Car park firm in warning to fans

A FIRM in charge of a town centre car park has warned football fans they will get a ticket if they continue to use it for Ipswich home games.As revealed in The Evening Star earlier this month, dozens of furious Town fans were handed £70 fines after using a the car park at Felaw Maltings in Mather Way.

A FIRM in charge of a town centre car park has warned football fans they will get a ticket if they continue to use it for Ipswich home games.

As revealed in The Evening Star earlier this month, dozens of furious Town fans were handed £70 fines after using a the car park at Felaw Maltings in Mather Way.

The private car park is often used by Ipswich Town fans attending home games at Portman Road

Many said they had used the car park for years without getting a ticket and that newly erected signs warning of the possibility of ticketing were not prominently displayed.

A spokeswoman for Jones Lang Lasalle, the firm in charge of Felaw Maltings and the car park, said the action to enforce parking restrictions was taken because people leasing spaces found themselves unable to park there.

She said: “The car park in question is private and controlled by an authorised and registered company hired by LaSalle Investment Management, who owns and manages Felaw Maltings, the adjacent office property.

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“The car park has suitable warning signage posted alerting drivers to the fact that the car park is private and, thus, action will be taken against unauthorised parking.

“This signage was erected over a working week, prior to any action being taken against unauthorised cars parking illegally in the car park.

“This action was taken following complaints from authorised users of the car park who had leased car spaces and were unable to park due to illegal parking by unauthorised users.”

Do you think motorists using the car park were right to be ticketed? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk