'Is it one law for one but not for another?': Fenland 'litter police' caught illegally parked in Wisbech
PUBLISHED: 16:21 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:58 17 November 2017
Fenland Council's enforcers have been busy this week - but it seems they've been caught out by an eagle-eyed member of the public.
Lee Graham snapped two enforcers parked on double yellow lines in Elm Road, Wisbech, on Tuesday (November 14).
“Not only are they parked on double yellow lines, their car is on the walkway,” Lee said.
“Also they were parked on a bend which is blind to oncoming traffic and were sat there from 2.45 to 3.15pm so during school time while waiting for a colleague to join them.
“Is it one law for one but not for another?”
He posted the photos to the Wisbech Discussion Forum Facebook page and dozens of people have voiced their opinions on the Kingdom enforcers’ parking – including county councillor Sam Hoy and Mayor of Wisbech, Cllr Steve Tierney.
Lisa Anne Corbett said: “They are only litter enforcement and they should not be parked on double yellow lines.
“They do not have special privileges and should follow the same laws as everyone else.”
Cllr Tierney said: “Kingdom officers do not have ANY right to park illegally; they have not been given that right by the council who employed them.
“The council does not have the power to give them that right, even if it wanted to. Which it doesn’t.”
Cllr Hoy says she has reported the issue to the council and a full investigation has been launched.
The enforcers were in March the following day (Wednesday 15), with one woman claiming they followed her and her granddaughter through town because she was holding a cigarette.
Fenland District Council has been contacted for a comment.