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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Frank Bullitt wrote:
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The world of cuntish parking has just found its new champion!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/a...ite-living-just-minutes-away.html


Spot the obvious mistake...


Two cars, a Disco and a Evoque although clearly specified by the same sheep


Indeed though the Evoque is certainly not a giant/massive/hulking 4x4 as described in the article. In fact the more I see them the smaller they seem to be.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhilD wrote:
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The world of cuntish parking has just found its new champion!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/a...ite-living-just-minutes-away.html


Spot the obvious mistake...


Two cars, a Disco and a Evoque although clearly specified by the same sheep


Indeed though the Evoque is certainly not a giant/massive/hulking 4x4 as described in the article. In fact the more I see them the smaller they seem to be.


Not sure 'quite reasonably sized and well proportioned sort-of off reader lifestyle vehicle...' passes the Daily Fail 'batter the faux drama home' test.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It says a lot about the current Land/Range Rover that I failed to spot that one was an Evoque and the other a Disco.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now named and shamed. Yes, you Izabela Szczepanska...

She also has a Hyundai in addition to the Disco and Evoque looking at other reports. Must have to park across her own drive with that collection!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody foreigners coming over here and parking over our drives.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enough of the Dail Fail. Enough.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Long story short, where the two newer houses are on the left there used to be a school, hence the road's moniker. Since the newer houses were built the bay on the right where the two Festers are has been marked out into four spaces and signposted as "private parking for numbers 3 & 4", no doubt by the owners of numbers 3 & 4 themselves, paranoid that the owners of the new builds may feel a desire to park there, too. Numbers 3 & 4, however, only have a total of three cars between them and always park with one car in each end space and the third straddling the two middle ones. What a bunch of tossers.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So where are the owners of the new builds supposed to park then? Do they have parking behind their houses as I can't see any in front?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the new houses have parking, but you know how people are; if it's easier to park at the front because it saves 20 seconds in the morning, folk will do just that. There's a lot of it goes on around here. People will park on junctions, corners and even roundabouts so they don't have to spend those extra few seconds actually driving to their allocated parking spot, this fat asshat in his Vanentino Rossi replica being a good example. Fancy doing shit parking on the day the Google camera car comes around!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I win first prize for the worst dickhead parking

Check this out...parked opposite my house

There is a narrow residential street opposite mine, it's un-adopted and is a dead end with 6 small terraced houses along it.

Parking is available to those residents on the left on the street, with a pavement for pedestrians the other side.

Double yellow lines are marked on the entrance both sides and 10 yards into the street

The white Astra seen parked on the left in my pic is badly parked but is legitimately parked.

However, a non resident of that street, nor ours for that matter has taken upon themselves to park on double yellows, blocking access in and out of the street, blocking the pavement

The car lights you see are from a resident stuck trying to get out on his way out to work

The Police were called but as like many areas are powerless to intervene, they certainly don't have any power to issue parking tickets (despite our road, but not this one, needed residents parking permits).

The resident had to sit and wait (as it turns out for well over an hour) for the owner of the Corsa to arrive back and move it, I hasten to add a few choice words were exchanged


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The shop we bought our kitchen units does social media very well. Last week their car park was blessed by a priest and this week they're trolling their own customers.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The resident had to sit and wait (as it turns out for well over an hour) for the owner of the Corsa to arrive back and move it, I hasten to add a few choice words were exchanged

Slightly ironic that the Corsa is parked right outside a locksmith's shop.... couldn't the staff have been roused and "broken into" the Corsa to move it ???

Failing that couldn't the neighbbours have russled up a couple of trolley jacks to move it?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The resident had to sit and wait (as it turns out for well over an hour) for the owner of the Corsa to arrive back and move it, I hasten to add a few choice words were exchanged

Slightly ironic that the Corsa is parked right outside a locksmith's shop.... couldn't the staff have been roused and "broken into" the Corsa to move it ???

Failing that couldn't the neighbbours have russled up a couple of trolley jacks to move it?


I would have lifted that Corsa, not sure why the local police didn't. That Astra isn't parked brilliantly, though, is it?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roadsterstu wrote:
Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
Nelson wrote:

The resident had to sit and wait (as it turns out for well over an hour) for the owner of the Corsa to arrive back and move it, I hasten to add a few choice words were exchanged

Slightly ironic that the Corsa is parked right outside a locksmith's shop.... couldn't the staff have been roused and "broken into" the Corsa to move it ???

