Eighteen months or so ago, looking for a bite to eat in advance of going to catch a flight, we stumbled across a village somewhere, with a village green… and a surveillance camera.
Over the weekend, in rural Devon, down a steep, single track road, leading to an out of the way beach, and a coastal walk: a car park.
A pay on exit carpark.
A pay on exit car park with ANPR.
A pay on exit car park with ANPR and car registration autocomplete as part of the payment machine UI.
I hate modern technology.
PS Meanwhile, in Downderry, Devon, some villagers at least seem to be of the mind that “the arrival of the [ANPR] cameras [in the local pub car park] was ‘an offence in a village setting'”.