Normally the British Parking Association code of practice stipulates a grace period should be applied to car park times. However Aldi have cleverly employed ParkingEye as their parking enforcers. ParkingEye are apparently able to ignore the code of practice without fear of retribution. As large fee payers to the BPA and DVLA, ParkingEye seem to be able to get away with transgressions that other parking operators cannot. Their entrance signage hardly ever complies with the mandatory code of practice and as the above post shows, their grace periods are also not compliant.
The Prankster congratulates Aldi on their choice of parking operator and wishes them well in their continuing strategy of diverting their customers to Waitrose.
As ParkingEye are extremely litigious, The Prankster advises Paul Henderson not to ignore the ticket, but to get the store to cancel the charge. If they refuse, then appeal to ParkingEye and then POPLA. There are no known results where ParkingEye have won at POPLA when the level of charges are questioned, and many many published results where ParkingEye have lost.
The Parking Prankster