Parking victory

APPEAL WIN Adrian Mills
APPEAL WIN Adrian Mills
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A DISABLED ex-royal marine has called for more disabled bays and clearer road signs in Chichester after he won a six-month fight against the district council to overturn a parking fine.

Wheelchair-bound Adrian Mills was horrified when he was slapped with a £70 fine for parking in what he thought was a disabled bay in South Street. He discovered too late he had parked in a loading bay with faded markings.

Mr Mills, from West Wittering, took the matter to a traffic penalty tribunal and discovered on Tuesday he had won his case.

‘There is not enough disabled parking, full stop,’ he said.

‘We need bigger signs for people to tell them what is going on. We have a lot of elderly people here who use wheelchairs and need disabled spaces.’

A Chichester District Council spokesman said: ‘The appeal process found in his favour due to the loading bay markings.

‘Although we enforce on-street parking, we do this on behalf of West Sussex County Council. The signage and bay markings are the county council’s responsibility. Our team has brought this to their attention.’