Parking fine means we won’t return to town

My wife and myself recently visited the area from the Isle of Anglesey for a few days.

Sunday, 22nd June 2014, 6:54 pm

The area is stunning but unfortunately we will not be returning to shop in Clitheroe. On the day we were due to leave we decided to get a few things from Clitheroe and, after spending money in around six shops, returned to our car to find a traffic warden writing out a ticket.

When we told him we were on holiday and had no idea what we were doing wrong, he pointed out we were in a disabled spot. When I looked, the space in front said disabled but it did not say it in the place we were parked.

I pointed this out, but he told us the ticket was already made out and we should appeal. The space behind us said for deliveries only, but he then continued to hand out a parking ticket to a lady who was quite clearly making a delivery to a shop.

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We have decided not to appeal and have paid the reduced £35 fine, but my point is, can Clitheroe can afford to lose shoppers because of reckless traffic wardens? We think not, as we the only ones that day in every shop we went in.

Sadly we will not shop in Clitheroe again if we return to the area.

Bill Abbott

Nant y Felin, Isle of Anglesey