Update: After deciding not to go ahead with the scheme a year ago, Lidl’s supermarket in Crowborough is now pressing-ahead with a parking scheme.
After shopping, you have to scan the barcode on your receipt into a machine by the tills and then enter your car’s registration number.
(Published December 2015)
New rules are being introduced at the supermarket mean those people not shopping there or parking for more than 90 minutes might get a Lidl’s suprise.
Lidl spokeswoman explained:
Every time you shop at our Crowborough store the cashier will asked if you have used the car park. If you have then they will enter your car registration onto their computer. You need to do this every time you shop at our store, regardless of how long you have spent in the car park.
If you enter your reg at the checkout but you have spent longer than 1.5 hours in the car park then you will still be issued a Penalty Charge Notice.
However the supermarket is keen to point-out that customers who do get a parking ticket for staying too long should contact their Customer Services with proof of purchase and they will appeal the charge on your behalf.
Customers who have special requirements and may have difficulty with the parking restrictions, should also get in touch with our Customer Services team who will find a solution to their car parking needs.
At the beginning of December the supermarket applied to Wealden District Council to extend the delivery times on Sundays and Bank Holidays to 7am until 11pm (the same times as currently allowed on Monday to Friday).
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