The BAD PARKING thread [vol4]

The BAD PARKING thread [vol4]

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trails

1,891 posts

126 months

Tuesday 10th May
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ZesPak said:
On the one hand I feel for them, what can they do? Still, this looks like the worst solution. Why do people think it's ok to just block the pavement but not a lane?
He was in one of the houses on Wood St, his initial parking wasn't blocking the entire pavement, just the whole corner as there were cars parked (legally) on the other side, whilst he was on double yellows. I know all of this as I was walking to Tesco when he ran out of the house to move because a Transit was leaning on his horn as the road was blocked.

I called 101 as he was still there over 40mins later, having moved onto the kerb as well as the double yellows. So not a fleeting visit and the bark-muncher on the trailer was just taking the Michael.

FatboyKim

439 posts

7 months

Tuesday 10th May
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trails said:
Did you see the broken-down flatbed with the Luton van on it a few weeks ago...tailbacks all the way down Princes rd, absolutely screwed Tesco nobody could get in or out, it was there for three hours redface

It's a challenging junction, particularly when turning right with the vast majority of traffic exceeding the 30 limit...and never letting you out.
Wouldn't know, I'm usually on this so traffic is a thing of the past biglaugh but it only takes one delivery lorry or incident there and that whole roundabout and all surrounding roads become gridlocked. 'Twas a daily thing at the Miami roundabout when the petrol buying fad was in full swing. (FYI, the Tesco petrol station is closed for 3 months for 'improvements')



There are always half a dozen or so cars parked on the yellow diagonal lines outside the school on Princes Road every morning, despite there being a very generous drop-off loop area inside the gates




trails

1,891 posts

126 months

Tuesday 10th May
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FatboyKim said:
Wouldn't know, I'm usually on this so traffic is a thing of the past biglaugh but it only takes one delivery lorry or incident there and that whole roundabout and all surrounding roads become gridlocked. 'Twas a daily thing at the Miami roundabout when the petrol buying fad was in full swing. (FYI, the Tesco petrol station is closed for 3 months for 'improvements')



There are always half a dozen or so cars parked on the yellow diagonal lines outside the school on Princes Road every morning, despite there being a very generous drop-off loop area inside the gates



Nice toy smile

School bell brings the kids and the knobbers out, knobbers are usually there about 10mins before though biggrin

Mr lestat

3,684 posts

167 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Ten minutesrofl around here the s start queuing to park near the school about an hour before kicking out time.

trails

1,891 posts

126 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Mr lestat said:
Ten minutesrofl around here the s start queuing to park near the school about an hour before kicking out time.
Do you get an ice cream van too? biggrin

Mr lestat

3,684 posts

167 months

Tuesday 10th May
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trails said:
Mr lestat said:
Ten minutesrofl around here the s start queuing to park near the school about an hour before kicking out time.
Do you get an ice cream van too? biggrin
Not yet no

Dermot O'Logical

1,573 posts

106 months

Wednesday 11th May
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I was a Governor of an infant school for about twelve years, and it was rare that we had a full Governors' meeting without the issue of parking on the agenda.

One memorable instance involved a parent driving her offspring to school, parking near the entrance, leaving the car, walking home, returning on foot in the afternoon at chucking-out time, and driving the children home.

FatboyKim

439 posts

7 months

Wednesday 11th May
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All parked


trails

1,891 posts

126 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Dermot O'Logical said:
I was a Governor of an infant school for about twelve years, and it was rare that we had a full Governors' meeting without the issue of parking on the agenda.

One memorable instance involved a parent driving her offspring to school, parking near the entrance, leaving the car, walking home, returning on foot in the afternoon at chucking-out time, and driving the children home.
She sounds fun biglaugh

Jenny Tailor

1,044 posts

14 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Sorry - no pics for this one.

At client site yesterday. I parked in the visitors bay.
White van man rocks up - and parks across 2 disabled bays.

Every other bay was empty.

Idiot.

Blackpuddin

13,406 posts

182 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Really hope someone sets up a camera to capture the owner of this when they come to pick it up (story put up on BBC an hour ago).
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-6140716...


SkodaIan

400 posts

62 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Blackpuddin said:
Really hope someone sets up a camera to capture the owner of this when they come to pick it up (story put up on BBC an hour ago).
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-6140716...

That happened to my sister once in Edinburgh, and isn't necessarily bad parking. In her case, she had been away on holiday and the warning signs only went up after she left. They didn't surface the road around her car though, instead used a parking enforcement truck to pick it up and move it round the corner.
Presumably Darlo council didn't have/couldn't afford one of those, or perhaps the hill was too steep to use one.

vikingaero

6,758 posts

146 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Dermot O'Logical said:
I was a Governor of an infant school for about twelve years, and it was rare that we had a full Governors' meeting without the issue of parking on the agenda.

One memorable instance involved a parent driving her offspring to school, parking near the entrance, leaving the car, walking home, returning on foot in the afternoon at chucking-out time, and driving the children home.
At the Primary where Mrs V. teaches, they go all Billy bks by publishing make, model and registration numbers of offending vehicles. Only problem is the Chavs that drive these cars don't care because they have "'uman rights" and no legs. When they do get the Council/PCSO or Police in, they only "advise" the drivers, who go back to doing it when the heat dies down. It's all talk and no action.

And for contentious reference: most of the offending vehicles are premium and probably leased/PCP'ed biggrin [Light the firework!]

pixelmix

152 posts

85 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Dermot O'Logical said:
One memorable instance involved a parent driving her offspring to school, parking near the entrance, leaving the car, walking home, returning on foot in the afternoon at chucking-out time, and driving the children home.
As long as responsibly parked, this actually quite sensible. If you live say 1.5mi away, that is perfectly walkable for an adult but a bit of a slog with a tired 5 year old at the end of the day. By walking home, she is saving an unnecessary journey.

Of course, if she is hogging a space in a busy area and said children are 15 and they live 0.5mi away....

Bonefish Blues

20,419 posts

200 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Biggus thingus said:
He's still not shifted it?

Blackpuddin

13,406 posts

182 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Bonefish Blues said:
Biggus thingus said:
He's still not shifted it?
laugh

speedyguy

5,248 posts

180 months

Wednesday 11th May
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james_TW said:
Teebs said:
MXRod said:
Almost every day

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Email it to the head of the school. Our Primary takes a very dim view and will happily pull parents aside for a word.
If it's anything like the school I live opposite, they'll probably send out an email and nothing will happen - EMail the council too, they'll do just as little (if it's anything like my council)...
To add a bit of context maybe the photo could be timestamped it could be before, between or after the 'controlled hours', therefore 'not an issue'.

dmsims

5,160 posts

244 months

Wednesday 11th May
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speedyguy said:
To add a bit of context maybe the photo could be timestamped it could be before, between or after the 'controlled hours', therefore 'not an issue'.
Seriously ? Have a guess what school times are rolleyes

Spleen

4,663 posts

98 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Blackpuddin said:
Really hope someone sets up a camera to capture the owner of this when they come to pick it up (story put up on BBC an hour ago).
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-6140716...
That won’t be very exciting then, he’ll just get in his car drive off. It’s not like there’s anything to stop him?