Shorts and socks 'OK for wardens'

Published: 05th May 2015

Shorts and socks 'OK for wardens'

Car park wardens in a Cornish town will be allowed to wear shorts on patrol this summer - after finally settling a bizarre debate.

Wardens in Wadebridge had asked to ditch the current uniform for something cooler after the recent spell of warm weather - and councillors have agreed following lengthy summit talks.

Shorts and matching socks will form the basis of the new-look uniform, replacing the grey trousers worn at present. It remains to be seen whether the white polo shirt and high-visibility yellow coat will be kept.

Wadebridge Town Council's car parks and traffic committee eventually voted 7-0 in favour of wearing shorts, despite some initial objections about how bare knees may not convey an image of authority.

It concluded that it would be ridiculous to deny the request when groundskeeping staff and some police officers already wear shorts on duty.

Major Tony Rush was among those who supported the move to shorts.

Car park wardens in a Cornish town will be allowed to wear shorts on patrol this summer - after finally settling a bizarre debate.
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