Ipswich drivers have been told there are "no excuses" for parking illegally after 45 tickets were issued while fans celebrated Town's promotion in Christchurch Park on Monday.

A number of supporters took to social media to voice their anger after discovering their cars had been issued with fixed charge notices during the promotion party.

And Ipswich Borough Council, which is responsible for the civil parking enforcement team, has now revealed a total of 45 tickets were issued around the Christchurch Park area - 27% of the total issued across the whole Borough on that day.

Ipswich Star: Parking tickets on cars around Christchurch ParkParking tickets on cars around Christchurch Park (Image: Contributed)

A spokesman for Ipswich Borough Council said: "Parking signage around the park clearly states the parking restrictions which are in place, on what days and at what times they apply.

"With Crown multi-storey car park a short walk from Christchurch Park, there is no excuse for motorists not being able to park nearby."

Almost 11,000 people attended the event on Monday and a number of fans on social media said they should have been exempt to normal parking rules - with the number of tickets issued showing how "tone deaf" the Council were.

"Drivers must park responsibly at all times in Ipswich, paying attention to road markings, signs or notices in place," continued the IBC spokesman. 

Ipswich Star: Almost 11,000 fans were in Christchurch Park on MondayAlmost 11,000 fans were in Christchurch Park on Monday (Image: Sarah Lucy Brown)

"Penalty charge notices are only issued when drivers disobey parking restrictions, which are in place to ensure road safety and the movement of traffic.

"This is even more important on a day when 11,000 people visiting the park need to be able to safely use the footpaths and cross roads around the park safety.

"As the issuing of penalty charge notices to 45 vehicles represents a very small percentage of those which attended the ITFC celebration, we would like to thank the majority of car users who complied with parking restrictions on the day."