Mayor of Skegness issued with parking ticket

The moment the mayor received his parking ticket. Photo: Anthony Mason.
The moment the mayor received his parking ticket. Photo: Anthony Mason.

Coun George Saxon says he was conducting official business when he returned to his car to find he had been issued a ticket.

Coun Saxon was today (Friday) performing the official opening of the International Market, which has been organised by the Skegness Town Partnership.

He said he parked in the centre of town on what he described as a ‘disused’ taxi rank on Lumley Avenue.

Coun Saxon said he placed a sign in his windscreen reading ‘Mayor On Duty’ and had displayed his blue disabled badge in the window, before officially opening the market selling all types of international food in an official capacity along with the Jolly Fisherman and carnival queens.

This is not the first time this has happened to the Skegness mayor, while he has been in office, having paid a previous fine.

Asked if he was to contest his latest ticket, he said: “There is no legislation in place really to protect me, so I don’t see how I can, where I had parked was probably wrong.”

There is no legislation in place really to protect me, so I don’t see how I can, where I had parked was probably wrong.

Skegness Mayor Coun George Saxon