I am on holiday from Australia and today visited Howarth. I parked in the Changegate car park and used all my available change to buy two hours parking until 12.45pm.
I lost my way on returning to the car park, arriving 5 minutes late to find my car clamped by Car Stoppers (Halifax).
I explained what had happened to the clamper but he was insistant that the only way I could get unclamped was to pay 90 pounds cash which I didn’t have. Not to worry, his mate would drive me to the cash machine down the road. I pleaded with the clamper to unlock my wheel but he was adamant that he could not as he had already “called in” to report the clamping. I returned with the cash and paid him.
It is high time that private clampers are more closely regulated before they do irreperable damage to the tourist trade.