Ticket blitz

SIR — I see that Kat Richardson (Herts Advertiser, May 8) takes issue with my comments about the rigorous ticketing of cars parked in and around Westminster Lodge, St Albans, on April 26 when Zippos Circus was performing. There have been plenty of example

SIR - I see that Kat Richardson (Herts Advertiser, May 8) takes issue with my comments about the rigorous ticketing of cars parked in and around Westminster Lodge, St Albans, on April 26 when Zippos Circus was performing.

There have been plenty of examples of similar over-zealous activity on the part of local traffic wardens - issuing tickets to cars displaying Blue Badges parked at Westminster Lodge and to cars inadvertently parked over the lining at Batchwood where there is actually no parking charge!

I also receive numerous complaints from residents in Controlled Parking Zone D about the rush to issue tickets in their areas. It seems relevant to note that the district council had a shortfall of about £90,000 in anticipated income from parking charges last year. Seems the golden goose is not laying enough eggs!

My comments are not as Ms Richardson suggests "a change of tune" but entirely consistent with the comments that I have made on previous occasions. Ms Richardson's good idea that this was a last-minute trawl for votes is something of a joke.


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CLLR ROMA MILLS,

St Albans District Council.

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