On 2 Jul 2014 at 4:13pm Mike Hunt wrote:
Did any of you know that the Lewes parking wardens, who work for a private company on behalf of the council, are allowed to park their personal cars for free, any time of the day or night. ?
They are issued with a Dispensation Permit, type DAOB011' which looks the same as a resident permit.
So while business owners and residents have to pay to park, the wardens don't pay a penny.
On 2 Jul 2014 at 4:50pm RosiecheeksRosie wrote:
The lewes wardens are a breed on their own, didn't think any of them could drive! Why should they have perks anyway?
On 2 Jul 2014 at 5:54pm Peter Parker wrote:
Why is there such anger and venom directed towards people doing their job. I certainly wouldn't want to do it. I imagine they come in for a fair amount of abuse on a daily basis.
I have never parked illegally in town and therefore never had a ticket. My wife got one a few years ago because her ticket expired in a car park. I went to the parking shop and politely explained why my wife had not been able to get back in time. I filled in a form and within a few weeks had a letter cancelling the ticket.
There are perks with many jobs, so what's the problem here. I suspect jealousy and anger at being caught parking illegally.
I'm not a fan of this parking system but I don't abuse it either.
On 2 Jul 2014 at 6:03pm Humbert wrote:
Peter Parker: the anger is because huge revenue is made, at the expense of local trade, and the money isn't put back into the town. Worthing Council aren't renewing their contract with NCP after petitions from local traders. Maybe one day Lewes will see the same. We need parking control, but we need it to benefit the town, not take money out of it. A lot of people seem to see it as the County Council punishing Lewes for not voting Tory. I don't agree with that, but it does seem that anyone with even an ounce of sense can see it doesn't work for the Town and there's no logic for why the council continues with it in the current format.
On 2 Jul 2014 at 6:41pm Thomas Jerome Newton wrote:
Huge revenue is made is it?
How much? Net?
The fines are a byproduct of people "not using an ounce of sense"
They aren't imposed on anyone. Not a single person has to pay them (if they have common sense)
On 2 Jul 2014 at 7:07pm Sjep76 wrote:
People who work in retail get discounts when they make purchases, people don't seem to moan about that. Surely it is a perk of the job. At least they are working! If people didn't park illegally they wouldn't have any need to have anything to do with them. Also the parking regime doesn't seem to be as bad as it was when it was first brought in.
On 2 Jul 2014 at 7:18pm Mike Cunningham wrote:
I don`t get fines - I got a cloned Blue Badge . LOL
On 2 Jul 2014 at 7:23pm Supporter wrote:
Very broad minded of you Humbert. However:
Lewes - no hope for Tories here. Punitive parking scheme.
Eastbourne - LibDem, but Tory target. Scheme, but less punitive.
Uckfield, Bexhill, Battle, Heathfield, Hailsham, Seaford, etc, etc. Safe Tory seats, free parking.
All a complete coincidence of course.
On 2 Jul 2014 at 7:29pm fairminded wrote:
Sjep76 - 'at least they are still working' I am so sad at the way this government has manipulated people into saying these things. People don't work for many reasons, mostly genuine. We are all being ground into the wall by the corporate rich. Don't allow them to manipulate you into demonizing the poor and unfortunate for their own agenda. Poverty has many faces; please, please don't judge.
On 2 Jul 2014 at 8:46pm lewes born and bred wrote:
always found the parking wardens in Lewes to be pretty nice and pretty fair people. If you ark illegally, i's their job to give you a ticket. GET OVER IT and move on.
On 3 Jul 2014 at 9:17am Mark wrote:
A bit off topic Fairminded - but a treat to read. You must be someone who remembers the pre-Murdoch/Thatcher media. The days when the job of the media wasn't to vilify and stigmatise the poor, the disabled and the brown-skinned. Someone who hasn't grown up watching "Benefit Street".
On 3 Jul 2014 at 9:43am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Humbert, it might not be a conscious anti-lewes thing with the county council, but I feel that they don't take any notice of what Lewes district residents want, because they're not going to lose control of the council if we all take against them.
It's not just the parking scheme, either. Some might remember when they tried to pull the plug on building the new library, Newhaven got the incinerator they didn't want, St Annes got closed despite local opposition, but Peacehaven (a marginal ward) got a new secondary school even when the government said it didn't need one and didn't the sewage works extended when all the expert evidence said the cliff-top site was the best by miles.
There is an irony in the parking wardens getting free parking though, when one of the reasons given by the county for it was that it would discourage people from driving into Lewes to work.
On 3 Jul 2014 at 9:46am Oldbutintouch wrote:
I have commented on the marked improvement in NCP behaviour before. At about the time of the Parking Review, two or three years ago, the most obnoxious wardens vanished from Lewes, and the two managers who had presided over the NCP terror also vanished. Being old, but in touch, I have discovered that one of them, Crawford, was dismissed, but the other, and more psychotic one, Williams, was simply moved. Heaven help where ever he has gone! I have used this forum in the past to ask if anyone, elected or not, has any background to this cull, but with little response. Something happened, but we don't know what it is, do we, Mr. Jones? Nevertheless, let's be grateful for the armistice, life in Lewes is much more tranquil without an aggressive occupying army.
On 3 Jul 2014 at 10:13am Grump trader wrote:
If this permit is what the op says it is , I hope it the CEO s declare as a taxable perk ? If its just that they have some space at their offices then fair do,s , IMHO things have eased and most of the guys/ gals are approachable now they have got rid of one or two bad apples
On 3 Jul 2014 at 4:35pm Lewes till I die !! wrote:
As a matter of fact my boyfriend used to be a traffic warden in 2103 he had to pay £100 for the permit for a year and could only park on the days he was working or he would get a ticket,this was auth by good old Crawford, therefore it's not free.
On 3 Jul 2014 at 6:20pm Mike Hunt wrote:
I bet that was a fun conversation in the office when one meter maid told another that their personal car had been ticketed 'cos they were on a day off!! YEAH RIGHT. Its called a dispensation permit for a reason. No time limits apply. Shall I post a photo of it as well?
On 3 Jul 2014 at 9:07pm Mike Cunningham wrote:
The bad feeling kinda lingers , eh Mike
On 3 Jul 2014 at 9:16pm Lewes till I die !! wrote:
Actually my husband worked as a traffic warden in Lewes in 2013 and he had to to pay £120 for the permit and was only allowed to use it on days he worked if he used it any other time he would get a ticket. Also when he got a new job he had to give it back ! So no free parking for anyone in Lewes.
On 3 Jul 2014 at 9:23pm Groundhog Day wrote:
LTID!! WTF and a £20 increase from one post `till the next ?
On 3 Jul 2014 at 9:31pm Lewes till I die !! wrote:
Why don't you ask them then? Then you will know!
On 3 Jul 2014 at 9:38pm Lewes till I die wrote:
Yes I asked him when he got home to make sure I was right.
On 10 Jul 2014 at 12:02am jim rook wrote:
Even better why not ask the big man in charge at ESCC ,THE ONE AND ONLY MR DAVID WEAKS MOBILE 07825926557.
Ive have had it on good ground, that lewes police have been given permits no forms to fill ,no questions just given out .
ask him your self s ...