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parking predators

On 14 Nov 2006 at 7:03pm nickleodeon wrote:
i think the parking minions in lewes deserve congratulations,they are doing more to destroy a town than hitler,the ira,al quieda could ever have hoped to achieve.could any one of them tell me [and other delivery drivers]where you can park to d o a delivery say,to the post office area?local delivery firms should band together and block this stupid town.
On 14 Nov 2006 at 8:06pm mick wrote:
On 14 Nov 2006 at 11:03pm Mark rolfe wrote:
Boring but sadly true
On 15 Nov 2006 at 8:47am The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Yes mick you are.
On 15 Nov 2006 at 1:29pm mick wrote:
Such a witty reposte. Are you feeling ok toothy? I worry about you sometimes.
On 16 Nov 2006 at 2:57pm Maddy wrote:
I agree - the parking people are total cnuts.
We live on a road where there is no parking. My boyfriend parked the car one road outside our permit boundary, went back two days later and found 120 worth of tickets on the window.
Ok, it was a silly mistake, but everyone makes mistakes and there was no need to treat him like a criminal.
As for deliveries, well, it's no wonder there aren't many town centre traders left (except for estate agent-vultures, and don't get me started on them).
On 16 Nov 2006 at 4:43pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
Sons of King Cnut who attempted to hold back the waves.
Look after those cnuts Maddy cos when it floods again you may need them.
On 16 Nov 2006 at 5:10pm red coat soon to be a blue coat wrote:
delivery vehicles can park for free even on yellow lines providing they are loading or unloading for 20 mins, and longer at the wardens discretion .as long as they are active and not causing an obstruction.
On 16 Nov 2006 at 8:14pm mick wrote:
If you own a car why buy a house in a road with no parking?
Obviously you were quite prepared to park outside someone else's home and take their space.
On 16 Nov 2006 at 10:44pm Janet Street Preacher wrote:
One of the main reasons for the parking scheme was to ease traffic flow round trhe town. I for one don't believe it has made the slightest difference to that.
Its just another tax, its that simple but next time it comes to voting make them (ESCC) pay for it.
On 17 Nov 2006 at 11:49am Maddy wrote:
I've been reading your posts for a while now Mick and it seems obvious to me that you are a bad-tempered old git without a nice word to say to anyone.
I (personally) don't drive and don't own the car, but I moved in with my boyfriend who does own a car - that he mainly uses to visit his pregnant sister who lives in the country I might add. We pay for the parking permit, so we are well within our right to park - but on the one occasion he got the permit bounary wrong, he was heavily penalised.
Street parking isn't allocated to certain homes is it? And considering many roads in Lewes don't have any street parking I think your comment is totally invalid - although it is, sadly, just the sort of thing I may have guessed would come from you.
The point is, the council (or worse, the private parking company) make a mint out of people going about their daily business. And while you could argue that people don't need cars - and I don't drive for my own environmental reasons - you can't stop people owning them and therefore they are going to need to park.
So get off your high horse and start contributing some useful posts.
On 17 Nov 2006 at 1:28pm mick wrote:
By parking in the wrong zone he deprived a valid permit holder a space. Given the parking restraints in Lewes surely he deserves his punishment?
Your response is typical of the blame culture so prevalent in todays society. Why can people not take responsibility for their own actions?
He parked in the wrong place, he got a ticket.
Pay up and get over it.
On 17 Nov 2006 at 5:05pm Mystic Mog wrote:
Zoning for the parking is mostly pointless and over complicating the scheme.
The scheme should be about reducing congestion, providing fair resident and visitor parking within the limits of an anchient town. NOT to be petty and vindictive. We all make mistakes, it is those who deliberatly cause obstruction or park illeaglly who should be punished.
On 22 Nov 2006 at 7:38pm lopster wrote:
hear hear mick - somebody must have an idea as to what we can do to combat the red skunks though? - nothing personal to the individuals I hasten to add - though watching one or two of them post tickets on disable badged cars in the disabled bay on the West end of Cliffe bridge is just incredible - even when their error(s) are pointed out to them they still continue
On 25 Nov 2006 at 4:47pm blue coat wrote:
perhaps his badge was out of date or was it a nicked one so many reasons why a disabled badge holder can get a ticket most think they can park anywhere most dont read the book they are given
On 27 Nov 2006 at 11:04am The Super K wrote:
Or may be the parking wardens are just little hitlers with the only power anyone is ever going to intrust in them.
On 29 Nov 2006 at 9:48pm coolspot blue coat wrote:
If everyone parked properly, payed at machines(for the times they needed), displayed their valid badges/permits (with there reg's in) Then we wouldn't have to issue pcn's.
On 30 Nov 2006 at 8:15am mick wrote:
Ah but that would mean taking responsibility for their own actions and we know Lewes folk don't do that.
Besides if there were no tickets issued what would people have to moan about?
On 30 Nov 2006 at 5:31pm granny wrote:
i think the blue coats look very smart a policeman does not make laws a traffic warden does not make the rules they both enforce the laws of our land and our town so think on people of lewes you are not a law unto yourself if you get caught u must lump it
On 30 Nov 2006 at 5:44pm ken(doc) wrote:
here here granny far to many people just parking anywhere,the parking attendants do do a good job for our town . hope they keep it up and yes they do look smart now lewes is a town to be proud of.
On 30 Nov 2006 at 9:01pm Nick Luthi wrote:
I don't know whether you're for real " Coolspot blue coat" or not.
I suspect not.
( By the way - loving the groovy blue strip ).

