19:14 30 January 2018
A picture of a CCTV enforcement vehicle parked on double yellow lines outside Princess Frederica School in Purves Road is causing parents to accuse Brent Council of hypocrisy.
Eric Troestler, the one who took the picture, said: “Brent’s setting a great example by parking their money making machines on double yellow lines and letting the engine run. I guess the car was there preying on any mums and dads that in a rush might have stopped on the zig-zag to drop off their children to school while picking up a nice £120 fine from Brent.”
He added: “I’m not accusing parents, this is Brent not parking correctly. They should follow the Highway Code. Up until now, the council has been telling parents not to drive or sit idling with their engines running. It’s hypocrisy.”
Brent Council responded saying that it is legal for the CCTV enforcement vehicle to park on a double yellow line.
A spokeswoman for the council said: “The safety of school children is our primary concern, which is why the enforcement team were out ensuring drivers did not park on the Keep Clear markings outside the school."
She added: “We have reminded staff to ensure that they look for alternative parking wherever possible when undertaking enforcement activity to protect children’s safety.”