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Offline peach

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Resident's parking overtime watch....
« on: May 25, 2009, 07:41:34 PM »
For the first time today I noticed wardens handing out tickets on a public holiday, in a resident's parking zone.  They were travelling around in a Prius as a pair (presumably they can cover the streets quicker and claim to be green).  I always thought that Sunday rules applied on a Bank holiday?



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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2009, 09:05:20 PM »
Well, first up a new Prius is £18,370 on the road according to Toyota, about 10 months of an Old Town library to you and me, and on an urban cycle it will just creep north of 50mpg.

It also has 4 seats, so only 50% utilised. Not as green as legs, or bicycles. Then the manufacture cost etc etc. Prius is a marketing triumph. Toyota's big old 4x4 moose with a teeny weeny little electric motor is probably a  bit more honest in it's purpose.

I commend sbc on their largesse, just bung the cost on to the Residents Parking, I suspect it is one of those inane exercises whereby sbc can state that they now run the Toymota Pius, and hope nobody actually asks 'Why?'

As for Bank Holiday's, well, probably protecting us cos we are residents, not a revenue stream, except they'll be on double bubble.......
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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2009, 10:40:34 PM »
Oh fer phex sake, do the people responsible for these overtime hungry jobsworths keep their brains in their gussets? Still, they've got £400k of un-budgeted expenditure for The Big Weekend to cover, so I guess they'll be looking at any revenue stream to cover it now  :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored:  :bash:
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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2009, 11:37:01 PM »
For the first time today I noticed wardens handing out tickets on a public holiday, in a resident's parking zone.  They were travelling around in a Prius as a pair (presumably they can cover the streets quicker and claim to be green).  I always thought that Sunday rules applied on a Bank holiday?

So did I peach, will have to investigate this further. :)
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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 02:02:56 PM »
Well Peach, thanks to a bit of fishing around by the BSACC Chair O0, it seems we were both mistaken and apparently Bank Holidays are seen as any other working day to the Parking Attendants.

I must admit I’ve never seen them working in the Resident Parking zones on Bank Hols before, so I guess they’ve discovered another way to add to the coffers! :tickedoff:

I’m willing to bet they won’t be out on Xmas and Boxing Day though ;).
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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 03:54:42 PM »
Oh they will be out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day otherwise some of the ethnic religions will be complaining about only being active on their religious festival days.
Oh and they will be looking for their Christmas tips as do the dustmen
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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 06:52:14 PM »
I will ensure I have a selection of relevant tips available.

What next, Council offices open when people can get to them without stretching the definition of lunch 'hour'?

Sometimes I think you have to march right in and demand your rights, even if you don’t know what your rights are, or who the person is you’re talking to. Then, on the way out, slam the door.

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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2009, 11:22:01 AM »
 :santa_afro: Ho Ho Ho.  I can confirm the parking attendents were out in force in Broadgreen on Boxing day...

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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2009, 12:09:17 PM »
:santa_afro: Ho Ho Ho.  I can confirm the parking attendents were out in force in Broadgreen on Boxing day...

I bet they were !
They know that if people stay over at relatives for Christmas, they may have a drink and not drive the next day - plus the parking attendants are getting paid either time and a half or double time - so they have to dish out more tickets to cover their wages  :santa_grin:

What happened to the season of good will - makes me want to  :puke:
You would have thought they would have waited a day or two !
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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2009, 11:15:55 AM »
:santa_afro: Ho Ho Ho.  I can confirm the parking attendents were out in force in Broadgreen on Boxing day...

No idea what time this was, but didn't see any at the Fleming Way end.

Had family around from around 4-11 pm on Boxing Day and they were parked in res. parking bays without tickets - they weren't booked.

I did hear that the parking dept are to be cut by half a dozen in the new year redundancies, wonder how this will effect the service?
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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2009, 02:59:32 PM »
 Kelc

Well its a good job you do not live in Westminster you can get a PCN by Council CCTV

http://www.24dash.com/news/Communities/2008-06-02-Westminster-City-Council-under-fire-over-use-of-CCTV-to-collect-parking-fines

:http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/transportandstreets/parking/parkingtickets/

They ARE kIND ENOUGH TO POINT OUT WHERE THEY ARE FIXED  :santa_afro:

http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/transportandstreets/parking/parkingtickets/cctv/location-of-cameras/

Hmmm apears they are having a spot of bother with the resolution of their CCTV Cameras: http://www.cctvcore.co.uk/01-04-2009-westminster-council-and-dft-in-cctv-row.html

Kelc looks like Westminster is giving a whole new meaning to Digital City??  :santa_tongue:

BTW Kelc a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :santa_wink:







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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2009, 05:53:13 PM »
I did hear that the parking dept are to be cut by half a dozen in the new year redundancies, wonder how this will effect the service?

Surely that would result in a cut in the cost of permits for this 'not for profit' service......wouldn't it?  Or is Parking Tax Pete simply adopting Labour's policy of stealth tax rises by cutting services while maintaining the revenue stream.

I suppose it's an easy one for the tory administration in Swindon, after all, they don't intend to try and win Central ward or Eastcott ward so they can milk the residents at will without fear of reprisals at the ballot box.

With this approach to local governance it's hardly surprising that they don't want to see Swindon get an elected mayor.

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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2009, 09:24:35 PM »
 :santa_grin: hehehe ! I have an Idea !!!!!!!!!
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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2009, 08:54:22 AM »
:santa_grin: hehehe ! I have an Idea !!!!!!!!!


I just can't resist!  Go on then...do tell.... :santa_grin:

BTW I hope everyone had a very happy Christmas

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Re: Resident's parking overtime watch....
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2009, 12:12:43 PM »
:santa_grin: hehehe ! I have an Idea !!!!!!!!!


I just can't resist!  Go on then...do tell.... :santa_grin:

BTW I hope everyone had a very happy Christmas
:santa_grin: lets just say, what goes around, comes around lol
I cannot say anymore than that at this moment in time  :santa_wink:

Remember Beadles about / Candid Camera lol hehehehehe
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