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This is the loading bay outside of The Chequers, Marlow High Street

Reported via desktop in the Parking in a restricted space category anonymously at 13:36, Saturday 20 August 2022

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later

2:20pm, Friday 19th August - The manager of Chequers, a few other patrons, and myself witnessed the pictured police van pull up at the loading bay, there is a sign clearly stating that this is a loading bay so no parking between 8am - 8pm (sign & nose of the van visible in picture 2). The two young officers proceeded to walk around the van twice to check their parking, took note of the sign and seemed ignored it. This would have been understandable if they were responding to a crisis, though it seemed obvious to all viewing that they were heading up the highstreet - in no particular rush - to buy / have some lunch. The van was left for approx. 40 minutes as 3 different delivery services came to the area, and were very displeased at having to find alternate parking for their (in some cases, very heavy) deliveries to the bars and restaurants this bay caters to. I'd like to report this as I believe the inexperience of the two young officers led to this callous behaviour, and perhaps some egotistical disregard for the rules of the Marlow community they're helping to serve - hoping they realise that we are a close knit community who were watching them park illegally and set an awful example - appreciate the no license plate note, but hope that including this (picture 3) can help to identify the men in question so they can be spoken to. There was also an older gentleman from Parcelforce who was very inconvenienced by this during his delivery, who spoke with them about this on the officers' return but was laughed at and not apologiesed to (around 3pm).

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  • This has been passed to the Parking Services Team.

    Subject to available resources, a civil enforcement officer (traffic warden) will go and assess, and if a vehicle is parked in contravention of a parking restriction, a penalty charge notice may be issued.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:36, Saturday 20 August 2022

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