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Parking mayhem at station

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On 28 Mar 2016 at 7:37pm Primark Pete wrote:
Traffic wardens would be most welcome to enforce the parking regulations around the station. At the moment it's a dangerous mess, with people parking on the zizag lines and being difficult to pass. Have witnessed two prangs so far
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On 28 Mar 2016 at 8:45pm Fred wrote:
The inappropriate parking by many of the taxi drivers is a big factor in the problems down there. They should only park in the marked areas and nor at right angles to the pavements. Does anyone enforce correct parking. What is legal situation.
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On 28 Mar 2016 at 9:48pm Uber wrote:
Fred. You forget that the taxis can stop where they like, park where they like and are above all requlations that we mere mortals have to comply with.
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On 28 Mar 2016 at 10:06pm Lewes Lady wrote:
You are so, so right, Uber. I have never understood why - just because they spend a lot of time driving - taxi drivers' appalling standards are tolerated at all.
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On 28 Mar 2016 at 10:09pm Taff wrote:
Whatever happened to driving within the condition confronted?
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On 28 Mar 2016 at 10:21pm Geoff Paddle wrote:
The greatest cab driver Lewes ever had was Shaver.
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On 28 Mar 2016 at 10:25pm Claire wrote:
Still not convinced it's mayhem. Bit disorganised maybe and a prime opportunity to whinge perhaps?
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On 28 Mar 2016 at 11:12pm In the know wrote:
The council will soon be revoking the licences of many of the cabbies after numerous complaints. Their replacements are already in place, coming down from Rotherham apparently
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On 28 Mar 2016 at 11:26pm Harold wrote:
There are plans in the pipeline that the station forcourt will be only for buses,taxis and the disabled. All other parking is to be removed because there will be no ticket office so no need to park there.Anyway an Uber driver I know says they are interested in Lewes because of the main line station. There wont be a parking space to be had anywhere around there if that happens.
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On 29 Mar 2016 at 9:24am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Strict enforcement would ruin the sandwich bar business. Loads of people stop there to pick up their lunch, most of them use the station parking spaces. The ones that park on the zigzags will ruin it for everyone, and they damn well ought to stop!
However, accidents aren't caused by stationary vehicles, but by people driving like idiots. Driving according to the conditions and visibility will prevent most accidents.

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On 29 Mar 2016 at 11:14am A Person wrote:
The answer when there have been complaints/observations about parking anarchy around the station has been that the local councils have no jurisdiction because it's all National Rail property. That said, I don't understand why the police don't issue tickets with the statutory automatic three penalty points for parking on zebra crossing approaches.
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On 29 Mar 2016 at 1:16pm Trooper wrote:
@ A Person. Police issue tickets !!! ,what Police, there are none to be seen in this town, despite a large fancy new Police Station and the County Police Headquarters.Perhaps our PCC does not like to let them out.
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On 29 Mar 2016 at 1:24pm Mr bean wrote:
It doesn't help when Taxis use the public parking spaces to dump their cars (G&M taxis take note!)
- Heaven help you if you park in "their" taxi rank yet it's ok for them to take up what little public places there are.
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On 29 Mar 2016 at 2:46pm Maigrey wrote:
Glad you swapped your Mini for a Citroen TA. Apart from that, I would deduce that any markings on private land have no authority in law. Viz. the crossings etc. in that well known retailer's car park down by the river.
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On 29 Mar 2016 at 3:59pm Dixon wrote:
Trooper, what's the point of building those nice warm stations and headquarters, complete with canteens, bars and gyms and then expecting the police not to use them? The police spend 8 minutes of every hour on duty on the street.

Check it out here »
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On 29 Mar 2016 at 4:52pm Harold wrote:
Not sure why a taxi has any less right to park in those spaces than any one else,l think you will find all the businesses at the station park there.But they do not have there name on them do they?
And cabs do pay a licence fee to park on ranks,private cars do not.
So many jealous people who did not get a free parking space.
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On 29 Mar 2016 at 6:42pm Taxi Driver wrote:
You talking to me? We will park wherever we want at the station. We pay for the privilege and the public don't. All those spaces should be taxis only with no stopping for anyone else. Picking up and dropping off? Well do it elsewhere and walk a few yards.
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On 29 Mar 2016 at 7:21pm Uber wrote:
@taxi driver. You have the typical arrogant attitude of most drivers, Sam is the exception.
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On 29 Mar 2016 at 7:32pm London cabbie wrote:
Can't believe all the taxis round here use sat nav .
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On 29 Mar 2016 at 9:24pm Summer of Sam wrote:
@Uber, Are having a laugh,Is this the same Sam who offers young ladys free cab rides home if she invites him in for coffee, or tries to charge a booking fee to people when he worked for S&G when its illegal.I would not put a dead dog in his car !!!
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On 29 Mar 2016 at 11:54pm Bod wrote:
Taxi Driver's attitude seems to be standard at the moment. You do not own the place and it s high time LDC actually checked you lot in action before renewing licences. Compared with Eastbourne and Brighton cabbies you are the worst of the lot with few exceptions - you're supposed to be professional drivers and not a bunch of spoilt brats wanting a complete monopoly of the station concourse. There should be a strictly enforced limit to the number of taxis outside with the rest held in Pinwell lane that can be dispatched when a space is free - it's done in other stations around the country and no reason why it can't be done in Lewes. You can whinge about members of the public when they park but you're there everyday and supposed to be professional ie lead by example. There are some good taxi drivers around but they are becoming a rare breed nowadays. High time the cowboys were weeded out!
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On 30 Mar 2016 at 10:59am Lewes30 wrote:
this idea that people have of taxis waiting in pinwell lane will never work,firstly we are not all working for one big company and many of us have no radio contact with other drivers,secondly by the time you have negotiated your exit from pinwell lane it's highly likely that your customer will have either got into another taxi or got fed up with waiting for you,it's not our fault that there are only 5 rank spaces at the station.
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On 31 Mar 2016 at 1:33pm Pearliegirliestar wrote:
You're living in a different age. Traffic wardens don't direct traffic anymore, they get off on raising money by issuing tickets. It's just the way it is. Their route normally involves a large number of cars, so those with only a few spaces do not feature.


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