies have successfully taken people to court over not paying..
Best thing to do is ask Lidl to have it cancelled.
If they refuse then send your appeal to the parking company with a pic of your shopping receipt ect. The appeal will likely fail but this will be evidence enough to protect you if ever taken to court.

agree with the above and the below is the place for the real answer.

#16
Hang on - are you only allowed 10 mins free parking at Lidl? And then you have to pay? Never knew this and never seen parking machines in my local Lidl. It takes me longer than 10 mins in there. Am I supposed to pay somewhere?
#17
Just out of curiousity... if they have no legal rights to enforce payment... how did they get the owners address by their plates alone. Surely this information is not given out to any tom, dick or harry? Please do explain as if I owned a car I would not want my address given to anyone who asked for it.
#18
2minutenoodles
Just out of curiousity... if they have no legal rights to enforce payment... how did they get the owners address by their plates alone. Surely this information is not given out to any tom, dick or harry? Please do explain as if I owned a car I would not want my address given to anyone who asked for it.

They pay a fee to the dvla to get the details.
#19
pinkleponkle
2minutenoodles
Just out of curiousity... if they have no legal rights to enforce payment... how did they get the owners address by their plates alone. Surely this information is not given out to any tom, dick or harry? Please do explain as if I owned a car I would not want my address given to anyone who asked for it.
They pay a fee to the dvla to get the details.
Seriously? Is that not a breach of privacy law?
#20
2minutenoodles
pinkleponkle
2minutenoodles
Just out of curiousity... if they have no legal rights to enforce payment... how did they get the owners address by their plates alone. Surely this information is not given out to any tom, dick or harry? Please do explain as if I owned a car I would not want my address given to anyone who asked for it.
They pay a fee to the dvla to get the details.
Seriously? Is that not a breach of privacy law?

£2.50
#21
considering most lidl are vastly understaffed and you have to stand in line for crazy times with a single item 10 minutes seems ridiculous
#22
10 minutes is rediculous for shopping at a supermarket. The queues at lidl are so slow as i have never seen any check out people slower than those at lidl, it often takes me more than 10 minutes just standing in the check out queue!

Is this policy uk wide or is it specific to certain stores only?
#23
2minutenoodles
Just out of curiousity... if they have no legal rights to enforce payment... how did they get the owners address by their plates alone. Surely this information is not given out to any tom, dick or harry? Please do explain as if I owned a car I would not want my address given to anyone who asked for it.

they do have legal right to enforce payment, but they don't generally go to court because it's costly and it means they will have to set out their actual losses.

And the dvla will quite legitimately give them your details as they are entitled to them.

Edited By: eset12345 on Aug 06, 2016 02:07
#24
mutley1
10 minutes is rediculous for shopping at a supermarket. The queues at lidl are so slow as i have never seen any check out people slower than those at lidl, it often takes me more than 10 minutes just standing in the check out queue!
Is this policy uk wide or is it specific to certain stores only?
2 hours limit in my local lidls.
#25
chocci
mutley1
10 minutes is rediculous for shopping at a supermarket. The queues at lidl are so slow as i have never seen any check out people slower than those at lidl, it often takes me more than 10 minutes just standing in the check out queue!
Is this policy uk wide or is it specific to certain stores only?
2 hours limit in my local lidls.

i have never looked at the sign at my local lidl and just assumed free parking whilst i am in the supermarket. good to know that this 10 minutes doesn't appear to be nationwide. sounds like for those stores where the 10 minutes apply, it is only for pick up and drop offs.
#26
Just send in your receipt. They have CCTV of you entering and leaving. Shopping validates you from the 10 min to 45 min 60 min or 90 min depending on location. Just state in the letter you gave your car reg to the checkout operator. It is then them who have to prove you didn't, which they can't. :)

For people panicking this generally only affects London stores, but also a selected few store near train stations.

If Lidl were a responsible retailer they would list the restrictions on their store details on the web site.

Post an Answer

You don't need an account to leave a response. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!