A property maintenance company has hired a group of 'van sitters' to save it from hundreds of pounds in parking fines.
Aspect, based in Earlsfield, has employed 25 people at £8 per hour to drive its vans around the capital so that workmen can visit clients without having to find a parking space.
Drivers wait in the vans and drive around the block if they see a warden approaching.
The company says the idea's been so successful, it now wants to offer it to other residents and businesses.
Managing director Will Davies said:
“Our tradesmen used to spend up to an hour trying to find a parking space and some of them were running up £500 in fines every year. We now have around 25 van-sitters but could employ up to 90.”
Mr Davies says the drivers will be eligible to apply for apprenticeships with the company.
More top news
The 20-year-old was found fatally wounded on Roth Walk, near Finsbury Park, north London at around 3am on Saturday, Scotland Yard said.
Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a burglary at the home of pensioner Richard Osborn-Brooks.
The rally comes after it emerged that the Home Office destroyed thousands of landing cards documenting the arrival of windrush-era migrants