'Parking space was my lifeline' – man calls for disabled bay to be reinstated after it was removed from car park

Bournemouth Echo: Blue Badge holder Darin Ball in his car Blue Badge holder Darin Ball in his car

A DISABLED man from Poole says he has “lost a lifeline” after the only parking space for blue badge holders was removed from the car park outside his home.

Darin Ball, of Malt House, Market Close, claims he has been “victimised” by his landlord, Poole Housing Partnership (PHP), which scrapped the disabled bay this month.

“I have type one diabetes and neuropathy [damage to the nervous system],” he explained.

“Sometimes I can’t walk very far. The disabled space is a lifeline for me.”

The 42-year-old, who has lived in his flat for the past 10 years, is calling for the space to be reinstated.

“It’s not just for me it’s for other disabled residents too,” he said. “I’ve set up a petition to try to get people onboard to get the parking space back.”

Poole Housing Partnership spokesman Matt Wilkin said the disabled space had been temporarily removed following “regular reports” from other residents that it was not being used.

He said: “Following a request from residents we decided to remove the disabled bay for a temporary period, and wrote to all residents advising them of the arrangement.”

Mr Ball claims the only time he does not use the space is if another disabled resident or visitor has parked there.

“I use it every day,” he said. “The only reason why it doesn’t get used is if one of the other residents uses it so I have to use another space.”

PHP said the decision to remove the disabled bay will be reviewed.

Mr Wilkin added: “Although we are fully supportive of the Disability Discrimination Act and the needs of disabled residents, we have to balance the needs of everyone living in the area. We understand this decision may not be popular with all residents, but we will review the parking provision on an ongoing basis.”

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5:21pm Sun 23 Mar 14

British_Beef says...

This is wrong. Plain and simple.

Unfortunately the general public and authorities deem disabled facilities fair game, whether they be assigned spaces supplied by the local authority or a provision at a local supermarket., disabled toilets at ANY location.

As someone who also suffers from neuropathic pain I can confirm that walking any distance can be nigh on impossible. Try living with chronic pain or a limiting disability for a day. Both myself and my son are disabled, there are far too many times we have had to drive around looking for a space as selfish individuals have taken it upon themselves to use the assigned facilities for themselves (confirmed by an able-bodied passenger).

THIS SELFISHNESS MUST STOP.

Those with disabilities NEED the spaces, they're not a luxury item. There are few enough of these spaces around the Borough as it is, to "remove the disabled bay for a temporary period" is shortsighted at best, stupid is more accurate.

Society is only as strong as its weakest members. Disabled individuals all over the UK only want the same rights as their able-bodied counterparts.
This is wrong. Plain and simple. Unfortunately the general public and authorities deem disabled facilities fair game, whether they be assigned spaces supplied by the local authority or a provision at a local supermarket., disabled toilets at ANY location. As someone who also suffers from neuropathic pain I can confirm that walking any distance can be nigh on impossible. Try living with chronic pain or a limiting disability for a day. Both myself and my son are disabled, there are far too many times we have had to drive around looking for a space as selfish individuals have taken it upon themselves to use the assigned facilities for themselves (confirmed by an able-bodied passenger). THIS SELFISHNESS MUST STOP. Those with disabilities NEED the spaces, they're not a luxury item. There are few enough of these spaces around the Borough as it is, to "remove the disabled bay for a temporary period" is shortsighted at best, stupid is more accurate. Society is only as strong as its weakest members. Disabled individuals all over the UK only want the same rights as their able-bodied counterparts. British_Beef
  • Score: 13

5:21pm Sun 23 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

He has my complete sympathy,what a thoughtless act.
He has my complete sympathy,what a thoughtless act. pete woodley
  • Score: 18

5:28pm Sun 23 Mar 14

we-shall-see says...

Can you believe PHP?! Removing the only disabled space? ONE space? Why? If they know there is someone disabled in the block, I find this all too petty to believe!

Besides, if they have had "regular reports" of the space not being used - does that mean they are encouraging residents to snoop on each other?!

Perhaps the residents who reported it as not being used only looked when the space was empty - perhaps Mr. Ball was out shopping or something? Have they requested the times when it was empty to see if it is only during the day - and surely even PHP could realise that the disabled resident might be out of his home? I bet if they checked it overnight it would not be empty!

I really think PHP have stooped to a new low with this one :o/
Can you believe PHP?! Removing the only disabled space? ONE space? Why? If they know there is someone disabled in the block, I find this all too petty to believe! Besides, if they have had "regular reports" of the space not being used - does that mean they are encouraging residents to snoop on each other?! Perhaps the residents who reported it as not being used only looked when the space was empty - perhaps Mr. Ball was out shopping or something? Have they requested the times when it was empty to see if it is only during the day - and surely even PHP could realise that the disabled resident might be out of his home? I bet if they checked it overnight it would not be empty! I really think PHP have stooped to a new low with this one :o/ we-shall-see
  • Score: 22

5:34pm Sun 23 Mar 14

nermal says...

I don't get it - he can manage to use another space when that one is occupied, so there IS somewhere he can park even if it isn't the absolute nearest spot to his flat.
I don't get it - he can manage to use another space when that one is occupied, so there IS somewhere he can park even if it isn't the absolute nearest spot to his flat. nermal
  • Score: 23

5:47pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Carolyn43 says...

nermal wrote:
I don't get it - he can manage to use another space when that one is occupied, so there IS somewhere he can park even if it isn't the absolute nearest spot to his flat.
Yes, he can use another spot, as many of us can, but resulting in a great deal of pain which can be reduced if parking nearer. You're obviously in the best of health so have know idea how much pain walking can be for some. Try putting pebbles in your shoes and walking - that's one simple way of finding out what it's like to experience pain in walking. And before you say not everyone suffers from pain in their feet, they don't; but it wouldn't be practical for you to, say, have your kneecaps damaged to find out what it's like to walk in pain.
[quote][p][bold]nermal[/bold] wrote: I don't get it - he can manage to use another space when that one is occupied, so there IS somewhere he can park even if it isn't the absolute nearest spot to his flat.[/p][/quote]Yes, he can use another spot, as many of us can, but resulting in a great deal of pain which can be reduced if parking nearer. You're obviously in the best of health so have know idea how much pain walking can be for some. Try putting pebbles in your shoes and walking - that's one simple way of finding out what it's like to experience pain in walking. And before you say not everyone suffers from pain in their feet, they don't; but it wouldn't be practical for you to, say, have your kneecaps damaged to find out what it's like to walk in pain. Carolyn43
  • Score: 16

5:55pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Frank28 says...

