Pensioner suffering from Parkinson’s disease hit with £100 fine for parking outside home

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Robert Young, known as ‘Al’, was found after stopping his car in a loading bay to unpack his shopping. He was told the charge had been taken care of by the managing agent of the property, JH Watson Property Management Ltd.

However, this was incorrect and he was sent a court judgement demanding further payment.

In total, he was then hit with a £276 charge for failing to pay the initial penalty.

Businessowner Jo Blakely took putty on ‘Al’ and has set up a Go Fund Me page to pay off the fees.

The page has already beaten its £277 goal with £400 raised within weeks.

Some have even contributed as much as £50 to the cause according to the loss of donations.

Writing on the Go Fund Me page, Ms Blakely said the charge was “outrageous”.

She said the page was set up to make sure the fine was paid “before coasts escalate”.

She said: “A disabled resident of the Millroyd Mill Apartment building in Brighouse who has Parkinson’s disease was given a parking ticket for parking in a loading bay car park space so he could unload his shopping.

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“He was told by the Managing agent ‘J H Watson Property Management Ltd’ that this had been taken care of.

“However, he has received a county court judgement and is facing escalating costs.

“It is outrageous that a disabled person who is proud and independent (despite the challenges he faces) should have to battle this issue and pay extortionate and outrageous fines for parking in a building where he lives and already pays for a parking space.

“This GoFundMe page seeks to cover the costs of the parking fine and costs to date.

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