Parking fines: traffic warden turns ‘blind eye’?
I read with personal interest the article last week with a good clear photo of a lorry parked in the disabled bay in Castle Street.
Earlier this year, with my valid blue badge, I parked behind the last car in a disabled bay, which was full, in York Street. This put me just into the loading area. When I returned to my car 10 minutes later, there was a parking fine packet on my windscreen.
My letter of protest and explanation made no impression on the powers-that-be and I paid the £30 fine – the first in 58 years of driving experience.
So, was one of our very sharp traffic wardens not there at the right time to slap a parking fine ticket on the lorry in the disabled bay? Or was it a case of “turn a blind eye”?
Highfield Road, Clitheroe