A LABOUR MS has written an open letter to the British Parking Association amid growing concerns over Island Green car park. 

Lesley Griffiths, Welsh Labour MS for Wrexham shared the letter via her social media on December 12 and described the 'detrimental impact' the car park was having on Wrexham city centre, following a growing number of residents who have reported to be subject to unjustified fines despite attempts to pay.

Last week, Malcolm Jones revealed how he recieved a £90 fine despite trying on multiple occasions to pay at the various machines, to which he branded the car park, 'a disgrace'. 

The letter reads: "I have been contacted by many constituents over a several months in relation to them receiving questionable, and in some cases, unfair fines from Euro Car Parks when they have used the above-named car park. (Island Green)

I received a significant number of constituents' concerns during 2019 and unfortunately, a similar pattern is emerging again. Increases in fines, out of order and poorly maintained machines and accessibility for blue badge holders are just some of the issues I have been contacted about. I believe this is having a detrimental impact to Wrexham city centre.

"I am particularly concerned on how my disabled constituents are being treated when they appeal to POPLA, for example, one constituent was told her blue badge was not displayed when it was.


"My representatives to Euro Car Parks have been ignored which is not something I believe is acceptable from an elected representative. I have also made representations to the Leader of Wrexham County Borough Council who tells me both he and the Member of Parliament have made numerous representations to no avail. 

"I would, therefore, request you to investigate whether there has been any breach of a clause within the BPA Code by Euro Car Parks as a matter of urgency."

Euro Car Parks has been approached by The Leader for comment regarding Mr Jones' complaint.