Last Saturday the clocks went back…sorry, what did you say? It should have been Sunday? Well I know that, you know that. Unfortunately for some, Sutton Council’s Parking Services didn’t. Eighteen parking meters had their clocks turned back during Saturday resulting in at least one resident who had to spend extra on another ticket.

When the Lead Councillor for Parking Services , Colin Hall, was discussing the matter with two of our councillors on Tuesday in the Civic Offices, it had to be pointed out to him that the clock in the room had not been changed a full three days after British Summertime had finished.

The parking mistake is not the first. Fifty three parking tickets were issued on New Year’s Day after Councillor Hall had assured residents that parking charges would not be levied on public holidays.