A Heacham couple claim over zealous borough council parking enforcement officers are driving disabled people out of Lynn town centre.
Alan Hall and his disabled wife, Sally, are fuming after being issued with a £35 penalty notice for parking their Renault Scenic car on a single yellow line outside the former Post Office in Baxter’s Plain.
They appealed against the penalty notice on West Norfolk Council’s special parking website, but have been informed it was correctly issued as their car was parked in a “special enforcement area adjacent to a dropped footway or raised carriageway”, contrary to blue badge rules.
The Halls have been given until January 21 to pay the £35 penalty, otherwise it will increase to the full amount of £70.
But Mr Hall, who works part-time at two race courses and the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, is refusing to pay and has told the council: “We will have to see you in court.”
He said the lower kerb runs completely around the corner with a single yellow line, so it is always being used as a parking area by disabled people.
He said: “We will now only go to the out-of-town shopping areas in King’s Lynn. I am sure the shops are financially struggling and I expect we are not the only customers they will be losing to your over zealous ticket officers.”
The council said it could not comment on an ongoing case as there was still information to be considered.