A Harold Hill disabled woman who has been fighting a parking ticket for six months, has been told by the court that it is has dropped the complaint and has advised the local council to do the same.
Tanya, who suffers with arthritis was issued a penalty charge notice in January after being giving just four minutes to buy a parking ticket.
The disabled grandmother had gone to the Hilldene shopping area and had left her car to buy the parking ticket, when she realised the nearest ticket machine was out of order.
She told the Havering Daily:
“I had gone to the first ticket machine but it was out of order so I had to walk all the way up to the top of the hill to reach the next ticket machine. When I returned to my car, I had been issued with a parking ticket. The warden had give me just four minutes to get a ticket.”
Since then, Tanya has been challenging this ticket and has now received a letter from the court stating they are not taking any further action.
“This has been a long battle to fight. To be given just four minutes to get a parking ticket is disgusting, especially when I don’t walk very well due to my arthritis.
“I’m glad the court have taken this decision and I hope the Council officer will now see sense and do the same.
“I have been living in this area all my life and always use my local shops, but now because of this experience I will be shopping in Lakeside where I can park free of charge and without the fear of a traffic warden hiding in shop fronts waiting to pounce on people.”