And - if you are real - then I sympathise with your low wages, inflexible management, all weather working and the fact that you are responsible for enforcing an unpopular policy.

But you, NCP and ESCC obviously believe that if only Lewes residents "behaved themselves"
( preferably not driving altogether ), then the parking scheme would be perceived as the masterpiece of "consultative local government in action" that you obviously consider it to be.

A few salient points to make, Bluebottle.

Holding Lewes to blame for the clear and documented failiures of the parking scheme is akin to opening a shop and then claiming that it would run so much more efficiently if it wasn't for those b***ard customers.

Never, ever forget who represents who.

If you choose to big yourselves up as the "Enforcers of the Law", then I personally feel that most intelligent people would agree that good law only works with the consent of the majority support of the enforced.

Currently, you do not have that popular support, and ESCC and NCP have only themselves ( and not us ) to blame.
Frankly, we pay all of you, so you might consider how offensive it is to a long-standing resident to be told that the existant chaos is a result of our intransigence and disobedience.

Just reflect on your arrogance for a second.

Disabled badge "out of date or stolen"?; "don't read the book that they are given"?.

For a sub-contracted council employee, I'm amazed that you're not better trained because, you are an e-mail address away from a disability discrimination charge.
( New act - maybe you better read it )

You just can't accept that NCP employ bad apples, can you?
They train you badly, pay you like sh*t
and you and they make mistakes -
Hundreds of them.
I'm not going to rattle off examples off how badly administered and agressively this scheme is managed.
Better first hand information, than my hearsay.
But I'd like to remind you of "April Fool's Day".

And I wonder whose going to be the first person to mention the Argos vouchers?
Shucks - it was only an urban myth after all.

Pity, I heard it from a Bluebottle.

On 2 Dec 2006 at 4:46pm lord haw haw wrote:
cant read mate thats why i do this job
On 9 Dec 2006 at 4:58am Nick Luthi wrote:
Maddy. You are the unsung hero/ine of the Forum.
I think Mick can consider himself soundly spanked.

This post is probably old enough so that you'll probably never see this, BUT if I wasn't happily married....
and you didn't have a boyfriend...
and I ( and probably you ) were twenty years younger..
well, hell, I'd ask you to go drink Mad Dog 20/20 and Thunderbird with me up on the Bowling Green.

And we'd laugh a bit about being quite a lot happier, drunker and probably cleverer than Mick.
We'd laugh about his rubbish taste in music, his faintly oily skin, faltering laugh and his "Red Dwarf" tee-shirts.

And we'd wonder what he'll be like in twenty years time and whether he'll still be the same sanctimonious and judgemental to**er or whether he might have learned to take himself a little bit less seriously by then.
Mick. I don't know you at all, and consequently this is fairly hypocritical of me considering some of my previous posts.
But you don't know me either, so please could you consider this your payback for calling me "bitter" a couple of days ago.

Whilst I appreciate your insight into my recent life-changing experience, I would tend to agree with Maddy that you appear to be the very worst kind of forum curtain twitcher.

She really has got your measure, mate.
Maddy. I can get Strongbow if you'd prefer. But maybe we should wait 'till the weather's warmer.

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