GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council has responded after a TV star blasted parking tickets which were given at during Cirencester’ Christmas fayre.
DIY SOS star Nick Knowles, who lives near the town, has hit out after parking tickets were issued to vehicles parking on yellow lines, claiming that ‘the car parks were full’.
Congrats Cirencester & Gloucester cnclls
You hold an Xmas fayre to get shoppers into town & when they do & car parks are full you ticket everyone parked on a single yellow on a Sunday
whole rows of them!
Hell of a way to support local businesses by driving people away pic.twitter.com/Q8KD6OE9oa
— Nick Knowles (@MrNickKnowles) November 27, 2022
TV presenter Jeremy Vine has defended the council: “Excellent work.
“Children on foot are the priority, not adults wedging large metal cages into places they don’t fit.”
Response from County Council
A spokesperson for Gloucestershire County Council said: “We love welcoming visitors into our towns and it’s our job to keep them safe on our roads, especially during busy periods of high traffic.”
“Parking restrictions help us to make sure that appropriate visibility is maintained for all road users as well as access for local businesses, blue badge holders and emergency service vehicles.
“It is not permitted to park or wait on a single yellow line while restrictions apply and anyone caught doing so will receive a penalty charge notice.”