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Malling parking meeting

On 18 Mar 2015 at 10:42pm Malling Local wrote:
Was it any good? Was there any progress?
On 19 Mar 2015 at 1:12am Horseman7 wrote:
It was certainly lively.
On 19 Mar 2015 at 12:29pm nick nick wrote:
I hear Sussex police didn't respond.
On 19 Mar 2015 at 3:25pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Perhaps the Sussex police could have a mini bus to ferry staff from the railway station to their HQ. That might reduce the on street parking by staff. This minibus could also stop at County Hall and drop off ESCC staff too.
On 19 Mar 2015 at 5:04pm Otto Mann wrote:
Flipping heck Merl. you'll be wanting school buses next
On 19 Mar 2015 at 5:42pm Over the wall we go wrote:
Car Share!
Job done
On 19 Mar 2015 at 5:57pm Sussex Jim wrote:
The answer is to ban parking from,say, 11 to 12 am. around the Malling estate. Ticket cars; but use a bit of discretion for obvious residents and trade vans. The same should apply to the streets around County Hall.
On 19 Mar 2015 at 6:48pm Guido wrote:
How do you suggest they run a minibus? With so many differing shift times within Sussex police it would be running non stop. Not everyone at HQ starts at 9 and finishes at 5.
On 19 Mar 2015 at 7:34pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Come and watch them all driving around looking for a parking space at 8:50 then all trying to leave at the same time at 17:10 and you'd realise that whilst many do work odd hours, the issue is the multitude that do work 9 to 5. By half five Malling is all but empty, you can park where you like. And why couldn't they run it all day? Glyndebourne manage it just fine.

Whilst banning parking between 11 and 12 is a nice idea in theory Jim, the only way to stop residents suffering would be to issue permits, which would inevitably be chargeable and at that point, you might as well embrace the parking scheme and associated stealth tax and put in full-on resident parking bays everywhere. The concept of traffic wardens "Using a bit of discretion" based on their attitude around the rest of town is not a particularly realistic one. The best answer would be for the police not to have built a perpetually empty police station on top of a massive car park and instead turned it over to police parking and made their staff walk the ten minutes (Maximum) over Wiley's bridge to work. The money they saved not building the white elephant could have been spent turning the car park they do have at HQ already into a multi-story. You could whack another couple of levels on top of what's there and nobody nearby would see it.
On 19 Mar 2015 at 7:53pm Metatron wrote:
Wait till they put a new enterance, off Old Malling Way into the back of the HQ then you will really see traffic problems on New Malling.
On 20 Mar 2015 at 12:05am Belladonna wrote:
Why do they need a minibus from the station ? It's hardly a long walk to either the police HQ or county hall. Might address a few health issues as well!
The only way to address the street parking problem is to have FREE residents permits and charges for visitors. (Those charges pay the HUGE admin fees to allow residents to park on their own streets)
On 20 Mar 2015 at 12:47pm Bollards wrote:
Having just been "let off " my eighth ticket since this poorly run scheme came into existence , it's so floored with inept management and one or two CEO's ( they like to keep it in the family ) , let off is ESCC management speak for . It was issued incorrectly , so rolling out to malling whilst looking like the solution . I'm not sure think the useless plonkers would cock it up .by allowing bays where there shouldn't be ones , like the western end of grange road , the one in abinger infront of the church and many others that are very questionable in legality and common sense for all road users and pedestrians , rant over
On 20 Mar 2015 at 5:25pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Here is an interesting point. I have just worked in a house in Malling; and in the course of conversation about the parking it appears that the culprits from the police HQ walk away from their cars carrying rucksacks or similar. This seems to indicate that perhaps they are expected to use public transport or cycle.
On 20 Mar 2015 at 6:41pm Bollards wrote:
And how do you come to that conclusion Jim , I think you will find its lunch boxes as they have no real catering there and bits of uniform they are advised not to wear to and from for fear of an attack , pens pads also not supplied ,
On 20 Mar 2015 at 7:03pm sex jim wrote:
Rucksacks? Surely they must be going hiking. I can't think of another explanation.
On 20 Mar 2015 at 7:15pm Colin Coitus wrote:
The Bill are worse than those they chase always have been always will be

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