Constable hits out at ‘unfair’ parking system
‘I don’t agree with scratch paycards at all,’ he said. ‘It’s heart-breaking when I get people coming into the Town Hall thinking that I can help them with tickets, but as Constable I have no powers over multi-storey car parks – just on-street parking.
‘We have people coming to see us in tears because they have been stung with a £40 fine because they scratched the wrong part of the card or it fell off the dashboard. It’s an incredibly punitive system.’