EDITOR'S note: Cumbria County Council has sent this response to last week's letter by Michael Hartley ('I can't afford to lose in court'):

AN EXPERIMENTAL order was introduced, in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to relocate the disabled parking bays in the centre of Kendal.

During this experimental period the views of the community were obtained and these were reported to the council’s local committee for South Lakeland. Its decision was to make the experimental order permanent.

These changes have been made in line with national regulations and legislation, and all due processes have been adhered to.

Cumbria County Council