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#1 juvenal

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

I think this is on the increase. Big Society? Austerity?
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:08 PM

I`ve paid so let them pay, do a favour for somebody but they would not do one for you most probably offer it to you cheap. <_<
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

I think this is on the increase. Big Society? Austerity?


Who the Hell pays to park?

I park in the street a couple of hundred yards from the council car park and save myself £2.00.

In my local town, the council spent over £100,000 resurfacing and installing ticket machines on what had been a free car park

and since they did this NO ONE has parked there!

They now want to set up a residents parking scheme which will cost even more money to try and force people to use their car park.

The idea of actually reducing their costs and encouraging people into the town to shop is obviously too terrible to contemplate.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:18 PM

I think this is on the increase. Big Society? Austerity?

Yes, I have a few times.

And a few times I've been given a ticket too.

I think there's a common feeling that parking charges at shopping malls are a rip.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:41 PM

council really shooting themselves in the foot with the parking charges , just driving more and more people onto online shopping
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:31 AM

All day bus tickets too.

Here, it's £1.60 for a single journey, £3.20 gets you the whole day.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:58 AM

Who the Hell pays to park?

I park in the street a couple of hundred yards from the council car park and save myself £2.00.

In my local town, the council spent over £100,000 resurfacing and installing ticket machines on what had been a free car park

and since they did this NO ONE has parked there!

They now want to set up a residents parking scheme which will cost even more money to try and force people to use their car park.

The idea of actually reducing their costs and encouraging people into the town to shop is obviously too terrible to contemplate.

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I agree with all of that, it only makes the local council look bad, greedy and unhelpful to the struggling small local businesses...it makes people resent paying the council taxes even more.....soon only the people on company expenses will be able to pay to park, knowing they will get a full refund. ;)
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

I often do this. I've paid for a space for a car - not specifically my car. If I leave and there's still time on the ticket someone else can have the benefit of it.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:26 AM

We have done this many times at the local hospital where a minimum ticket is for 3 hours regardless of whether you spend 5 minutes in there having blood drawn.

(They did for a while move the blood taking bit to the walk in centre but decided the free parking there was too helpful for people so moved it back)
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

I often do this. I've paid for a space for a car - not specifically my car. If I leave and there's still time on the ticket someone else can have the benefit of it.

Legally you have paid specifically for your car, and not for the space. That said, I think the law sucks, and always offer my ticket to someone else if there is any worthwhile time left on it - it's up to them if they want to take the risk.

It might save someone couple of quid, I can't see any harm in that.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:51 AM

We have done this many times at the local hospital where a minimum ticket is for 3 hours regardless of whether you spend 5 minutes in there having blood drawn.

(They did for a while move the blood taking bit to the walk in centre but decided the free parking there was too helpful for people so moved it back)


In my local hospital, it takes almost 3 hours to get blood drawn!
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

I agree with all of that, it only makes the local council look bad, greedy and unhelpful to the struggling small local businesses...it makes people resent paying the council taxes even more.....soon only the people on company expenses will be able to pay to park, knowing they will get a full refund. ;)


Seems to me it would SAVE councils money if they got rid of car park charges and parking wardens in one fell swoop.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:12 AM

Seems to me it would SAVE councils money if they got rid of car park charges and parking wardens in one fell swoop.



They should do.......one car park I know of makes you type in your car registration to get a ticket so that you can't give the unused time away...... :angry:

Edited by winkie, 07 April 2012 - 10:12 AM.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

I believe the solution was reported here:

http://www.housepric...showtopic=76969

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:35 AM

This used to happen all the time in my little Valleys town. The council got wind of it and 'upgraded' the ticket machines so that you need to input your reg number to get a ticket :angry:




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