Car park mix-up cost us fine

On Wednesday 11th September, myself and some self employed sales leaders hired a market stall on Worksop market.

We was given parking permits which we thought was a good gesture from the local council/market manager.

We were advised of which car parks were allocated to stall holders although there is three in the area were we parked.

We parked three cars on a car park on Newgate Street with the permits on full show thinking this was the correct one, on our return we was faced with three parking tickets on window screens.

We have put in a appeal with Bassetlaw Council which I received a letter stating that our appeal was unsuccessful, as stated one car which was my company car and the other two cars of self employed sales leaders who work on behalf of Avon cosmetics.

Our reason to have a market stall was to show people our new products and give free samples away whilst also recruiting new representatives within the area.

We were looking at having a market stall once per month although was looking at Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout November and December.

I have currently taken up this matter with Avon cosmetics legal team and will be proceeding within the local press on what a unforgiving council Bassetlaw is when all we did was make a mistake by parking in the wrong car park.

I am just grateful that I don’t live in the area of Bassetlaw and pay my council tax to them.

It still looks like the sheriff of Nottingham is still heavily involved in Bassetlaw and Robin Hood is working on behalf of them.

If we had known the hassle and upset these tickets have caused I would have paid the ticket machine on arrival to avoid this unfriendly uninvited charge.

Nick Rollinson

Area Sales Manager for Avon

Darwin Division