- Ash White, 22, fined six times for parking £250,000 Lamborghini in mayor’s spot
- He has been seen in black and orange vehicles outside Cheltenham Town Hall
- Last December he enlisted a parking law expert to help him avoid the penalties
- He has previously said he ‘does not mind paying up’ because he can afford it
Ash White, 22, pictured, has been repeatedly fined for parking his £250,000 Lamborghini outside Cheltenham Town Hall in a space reserved for the mayor
A fashion company boss has refused to stop parking his £250,000 Lamborghini in a space reserved for his town’s mayor despite already having six tickets overturned using a legal technicality.
Ash White, 22, received fines totalling hundreds of pounds after parking his bright orange sports car outside Cheltenham Town Hall in a space reserved for the Mayor.
Mr White, who owns clothing firm Hera, which supplies outfits to the stars of Geordie Shore and other reality television shows, previously enlisted the help of a parking law expert who forced Gloucestershire County Council to cancel the penalties last December.
Officials even admitted that at least two of the tickets were invalid because the words ‘Mayor’s Car’ were painted inside the marked bay.
The council re-painted with the words ‘Mayor’s Car’ outside the bay – but the entrepreneur has since parked a black Lamborghini in the same spot.
Parking law expert Nigel Wise, who helped Mr White fight his first tickets, said: ‘There is no such thing as a priority space for the mayor.
‘They are just putting up restrictions willy-nilly.’
Mr Wise said all parking restrictions must comply with the clear details contained within the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 (TSRGD 2002).
But there is no mention of a Mayor’s Car legend in TSRGD 2002, Mr Wise claims.
But Gloucestershire County Council’s parking bosses said Mr Wise was behind the times and that parking legislation had been updated.
Mr White, pictured, has previously successfully fought off fines levied by Gloucester County Council with the help of a planning law expert
He has also been seen parking a black Lamborghini, pictured, in the mayor’s spot, also pictured
The council said the updated Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (2016) legislation says that a sign or markings are suitable to identify restrictions.
Nigel Riglar, director of communities and infrastructure at Gloucestershire County Council, said: ‘The Council is continuing to enforce on street parking in Cheltenham and across the county.
‘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.’
Entrepreneur Mr White racked up the fines during the summer but said he did not mind the cost because he could afford it.
Speaking after his last set of tickets, he said: ‘I don’t mind paying up, the tickets don’t bother me,’ he said.
At the time he said he was considering buying an office along the Promenade in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, just to get his hands on a parking permit.
The fashion firm boss, pictured in the vehicle with a friend, said he ‘does not mind paying’ the fines because he can ‘afford it’
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