Buxton Iceland fines disabled driver

Iceland car park in Buxton
Iceland car park in Buxton

Just two weeks after the company which run a Buxton supermarket car park assured customers that problems in its operation were over, another fine has been issued - this time to a blue badge holder.

The Iceland car park, which is operated by Excel Parking, issued the £100 fine to 82-year-old Dennis Hill - despite the fact he has been using the car park for free for years.

Earlier this month, the firm said taxi drivers were being hit with £60 fines for dropping off and picking up customers at the company’s Spring Gardens store because of a ‘miscommunication’ on its part with the store’s owners.

Mr Hill, of Ashbourne Lane in Chapel-en-le-Frith, said: “I have never come across anything like it before.

“I’m very annoyed as I have a job to get around and have written to the customer care department at Iceland to complain.”

“I have been going to Iceland to shop for years and have always parked for free - I even have a loyalty card.”

A spokesman for Excel Parking said: “The 24-hour private car park in Buxton operates on a pay and display basis for all motorists - including valid disabled blue badge holders - on a maximum stay basis of one hour.

“The terms and conditions are set out on signage at the car park. However, we have cancelled the Parking Charge Notice on this occasion as an exceptional gesture of goodwill.”