Welwyn Hatfield MP's challenge to car clamping firm boss

MP Grant Shapps has called on the boss of a parking firm to come to Hatfield to check out the wording of its signs. The Welwyn Hatfield politician is leading a crusade against UK Parking Control (UKPC) – which he labels cowboy clampers – over its

MP Grant Shapps has called on the boss of a parking firm to come to Hatfield to check out the wording of its signs.

The Welwyn Hatfield politician is leading a crusade against UK Parking Control (UKPC) - which he labels "cowboy clampers" - over its policing of the car park at Parkhouse Court.

Over the past few months, dozens of shoppers have fallen foul of the regulations and received �90 fines - having not realised they needed to get a pay-and-display ticket, even though the first hour is free.

The MP wrote to UKPC managing director Rupert Williams back in July. This week he finally got a reply, from the firm's appeals manager.


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Mr Shapps said: "I will now contact the managing director once again, inviting he actually reply in person to my concerns by meeting me in the car park so I can show him how the instructions on their signs are simply inadequate."

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