Grandad’s warning to people taking children to Meadowhall this Christmas

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Grandad’s warning to people taking children to Meadowhall this Christmas

A grandad has issued a warning to parents visiting Meadowhall with their children this Christmas after being fined. Harry Hall visited the Sheffield shopping centre with wife Lisa and their three-year-old granddaughter to do some Christmas shopping on Wednesday, 25 October, but was surprised to find a fine on his windscreen when they returned to the car. After reading the conditions, he discovered he'd been issued with the fine for not registering his car in the parent and child bay. Angered by the lack of obvious signage, Harry paid the £60 fine before finding out that he could have registered his car after getting the ticket to rescind it. Now, he wants to warn other families and drivers who are going to Meadowhall for their Christmas shopping in the hopes others won't fall foul of the seemingly unique rule. Read more: Brutal Hull killer who savagely attacked man in bungled burglary is refused parole PC botched investigation into man's harassment of girl, 14, who he had rung 137 times As a gesture of goodwill, Meadowhall have agreed to repay Harry the cost of the fine. They also stressed that the system was widely publicised in September with campaigns and that there are a number of signs throughout the centre's car park. Harry said: “Myself and Lisa had gone Christmas shopping with our three-year-old granddaughter to Meadowhall and had parked in the parent and child bay as we always do when we're with her. A couple of hours later we came back to see a fine on the window screen. “I opened it and it stated that the car was unauthorised to be there. I thought 'how can it be, I've got two child seats and I'm with my grand daughter'. “When I opened it I couldn't believe it. I'd parked legally and nothing else was wrong, I was so confused.” In an attempt to find out why he had been given the ticket, Harry walked around the car park to find a sign six bays away explaining that the car needed to be regi
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