"Be more lenient to help boost trade": Pickles wages war on traffic wardens

Pickles wages war on 'over-zealous' traffic wardens as he orders them to stop fining people who have popped into the local shop to boost tradeCommunities Secretary said wardens can be 'overzealous'Drivers should be able to 'pop into a local shop', without fear of a ticket By Daniel Martin PUBLISHED: 01:49 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 18 March 2013 Ease up: Pickles demanded that 'officious' wardens should be more lenient to help boost local businesses Drivers should no longer me hit with parking fines just for stopping at the local shop for 10 minutes, Eric Pickles has said. The Communities Secretary said he wanted to put an end to the 'over-zealous culture of parking enforcement'. He demanded that 'officious' wardens should be more lenient in a bid to help boost local firms