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.
Donald H. Buxton
On Tue, 15/5/12, Battersby, Karl <Karl.Battersby@rotherham.gov.uk> wrote:
From: Battersby, Karl <Karl.Battersby@rotherham.gov.uk>
Subject: RE: RE: FURTHER RMBC VEHICLE PARKED ON PAVEMENT TODAY OUTSIDE TOWN HALL
To: “DON BUXTON”
Cc: “Hatton, Lesley” <Lesley.Hatton@rotherham.gov.uk>, “Kemp, Liz” <Liz.Kemp@rotherham.gov.uk>
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.
Environment and Development Services
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council