A shambles’: Residents left angry after highways officer fails to show up at meeting over “dangerous” road

Bournemouth Echo: PROBLEMS: Residents of Riggs Gardens and surrounding roads in Wallisdown. PROBLEMS: Residents of Riggs Gardens and surrounding roads in Wallisdown.

FURIOUS residents in Wallisdown said a meeting with the council to discuss congested parking on their street, which they claim has delayed ambulances and made crossing the road dangerous, turned into a ‘shambles’.

The meeting was called by Cllr Susan Phillips after people living in Riggs Gardens became unhappy that employees from businesses in the area were parking outside their homes en masse in the narrow cul-de-sac.

The residents want a parking permit scheme and between 30 and 40 turned up to the meeting with the councillor, but were left irate that the highways officer scheduled to appear failed to show up.

Annelies Palmer, who has lived in the road for seven years, said the meeting was ‘chaotic’, with people shouting over each other, and was left disappointed the issue remains unresolved.

“I cross the road every day with my nine-year-old daughter and the parked cars have made it so dangerous. Something has to be done. We have had problems with our rubbish collections and buses on Canford Avenue struggle to get by,” she added.

The residents said the problem has become significantly worse in the last 18 months since Wireless Data Solutions (WDS), which is based in nearby Discovery Court on Wallisdown Road, increased their staffing levels and think their employees have been advised to park in their road.

Diane Saunders, 69, who has lived on the road for 37 years and requires the use of a wheelchair, said: “I often need an ambulance and it can be difficult for them to get down the road.”

John Dyer, a resident on the road for 30 years, said: “These people parking on our road have no consideration and just don’t seem to care.”

Cllr Phillips insisted the meeting was not chaotic and is eager to help the residents affected by the parking situation by scheduling another meeting with the police, council officers and representatives of WDS.

She added: “I was happy to pick this issue up and called the meeting in order to hear from the residents directly. About 30 to 40 residents attended and everybody had a chance to air their views.”

A spokesman for WDS, said: “We encourage our employees to park legally and considerately and we are always happy to work with the local council to understand local community concerns.”

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6:16am Tue 11 Mar 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

“These people parking on our road........." - mmmmmmm, interesting concept.
“These people parking on our road........." - mmmmmmm, interesting concept. Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 27

6:58am Tue 11 Mar 14

Bonkeydollocks says...

If it is a public road any car owner can park their car there, subject to parking restrictions of course. Just because the road happens to be outside your house it doesn't mean that space belongs to you.
If it is a public road any car owner can park their car there, subject to parking restrictions of course. Just because the road happens to be outside your house it doesn't mean that space belongs to you. Bonkeydollocks
  • Score: 59

7:03am Tue 11 Mar 14

Huey says...

I sometimes work for the nhs based at disco court, and yup when top brass visit, minions are told to leave the car park and park locally.
Businesses have to purchase each parking space, and there are never enough to go around.
As the article say, staffing levels increase, but the car park doesn't.
Still no one is doing anything illegal, are they....?
I sometimes work for the nhs based at disco court, and yup when top brass visit, minions are told to leave the car park and park locally. Businesses have to purchase each parking space, and there are never enough to go around. As the article say, staffing levels increase, but the car park doesn't. Still no one is doing anything illegal, are they....? Huey
  • Score: 40

8:31am Tue 11 Mar 14

djd says...

The parking at the junction of Canford Avenue and Wallisdown Road can only be described as irresponsible verging on the dangerous.
Cars park as close as they can to Wallisdown Road junction.
I pity the drivers of buses, dustcarts, lorries and any other large vehicle attempting to negotiate the junction.
There are no parking restrictions there so the drivers think they can park with impunity.
Many instances of dangerous parking and unnecessary obstruction are evident but as there are no yellow lines there so the Council cannot enforce what is not there. It is up to the police to deal with these offences and they are way down their list of priorities.
The Council needs to undertake an urgent review of the parking here and consider putting enforceable measures in as soon as possible.
I don't live there but I regularly use the junction and the reckless parking has now got to an unacceptable, often dangerous stage...or do we wait for someone to be killed before action is taken?
The parking at the junction of Canford Avenue and Wallisdown Road can only be described as irresponsible verging on the dangerous. Cars park as close as they can to Wallisdown Road junction. I pity the drivers of buses, dustcarts, lorries and any other large vehicle attempting to negotiate the junction. There are no parking restrictions there so the drivers think they can park with impunity. Many instances of dangerous parking and unnecessary obstruction are evident but as there are no yellow lines there so the Council cannot enforce what is not there. It is up to the police to deal with these offences and they are way down their list of priorities. The Council needs to undertake an urgent review of the parking here and consider putting enforceable measures in as soon as possible. I don't live there but I regularly use the junction and the reckless parking has now got to an unacceptable, often dangerous stage...or do we wait for someone to be killed before action is taken? djd
  • Score: 18

8:43am Tue 11 Mar 14

Carolyn43 says...

