Left with £75 bad taste after trip for a burger

Burger King in Halifax with adjoining car park where C. Gee of Sowerby Bridge was fined �150 for taking longer than an hour to have a family meal at the restaurant
Burger King in Halifax with adjoining car park where C. Gee of Sowerby Bridge was fined �150 for taking longer than an hour to have a family meal at the restaurant

On 15 February I took my family by car to Burger King at Square Road in Halifax.

I did see a sign stating one hour parking but gave it no more thought as I assumed it was Burger King’s car park and we were going in for a meal (a treat for the children in our party) so, surely, it wouldn’t relate to us but to other people who park without ‘authorisation’ and then go off somewhere else.

Lo and behold, soon after, I received a Parking Contravention Enforcement Notice informing me that I had gone over the 1 hour and must pay £150 within 28 days or £75 if I paid within 14 days.

I phoned the manager of the restaurant but he said they had no say over who got charged.

I also appealed in writing to the enforcement company but lost as the sign clearly states the regulations in force even if I had a meal at the adjoining restaurant (Burger King).

Dear readers, BE WARNED, if you do decide to go to Burger King in Halifax and park in the ‘adjoining’ car park - Remember to bite your burger (quick) before it ‘bites you back’.

If the Burger King chain would like to reimburse me then I may still keep the faith with them; otherwise McDonalds here we come.

C Gee

Sowerby Bridge