Mayor’s lazy parking – Further issues raised

On Tue, 15/5/12, Don Buxton replied:

Dear Mr Battersby,

Thank you for the further information which I have perused in depth, but I am afraid that I have been unable to find any specific reference to a mayoral vehicle being exempt from parking restrictions.

However I have found reference to statutory vehicles undertaking refuse collection etc, but nothing which would exempt a lazy Mayor who parks their vehicle in a pedestrianised paved area in front of a Town Hall.

I fear that RMBC Officers and Elected Members have chosen to opt for Nelson’s eye on this particular subject.

Maybe they should follow the example of the driver of The Leader’s car and drop the passenger off and then park up in an approved parking location and return later to pick up the passenger.

Yours Sincerely,
Donald H. Buxton

On Tue, 15/5/12, Battersby, Karl <> wrote:
From: Battersby, Karl <>
Cc: “Hatton, Lesley” <>, “Kemp, Liz” <>
Date: Tuesday, 15 May, 2012, 16:28

Mr Buxton, in response to your further email, the Traffic Management Act 2004, Operational Guidance to Local Authorities, Parking Policy and Enforcement, Chapter 9.
in conjunction with Rotherham MBC’s Parking Enforcement Policy, allows the official vehicle to be parked in this location.

I also enclose the vehicle log information as requested. View pdf here.

Karl Battersby
Strategic Director
Environment and Development Services
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

2 thoughts on “Mayor’s lazy parking – Further issues raised

  1. Once again we come up against RMBC’s parking policy. A policy which penalises disabled drivers for minor infingements whilst the Rotherham Politburo members flout the law at will. There is no exemption in the Traffic management Act 2004 for the Mayoral car or any other official car. The only exemptions are for vehicles used for emergency work and general maintenance to that area. There can be no justification for parking a vehicle, other than emergency vehicles for any length of time on a pedestrianised area such as in front of the Town Hall. This just proves the contempt RMBC top dogs have for the tax paying public.


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