Parking fine stands

A FURIOUS motorist has had his appeal against a parking fine received in Belper turned down by Amber Valley Borough Council.

Ashley Franklin, 56, of Milford, fell foul of new evening charges imposed on the Green Lane car park in the town.

His story featured in the News last month, as he began the process of appealing against the £25 fine.

He claimed that the council didn’t give drivers enough forewarning of the new charges being brought in.

But he said: “I have just received the upsetting news that the challenge to my penalty notice for being innocently caught out parking in Green Lane on the evening of October 26 has been rejected.”