A motorist could be fined up to £1,000 for having a for sale sign in his car when it was parked outside his home as it was in ‘breach of council policy’.
Derek Jones, of Iddesleigh Road, Queens Park, Bedford, came home from a walk on Thursday morning to find a notice had been slapped on his car by Bedford Borough Council telling him he was in breach of the street trader policy by having the sign on his dashboard and could be fined up to £1k if he didn’t remove it.
The 57 year-old said: “They are saying if I don’t take the sign away they will issue a fine.
“I am challenging it because I am not a trader and if they want to take me to court they can. It is unreasonable to expect me to pay to advertise when I can have a sign in my car for free.”
A spokesman for the council said: “We are taking action against traders who advertise cars for sale by parking them on the roadside in public areas. However we will take a commonsense approach when it is found that vehicles belong to members of the public who are selling their own vehicle and parking considerately outside their own home.”