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Legal parking van seen parking illegally in Romford

PUBLISHED: 14:05 19 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:43 19 February 2015

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The "Park Legally" van spotted in High Street, Romford. Picture: @prjarvis

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A council van promoting legal parking has been spotted parking illegally on two occasions.

The The "Park Legally" van spotted in Craigdale Road, Hornchurch. Picture: Brian Patten-Walsh

The “Park Legally” van, which has yellow line decal graphics across the vehicle, was caught on camera parked on a yellow line by Peter Jarvis, while he was shopping in Maplin in High Street, Romford.

The surprised shopper tweeted the Recorder after he saw it illegally parked on the yellow line on Saturday morning.

The car was also spotted by Brian Patten-Walsh in Craigdale Road, Hornchurch, this morning at 11am parked under a sign which read: “Mon-Sat 8am to 6.30pm – disc parking only.”

The car did not have a disc.

The The "Park Legally" van spotted in Craigdale Road, Hornchurch. Picture: Brian Patten-Walsh

The van is used to promote legal parking near schools and enforce parking restrictions in partnership with Think! – a government road safety campaign.

A Havering Council Park Legally leaflet reads: “Don’t park on yellow lines within the restriction period. These restrictions are there to prevent cars parking in dangerous locations, and in areas that could restrict vehicle movements.”

Environment cabinet member Cllr Robert Benham said: “This is unacceptable, the driver had parked illegally and we will be managing the incident in accordance with the Council’s disciplinary procedures.”

The latest finds come after Romford MP Andrew Rosindell’s 4x4 emblazoned with the Vote Conservative logo was snapped parked in a disabled bay in central London in September.


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