My wife has had MS for some years now and also has Alzheimer’s disease . I recently had to take her to the dentist and rather than park on yellow lines on a main arterial road (which is allowed) I parked in a near by North East Lincolnshire car park. All the disabled parking bays where taken so I parked in an area it would be safe to allow my wife access from the car to a wheelchair. To do this I was not able to use the parking bay correctly due to insufficient space for the door to open fully for my wife to alight.
Because it was a Monday afternoon and the car park was only around 30% used I did not consider this to be a problem, placed the Blue badge and Time Clock in the window.
Upon return after around 20 minues a parking ticket was on the screen for parking outside of the designated bay. I appealed this with an explanation. My appeal was not allowed.
My wife has now been served with a notice. I have filled the form in asking if they will accept my explanation as her husband and carer and that because of her condition she cannot complete the form.
I do not know what the outcome will be because the form says they will add more money to what is already outstanding £50.00 so far.
The stress this is causing is beyond belief when surly a little leeway on behalf of the local authority should be given and perhaps common sense.
Of course I am prepared to go to court with this but it appears they are going for my wife as the Register Owner of the vehicle which is on the Mobility Scheme,
Could anyone offer any advise.