22nd Jan, 2019

Rubery man left frustrated after receiving £50 fine from the council successfully appeals decision

Harry Leach 20th Oct, 2018

A RUBERY man left frustrated after getting a £50 fine from Bromsgrove District Council when parking near his home managed to successfully appeal the decision with the help of the Standard.

Adam Faulk contacted us last week because he felt the penalty was unjustified and did not take his circumstances into consideration.

His usual car parking space outside a set of shops on New Road, below his flat, was occupied by road diggers and being worked on by the council.

“I had no other choice but to park elsewhere because my designated car parking area was being dug up and that’s when I got the fine.

“I was also unable to move it during the day because I work nights.

“I found it outrageous because if the council had given me an alternative place to park then I would have done that.”

Mr Faulk claims the traffic warden, who issued the ticket on his car when he was at work, was told by people in the area why the car was parked there but responded with ‘that’s not my problem’.

The matter was resolved when we contacted the council for a comment.

Environmental services manager Kevin Hirons said: “We appreciate that the amount of space available to park was temporarily reduced by our contractors at that time.

“While that does not affect the parking regulations, which are always the driver’s responsibility to observe, given the mitigating circumstances here we are happy to cancel this penalty charge notice.

“We’d also like to thank residents for their patience while we carried out the latest improvements to the area.”

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