PHP had better read the Equality Act 2010 before they are made to read it in Court! They have a duty to ensure that a disabled motorist is not disadvantaged by not providing a disabled parking space. As long as there are disabled motorists, they do not have the right to demote the dedicated parking space. It doesn't matter if people aren't using the space enought - they have to comply with the 'spirit of the Act'. Perhaps PHP should be investigated further to ensure that they are compliant with the Equality Act in other areas.
PHP had better read the Equality Act 2010 before they are made to read it in Court! They have a duty to ensure that a disabled motorist is not disadvantaged by not providing a disabled parking space. As long as there are disabled motorists, they do not have the right to demote the dedicated parking space. It doesn't matter if people aren't using the space enought - they have to comply with the 'spirit of the Act'. Perhaps PHP should be investigated further to ensure that they are compliant with the Equality Act in other areas. Frank28
  • Score: 11

6:49pm Sun 23 Mar 14

asj says...

Carolyn43 wrote:
nermal wrote:
I don't get it - he can manage to use another space when that one is occupied, so there IS somewhere he can park even if it isn't the absolute nearest spot to his flat.
Yes, he can use another spot, as many of us can, but resulting in a great deal of pain which can be reduced if parking nearer. You're obviously in the best of health so have know idea how much pain walking can be for some. Try putting pebbles in your shoes and walking - that's one simple way of finding out what it's like to experience pain in walking. And before you say not everyone suffers from pain in their feet, they don't; but it wouldn't be practical for you to, say, have your kneecaps damaged to find out what it's like to walk in pain.
in his own words he sometimes needs the space.
[quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nermal[/bold] wrote: I don't get it - he can manage to use another space when that one is occupied, so there IS somewhere he can park even if it isn't the absolute nearest spot to his flat.[/p][/quote]Yes, he can use another spot, as many of us can, but resulting in a great deal of pain which can be reduced if parking nearer. You're obviously in the best of health so have know idea how much pain walking can be for some. Try putting pebbles in your shoes and walking - that's one simple way of finding out what it's like to experience pain in walking. And before you say not everyone suffers from pain in their feet, they don't; but it wouldn't be practical for you to, say, have your kneecaps damaged to find out what it's like to walk in pain.[/p][/quote]in his own words he sometimes needs the space. asj
  • Score: 8

6:58pm Sun 23 Mar 14

British_Beef says...

nermal wrote:
I don't get it - he can manage to use another space when that one is occupied, so there IS somewhere he can park even if it isn't the absolute nearest spot to his flat.
You have missed the point. He has the blue badge because he is disabled. His disability is something that means he experiences excruciating pain which cannot be reigned in by any known pain killer.

Does this make it clearer as to why he needs an assigned space, near his house?
[quote][p][bold]nermal[/bold] wrote: I don't get it - he can manage to use another space when that one is occupied, so there IS somewhere he can park even if it isn't the absolute nearest spot to his flat.[/p][/quote]You have missed the point. He has the blue badge because he is disabled. His disability is something that means he experiences excruciating pain which cannot be reigned in by any known pain killer. Does this make it clearer as to why he needs an assigned space, near his house? British_Beef
  • Score: 8

7:17pm Sun 23 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

British_Beef wrote:
nermal wrote:
I don't get it - he can manage to use another space when that one is occupied, so there IS somewhere he can park even if it isn't the absolute nearest spot to his flat.
You have missed the point. He has the blue badge because he is disabled. His disability is something that means he experiences excruciating pain which cannot be reigned in by any known pain killer.

Does this make it clearer as to why he needs an assigned space, near his house?
Doh,say it again.he obviously does not like disabled people.
[quote][p][bold]British_Beef[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nermal[/bold] wrote: I don't get it - he can manage to use another space when that one is occupied, so there IS somewhere he can park even if it isn't the absolute nearest spot to his flat.[/p][/quote]You have missed the point. He has the blue badge because he is disabled. His disability is something that means he experiences excruciating pain which cannot be reigned in by any known pain killer. Does this make it clearer as to why he needs an assigned space, near his house?[/p][/quote]Doh,say it again.he obviously does not like disabled people. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

7:43pm Sun 23 Mar 14

TheDistrict says...

I suffer with the same condition, and get so annoyed if I go to a supermarket, and invariably find that vehicles are taking up disabled spaces, yet the disabled badge holder is sat in the care. When one approaches the supermarket, they say it is not their problem because they do not own the carpark. Pointless telephoning the company who does, because they will not get there in time to see the problem.

In my road, myself and another neighbour are Blue Badge holders with no Disabled Parking Bays. We have to park where we can, sometimes at the end of the end of the road, or as on two occasions in the next road. Yet the majority of car owners do not use their cars from one day to the next, indeed one neighbour uses her car for approximately 2-3 hours per week on one day, then like the rest are parked up for the week. The council says the parking is on a first come first serve basis. I asked about a disabled bay, yes if I pay £300, and then there is no guarantee I could park their if another disabled person parked there. I pay for it, but it is not mine. Even the man who parks in our road, with a disabled badge in his name, and then walks some 700m to his home two roads away. he could park in there.
I suffer with the same condition, and get so annoyed if I go to a supermarket, and invariably find that vehicles are taking up disabled spaces, yet the disabled badge holder is sat in the care. When one approaches the supermarket, they say it is not their problem because they do not own the carpark. Pointless telephoning the company who does, because they will not get there in time to see the problem. In my road, myself and another neighbour are Blue Badge holders with no Disabled Parking Bays. We have to park where we can, sometimes at the end of the end of the road, or as on two occasions in the next road. Yet the majority of car owners do not use their cars from one day to the next, indeed one neighbour uses her car for approximately 2-3 hours per week on one day, then like the rest are parked up for the week. The council says the parking is on a first come first serve basis. I asked about a disabled bay, yes if I pay £300, and then there is no guarantee I could park their if another disabled person parked there. I pay for it, but it is not mine. Even the man who parks in our road, with a disabled badge in his name, and then walks some 700m to his home two roads away. he could park in there. TheDistrict
  • Score: 1

7:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Are you safe to drive if you suffer occasional excoriating pain.
Are you safe to drive if you suffer occasional excoriating pain. kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 7

7:56pm Sun 23 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

TheDistrict wrote:
I suffer with the same condition, and get so annoyed if I go to a supermarket, and invariably find that vehicles are taking up disabled spaces, yet the disabled badge holder is sat in the care. When one approaches the supermarket, they say it is not their problem because they do not own the carpark. Pointless telephoning the company who does, because they will not get there in time to see the problem.

