City motorist hits out at 'illegal' parking ticket

A GLASGOW motorist today hit out after he was slapped with an ­"illegal" parking fine.

Loading Comments
Sean Kelly received a parking ticket - despite it being 10 minutes before restrictions came into place in Golfhill Drive
Sean Kelly received a parking ticket - despite it being 10 minutes before restrictions came into place in Golfhill Drive

Parking attendants issued Dennistoun resident Sean Kelly with a Penalty Charge Notice more than 10 minutes before the restrictions came into place.

The 36-year-old IT worker had parked his black Volkswagen overnight in Golfhill Drive, near his home in the east of Glasgow on March 28.

In the morning when he was leaving for work shortly before 9am, he noticed wardens patrolling the streets.

His car was issued with the fine at 8.46am.

However, the parking restrictions do not come until place on the street until 9am and are in place until 5pm.

The fine is £60, however drivers can pay £30 within 14 days of receiving the ticket.

Mr Kelly did not pay the charge and he was told it was being investigated.

The council told the Evening Times yesterday that the fine was being withdrawn.

Mr Kelly said: "I told the wardens about the times, and that the ticket was nonenforceable, that they were in error - but they didn't listen to me.

"The traffic wardens also issued these illegal tickets to other people, and I've seen them wandering around Dennistoun between 8.30am and 9am before issuing tickets."

Mr Kelly got in touch with local councillors in a bid to raise the issue.

He said: "I'm very disappointed at the whole situation. It just seems like the council is out to make money out of drivers even when they haven't done anything wrong.

"And if they are doing this on purpose in this area and other parts of the city then that is very serious."

East Centre SNP councillor Jennifer Dunn said: "This should not have happened and I think the council should look into its procedures."

A Glasgow City Council spokesman said: "Mr Kelly's penalty charge notice was issued in error by the parking attendant. It is being ­cancelled with an apology for any inconvenience."

Local government

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

The Look Awards, a bra fitting and going veggie at Usha’s.




Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

Jam packed with Empire biscuit making.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.