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.

Monday, 21st October 2013, 12:22 pm
Parking ticket. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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”?

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Doris Brown,

Highfield Road, Clitheroe