Kingston mayor's driver parks in disabled bay for visit to St Paul's School

The car parked in the disabled bay

The car parked in the disabled bay

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The mayor of Kingston’s driver appeared to flout parking rules by leaving the mayoral car in a disabled bay at a school.

Mayor Penny Shelton arrived at St Paul’s School in Chessington on Tuesday, March 25, for a certificate ceremony.

With no other spaces available, the driver opted to park in a disabled bay. A passer-by caught the Mercedes on camera.

A Kingston Council spokesman said: “I am informed that it was the only space left in the car park when the driver arrived.

“The mayor had been invited by the school to talk to pupils and to present 100 per cent attendance certificates. The car would have been moved right away if someone needed the space.”

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8:21pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

So Kingston Council, anyone who parks in a disabled bay without a permit, anywhere in the Royal Borough, will be let off a ticket as long as they move when it is needed. Do you think that would happen? No, of course not. Good old council employees, do as we say, not as we do.
So Kingston Council, anyone who parks in a disabled bay without a permit, anywhere in the Royal Borough, will be let off a ticket as long as they move when it is needed. Do you think that would happen? No, of course not. Good old council employees, do as we say, not as we do. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 5

3:00pm Wed 2 Apr 14

mr-bjp says...

The evidence is on film. The driver or the mayor should be fined the same as anyone else would. They should nort be exempt.
The evidence is on film. The driver or the mayor should be fined the same as anyone else would. They should nort be exempt. mr-bjp
  • Score: 1

11:00pm Wed 2 Apr 14

mike litorus says...

I always see them speeding on a 20 MPH zone at least 40 and same speed over zebra crossing which is near to 3 primary schools... fire him
I always see them speeding on a 20 MPH zone at least 40 and same speed over zebra crossing which is near to 3 primary schools... fire him mike litorus
  • Score: -2

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