The man explained: “I went down there for a weekend with my partner. We drove into the car park and I got out and went straight to pay for parking, but there were a few people in a queue in front of me including an elderly couple and some were having difficulty using the machine.
“So there was a bit of a wait and I moved to the front to help people use the machine and to pay for parking.”
The man then paid for parking himself, more than covering his and his partner’s stay in the village, which was, he said, no more than an hour long.
However, some days later he received an initial fine in the post of £60, which he said he wasn’t too concerned about as he felt sure it would be rescinded.