Ticketed after parking double decker in stop

Andrew Rae with the ticket and the bus that was ticketed.
Andrew Rae with the ticket and the bus that was ticketed.

A driver’s quick nip to the loo has landed him with a ticket after wardens clamped down on a bus stop at the weekend.

Transport manager for Hunt’s Coaches Andrew Rae told The Standard how the service seven Alford to Skegness driver had parked up in the specified bay outside the Lincolnshire Imps Café, on Lincoln End, in Skegness at 9.34am on Saturday.

He dashed into the cafe to use the toilet and when he returned at 9.37am he found he’d been slapped with a penalty charge notice.

Mr Rae said: “I know they have got a job to do, but a bus on a bus stop, that isn’t blocking the road, cannot be a parking issue.

“When there’s cars parked in the bus stop nothing seems to happen because there’s no wardens about.”

Matt Jones, parking services manager at Lincolnshire County Council, which is responsible for enforcement, said the decision could be appealed.

He said: “The appeals process allows for all the evidence to be viewed and a balanced and fair decision to be made on each case.”