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Upminster dad gets ticket for parking on his own property

PUBLISHED: 12:32 14 February 2017

Roy Newman has appealed a ticket issued on his car in his front garden.

Roy Newman has appealed a ticket issued on his car in his front garden.

Roy Newman

A man was woken up with a surprise when he found a parking ticket on his car, in his front garden.

Roy Newman, 49, of Roseberry Close, Upminster, was fast alseep when woken by his son who presented him with the ticket.

Mr Newman, who had a dropped curb created outside his home to enable his car to be parked in his front garden, said he was shocked.

“It’s unbelievable,” he said.

“Whether they’re [the council] trying to make money out of people, I just don’t know. There is no way you cannot see it’s my front garden.

“I was speechless. When my son came in with the ticket I couldn’t believe it. I’ve lived at my house for 16 years. I had the drop curb for years and years.”

Mr Newman has appealled the ticket issued at 8.02am on Saturday February 4.

A council spokesman said: “The ticket may have been given in error, so we urge the recipient to appeal so it can be investigated properly, and revoked if a mistake has been made.”

“They should squash it,” continued Mr Newman.

“The reason given for the ticket was parked on a grass verge. But it’s my front garden.”

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