In my road, myself and another neighbour are Blue Badge holders with no Disabled Parking Bays. We have to park where we can, sometimes at the end of the end of the road, or as on two occasions in the next road. Yet the majority of car owners do not use their cars from one day to the next, indeed one neighbour uses her car for approximately 2-3 hours per week on one day, then like the rest are parked up for the week. The council says the parking is on a first come first serve basis. I asked about a disabled bay, yes if I pay £300, and then there is no guarantee I could park their if another disabled person parked there. I pay for it, but it is not mine. Even the man who parks in our road, with a disabled badge in his name, and then walks some 700m to his home two roads away. he could park in there.
What would your solution be ?.re your road.(not car parks)
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: I suffer with the same condition, and get so annoyed if I go to a supermarket, and invariably find that vehicles are taking up disabled spaces, yet the disabled badge holder is sat in the care. When one approaches the supermarket, they say it is not their problem because they do not own the carpark. Pointless telephoning the company who does, because they will not get there in time to see the problem. In my road, myself and another neighbour are Blue Badge holders with no Disabled Parking Bays. We have to park where we can, sometimes at the end of the end of the road, or as on two occasions in the next road. Yet the majority of car owners do not use their cars from one day to the next, indeed one neighbour uses her car for approximately 2-3 hours per week on one day, then like the rest are parked up for the week. The council says the parking is on a first come first serve basis. I asked about a disabled bay, yes if I pay £300, and then there is no guarantee I could park their if another disabled person parked there. I pay for it, but it is not mine. Even the man who parks in our road, with a disabled badge in his name, and then walks some 700m to his home two roads away. he could park in there.[/p][/quote]What would your solution be ?.re your road.(not car parks) pete woodley
  • Score: 0

7:56pm Sun 23 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

TheDistrict wrote:
I suffer with the same condition, and get so annoyed if I go to a supermarket, and invariably find that vehicles are taking up disabled spaces, yet the disabled badge holder is sat in the care. When one approaches the supermarket, they say it is not their problem because they do not own the carpark. Pointless telephoning the company who does, because they will not get there in time to see the problem.

In my road, myself and another neighbour are Blue Badge holders with no Disabled Parking Bays. We have to park where we can, sometimes at the end of the end of the road, or as on two occasions in the next road. Yet the majority of car owners do not use their cars from one day to the next, indeed one neighbour uses her car for approximately 2-3 hours per week on one day, then like the rest are parked up for the week. The council says the parking is on a first come first serve basis. I asked about a disabled bay, yes if I pay £300, and then there is no guarantee I could park their if another disabled person parked there. I pay for it, but it is not mine. Even the man who parks in our road, with a disabled badge in his name, and then walks some 700m to his home two roads away. he could park in there.
What would your solution be ?.re your road.(not car parks)
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: I suffer with the same condition, and get so annoyed if I go to a supermarket, and invariably find that vehicles are taking up disabled spaces, yet the disabled badge holder is sat in the care. When one approaches the supermarket, they say it is not their problem because they do not own the carpark. Pointless telephoning the company who does, because they will not get there in time to see the problem. In my road, myself and another neighbour are Blue Badge holders with no Disabled Parking Bays. We have to park where we can, sometimes at the end of the end of the road, or as on two occasions in the next road. Yet the majority of car owners do not use their cars from one day to the next, indeed one neighbour uses her car for approximately 2-3 hours per week on one day, then like the rest are parked up for the week. The council says the parking is on a first come first serve basis. I asked about a disabled bay, yes if I pay £300, and then there is no guarantee I could park their if another disabled person parked there. I pay for it, but it is not mine. Even the man who parks in our road, with a disabled badge in his name, and then walks some 700m to his home two roads away. he could park in there.[/p][/quote]What would your solution be ?.re your road.(not car parks) pete woodley
  • Score: 0

8:49pm Sun 23 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

buy house with parking spaces
sell all your cars
use taxis.
get a life
buy house with parking spaces sell all your cars use taxis. get a life nickynoodah
  • Score: -16

9:41pm Sun 23 Mar 14

teri10 says...

TheDistrict wrote:
I suffer with the same condition, and get so annoyed if I go to a supermarket, and invariably find that vehicles are taking up disabled spaces, yet the disabled badge holder is sat in the care. When one approaches the supermarket, they say it is not their problem because they do not own the carpark. Pointless telephoning the company who does, because they will not get there in time to see the problem.

In my road, myself and another neighbour are Blue Badge holders with no Disabled Parking Bays. We have to park where we can, sometimes at the end of the end of the road, or as on two occasions in the next road. Yet the majority of car owners do not use their cars from one day to the next, indeed one neighbour uses her car for approximately 2-3 hours per week on one day, then like the rest are parked up for the week. The council says the parking is on a first come first serve basis. I asked about a disabled bay, yes if I pay £300, and then there is no guarantee I could park their if another disabled person parked there. I pay for it, but it is not mine. Even the man who parks in our road, with a disabled badge in his name, and then walks some 700m to his home two roads away. he could park in there.
We are in the same situation as you, my partner is in constant pain & has difficulty walking due to having Charcot Marie Tooth (hereditary motor sensory neuropathy type 1), we cannot afford to have a parking bay put in for us & have problematic neighbours who own 4 vehicles & always take up the parking outside our properties, then laugh when us & our disabled neighbours the other side can't park. Yet when you try to get any kind of help, you get nowhere! Its about time there was more help given to disabled people!!
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: I suffer with the same condition, and get so annoyed if I go to a supermarket, and invariably find that vehicles are taking up disabled spaces, yet the disabled badge holder is sat in the care. When one approaches the supermarket, they say it is not their problem because they do not own the carpark. Pointless telephoning the company who does, because they will not get there in time to see the problem. In my road, myself and another neighbour are Blue Badge holders with no Disabled Parking Bays. We have to park where we can, sometimes at the end of the end of the road, or as on two occasions in the next road. Yet the majority of car owners do not use their cars from one day to the next, indeed one neighbour uses her car for approximately 2-3 hours per week on one day, then like the rest are parked up for the week. The council says the parking is on a first come first serve basis. I asked about a disabled bay, yes if I pay £300, and then there is no guarantee I could park their if another disabled person parked there. I pay for it, but it is not mine. Even the man who parks in our road, with a disabled badge in his name, and then walks some 700m to his home two roads away. he could park in there.[/p][/quote]We are in the same situation as you, my partner is in constant pain & has difficulty walking due to having Charcot Marie Tooth (hereditary motor sensory neuropathy type 1), we cannot afford to have a parking bay put in for us & have problematic neighbours who own 4 vehicles & always take up the parking outside our properties, then laugh when us & our disabled neighbours the other side can't park. Yet when you try to get any kind of help, you get nowhere! Its about time there was more help given to disabled people!! teri10
  • Score: 9

10:05pm Sun 23 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Trouble is teri10,nobody cares a ****.
Trouble is teri10,nobody cares a ****. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

11:10pm Sun 23 Mar 14

alyce says...

Type 1 diabetes is no laughing matter and has many complications, even leading to early onset blindness. PHP give this man a break!
Type 1 diabetes is no laughing matter and has many complications, even leading to early onset blindness. PHP give this man a break! alyce
  • Score: 2

7:09am Mon 24 Mar 14

justsayithowitis says...

TheDistrict wrote:
I suffer with the same condition, and get so annoyed if I go to a supermarket, and invariably find that vehicles are taking up disabled spaces, yet the disabled badge holder is sat in the care. When one approaches the supermarket, they say it is not their problem because they do not own the carpark. Pointless telephoning the company who does, because they will not get there in time to see the problem.

