Parking tickets transfer debate

THE ‘SNEAKY’ change of rules over transferring parking tickets between council car parks in Ilkeston is up for discussion at a meeting tonight (Thursday).

Brian Arum of Awsworth was slapped with a £50 fine in August when he tried to transfer his ticket from where he bought it at Wilton Place car park to the Queens Street car park, despite having done the same thing week-after-week with no ticket.

Erewash Borough Council, which owns the car parks, blamed a printing error on previous tickets, saying that drivers had never been allowed to transfer tickets.

Cllr Frank Phillips is due to ask leader of the council Cllr Chris Corbett what he plans to do about the problem.

He is due to say at the meeting of the full council tonight: “The non-transferrance of parking tickets in Erewash is causing hardship to residents and traders alike.”