In March 2016, Lidl Andover introduced a new parking scheme in their car park, managed by security firm, LDK Security Group Ltd.
Pay and Display Parking was available to patrons of Lidl.
However, employees of LDK sat waiting in the car park, for drivers to park vehicles and watched as they either entered the supermarket, or headed elsewhere. Anyone not using the store would be issued a £45 fine.
This week, Lidl Andover has been handing out a leaflet to inform customers that they will now be required to add their number plate details into a terminal in store to avoid a parking fine.
Andover & Villages spoke to Lidl to ask about the changes, they issued the following statement:
I can confirm we have installed a new system in the Andover car park. Customers will be given 90 minutes of free parking and, upon leaving the store, must scan their receipt and enter their registration number into the car parking screen which is located after the tills.
We have taken on board feedback from our customers and that Andover has had its challenges in the past with car parking and we are confident this new system will alleviate the frustrations and ultimately give our customers a better shopping experience and ample parking space.