Disabled couple pay up after badge slipped

Michael Burke disgusted at the treatment of his disabled in laws diuring their Christmas visit to Robin Retail Park

Michael Burke disgusted at the treatment of his disabled in laws diuring their Christmas visit to Robin Retail Park

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A WIGAN man says he is furious with the way his wife’s disabled parents have been treated by a parking enforcement company.

Roy and Nicky Naylor came to visit Michael Burke and his wife, Clare, from Hampshire and paid a visit to Robin Park during their stay, but they were shocked when they returned to their car to find they had been given a parking ticket.

The company that runs the parking enforcement for Robin Park is Southport-based CMS (UK) Ltd,

Mr Burke, 34, said: “Both Roy and Nicky are registered disabled so they had displayed their badges as they should have done but when they got back to their car they found that one of the badges had slipped from the dash board, but was still visible.

“They wrote to the company appealing for the fine to be waived and explaining what had happened and even sent proof that they are both blue badge holders, but the company wasn’t interested.”

The couple then started receiving phone calls from the company demanding money and Mrs Naylor recently paid £49.50.

But the company is still asking for more money.

Michael, from Winstanley, said: “It was a complete accident that the badge fell off the dashboard.

“The company has ignored their appeals and is trying to demand more and more money from them for the delay.

“While I understand the need for controlled parking I feel that the way my father-in-law and his wife have been treated is completely over the top and totally unnecessary given the people with whom they are dealing.”

CMS was unavailable for comment.