Stray Views: ‘Shameful trickery’ at Harrogate hospital car park
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Last updated Jan 5, 2024
Stray Views

Stray Views is a weekly column giving you the chance to have your say on issues affecting the Harrogate district. It is an opinion column and does not reflect the views of the Stray Ferret. Send your views to [email protected].


I have been taking a friend to occasional appointments at the Harrogate hospital for several years.

Occasionally the barrier is up and therefore no charge is made.

On the December 27 this looked to be the case. I parked for 1 hour and 5 minutes. I didn’t look for and therefore didn’t see any signs that things had changed.

I then received a parking fine for £70.

The bollard at the entrance has not changed and is an intentional act to trick into not paying for parking as no ticket was issued.

It’s shameful trickery and I will no longer be able to take my friend for her appointments.

Al Hewitt, Harrogate


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Please could we have more letters published in the letters section?  

Now that the Harrogate Advertiser has cut down its letters page to a paltry two or three per week, there is little opportunity for local residents to have their views made public and the Stray Ferret would be an ideal medium for offering more of this.

Carol Trueman, Harrogate


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