Two mayors in a spot of bother

TWO mayors have been caught parking in a residents only road. Mayor Brian Underwood met the mayor of Luton, Cllr Haji Abid, for official business at Prezzo in High Street, Stevenage, last Thursday lunchtime. Their mayoral cars were parked right under a

TWO mayors have been caught parking in a residents' only road.

Mayor Brian Underwood met the mayor of Luton, Cllr Haji Abid, for official business at Prezzo in High Street, Stevenage, last Thursday lunchtime.

Their mayoral cars were parked right under a sign saying "Private Road. Residents' Parking Only."

After a resident of Howarde Court, located next to the restaurant, complained to Cllr Underwood's office his car was moved. But the mayor of Luton's car stayed put.


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A Stevenage Borough Council spokesman said that as soon as Cllr Underwood heard that someone had complained about the car being parked there it was moved.

Daniel Hinton, a concerned Howarde Court resident, told The Comet: "He is meant to be a leading citizen. He shouldn't be parking in a residents' only road. There is plenty of free parking in the High Street but the mayor obviously thinks he has the right to park wherever he wants."

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A spokesman for Luton's mayor said: "He is very sorry for the inconvenience. As soon as he knew there was a problem he had the car moved. Although the vehicle was never left unattended, he does appreciate residents' concerns.

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