Parking in Salisbury - One Law for Us, One Law for Them
Coming back from surveying Coombe Bissett I stopped in Salisbury to visit my Turkish Barber and I was surprised to spot a Wiltshire Council van (ID 687)
parked in a metered pay on Catherine Street for some time without a ticket, and no sign of the driver in the vicinity.
Round the corner in Winchester Street another van (172)
was parked in a loading bay (wheels over the line) with no loading or unloading occurring.
(I think the driver was waiting to have his hair cut).
As a Parking Attendant hung vulture like over my car waiting for the ticket to expire I politely enquired if he had noticed them. He replied that Wiltshire Council vans had "considerable concessions" and so were presumably immune to the law.
An FOI to firstname.lastname@example.org has been sent to ask; "Is that correct? If so under what regulations are the concessions given? Or was he mistaken and in need of reminding?"