In my road, myself and another neighbour are Blue Badge holders with no Disabled Parking Bays. We have to park where we can, sometimes at the end of the end of the road, or as on two occasions in the next road. Yet the majority of car owners do not use their cars from one day to the next, indeed one neighbour uses her car for approximately 2-3 hours per week on one day, then like the rest are parked up for the week. The council says the parking is on a first come first serve basis. I asked about a disabled bay, yes if I pay £300, and then there is no guarantee I could park their if another disabled person parked there. I pay for it, but it is not mine. Even the man who parks in our road, with a disabled badge in his name, and then walks some 700m to his home two roads away. he could park in there.
Are you saying that the man who parks in your road and then walks 700m to his home two roads away isn't disabled
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: I suffer with the same condition, and get so annoyed if I go to a supermarket, and invariably find that vehicles are taking up disabled spaces, yet the disabled badge holder is sat in the care. When one approaches the supermarket, they say it is not their problem because they do not own the carpark. Pointless telephoning the company who does, because they will not get there in time to see the problem. In my road, myself and another neighbour are Blue Badge holders with no Disabled Parking Bays. We have to park where we can, sometimes at the end of the end of the road, or as on two occasions in the next road. Yet the majority of car owners do not use their cars from one day to the next, indeed one neighbour uses her car for approximately 2-3 hours per week on one day, then like the rest are parked up for the week. The council says the parking is on a first come first serve basis. I asked about a disabled bay, yes if I pay £300, and then there is no guarantee I could park their if another disabled person parked there. I pay for it, but it is not mine. Even the man who parks in our road, with a disabled badge in his name, and then walks some 700m to his home two roads away. he could park in there.[/p][/quote]Are you saying that the man who parks in your road and then walks 700m to his home two roads away isn't disabled justsayithowitis
  • Score: 1

7:29am Mon 24 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Are you safe to drive if you suffer occasional excoriating pain.
Are you safe with a 18 year old driver who has no fear
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Are you safe to drive if you suffer occasional excoriating pain.[/p][/quote]Are you safe with a 18 year old driver who has no fear Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

8:15am Mon 24 Mar 14

WTFRUON says...

I would not dream of parking in a designated disabled space no matter where it may be, but unfortunately there are some blue badge holders that create a don't care attitude from other motorists by parking in generally restricted areas double yellows for instance without a care as to whether this causes a problem for other road users or not, and this does happen quite a lot. The only solution is more designated disabled parking slots and a hefty instant penalty for any able bodied non badge holder. selfish enough to use them.
I would not dream of parking in a designated disabled space no matter where it may be, but unfortunately there are some blue badge holders that create a don't care attitude from other motorists by parking in generally restricted areas double yellows for instance without a care as to whether this causes a problem for other road users or not, and this does happen quite a lot. The only solution is more designated disabled parking slots and a hefty instant penalty for any able bodied non badge holder. selfish enough to use them. WTFRUON
  • Score: 4

10:09am Mon 24 Mar 14

madras says...

'Following a request from residents we decided to remove the disabled bay for a temporary period'

Really? Residents requested this? And why would you decide to remove it 'for a temporary period'???

All sounds rather implausible...
'Following a request from residents we decided to remove the disabled bay for a temporary period' Really? Residents requested this? And why would you decide to remove it 'for a temporary period'??? All sounds rather implausible... madras
  • Score: 5

11:39am Mon 24 Mar 14

The Barrel says...

Just another selfish don't give a **** act by another company in Poole. Poole council are just as bad. Those of us who are legitimate Blue Badge holders because we suffer from a legitimately life changing condition, usually accompanied by excrutiating pain just to go about everyday tasks, are always victims to those morons who simply have no idea of our pain and immobility as a disabled person and quite frankly no interest either. Disabled people always are and always will be viewed as third rate citizens. Something the powers that be would scrape off their shoes. Yes, there are a smattering of disabled parking spaces around the town, but most of them totally useless because they are simply too narrow to access. Most blue badge holders have limited mobility and a high percentage have to use wheelchairs or other walking aids to get into and out of their cars. Most of the "disabled" parking spaces don't afford this luxury. No common sense approach that disabled people often need to be able to open their doors wider than 4 inches to be able to get in and out of their cars. Usually when we park in a carpark space it is because we want to get out of the car and go somewhere - not sit hemmed in the car by the car next door who's door you can reach and touch easily. But then again - planning of these situations like the hairbrain scheme to remove disabled parking bays, is undertaken by morons with no brains, who do not suffer our plight and therefore don't give a ****. If they lived in our shoes for s day, maybe they would understand how life is for us all - the ignored and forgotten citizens.
The other people who annoy me are those who park in disabled bays, use a blue badge, and then jump out of their cars and run into the shops. Again blatent disregard and blatent for those less fortunate than themselves. They are the ones who should be targeted and fined.
Just another selfish don't give a **** act by another company in Poole. Poole council are just as bad. Those of us who are legitimate Blue Badge holders because we suffer from a legitimately life changing condition, usually accompanied by excrutiating pain just to go about everyday tasks, are always victims to those morons who simply have no idea of our pain and immobility as a disabled person and quite frankly no interest either. Disabled people always are and always will be viewed as third rate citizens. Something the powers that be would scrape off their shoes. Yes, there are a smattering of disabled parking spaces around the town, but most of them totally useless because they are simply too narrow to access. Most blue badge holders have limited mobility and a high percentage have to use wheelchairs or other walking aids to get into and out of their cars. Most of the "disabled" parking spaces don't afford this luxury. No common sense approach that disabled people often need to be able to open their doors wider than 4 inches to be able to get in and out of their cars. Usually when we park in a carpark space it is because we want to get out of the car and go somewhere - not sit hemmed in the car by the car next door who's door you can reach and touch easily. But then again - planning of these situations like the hairbrain scheme to remove disabled parking bays, is undertaken by morons with no brains, who do not suffer our plight and therefore don't give a ****. If they lived in our shoes for s day, maybe they would understand how life is for us all - the ignored and forgotten citizens. The other people who annoy me are those who park in disabled bays, use a blue badge, and then jump out of their cars and run into the shops. Again blatent disregard and blatent for those less fortunate than themselves. They are the ones who should be targeted and fined. The Barrel
  • Score: 0

1:02pm Mon 24 Mar 14

scouserinbmth says...

nickynoodah wrote:
buy house with parking spaces
sell all your cars
use taxis.
get a life
what a p***k
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: buy house with parking spaces sell all your cars use taxis. get a life[/p][/quote]what a p***k scouserinbmth
  • Score: 4

2:53pm Mon 24 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

scouserinbmth wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
buy house with parking spaces
sell all your cars
use taxis.
get a life
what a p***k
you should be at work George
get a job.
save a deposit for a mortgage you know
[quote][p][bold]scouserinbmth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: buy house with parking spaces sell all your cars use taxis. get a life[/p][/quote]what a p***k[/p][/quote]you should be at work George get a job. save a deposit for a mortgage you know nickynoodah
  • Score: -12

3:08pm Mon 24 Mar 14

ApplyComonSense says...

