By Democrat reporter

Local motorists have been told to look around them at Lomondgate on the Alexandria by-pass for signs warning about new parking regulations there.

Unless they are vigilant drivers who stop for break and a snack they could end up paying £100 plus for a sausage roll and a cup of tea

One local man complained bitterly after his wife received a ticket, making her stop off an extremely expensive, unexpected error.

Far too dear in fact.

She was then contacted by parking operator Parkmaven and told she had been fined £100 fine after parking in the car park which services the Malt and Myre and Premier Inn, owned by Whitbread.

Other motorists have also have also been caught out at the Dumbarton service area, which was free to use until January, and have warned other residents on social media.

The lettern issued by London-based Parkmaven says that the charge will be reduced to £60 if paid within 28 days.

Signs have been erected at the car park outlining that parking is free to Premier Inn guests with three hours of free parking for Brewers Fayre customers.

Drivers not using the hotel or restaurant can pay to use the car park through a phone app.

Labour candidate for Dumbarton, Jackie Baillie, has written to Whitbread complaing on behalf of her constituent.

She said: “I have been contacted by a constituent expressing concerns that his wife and other people have been issued parking fines by Parkmaven Ltd while parking in the Premier Inn Car Park in the Lomondgate business park.”

One comment

  1. Best that folks avoid places like Lomondgate.

    Secret videoing of cars all cars entering Lomondgate Drive and then issuing £100.00 charges to unsuspecting motorists is absolutely outrageous. By what authority does this London based company have to hassle people for these utterly unfounded charges. By what authority can London based IT companies install secret cameras on what appears to be a public road – ergo Lomondgate Drive.

    And why has the council given planning permission to allow this change of use.

    I for one will not be going anywhere near the Lomondgate services for anything whatsoever. Best avoiding the area for shopping, fuel filling, or the purchase of a coffee from any of the Lomodgate Drive outlets.

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