Council at war with Lamborghini driver over parking spot


Gloucestershire County Council is in the middle of a parking war with a Lamborghini driver who insists on parking in the mayor’s space.

The 22-year-old fashion company boss Ash White has received six tickets from the council for parking his sports car in a space outside Cheltenham Town Hall labelled ‘Mayor’s Car’.


He has paid some of them but has contested others under the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 legislation.

However, the council argued this is outdated and refers to the most up-to-date legislation published in 2016 to justify issuing Mr White with parking tickets.

‘The council is continuing to enforce on street parking in Cheltenham and across the county,’ said Nigel Riglar, director of communities and infrastructure at the county council.

‘The restrictions are intended to make parking easier for residents and visitors alike; residents have the option to lodge an appeal on any ticket issued and, if they are still unhappy, can pursue the matter with the Traffic Penalty Tribunal.’

This article first appeared on


Also see

Register now for full access

Register just once to get unrestricted, real-time coverage of the issues and challenges facing UK transport and highways engineers.

Full website content includes the latest news, exclusive commentary from leading industry figures and detailed topical analysis of the highways, transportation, environment and place-shaping sectors. Use the link below to register your details for full, free access.

Already a registered? Login

comments powered by Disqus