A number of Henley residents have received penalty notices from Smart Parking in the last week for driving through the car park at Townlands Memorial Hospital.
Elizabeth Singer was one of those who received a fine which stated that on 22 September she entered the car park at 8.20am and left at 9.20am. She said, “I live on Kings Road and park on York Road quite a lot. I would have driven through at 8.20am to take the kids to school so straight in and round and exited on to Clarence Road. Then I happened to drive through again at 9.20am and again, went straight through to Clarence Road. So basically, they have the photo of me entering on the first occasion and then the exit photo is my car when I came out on the second time. I know of at least four people who have received a fine for doing the same. I have of course put in an appeal. I have never ever parked in Townlands on the basis that I can walk there in 45 seconds.”
Janice White also received a ticket when she dropped her daughter off and collected her from a friend’s house in York Road and drove through twice.
Elizabeth has told us of one other person who she knows has received a fine which states they re-entered 2 seconds after they left. Not sure that is physically possible to get from the top of Clarence Road to the top of York Road.
We asked NHS Property Services and Smart Parking for a statement about this and to date we have received a reply.
If you have a received a fine for doing this, please let us know by leaving the details in the comments box below.