Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Parking enforcement officer criticised for ‘breaking parking rules’

08:00 04 September 2014

The parking enforcement officer's van in Bideford on Monday.

The parking enforcement officer's van in Bideford on Monday.

Archant

Officer pictured in Bideford parking over the marked bay for longer than the one hour limit - while issuing tickets.

A parking enforcement officer has been criticised for ‘breaking parking rules’ while on enforcement duties in Bideford.

Maurice Pearce, of Osborns Models, photographed the county council officer parked overhanging a parking bay by Bideford Pannier Market on Monday morning.

The van remained there for longer than the one hour limit, before the officer returned to move it into the bay properly before resuming his duties, said Mr Pearce.

This, Mr Pearce added, technically breached the ‘no return within one hour rule’ and gave a ‘very bad impressions’ when there were empty spaces available.

“It’s one rule for a DCC parking enforcement officer and another for the rest of us,” he said.

“Parked up incorrectly and then off on his round to book anyone else doing the same.”

When asked about the incident, a Devon County Council spokesman said: “Vehicles used by civil parking enforcement officers (CEOs) have an exemption while on enforcement duties, although they would be expected to park within a bay when they are able to do so.”

1 comment

  • Like is stated in the article “It’s one rule for a DCC parking enforcement officer and another for the rest of us”. DCC (or TDC) will never admit their 'officers' are in the wrong including when they are not only in braking imposed parking restrictions but also when they are in breach of the Highway Code. In this case, distance from a junction.

    Report this comment

    DM

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other News Stories

12:24

Police confirmed that Mr Collins was the man recovered from the River Taw in Barnstaple on Saturday

Read more

The new Premier Inn in Bideford will be opening at Atlantic Park tomorrow (Friday).

Read more

Readers have been expressing both joy and frustration at Roundswell plans which include a new Costa Coffee, Aldi and Marston’s pub.

Read more

The brand new store in Clovelly Road has created 40 new jobs in Bideford.

Read more

Gazette readers have been donating generously to our Give A Gift appeal to deliver festive parcels to families in need across North Devon.

Read more
14:07

Devon County Council announced that both lanes of the Kenwith Viaduct will reopen today (Thursday)

Read more
14:00

Kayla’s Big Bash raised £640 for The Link Centre in Bideford

Read more
10:29

Can I recycle Christmas cards? What about my tree? When is my recycling being collected? Find out here...

Read more
Yesterday, 11:23

The Gazette can exclusively reveal Aldi, Costa Coffee and pub chain Marston’s named as proposals revealed for major retail development at Roundswell in Barnstaple.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Support our Light Up A Life appeal 2016 and make a donation to Children’s Hospice South West or North Devon Hospice

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications