Free parking still requires a ticket
MOTORISTS using the free car park in Camborne are reminded to display a ticket.
The call comes after a resident was issued with an £80 penalty notice on Friday for not displaying a ticket at Trevithick Road Car Park.
The two-hour free car parking trial was launched earlier this month by Camborne Business Improvement District (BID) to encourage visitors to the town.
Camborne BID manager Mel Martin said for the first 18 days the machines were not working so everyone was using the car park for free.
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When the machines were brought back into use on September 18, all visitors have been required to display a valid ticket.
Tickets are free for up to two hours, £1.20 for two to four hours and £2 for all day.
She said: "It became apparent that not all customers had read the 'You still need to display a ticket' sign put up by Armtrac and so some were being issued with penalty notices.
"Therefore in the afternoon, additional signs were added to the machines to make it clear that all car park customers must display a ticket."
Mrs Martin said those customers who made a genuine mistake on Friday and did not display a ticket, should follow the appeals process on the rear of the penalty notice and that BID will work with the car park operator to consider each appeal on an individual basis.