THIS MAN FAILS TO MENTION THAT HE PARKED IN NORMAL SPACES EVEN WHEN THE DISABLED SPACE WAS EMPTY TO ANNOY OTHER RESIDENTS, MAYBE HE HAS MEMORY PROBLEMS TOO.
THIS MAN FAILS TO MENTION THAT HE PARKED IN NORMAL SPACES EVEN WHEN THE DISABLED SPACE WAS EMPTY TO ANNOY OTHER RESIDENTS, MAYBE HE HAS MEMORY PROBLEMS TOO. ApplyComonSense
  • Score: 5

4:35pm Mon 24 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

WTFRUON wrote:
I would not dream of parking in a designated disabled space no matter where it may be, but unfortunately there are some blue badge holders that create a don't care attitude from other motorists by parking in generally restricted areas double yellows for instance without a care as to whether this causes a problem for other road users or not, and this does happen quite a lot. The only solution is more designated disabled parking slots and a hefty instant penalty for any able bodied non badge holder. selfish enough to use them.
There are about 200 disabled bays at the Co-op on Ashley Road!
[quote][p][bold]WTFRUON[/bold] wrote: I would not dream of parking in a designated disabled space no matter where it may be, but unfortunately there are some blue badge holders that create a don't care attitude from other motorists by parking in generally restricted areas double yellows for instance without a care as to whether this causes a problem for other road users or not, and this does happen quite a lot. The only solution is more designated disabled parking slots and a hefty instant penalty for any able bodied non badge holder. selfish enough to use them.[/p][/quote]There are about 200 disabled bays at the Co-op on Ashley Road! suzigirl
  • Score: -3

6:07pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Chocolates says...

ApplyComonSense wrote:
THIS MAN FAILS TO MENTION THAT HE PARKED IN NORMAL SPACES EVEN WHEN THE DISABLED SPACE WAS EMPTY TO ANNOY OTHER RESIDENTS, MAYBE HE HAS MEMORY PROBLEMS TOO.
You seem to know allot about this. There have many residents watching this poor man and harassing him. Some particular residents have been telling petty tales to PHP and saying that the bay is not being used when it is so that they can get the space removed as parking is a problem. Not to mention threatening abusive letters left on this poor man's car with regard to the disabled space at nigh't when they cannot be seen. The content of those letters is to fowl to repeat but involves abusing a disabled man, as they do not have the courage to tell him to his face. You have no understanding of what it is like to have a disability and mobility problems, by the quote that you have made. I really do hope that one day you are not disabled yourself and may have time to reflect. as far as PHP being fully supportive of the Disability Discrimination act this is an absolute joke. If they were in support of this act they would not have removed one bay and then suspended the remaining disabled bay. They are denying disabled people the right to access public amenities, it's time that they got up to date with the Disability Discrimination Act and few more ignorant people along the way.
[quote][p][bold]ApplyComonSense[/bold] wrote: THIS MAN FAILS TO MENTION THAT HE PARKED IN NORMAL SPACES EVEN WHEN THE DISABLED SPACE WAS EMPTY TO ANNOY OTHER RESIDENTS, MAYBE HE HAS MEMORY PROBLEMS TOO.[/p][/quote]You seem to know allot about this. There have many residents watching this poor man and harassing him. Some particular residents have been telling petty tales to PHP and saying that the bay is not being used when it is so that they can get the space removed as parking is a problem. Not to mention threatening abusive letters left on this poor man's car with regard to the disabled space at nigh't when they cannot be seen. The content of those letters is to fowl to repeat but involves abusing a disabled man, as they do not have the courage to tell him to his face. You have no understanding of what it is like to have a disability and mobility problems, by the quote that you have made. I really do hope that one day you are not disabled yourself and may have time to reflect. as far as PHP being fully supportive of the Disability Discrimination act this is an absolute joke. If they were in support of this act they would not have removed one bay and then suspended the remaining disabled bay. They are denying disabled people the right to access public amenities, it's time that they got up to date with the Disability Discrimination Act and few more ignorant people along the way. Chocolates
  • Score: 4

6:10pm Mon 24 Mar 14

stevobath says...

nickynoodah wrote:
buy house with parking spaces
sell all your cars
use taxis.
get a life
You really are a scum bag.

I hope that you end up disabled..I mean physically rather than your' current mental 'tardation.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: buy house with parking spaces sell all your cars use taxis. get a life[/p][/quote]You really are a scum bag. I hope that you end up disabled..I mean physically rather than your' current mental 'tardation. stevobath
  • Score: 8

6:15pm Mon 24 Mar 14

stevobath says...

pete woodley wrote:
Trouble is teri10,nobody cares a ****.
Yes. Some even think it's rather pathetic. RE Idiot Savant nickynoodah.
According to 'IT', disabled people should 'get a life'. Scum.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Trouble is teri10,nobody cares a ****.[/p][/quote]Yes. Some even think it's rather pathetic. RE Idiot Savant nickynoodah. According to 'IT', disabled people should 'get a life'. Scum. stevobath
  • Score: 2

10:35pm Mon 24 Mar 14

stevobath says...

scouserinbmth wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
buy house with parking spaces
sell all your cars
use taxis.
get a life
what a p***k
**** are useful.
This idiot is not.

Thinks he's 'funny'. He is funny, but not 'Funny ha ha'.
[quote][p][bold]scouserinbmth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: buy house with parking spaces sell all your cars use taxis. get a life[/p][/quote]what a p***k[/p][/quote]**** are useful. This idiot is not. Thinks he's 'funny'. He is funny, but not 'Funny ha ha'. stevobath
  • Score: 1

10:48pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Azphreal says...

WTFRUON wrote:
I would not dream of parking in a designated disabled space no matter where it may be, but unfortunately there are some blue badge holders that create a don't care attitude from other motorists by parking in generally restricted areas double yellows for instance without a care as to whether this causes a problem for other road users or not, and this does happen quite a lot. The only solution is more designated disabled parking slots and a hefty instant penalty for any able bodied non badge holder. selfish enough to use them.
Unless its a loading zone they can park on double yellow for up to 3 hours,hope that clears it up for you
[quote][p][bold]WTFRUON[/bold] wrote: I would not dream of parking in a designated disabled space no matter where it may be, but unfortunately there are some blue badge holders that create a don't care attitude from other motorists by parking in generally restricted areas double yellows for instance without a care as to whether this causes a problem for other road users or not, and this does happen quite a lot. The only solution is more designated disabled parking slots and a hefty instant penalty for any able bodied non badge holder. selfish enough to use them.[/p][/quote]Unless its a loading zone they can park on double yellow for up to 3 hours,hope that clears it up for you Azphreal
  • Score: 3

11:36pm Mon 24 Mar 14

s-pb2 says...

So regular reports say the space is not being used.

I suppose it wouldnt be if Mr Ball has gone out in his car.
So regular reports say the space is not being used. I suppose it wouldnt be if Mr Ball has gone out in his car. s-pb2
  • Score: 1

3:40am Tue 25 Mar 14

we-shall-see says...

