Letter: Ashamed that this is how our council behaves
Date published: 13 March 2018
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Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre
On 10/10/17 I was working for a charity, driving one of our vans, looking after six adults with learning difficulties as well as physical disabilities.
I parked at Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre in a disabled parking bay.
Our van is clearly labelled as a disabled persons charity and is a blue badge holders vehicle, but I forgot to display our badge.
I got a ticket and last week, almost five months after appealing the ticket, I heard the appeal had been rejected.
I find it appalling that the appeal was rejected on a technicality.
If our vehicle was an unmarked car then fair enough but for the council to show no compassion or understanding I feel is disgusting.
I work in Halifax but live in Littleborough and feel ashamed that this is how our council behaves for the sake of a few pounds.
I won't be bringing any more groups to our area which is a shame.
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