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Barcombe invaded by parking NCP yobs

On 21 May 2010 at 9:01pm getorffmyland wrote:
We have been under attack this week from the NCP hit teams. Today they sent 4, yes 4 wardens out at school time, plus 4 other visits starting at 8.15 this morning. I know we are probably seen as "the rich" so easy therefore targets but the NCP boys seem to have a personal vendetta now. Watch for uprisings in the Barcombe area. no ticket machines to firebomb here, but we have other means.........
On 21 May 2010 at 9:51pm ? wrote:
The 'rich'? !
On 22 May 2010 at 4:36am Thatsmyriver wrote:
They come mob handed now as they have been threatened. Well done Barcombe! The buggers always come at school closing time too. It's not as if there is a parking problem here either. The invaders should be sent packing back to Lewes. We don't want them.
On 22 May 2010 at 9:09am ? wrote:
Why would you be seen as "the rich"?!
On 22 May 2010 at 9:19am supporter wrote:
If you parked legally you shouldn't have any reason to complain.
On 22 May 2010 at 11:27am ? wrote:
If you live in Barcombe your now by natural selection a rich person, where should I go with my richness?
On 23 May 2010 at 12:43am getorffmyland wrote:
Apologies for the "rich" comment, it just feels that way here sometimes. The point I want to make is that the NCP contract needs removing here in Barcombe and elesewhere too. The rich comment came from feeling as though we are easy targets. We are capable of running our lives here without being insulted by the morons from East Sussex/NCP. I live in the centrre of Barocmbe, have no drive or garage so have to park where and when I can. I also see numerous people park "illegally" and have no problem because you know what? They move on after they have done what they need to do, usually within a few minutes. NCP will continue to get a rough ride here until they foxtrot oscar.
On 23 May 2010 at 3:56am MC wrote:
No one here wants the NCP (well ok, one person) and very few want the parking restrictions. All the parking restrictions serve to do is to encourage cars to drive throught the village at greater speed, which is not in the interests of any of the residents.

I feel a letter to parish council coming on (not that the neutered body has any say over the restrictions).
On 24 May 2010 at 10:36am Mr Change wrote:
From what I can see this is the same everywhere, they could justify it if our streets were safer and it reduced congestion, but none of this is actually the case.
The top of school hill is a perfect example, on my way home from work last week it took 15 minutes to get up school hill just because a couple of thoughtless drivers had parked opposite each other at the top and the bus couldn't get through the gap, not a warden in sight as they are all in the local car parks waiting for peoples tickets to run out!
This is just a money making machine, it has nothing to do with the law or the benefit of road users.
On 28 May 2010 at 11:50am Olly wrote:
First of all, get your facts straight. They're NSL, no longer NCP, and have been for about a year.
Secondly, "supporter" is 100% correct. Park legally, and you won't have a problem. It's not hard to work out that double yellow lines, double parking, bus stops, taxi ranks etc etc are a no no, and you only get a few minutes before a warden will quite rightly ticket you.
I've lived in Lewes (and have family in Barcombe so I visit them too) for 6 years and NOT ONCE had a ticket since the scheme began. Why? Because I use my brain. I look for signs, I don't park where I shouldn't, and I check my pay and display ticket/permit is clearly on display before leaving my car.
It's not a "money making scheme" it's a much needed and appreciated system which was demanded. Now people have it, they whinge. Typical snobbish Lewesians.
BTW, the "rich" comment? I would expect nothing less then that stupid "I'm better then everyone else" attitude from people like "getorffmyland."
Get over yourselves.
On 28 May 2010 at 12:12pm Sparks wrote:
Olly says 'It's not a "money making scheme".'

Have a look at Lewes DC's budget document for 2009-10 (it's on the internet) and you'll find it is.
On 9 Jun 2010 at 4:40pm Davy Gravy wrote:
So, Mr Change, on the one hand you suggest that parking enforcement is not justified, yet on the other you are complaining about illegally parked cars on school hill blocking the street.
Hang on! School Hill! Could that be near.....a school? But isn't this post complaining about traffic wardens outside schools?
Come on people- should you be allowed to park illegally outside schools or not? I think not, to be honest.

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