A MOTORIST claims she was wrongly ticketed for parking on double yellow lines she said were hardly visible.
Georgia Weston, of Headstone Lane, Harrow, received the £60 penalty charge notice on Wednesday after leaving her red Peugeot 307 in a carpark in Palmerston Road, Wealdstone, to lead a training session for volunteers at The Wealdstone Centre nearby in High Street.
The carpark in has both a pay and display area for customers and a private parking permit area, but Ms Weston claims some markings are not legally forceable.
She said: "I'm aggrieved because I went to Wealdstone and I parked on a double yellow lines and some markings which hadn't been repainted for so long that they are unforceable.
"I'm taking advantage of the fact that I'm allowed to park there legally. However, they put a ticket on my car.
"Double yellow lines have to properly drawn on the road. It's not technical at all; the lines have to be complete, unbroken and have to have a cap end, and parking bays have to be properly defined. These hadn't been redrawn for 10 or 15 years."
Ms Weston, who presents on Harrow Community Radio, added: "I think Harrow Council is just chancing its arm."
Ms Weston said she has 'informally rejected' the parking ticket and sent these photos to the council to examine in the hope it will withdraw the notice.
Kim Farrant, parking enforcement and community safety at Harrow Council, said: “The carpark in question has both a pay and display area for customers and a separate parking permit area, for holders of a business permit. Both of these areas are clearly marked by painted lines and large signs. The vehicle in question was parked between bays, but had neither a pay and display ticket or parking permit displayed.
"A review of the line markings has been carried out and any faded areas will be re-painted to make sure all bays remain clearly marked."
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