Why fine people for parking on bank?

I am appalled that Northumberland County Council has now started to issue penalty charge notices (PCNs) to motorists parking on the wasteland set back off the road on Hartford Bank.

Cars have been parking there for as long as I can remember – 50-plus years with dog walkers and families, and never a problem.

The cars do not cause any obstruction to pathways and are not a danger to fellow motorists on the road.

It is just another way for the council to fleece motorists for more money.

If this was not the case then they would have put notices up forewarning PCNs would be issued.

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