Apology given in free parking mix-up in Felixstowe

Toni Wix, 9, and Jorja Pearson, 8, hold their lanterns in a procession at the Felixstowe Christmas T

Toni Wix, 9, and Jorja Pearson, 8, hold their lanterns in a procession at the Felixstowe Christmas Tree lighting event. - Credit: Su Anderson

Cash from parking tickets bought by mistake will be used to support a charity or project in Felixstowe.

Motorists complained at the lack of publicity for free parking to support the town’s Christmas lights switch-on. Many ended up paying for parking to be on the safe side.

Andrew Nunn, Suffolk Coastal cabinet member for the green environment, said the council granted free car parking at the request of Felixstowe Town Council.

He added: “Although the free parking provision was publicised, we are aware that a lack of signage in the car parks resulted in some people attending the event buying parking tickets when they did not need to. I can only apologise to the people who bought parking tickets.

“We will review what happened and work with our partners to ensure this problem is avoided in the future.


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“Suffolk Coastal has no intention of making money because of this mistake, so we will check to find out the value of the parking tickets that were bought in Felixstowe on Saturday and explore ways of making sure the money is used to specifically support a Felixstowe project or charity.”

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