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Parking ticket spate for Wombwell trader

By ashley ball, Wombwell/Dearne Reporter Friday 1st August 2014
Ernie Cawley

A MARKET trader in Wombwell is annoyed about receiving a series of tickets for parking in the same spot he has done for more than 20 years.

Ernie Cawley, 57, has a long association with the Wombwell High Street market but says this is the first time he has encountered problems with parking.

Ernie says his van has to slightly encroach into the bus stop as he claims he cannot possibly unload his stock in the loading bays across the road.

He has received three tickets in a month but says he has no alternative.

"How am I supposed to walk across the road with my stock? I'd have to make a hundred trips and would get run over," he said.

"I've got three tickets in no time at all and they are £35 at a time.  I have always parked there in the past and never had any problems.
"There's room for two buses to pull in and out at any time. I do not see what the problem is."

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Posted by Common Sense I Sun 3rd Aug 2014 at 5:23am

Haha this is hilarious, if I understand correctly your defence is simply "that's what I've always done"! You should write in explaining exactly that, once they know u've obstructed traffic and inconvenienced people for years I'm sure they'll immediatly withdraw those charges!

Posted by Liz I Sun 3rd Aug 2014 at 5:37pm

About time they get all those illegally parking on double yellow lines, loading bays, double parking both sides of high street, etc etc etc ............

Posted by laura I Sun 3rd Aug 2014 at 10:01pm

Never heard owt as ridiculas wish parking patrol would leave traders alone and get a proper job its biggest scam going

Posted by Paul R I Mon 4th Aug 2014 at 12:06pm

no sympathy for him … law is the law ! there is loading bays over the road and he is able bodied ! why should he be anything special n be treat differently ? the bus stops are for buses ! I'm glad he got a ticket !

Posted by mike I Tue 5th Aug 2014 at 12:09am

Bloody pathetic give the hard workers of this country a break how can he not be allowed to unload safely .maybe provision for this should be made by the council and a space be provided they want traders to trade there after all .

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