Chris Whitworth : A man claims he was humiliated when he was accused of littering at the Aldi car park and being handed an apology and a fine.
Chris Whitworth, 49, from Chilwell visited the Chilwell supermarket located at Edwalton Retail Park with his partner about 1pm on the 27th of March.
The two had just left the garden centre, and went to Aldi shop for the very first time. parking before deciding to go inside.
But, Chris received a warning from an enforcer at Rushcliffe Borough Council before he was able to enter the building.
He stated: “We got out the car and drove toward the front door. I heard a voice behind me, saying ‘excuse me I’m sorry’. the man flashed his ID, and then said, ‘I watched dropping something from your vehicle’.
“I told him that I didn’t have any knowledge’, unless something had been blown through my window. Then I told him I’d return to the car and see whether there was anything there.
“He said to me that even had to pick it up, I would be fined. This I did not consider fair.
“But I saw nothing. I looked over and under the car and it was empty. He was extremely rude about it and demanded that I provide him with my contact details with a lot of force.
“I did nothing wrong.”
The council is at the site, issuing fines after the discovery of an “horrendous” amount of rubbish was discovered in the new retail park, which is located just across Wheatcrofts roundabout.
Mr. Whitworth claims there were half dozen cigarettes in the area of the front of the vehicle. They were present when the couple arrived but were not removed from his car.
Despite his protests, Chris received a PS75 fine, which could increase to PS100 for throwing a cigarette ash from his car’s window.