If I lived there, I'd buy a couple of traffic cones and put them in the gutter outside my house. But then I expect the householder would get a visit from the authorities.
If I lived there, I'd buy a couple of traffic cones and put them in the gutter outside my house. But then I expect the householder would get a visit from the authorities. Carolyn43
  • Score: -20

9:07am Tue 11 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets.
Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood.
Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere..
Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets. Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood. Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere.. Hessenford
  • Score: 20

9:11am Tue 11 Mar 14

In Absentia says...

Hessenford wrote:
Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets. Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood. Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere..
Agreed. This problem could be eased by putting yellow lines down one side of the road. The parking near the junction is currently very irresponsible.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets. Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood. Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere..[/p][/quote]Agreed. This problem could be eased by putting yellow lines down one side of the road. The parking near the junction is currently very irresponsible. In Absentia
  • Score: 19

9:22am Tue 11 Mar 14

Redgolfer says...

In Absentia wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets. Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood. Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere..
Agreed. This problem could be eased by putting yellow lines down one side of the road. The parking near the junction is currently very irresponsible.
EH yellow lines down one side of the road, why not both sides to solve the problem.
[quote][p][bold]In Absentia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets. Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood. Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere..[/p][/quote]Agreed. This problem could be eased by putting yellow lines down one side of the road. The parking near the junction is currently very irresponsible.[/p][/quote]EH yellow lines down one side of the road, why not both sides to solve the problem. Redgolfer
  • Score: -3

9:37am Tue 11 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

I recognise the face of one well known agitator.thats why there was probably chaos.
I recognise the face of one well known agitator.thats why there was probably chaos. pete woodley
  • Score: 14

9:42am Tue 11 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

Redgolfer wrote:
In Absentia wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets. Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood. Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere..
Agreed. This problem could be eased by putting yellow lines down one side of the road. The parking near the junction is currently very irresponsible.
EH yellow lines down one side of the road, why not both sides to solve the problem.
The problem is that parking both sides causes hardship for emergency services and buses, yellow lines one side would resolve it, not rocket science.
Why not have yellow lines down every road in the U.K so no one can park anywhere then nobody would get to work, and all the shops would shut, except Tesco of course, great idea.
That's the trouble with this country these days, if something causes a slight problem lets make it illegal, better still lets fine everyone in the country just for living, that would swell council coffers.
[quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]In Absentia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets. Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood. Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere..[/p][/quote]Agreed. This problem could be eased by putting yellow lines down one side of the road. The parking near the junction is currently very irresponsible.[/p][/quote]EH yellow lines down one side of the road, why not both sides to solve the problem.[/p][/quote]The problem is that parking both sides causes hardship for emergency services and buses, yellow lines one side would resolve it, not rocket science. Why not have yellow lines down every road in the U.K so no one can park anywhere then nobody would get to work, and all the shops would shut, except Tesco of course, great idea. That's the trouble with this country these days, if something causes a slight problem lets make it illegal, better still lets fine everyone in the country just for living, that would swell council coffers. Hessenford
  • Score: 8

9:47am Tue 11 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem? suzigirl
  • Score: -11

9:53am Tue 11 Mar 14

SurfReefFunTime says...

Feel for the residents. However there is little parking for several miles for WDS. Perhaps WDS needs to do something about this#?
Feel for the residents. However there is little parking for several miles for WDS. Perhaps WDS needs to do something about this#? SurfReefFunTime
  • Score: 10

9:54am Tue 11 Mar 14

Abc1970 says...

Why was it chaos? Are these people unable to have a civilised meeting unless the police are in attendance? Don't mean to point out the obvious but the fact there is space to park goes to show that not many of the residents even have cars, therefore resident parking permits would simply be a huge waste of money!
Why was it chaos? Are these people unable to have a civilised meeting unless the police are in attendance? Don't mean to point out the obvious but the fact there is space to park goes to show that not many of the residents even have cars, therefore resident parking permits would simply be a huge waste of money! Abc1970
  • Score: 7

9:56am Tue 11 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up. Hessenford
  • Score: 13

10:02am Tue 11 Mar 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Blame Prescott he introduced the whole parking problem by not allowing businesses to provide spaces for staff in some idiotic belief people would walk or cycle completely ignoring the fact that the current employment world means most people don't live within walking or cycling distance. As for the traffic officer not turning up they probably missed the bus.
Blame Prescott he introduced the whole parking problem by not allowing businesses to provide spaces for staff in some idiotic belief people would walk or cycle completely ignoring the fact that the current employment world means most people don't live within walking or cycling distance. As for the traffic officer not turning up they probably missed the bus. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 19

10:06am Tue 11 Mar 14

dontrews says...

