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Traffic warden ‘disgusts’ Rainham residents by parking on double yellow lines

PUBLISHED: 15:19 25 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:19 25 March 2015

The car is parking on double yellow lines near to a junction

The car is parking on double yellow lines near to a junction

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Havering Council has defended a traffic warden who angered residents by parking on double yellow lines near to a junction.

This picture, sent to the Recorder by Emma Thomas, shows a traffic and parking control car parked in Allen Road, Rainham on Sunday morning.

Traffic wardens are within their rights to park on double yellow lines while filming rule-breakers, but Emma accused the worker of double-standards.

She said: “Slightly disgusted with this warden, noticed her ticketing an elderly man who was carrying heavy soil to his car.

“Not only was she parked on double yellow lines herself, she did this very close to the corner of a junction making it incredibly dangerous. She could have caused an accident parked like that.”

Others also slammed the parking by the council worker when the picture was shared on Facebook.

But Cllr Robert Benham, cabinet member for environment explained parking enforcement workers are allowed to park on double yellow lines when filming others doing so.

“Sometimes there isn’t an alternative to this because of the offence being committed or the road layout,” he explained.


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