Free car parking for up to 3 hours has been being introduced for shoppers using the The Forum Shopping Centre car park, in Wallsend.
NewRiver Retail Ltd the wallsend forum owners announced they have now acquired the lease of the forum car park which was previously contracted to the previous leaseholder.
It is hoped that the free car parking initiative will help to increase footfall throughout the town centre, before and after plans to regenerate the Wallsend shopping centre begin to be seen and of course to halt the complaints from people caught out because of previous parking problems.
Previous comments on this subject from our visitors include:
Clare Robbins 11/18/2011 at 15:27
Warning wheel clamping cowboys operating at the Forum. I had recently lost my bank card in need of some cash i popped to the Forum in my lunch break to go to Barclays Bank . When I returned to my car five mins later i found somone clamping my car demanding £150 to remove clamp I understand I was in the wrong not having pay & display ticket a fine would have been bad enough but to clamp my car stopping me returning to work is a total discrace
Joan Phelan 02/06/2012 at 14:45
Did you have any success about your wheel clamping? 2 weeks ago, we had to bring £150 cash so that the wheel clampers woujld allow my daughter and her 2 toddlers to go free. They wouldn’t accept her credit card and it was subzero temperatures. It’s highway robbery!
Mark 03/20/2012 at 17:25
Are the clampers still operating there, where was it exactly? might go round with my camera and get some embarrassing shots of them at work
Wendy Thompson 08/21/2012 at 16:48
3 weeks ago my elderly mother had to pay wheel clampers £150 to release her vehicle in the forum carpark
Michael Collins 10/02/2012 at 14:00
My nephew also got clamped in the forum car park and it cost him £150. He was speaking to another car owner who had been clamped even though he had paid but the ticket had fallen off and was lying on the seat in his car, When he showed the ticket to the clampers with that days date on it they said he had not Displayed the ticket !!!!!! A bunch of parasites.