Anger over parking fine

sp91414 John Dolman, Holme Hall Parking Complaint.
sp91414 John Dolman, Holme Hall Parking Complaint.
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A MAN has spoken out after he was slapped with a “kick in the teeth” parking fine.

John Dolman, of Tissington Close, Chesterfield, said he and his wife went to watch a show in town and parked in the Donut Car Park.

He bought a parking ticket, put it on the dashboard and the pair left for the performance. But when they returned, the ticket was in the footwell and the couple had been handed a fine.

“As I closed the car door, the ticket – which wasn’t adhesive – must have drifted from the dashboard to the footwell so the traffic warden wouldn’t have seen it,” claimed 52-year-old care worker John. Despite sending the ticket to the council to prove he bought one, he has still had to pay the £25 fine.

“It is a bit of a kick in the teeth – I’d never been given a parking fine before this,” he added.

A Chesterfield Borough Council spokesman said that fined motorists have an opportunity to appeal against parking fines.