A MOTORIST was given a parking fine – despite correctly displaying her blue badge and paying for parking.
Ann Holmes was volunteering at Holy Trinity Church in Holmfirth and had parked her car at the nearby Crown Bottom car park.
Her voluntary works lasts four hours so she set her disabled parking blue badge for the two hours allowed and bought a parking ticket to cover the remaining two hours she needs.
But the council says a purchased parking ticket overrides blue badges – so they fined her.
Mrs Holmes, of Netherton, is now highlighting the issue among other drivers with a disabled blue badge.
She said: “When I first got my blue badge I spoke to a traffic warden to explain that I was going to a concert in Huddersfield and would need longer than the two hours. He told me to buy a ticket to cover the rest of the time I need.
“So I had a parking ticket for an hour and set the clock on my blue badge to cover the time the parking ticket didn’t.