Hastings car park: Two motorists issued with tickets amid '˜chaos'
A resident who found himself stuck in the Rock-a-Nore car park for two hours and 15 minutes on Saturday (March 31) claimed motorists had been issued with parking tickets amid the '˜utter chaos'.
Rob Mouzer, of Meadow Way, Fairlight – like hundreds of others – returned to a ‘completely gridlocked’ car park at 1.30pm on Saturday with his wife, daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter.
He said: “There was a complete absence of car park attendants and yet, to our amazement, we noticed a number of cars had been given parking tickets.”
A spokesman for Hastings Borough Council confirmed two vehicles were issued with tickets on Saturday.
They added: “One was for parking in a disabled space that was not displaying a disabled badge.
“People were ignoring the ‘car park full’ signs, and parking in a way that impeded access and egress.
“When the civil enforcement officers became aware of a problem, they attended the site to help deal with the congestion.”
Mr Mouzer said the experience in the car park will put people – like his daughter – off from visiting the town.