A MAN who fought Adur Council for almost six months over a parking fine has been told he must pay by an independent tribunal.
David Charlton refused to pay a fine issued in October, claiming the wind blew his ticket upside-down as he parked at Beach Green car park on Shoreham Beach.
His case was sent to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal where it was rejected.
“In this case, the pay and display ticket was not clearly displayed,” said the adjudicator.
“I accept that Mr Charlton did purchase a pay and display ticket and that it accidentally became dislodged.
“However this amounts to mitigating circumstances which I am satisfied that the council did consider, albeit they were rejected.”
“Accordingly I find the contravention proved and I refuse this appeal.
“Mr Charlton is liable for this penalty charge.”
Mr Charlton, from London, had been visiting Shoreham Beach to clear out his parents’ houseboat after they had both died in the space of three months.