ApplyComonSense wrote:
THIS MAN FAILS TO MENTION THAT HE PARKED IN NORMAL SPACES EVEN WHEN THE DISABLED SPACE WAS EMPTY TO ANNOY OTHER RESIDENTS, MAYBE HE HAS MEMORY PROBLEMS TOO.
Sounds to me like you are one of those "watching" the space on behalf of the Gestapo that is PHP.

Does it ever occur to you that he may be parking in a normal bay to allow other disabled residents to use the space on the days/times when he can walk a little better, rather than hogging it all to himself every day?

PHP need to realise that just because a resident "says" the space is always empty, does not make it true. How do they know the resident who is "watching" the space, is actually telling the truth and that it is being used, but they report it is not?

It sounds to me as if other residents are jealous of a disabled driver because he can park closer to the front door than they can - and they are pettily reporting him to the housing department.

Shame on PHP for removing the space - even temporarily. They seriously need to ask themselves why they have done so and to what ends?

When people live in blocks of flats, all in close proximity you would think they would make an effort to get along, not sit behind their curtains clocking people in and out of parking spaces!!

Best idea for PHP in this situation is to mark out numbered spaces and allocate each flat a numbered space. That way they only park in their own space and every one should be satisfied with that.
[quote][p][bold]ApplyComonSense[/bold] wrote: THIS MAN FAILS TO MENTION THAT HE PARKED IN NORMAL SPACES EVEN WHEN THE DISABLED SPACE WAS EMPTY TO ANNOY OTHER RESIDENTS, MAYBE HE HAS MEMORY PROBLEMS TOO.[/p][/quote]Sounds to me like you are one of those "watching" the space on behalf of the Gestapo that is PHP. Does it ever occur to you that he may be parking in a normal bay to allow other disabled residents to use the space on the days/times when he can walk a little better, rather than hogging it all to himself every day? PHP need to realise that just because a resident "says" the space is always empty, does not make it true. How do they know the resident who is "watching" the space, is actually telling the truth and that it is being used, but they report it is not? It sounds to me as if other residents are jealous of a disabled driver because he can park closer to the front door than they can - and they are pettily reporting him to the housing department. Shame on PHP for removing the space - even temporarily. They seriously need to ask themselves why they have done so and to what ends? When people live in blocks of flats, all in close proximity you would think they would make an effort to get along, not sit behind their curtains clocking people in and out of parking spaces!! Best idea for PHP in this situation is to mark out numbered spaces and allocate each flat a numbered space. That way they only park in their own space and every one should be satisfied with that. we-shall-see
  • Score: 4

7:59am Tue 25 Mar 14

mathouse says...

British_Beef wrote:
This is wrong. Plain and simple.

Unfortunately the general public and authorities deem disabled facilities fair game, whether they be assigned spaces supplied by the local authority or a provision at a local supermarket., disabled toilets at ANY location.

As someone who also suffers from neuropathic pain I can confirm that walking any distance can be nigh on impossible. Try living with chronic pain or a limiting disability for a day. Both myself and my son are disabled, there are far too many times we have had to drive around looking for a space as selfish individuals have taken it upon themselves to use the assigned facilities for themselves (confirmed by an able-bodied passenger).

THIS SELFISHNESS MUST STOP.

Those with disabilities NEED the spaces, they're not a luxury item. There are few enough of these spaces around the Borough as it is, to "remove the disabled bay for a temporary period" is shortsighted at best, stupid is more accurate.

Society is only as strong as its weakest members. Disabled individuals all over the UK only want the same rights as their able-bodied counterparts.
I am a Resident of Malthouse, just to make you all aware Mr Ball would hardly use "The Disable bay" at all unless there was nowhere else to park! he would park in the normal bays knowing full well that all other residents couldn't park in the Disable bay. why did he do this? to **** people off!! and it worked, I know many many Residents reported him, took picture's of his anti social behavior. the bay isn't needed here, I have lived here 18 years and there has been many disabled residents and they always managed. so NO I don't want to see it stay just so Mr Ball can abuse it again!!!
[quote][p][bold]British_Beef[/bold] wrote: This is wrong. Plain and simple. Unfortunately the general public and authorities deem disabled facilities fair game, whether they be assigned spaces supplied by the local authority or a provision at a local supermarket., disabled toilets at ANY location. As someone who also suffers from neuropathic pain I can confirm that walking any distance can be nigh on impossible. Try living with chronic pain or a limiting disability for a day. Both myself and my son are disabled, there are far too many times we have had to drive around looking for a space as selfish individuals have taken it upon themselves to use the assigned facilities for themselves (confirmed by an able-bodied passenger). THIS SELFISHNESS MUST STOP. Those with disabilities NEED the spaces, they're not a luxury item. There are few enough of these spaces around the Borough as it is, to "remove the disabled bay for a temporary period" is shortsighted at best, stupid is more accurate. Society is only as strong as its weakest members. Disabled individuals all over the UK only want the same rights as their able-bodied counterparts.[/p][/quote]I am a Resident of Malthouse, just to make you all aware Mr Ball would hardly use "The Disable bay" at all unless there was nowhere else to park! he would park in the normal bays knowing full well that all other residents couldn't park in the Disable bay. why did he do this? to **** people off!! and it worked, I know many many Residents reported him, took picture's of his anti social behavior. the bay isn't needed here, I have lived here 18 years and there has been many disabled residents and they always managed. so NO I don't want to see it stay just so Mr Ball can abuse it again!!! mathouse
  • Score: 1

9:47am Tue 25 Mar 14

Chocolates says...

mathouse wrote:
British_Beef wrote:
This is wrong. Plain and simple.

Unfortunately the general public and authorities deem disabled facilities fair game, whether they be assigned spaces supplied by the local authority or a provision at a local supermarket., disabled toilets at ANY location.

As someone who also suffers from neuropathic pain I can confirm that walking any distance can be nigh on impossible. Try living with chronic pain or a limiting disability for a day. Both myself and my son are disabled, there are far too many times we have had to drive around looking for a space as selfish individuals have taken it upon themselves to use the assigned facilities for themselves (confirmed by an able-bodied passenger).

THIS SELFISHNESS MUST STOP.

Those with disabilities NEED the spaces, they're not a luxury item. There are few enough of these spaces around the Borough as it is, to "remove the disabled bay for a temporary period" is shortsighted at best, stupid is more accurate.

