Confusing sign sees Bexley Council cancel parking ticket

PUBLISHED: 13:17 14 October 2013 | UPDATED: 13:17 14 October 2013

Jade Matheson's VW Polo in Wrotham Road - with no marked bay in sight

Jade Matheson's VW Polo in Wrotham Road - with no marked bay in sight


A Bexley student was slapped with a £110 penalty notice - despite road signs saying she could park her VW Polo in Wrotham Road, Welling.

Jade Matheson, 21, parked in the street before heading to university on June 1. The blue sign says motorists can park on the street but only in marked bays - even though there are not any near the sign in Wrotham Road.

Jade said: “The way it has been dealt with has been really shabby. I got told I’d have to go to court in Northampton because they didn’t receive my reply to the council’s inital letter.

“How is it my fault if they lose my correspondance?”

Bexley Council have since cancelled the ticket after reviewing a picture of the inicident due to “confusion surrounding the circumstances of its issuing.”

A council spokeswoman said they made the decision “having reviewed the customer circumstances surrounding its issuing.”

She added: “It has been agreed that the sign is some distance from the first footway parking bay and this may have caused some confusion for the motorist. The council is considering moving the sign to a more obvious location to avoid any further confusion.”

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