Come on, coun­cil, do the de­cent thing over tick­ets given in ‘free’ car park!

Halifax Courier - - The Week In Court -

I use the car park in Church Lane, Brig­house, quite of­ten, when tak­ing ser­vices in the nearby St Martin’s Church. Ear­lier this year a park­ing me­ter was in­stalled. Shortly af­ter, a no­tice was af­fixed say­ing that peo­ple park­ing their cars there need not buy a park­ing ticket. Some­time later that no­tice was re­moved - by van­dals or Calderdale Coun­cil staff? On Thurs­day, Au­gust 14, I parked my car there and did not buy a park­ing ticket. On re­turn to my car a ticket was af­fixed to my wind­screen - penalty £25. I think that this was prob­a­bly “le­gal” but most un­fair. The Courier has kept read- ers in­formed of the saga of whether or not this car park should be free as agreed by the cur­rent Con­ser­va­tive led coun­cil. It would be a good ges­ture if the coun­cil re­paid th­ese fines in line with the spirit of the law, in much the same way as York Coun­cil has re­paid fines paid by peo­ple cross­ing Len­dal Bridge dur­ing the time when that bridge was not meant to be used by cars. I am hop­ing for the £25 be­ing paid back to me. Come on Coun­cil and do the de­cent thing!

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