Society is only as strong as its weakest members. Disabled individuals all over the UK only want the same rights as their able-bodied counterparts.
I am a Resident of Malthouse, just to make you all aware Mr Ball would hardly use "The Disable bay" at all unless there was nowhere else to park! he would park in the normal bays knowing full well that all other residents couldn't park in the Disable bay. why did he do this? to **** people off!! and it worked, I know many many Residents reported him, took picture's of his anti social behavior. the bay isn't needed here, I have lived here 18 years and there has been many disabled residents and they always managed. so NO I don't want to see it stay just so Mr Ball can abuse it again!!!
This clearly demonstrates the nasty abuse and harassment that Darin has had to tolerate from the nasty sad residents who don't have anything better to do with their time than watch disabled people parking all day. So being registered disabled is now Anti Social? He and many other disabled people don't ask to be disabled. The Selfishness must stop seems to be a favourite quote of your's isn't time you changed the record and got on with something else to occupy your time instead of watching disabled people and telling tales is your life that sad? it's you who should be done for anti social behaviour as this discrimination is as serious offence. This sad bitter hateful attitude is so archaic. Disabled people have rights under the disabled discrimination act this clearly demonstrates how this poor man has been discriminated by residents and PHP. . If there is someone else parked in the bay with a blue badge then he has to park elsewhere but when the space is free he uses it. disabled people have enough coping with their day to day disabilities they should not have to tolerate this abuse.
[quote][p][bold]mathouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]British_Beef[/bold] wrote: This is wrong. Plain and simple. Unfortunately the general public and authorities deem disabled facilities fair game, whether they be assigned spaces supplied by the local authority or a provision at a local supermarket., disabled toilets at ANY location. As someone who also suffers from neuropathic pain I can confirm that walking any distance can be nigh on impossible. Try living with chronic pain or a limiting disability for a day. Both myself and my son are disabled, there are far too many times we have had to drive around looking for a space as selfish individuals have taken it upon themselves to use the assigned facilities for themselves (confirmed by an able-bodied passenger). THIS SELFISHNESS MUST STOP. Those with disabilities NEED the spaces, they're not a luxury item. There are few enough of these spaces around the Borough as it is, to "remove the disabled bay for a temporary period" is shortsighted at best, stupid is more accurate. Society is only as strong as its weakest members. Disabled individuals all over the UK only want the same rights as their able-bodied counterparts.[/p][/quote]I am a Resident of Malthouse, just to make you all aware Mr Ball would hardly use "The Disable bay" at all unless there was nowhere else to park! he would park in the normal bays knowing full well that all other residents couldn't park in the Disable bay. why did he do this? to **** people off!! and it worked, I know many many Residents reported him, took picture's of his anti social behavior. the bay isn't needed here, I have lived here 18 years and there has been many disabled residents and they always managed. so NO I don't want to see it stay just so Mr Ball can abuse it again!!![/p][/quote]This clearly demonstrates the nasty abuse and harassment that Darin has had to tolerate from the nasty sad residents who don't have anything better to do with their time than watch disabled people parking all day. So being registered disabled is now Anti Social? He and many other disabled people don't ask to be disabled. The Selfishness must stop seems to be a favourite quote of your's isn't time you changed the record and got on with something else to occupy your time instead of watching disabled people and telling tales is your life that sad? it's you who should be done for anti social behaviour as this discrimination is as serious offence. This sad bitter hateful attitude is so archaic. Disabled people have rights under the disabled discrimination act this clearly demonstrates how this poor man has been discriminated by residents and PHP. . If there is someone else parked in the bay with a blue badge then he has to park elsewhere but when the space is free he uses it. disabled people have enough coping with their day to day disabilities they should not have to tolerate this abuse. Chocolates
  • Score: 1

10:04am Tue 25 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Mathouse,you and your neighbors seem a evil lot of B****s,taking pictures of him,could be construed as an offence,If you think he is being unreasonable sort it out amicably,not the bullying ways you are doing.
Mathouse,you and your neighbors seem a evil lot of B****s,taking pictures of him,could be construed as an offence,If you think he is being unreasonable sort it out amicably,not the bullying ways you are doing. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

12:35pm Tue 25 Mar 14

we-shall-see says...

pete woodley wrote:
Mathouse,you and your neighbors seem a evil lot of B****s,taking pictures of him,could be construed as an offence,If you think he is being unreasonable sort it out amicably,not the bullying ways you are doing.
I get what you mean Pete, but it is NOT an offence to take pictures of anyone in a public place such as that car park. If he was in his own home that would be a different matter.

Whether it is morally right to take pics of a disabled man parking his car is another matter and obviously his neighbours have no morals :o/
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Mathouse,you and your neighbors seem a evil lot of B****s,taking pictures of him,could be construed as an offence,If you think he is being unreasonable sort it out amicably,not the bullying ways you are doing.[/p][/quote]I get what you mean Pete, but it is NOT an offence to take pictures of anyone in a public place such as that car park. If he was in his own home that would be a different matter. Whether it is morally right to take pics of a disabled man parking his car is another matter and obviously his neighbours have no morals :o/ we-shall-see
  • Score: 1

1:30pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Tedington says...

stevobath wrote:
scouserinbmth wrote:
nickynoodah wrote: buy house with parking spaces sell all your cars use taxis. get a life
what a p***k
**** are useful. This idiot is not. Thinks he's 'funny'. He is funny, but not 'Funny ha ha'.
nickynoodah you are just boring with all the unfunny crap that you spout on every story. Why don't you try being constructive with your comments for a change rather than continuing to post utter ****.
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scouserinbmth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: buy house with parking spaces sell all your cars use taxis. get a life[/p][/quote]what a p***k[/p][/quote]**** are useful. This idiot is not. Thinks he's 'funny'. He is funny, but not 'Funny ha ha'.[/p][/quote]nickynoodah you are just boring with all the unfunny crap that you spout on every story. Why don't you try being constructive with your comments for a change rather than continuing to post utter ****. Tedington
  • Score: 1

6:47pm Tue 25 Mar 14

ApplyComonSense says...

we-shall-see wrote:
ApplyComonSense wrote:
THIS MAN FAILS TO MENTION THAT HE PARKED IN NORMAL SPACES EVEN WHEN THE DISABLED SPACE WAS EMPTY TO ANNOY OTHER RESIDENTS, MAYBE HE HAS MEMORY PROBLEMS TOO.
Sounds to me like you are one of those "watching" the space on behalf of the Gestapo that is PHP.

Does it ever occur to you that he may be parking in a normal bay to allow other disabled residents to use the space on the days/times when he can walk a little better, rather than hogging it all to himself every day?

PHP need to realise that just because a resident "says" the space is always empty, does not make it true. How do they know the resident who is "watching" the space, is actually telling the truth and that it is being used, but they report it is not?

It sounds to me as if other residents are jealous of a disabled driver because he can park closer to the front door than they can - and they are pettily reporting him to the housing department.

Shame on PHP for removing the space - even temporarily. They seriously need to ask themselves why they have done so and to what ends?

When people live in blocks of flats, all in close proximity you would think they would make an effort to get along, not sit behind their curtains clocking people in and out of parking spaces!!

