A CARLISLE man has been ordered to pay more than £800 after he ignored warnings about parking vehicles for sale.

The case of John Percival, of Pennine Way in the Harraby area of the city, was heard by Carlisle’s magistrates’ court on September 25.

The court heard how a fixed penalty notice was issued to Percival for breaching a community protection notice on April 23.

After the fine remained unpaid, the case was heard by magistrates at the end of last month.

The case came to light this week after Carlisle City Council released details this week.

Actions against Percival had started two months earlier, as he was sent a warning letter after he repeatedly parked numerous vehicles for sale in the cul-de-sac on Pennine Way.

Despite the warning he did not change his behaviour and continued to park vehicles for sale in the cul-de-sac on March 25.

Percival was served with a community protection notice.

The court ordered Percival to pay costs of £389, a fine of £440 and a £44 victim surcharge.

The total penalty imposed by the bench was £873.

Carlisle City Council is now warning local residents to avoid being a nuisance neighbour or they could face a hefty court fine.

A spokeswoman for the council said: “A Community Protection Notice (CPN) is aimed to prevent unreasonable behaviour that is having a negative impact on the local community’s quality of life.

“It can be used to deal with particular on-going problems or nuisances which negatively impact on or affect the community, by targeting those responsible.”

The spokeswoman continued: “We advise businesses and residents to make sure that the activities they are carrying out do not cause a nuisance to others.”

The prosecution was brought on behalf of Carlisle City Council under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.