Council ‘reminds contractor of duties’ after warden caught parked in loading bay

Lincolnshire County Council has issued a “reminder” to its Skegness on-street parking contractor after one of its traffic wardens was caught on camera pulling up to a loading bay to buy snacks.

APCOA Parking has been told to be mindful of its ‘responsibilities when carrying out duties’ after the complaint surfaced about one of its wardens.

The bizarre confrontation was filmed by local man Dale Clark in Ingoldmells, who gave commentary over the on-camera encounter at around midday on Friday, April 15.

Dale belligerently informs the traffic warden she is parked in a loading bay and asks if she is on a permitted break before filming what appears to be a lorry attempting to gain access to the bay.

Since the video of the incident was posted on social media, it has been viewed almost 130,000 times and been shared by over 1,280 people.

Many commenters have entered the debate over the video, both in the warden’s defence and to criticise her actions.

An investigation was launched by Lincolnshire County Council after the footage was brought to their attention and they have now stated the incident was a “one-off”.

Matt Jones, parking services manager for the council, said: “Upon initial investigation, the incident concerned appears to be an isolated one.

“Lincolnshire County Council have reminded their on street parking enforcement contractor APCOA Parking of their responsibilities when carrying out their duties throughout the county. “

Almost a week after the incident, APCOA made a short comment about the matter: “We are currently investigating”.