seller in Burnham sees red over 'mean-spirited' £50 parking
'shocked' Poppy Appeal collector in Burnham-On-Sea has been handed
a £50 parking fine because he was a few minutes late while
busily selling poppies in the town.
Mansfield was handed the parking fine last week while raising
funds for the Royal British Legion at the town's Morrisons supermarket.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I was just a few minutes late because
of the high interest in buying the poppies."
couldn't believe it when I got back to my car and found a parking
ticket on the windscreen. It was quite a shock, upsetting, and
seems mean-spirited and unreasonable."
- who led Burnham's
remembrance ceremony at the town war memorial on Sunday -
is appealing the fine via the district council, who own the car
Crosby, organiser of Burnham's Poppy Appeal, said: "Mike
is a long-standing member and collected over £400 for us
this month in the run-up to Remembrance Day. We hope that the
council's contractor looks favourably on his appeal and will consider
rescinding the parking ticket."
Sam Taylor, a spokeswoman for Sedgemoor District Council, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Whilst Sedgemoor District Council are
not aware of this specific case, as parking management in our
car parks is sub-contracted, Somerset Parking Services staff are
contracted to ticket vehicles without tickets, vehicles parked
incorrectly or where tickets have expired."
users of Sedgemoor car parks are subject to the parking regulations
and charges advertised within each car park. Anyone wishing to
complete charitable work or hold events within the car park, such
as NHS screening vehicles, should contact the district council
in good time in advance of the date to discuss parking arrangements,
charges and gain permission."