Gatwick Parking Ad banned after cars parked in streets

A Gatwick parking company has had its advert for ‘secure meet and greet parking’ banned after cars were parked in local streets.

Urban Parking Ltd, which operates Gatwickmeetandgreet.net, claimed that it was Trading Standards and Gatwick Police approved and claimed cars were parked in a fenced, floodlit and patrolled car park which had been inspected by the Police.

Following a complaint, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) investigated, however, Urban Parking failed to respond, and the ASA concluded there was no evidence to support the company’s claims and therefore they were misleading.

The ASA has told Urban Parking that, “The ad must not appear again in its current form”, and “ensure their future advertising did not mislead in relation to where consumers’ vehicles would be parked.”

They were also told them to ensure they were in a position to support their future objective claims with adequate evidence and that they did not claim they had been approved, endorsed or authorised by any public or other body if that was not the case.

Urban Parking’s website, Gatwickmeetandgreet.net is now offline and a quick check of their listing on the Companies House website reveals that, although the company is still active, there is a proposal to strike the company off.

For anyone looking to book Gatwick meet and greet parking, always ensure that the company is a Gatwick Approved Operator, a list of these can be found below:

  • ABC Gatwick
  • Airparks
  • APH
  • Cophall Parking
  • ECO Parking
  • Help Me Park
  • I Love Meet & Greet
  • Just Valet Parking
  • Maple Manor
  • Meteor Meet & Greet
  • Tudor Rose
  • Ace Meet & Greet

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