Best idea for PHP in this situation is to mark out numbered spaces and allocate each flat a numbered space. That way they only park in their own space and every one should be satisfied with that.
FYI Darin is the ONLY resident in the Malthouse complex who can use the disabled space. He has verbally abused a fellow elderly resident because her visitor parked in a normal bay without a permit - Poole Council traffic wardens patrol the car park so the elderly residents visitor would have got a ticket - nothing to do with him. He was warned time and time again by PHP to use the space or lose it - HE chose to ignore the warnings in order to wind up residents not out of concern that another resident/visitor could use it. I am not affected by parking here. He has a blue disabled badge so can park on yellow lines if there were no spaces and if his pain is so bad he shouldn't be driving as in the event of needing to brake hard it would hurt too much and someone could be hurt or killed. There is no jealousy so get your facts straight before you comment on something you clearly know NOTHING about.
[quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ApplyComonSense[/bold] wrote: THIS MAN FAILS TO MENTION THAT HE PARKED IN NORMAL SPACES EVEN WHEN THE DISABLED SPACE WAS EMPTY TO ANNOY OTHER RESIDENTS, MAYBE HE HAS MEMORY PROBLEMS TOO.[/p][/quote]Sounds to me like you are one of those "watching" the space on behalf of the Gestapo that is PHP. Does it ever occur to you that he may be parking in a normal bay to allow other disabled residents to use the space on the days/times when he can walk a little better, rather than hogging it all to himself every day? PHP need to realise that just because a resident "says" the space is always empty, does not make it true. How do they know the resident who is "watching" the space, is actually telling the truth and that it is being used, but they report it is not? It sounds to me as if other residents are jealous of a disabled driver because he can park closer to the front door than they can - and they are pettily reporting him to the housing department. Shame on PHP for removing the space - even temporarily. They seriously need to ask themselves why they have done so and to what ends? When people live in blocks of flats, all in close proximity you would think they would make an effort to get along, not sit behind their curtains clocking people in and out of parking spaces!! Best idea for PHP in this situation is to mark out numbered spaces and allocate each flat a numbered space. That way they only park in their own space and every one should be satisfied with that.[/p][/quote]FYI Darin is the ONLY resident in the Malthouse complex who can use the disabled space. He has verbally abused a fellow elderly resident because her visitor parked in a normal bay without a permit - Poole Council traffic wardens patrol the car park so the elderly residents visitor would have got a ticket - nothing to do with him. He was warned time and time again by PHP to use the space or lose it - HE chose to ignore the warnings in order to wind up residents not out of concern that another resident/visitor could use it. I am not affected by parking here. He has a blue disabled badge so can park on yellow lines if there were no spaces and if his pain is so bad he shouldn't be driving as in the event of needing to brake hard it would hurt too much and someone could be hurt or killed. There is no jealousy so get your facts straight before you comment on something you clearly know NOTHING about. ApplyComonSense
  • Score: -1

8:22pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Chocolates says...

ApplyComonSense wrote:
we-shall-see wrote:
ApplyComonSense wrote:
THIS MAN FAILS TO MENTION THAT HE PARKED IN NORMAL SPACES EVEN WHEN THE DISABLED SPACE WAS EMPTY TO ANNOY OTHER RESIDENTS, MAYBE HE HAS MEMORY PROBLEMS TOO.
Sounds to me like you are one of those "watching" the space on behalf of the Gestapo that is PHP.

Does it ever occur to you that he may be parking in a normal bay to allow other disabled residents to use the space on the days/times when he can walk a little better, rather than hogging it all to himself every day?

PHP need to realise that just because a resident "says" the space is always empty, does not make it true. How do they know the resident who is "watching" the space, is actually telling the truth and that it is being used, but they report it is not?

It sounds to me as if other residents are jealous of a disabled driver because he can park closer to the front door than they can - and they are pettily reporting him to the housing department.

Shame on PHP for removing the space - even temporarily. They seriously need to ask themselves why they have done so and to what ends?

When people live in blocks of flats, all in close proximity you would think they would make an effort to get along, not sit behind their curtains clocking people in and out of parking spaces!!

Best idea for PHP in this situation is to mark out numbered spaces and allocate each flat a numbered space. That way they only park in their own space and every one should be satisfied with that.
FYI Darin is the ONLY resident in the Malthouse complex who can use the disabled space. He has verbally abused a fellow elderly resident because her visitor parked in a normal bay without a permit - Poole Council traffic wardens patrol the car park so the elderly residents visitor would have got a ticket - nothing to do with him. He was warned time and time again by PHP to use the space or lose it - HE chose to ignore the warnings in order to wind up residents not out of concern that another resident/visitor could use it. I am not affected by parking here. He has a blue disabled badge so can park on yellow lines if there were no spaces and if his pain is so bad he shouldn't be driving as in the event of needing to brake hard it would hurt too much and someone could be hurt or killed. There is no jealousy so get your facts straight before you comment on something you clearly know NOTHING about.
No Common sense by Name and no common sense by nature.
[quote][p][bold]ApplyComonSense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ApplyComonSense[/bold] wrote: THIS MAN FAILS TO MENTION THAT HE PARKED IN NORMAL SPACES EVEN WHEN THE DISABLED SPACE WAS EMPTY TO ANNOY OTHER RESIDENTS, MAYBE HE HAS MEMORY PROBLEMS TOO.[/p][/quote]Sounds to me like you are one of those "watching" the space on behalf of the Gestapo that is PHP. Does it ever occur to you that he may be parking in a normal bay to allow other disabled residents to use the space on the days/times when he can walk a little better, rather than hogging it all to himself every day? PHP need to realise that just because a resident "says" the space is always empty, does not make it true. How do they know the resident who is "watching" the space, is actually telling the truth and that it is being used, but they report it is not? It sounds to me as if other residents are jealous of a disabled driver because he can park closer to the front door than they can - and they are pettily reporting him to the housing department. Shame on PHP for removing the space - even temporarily. They seriously need to ask themselves why they have done so and to what ends? When people live in blocks of flats, all in close proximity you would think they would make an effort to get along, not sit behind their curtains clocking people in and out of parking spaces!! Best idea for PHP in this situation is to mark out numbered spaces and allocate each flat a numbered space. That way they only park in their own space and every one should be satisfied with that.[/p][/quote]FYI Darin is the ONLY resident in the Malthouse complex who can use the disabled space. He has verbally abused a fellow elderly resident because her visitor parked in a normal bay without a permit - Poole Council traffic wardens patrol the car park so the elderly residents visitor would have got a ticket - nothing to do with him. He was warned time and time again by PHP to use the space or lose it - HE chose to ignore the warnings in order to wind up residents not out of concern that another resident/visitor could use it. I am not affected by parking here. He has a blue disabled badge so can park on yellow lines if there were no spaces and if his pain is so bad he shouldn't be driving as in the event of needing to brake hard it would hurt too much and someone could be hurt or killed. There is no jealousy so get your facts straight before you comment on something you clearly know NOTHING about.[/p][/quote]No Common sense by Name and no common sense by nature. Chocolates
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9:54am Wed 26 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

Whats app What are you scared of George
you got roof over your head
and I will get you to work for the first time in your life
trust me you know
+ a cheaper broadband set up
Whats app What are you scared of George you got roof over your head and I will get you to work for the first time in your life trust me you know + a cheaper broadband set up nickynoodah
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