Failing that couldn't the neighbbours have russled up a couple of trolley jacks to move it?


I would have lifted that Corsa, not sure why the local police didn't. That Astra isn't parked brilliantly, though, is it?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roadsterstu wrote:
Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
Nelson wrote:

The resident had to sit and wait (as it turns out for well over an hour) for the owner of the Corsa to arrive back and move it, I hasten to add a few choice words were exchanged

Slightly ironic that the Corsa is parked right outside a locksmith's shop.... couldn't the staff have been roused and "broken into" the Corsa to move it ???

Failing that couldn't the neighbbours have russled up a couple of trolley jacks to move it?


I would have lifted that Corsa, not sure why the local police didn't. That Astra isn't parked brilliantly, though, is it?


I would have placed a blanket on the Corsa's bonnet so it was hanging down over the front bumper, slowly driven up to it and pushed it out of the way with my car.

I've seen it done at work a few times, when people decide to abandon their cars, blocking access roads or the valet bay entrance, if done carefully enough there is no damage.

I would have then pushed it into the road, I bet the police would have done something then!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Police were called but as like many areas are powerless to intervene, they certainly don't have any power to issue parking tickets

Smacks of lazy policing to me, what would have hapened if an ambulance or paramedic needed access? The car was illegally parked yet the police won't act when it is obstructing others from using their legal right of way to their poperties.... and you wonder why the police are held by so many in such low esteem?  They should have attached a tow rope and pulled the Corsa out of the way so the resident could leave, before summoning a truck to lift it and impound it
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's unadopted, it is private land and therefore a civil matter. I've had this issue before when were at the stables in Darlington. I just used the tractor to pull them out of the way.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is the question of it being unadopted, although the yellow lines suggest it could be LA owned. That said, a private road could have them but they would be unenforceable by the council. And, on that topic, the police have no powers to enforce yellow lines. Decriminalised parking enforcement was introduced in about 1991. I'm afraid I don't believe the police are "held in low esteem by so many" over parking.
On the face of it, to me it looks like an Unnecessary Obstruction offence but I have to add that I don't know the status of the road.

As for the police simply attaching a rope and dragging it - again, there is no power to do this. If it was a life and death situation that would be different but in ordinary circumstances then it just leaves the force open to civil litigation. Not to mention allegations of Criminal Damage. So, it isn't "lazy policing".

EDIT: I think the street sign says unadopted below the street name but it isn't clear in the photo. In which case, that's probably why.

EDIT EDIT: I've re-read Nelson's post now...  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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EDIT: I think the street sign says unadopted below the street name but it isn't clear in the photo. In which case, that's probably why.



Which would suggest that the offender knew exactly what he was doing and why - that deserves even more severe punishment!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was told by a police constable that I was allowed to move a vehicle that was causing an obstruction a private land as long as I didn't deliberately damage it. It would be up to the owner to prove intent to damage for a criminal damage case.
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As for the police simply attaching a rope and dragging it - again, there is no power to do this. If it was a life and death situation that would be different but in ordinary circumstances then it just leaves the force open to civil litigation. Not to mention allegations of Criminal Damage. So, it isn't "lazy policing".


So, for example, 2 people could deliberately park their cars side-by-side to completely block access to a private road and nobody can do anything about it??? Seems crazy to me
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I was told by a police constable that I was allowed to move a vehicle that was causing an obstruction a private land as long as I didn't deliberately damage it. It would be up to the owner to prove intent to damage for a criminal damage case.


That may be the case but it doesn't stop accusations being made. If you subsequently show you took all reasonable care then that's fine - ie doing the job properly. Simply pushing or dragging it out of the way leaves you wide open, I'd suggest.
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Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
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As for the police simply attaching a rope and dragging it - again, there is no power to do this. If it was a life and death situation that would be different but in ordinary circumstances then it just leaves the force open to civil litigation. Not to mention allegations of Criminal Damage. So, it isn't "lazy policing".


So, for example, 2 people could deliberately park their cars side-by-side to completely block access to a private road and nobody can do anything about it??? Seems crazy to me


Clearing it is the responsibility of the landowner.


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