Mayor of Wandsworth's limo driver flouts child safety rules by parking on ziglag lines outside John Burns Primary School in Battersea

Wandsworth Guardian: The Ford car parked outside John Burns School, Battersea The Ford car parked outside John Burns School, Battersea

The mayor of Wandsworth's official car was papped parked up in a restricted zone outside a school.

Two images show the car parked illegally on zig zag markings outside John Burns Primary School, Wycliffe Road, Battersea, this morning.

The photograph's were taken by a parent at 8.57am and 9.03am.

Signs in the road display no stopping instructions from 8.15am-9.45am and 3pm-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

It is believed the mayor, Councillor Angela Graham, was attending a children's aerobics class, taking place at 8.50am in the school playground.

A parent, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he witnessed the car parked up for about six minutes while he dropped his son off at school with the car still parked when he left.

He said: "Is the mayor exempt from such parking restrictions? Does the mayor  have any regard for child safety?

"After all, that must be the purpose of the parking/stopping restriction?"

A council spokesman said: ""There is absolutely no excuse for any driver to park on the zig zag markings outside a school.

"We will be investigating what happened here and why these rules appear to have been breached.

"The safety of children on their way to school is of paramount importance to us."

The luxury Ford car, which comes with a personal driver, is used by the mayor to get to functions and events.

 

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2:28pm Tue 4 Feb 14

buggsie says...

Wouldn't mind knowing why we have to pay from the 'Public Purse' for a Mayor of Wandsworth and Council Leader.
Whilst all is being done to stop car owners using their cars in Wandsworth through over population - we have to pay for a Mayor to use that big car - whilst she should be using public transport like the rest of us are supposed to use and tolerate.
Going on about Council Cars - read locally of Wandsworth getting a few electric cars for THEIR FLEET - FLEET !! - sorry they should be on buses in their bus lanes or cycling in the cycle lanes which we have paid for.
Wouldn't mind knowing why we have to pay from the 'Public Purse' for a Mayor of Wandsworth and Council Leader. Whilst all is being done to stop car owners using their cars in Wandsworth through over population - we have to pay for a Mayor to use that big car - whilst she should be using public transport like the rest of us are supposed to use and tolerate. Going on about Council Cars - read locally of Wandsworth getting a few electric cars for THEIR FLEET - FLEET !! - sorry they should be on buses in their bus lanes or cycling in the cycle lanes which we have paid for. buggsie

1:32pm Sat 8 Feb 14

janee says...

One rule for them, another rule for the rest of us. What an appalling example to give to children. You can break the law with impunity if you are important enough!!
One rule for them, another rule for the rest of us. What an appalling example to give to children. You can break the law with impunity if you are important enough!! janee

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