Motorists gearing up to fight 'joke' car parking penalties
MOTORISTS are gearing up for a fight against "ridiculous" parking penalties – as more fined drivers come forward.
As reported on the front page of Monday's Grimsby Telegraph, residents living on the corner of Highgate and Sandringham Road, in Cleethorpes, have received £35 fines by North East Lincolnshire Council's new parking enforcement officers for parking vehicles on disused land – the same spots they have used for decades.
The reason is because they have to cross double yellow lines to get there.
The latest to be fined is Andrew Greenfield, 45, of Sandringham Road. who has used the area to park for 18 years before be built a drive.
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When he was fined, he claims he was forced to park on the land because a van was blocking the entrance to his driveway.
Mr Greenfield, a warehouse worker at ConocoPhillips, has refused to pay the fine and hopes his neighbours – like Mandy Wesley, of Highgate, who was also fined, as reported – will not back down.
Read more in today's Grimsby Telegraph.