Colin Gray, the Mayor of Ross-on-Wye Town Council, was caught on camera threatening to charge the cost of a parking penalty charge to the tax-payers of the town. Gray was filmed as part of the Parking Wars documentary shown on ITV.
A freedom of information request has been submitted asking whether the Mayor attempted to claim back the cost of the penalty charge from the tax-payer. Questions have also been asked as to the use of a secretary he referred to in the programme who he mentioned would intervene in the matter.
Ross-on-Wye Town Council issued a statement saying that the Mayor made no request for the penalty charge to be paid from expenses. Gray was elected unanimously to serve as the town’s Mayor for the second time in June 2015.