A DAD was fined for parking in his regular spot – after council workers sprayed over the white bay lines.
Stuart Johnston, 46, has parked his black Vauxhall Zafira opposite a primary school in Collier Row, Romford, Essex, daily for the past three years.
But the dad-of-two says council workers got rid of his usual space, which had been clearly marked with white lines, before fining him.
The lorry driver was hit with a £60 fine for not being “parked correctly within the markings of the bay or space.”
When he quizzed the council they admitted the parking bay had been removed for good – but they had not put up any notices.
Stuart – who is appealing his fine – fumed: “Surely they should have made people aware of the changes they were making instead of just handing out fines?
“To me it actually looked like the markings have been scraped or burnt off the road.
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“I think the council are just money-grabbing I won’t pay the fine. I’ll go to court if I have to.
“There are a lot of people round here living on the breadline including young mums with kids and it will be them who have to fork out cash.”
A spokeswoman said: “The Penalty Charge Notice has been quashed and the resident will receive that info as per the procedure following his challenge.”
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