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UK Disabled Man Fined By Cornwall Council Parking Officers Twice Despite Having Adapted Vehicle And Clear Signs

Tuesday 6 February 2018


From UK news outlet CornwallLive:


Derek Gibbin
Derek Gibbin with his car which was
incorrectly issued with parking tickets
(Image: Tom Last)

St Austell disabled man fined by Cornwall Council parking officers twice despite having adapted vehicle and clear signs

He has since slammed the council for how it handled his tickets

By Shannon Hards
5 February 2018
© 2018 CornwallLive

A man from St Austell who suffers from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome has slammed Cornwall Council for wrongly giving him parking tickets on two separate occasions.

Derek Gibbin passed his driving test in 1997 while using a wheelchair and drives an adapted vehicle, which he says gives him access to transport even when his symptoms have flared up.

He said that his condition forces him to use a cane on exceptional days, crutches on average days and a wheelchair on bad days or for long trips.

Derek said he received his first parking ticket on January 5 at Moorfield Car Park in Truro.

Just under three weeks later and around 15 miles away, he received a second ticket while parked in Priory Car Park in St Austell.

On both of his tickets the parking enforcement officer recorded the reason for the fine as 'not displaying a valid parking ticket'.

The council has now admitted that they were wrongly issued and the tickets have been cancelled.


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