Fake parking ticket stunt condemned by Liberal Democrats

Residents and local Liberal Democrat councillors in Muswell Hill and Fortis Green are angry at an advertising stunt by a mobile phone shop. Parked cars were plastered on 25th April 2007 with ‘Fixed Penalty Notices’ – but when they were taken out of their holders by worried residents they realised they were not what they seemed, containing advertisements for a local phone shop.

Local Lib Dem councillor Martin Newton has condemned the stunt, which took place in area of huge parking controversy, where the Labour council is about to impose its unwanted ‘Stop and Shop’ parking restrictions.

Cllr Martin Newton (Fortis Green), Lib Dem spokesperson for Traffic issues, comments:

“Many residents in Muswell Hill were shocked by this. It is a very silly stunt that has totally backfired. These notices have been slapped on cars without a thought, even to vehicles belonging to both elderly and disabled residents who were understandably annoyed and distressed. It’s an outrageous stunt. I will be pursuing this with the advertisers.”