Parking cars on the road? Outrageous behaviour. What's the world coming to?
Parking cars on the road? Outrageous behaviour. What's the world coming to? dontrews
  • Score: 10

10:06am Tue 11 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
Blame Prescott he introduced the whole parking problem by not allowing businesses to provide spaces for staff in some idiotic belief people would walk or cycle completely ignoring the fact that the current employment world means most people don't live within walking or cycling distance. As for the traffic officer not turning up they probably missed the bus.
Or couldn't find a parking space.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: Blame Prescott he introduced the whole parking problem by not allowing businesses to provide spaces for staff in some idiotic belief people would walk or cycle completely ignoring the fact that the current employment world means most people don't live within walking or cycling distance. As for the traffic officer not turning up they probably missed the bus.[/p][/quote]Or couldn't find a parking space. Hessenford
  • Score: 14

10:08am Tue 11 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
Blame Prescott he introduced the whole parking problem by not allowing businesses to provide spaces for staff in some idiotic belief people would walk or cycle completely ignoring the fact that the current employment world means most people don't live within walking or cycling distance. As for the traffic officer not turning up they probably missed the bus.
And that same man used two cars to drive his wife and himself 100 yards to the BIC a few years ago.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: Blame Prescott he introduced the whole parking problem by not allowing businesses to provide spaces for staff in some idiotic belief people would walk or cycle completely ignoring the fact that the current employment world means most people don't live within walking or cycling distance. As for the traffic officer not turning up they probably missed the bus.[/p][/quote]And that same man used two cars to drive his wife and himself 100 yards to the BIC a few years ago. Hessenford
  • Score: 7

10:12am Tue 11 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

Hessenford wrote:
bobthedestroyer wrote:
Blame Prescott he introduced the whole parking problem by not allowing businesses to provide spaces for staff in some idiotic belief people would walk or cycle completely ignoring the fact that the current employment world means most people don't live within walking or cycling distance. As for the traffic officer not turning up they probably missed the bus.
And that same man used two cars to drive his wife and himself 100 yards to the BIC a few years ago.
Probably to avoid all the drunks and Big Issue peddlers.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: Blame Prescott he introduced the whole parking problem by not allowing businesses to provide spaces for staff in some idiotic belief people would walk or cycle completely ignoring the fact that the current employment world means most people don't live within walking or cycling distance. As for the traffic officer not turning up they probably missed the bus.[/p][/quote]And that same man used two cars to drive his wife and himself 100 yards to the BIC a few years ago.[/p][/quote]Probably to avoid all the drunks and Big Issue peddlers. speedy231278
  • Score: 11

10:15am Tue 11 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

"There are no parking restrictions there so the drivers think they can park with impunity."

Erm, if there are no parking restrictions, they can park at the side of he road, subject to complying with the relevant sections of the Highway Code and any local bylaws. So you are right, unless they are contravening and regulations. If the council insists on allowing building on more and more car parks (something like 2000 spaces lost for current and planned developments in the town centre), then what do you expect?
"There are no parking restrictions there so the drivers think they can park with impunity." Erm, if there are no parking restrictions, they can park at the side of he road, subject to complying with the relevant sections of the Highway Code and any local bylaws. So you are right, unless they are contravening and regulations. If the council insists on allowing building on more and more car parks (something like 2000 spaces lost for current and planned developments in the town centre), then what do you expect? speedy231278
  • Score: 12

10:27am Tue 11 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

The agitator in the picture has not got a car,just likes to upset the council and others.
The agitator in the picture has not got a car,just likes to upset the council and others. pete woodley
  • Score: 6

10:40am Tue 11 Mar 14

Chaoticwhim says...

pete woodley wrote:
The agitator in the picture has not got a car,just likes to upset the council and others.
And you know how?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: The agitator in the picture has not got a car,just likes to upset the council and others.[/p][/quote]And you know how? Chaoticwhim
  • Score: 3

10:44am Tue 11 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Chaoticwhim wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
The agitator in the picture has not got a car,just likes to upset the council and others.
And you know how?
Yes,and so do council.
[quote][p][bold]Chaoticwhim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: The agitator in the picture has not got a car,just likes to upset the council and others.[/p][/quote]And you know how?[/p][/quote]Yes,and so do council. pete woodley
  • Score: 5

10:49am Tue 11 Mar 14

Chaoticwhim says...

Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.
And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.[/p][/quote]And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it? Chaoticwhim
  • Score: 0

10:54am Tue 11 Mar 14

DemonDiva says...

djd wrote:
The parking at the junction of Canford Avenue and Wallisdown Road can only be described as irresponsible verging on the dangerous.
Cars park as close as they can to Wallisdown Road junction.
I pity the drivers of buses, dustcarts, lorries and any other large vehicle attempting to negotiate the junction.
There are no parking restrictions there so the drivers think they can park with impunity.
Many instances of dangerous parking and unnecessary obstruction are evident but as there are no yellow lines there so the Council cannot enforce what is not there. It is up to the police to deal with these offences and they are way down their list of priorities.
The Council needs to undertake an urgent review of the parking here and consider putting enforceable measures in as soon as possible.
I don't live there but I regularly use the junction and the reckless parking has now got to an unacceptable, often dangerous stage...or do we wait for someone to be killed before action is taken?
Feb 24th saw yellow lines installed at that junction, on both sides. This is a temporary thing with the intent of it becoming permanent after the 30 day, legally required, consultation period. The aim is for the partial yellow lines then to go all the way around the Wallisdown Road end, right up to Riggs Gardens, and Noble Close (sorry if those are the wrong names of roads). The council also intend to put a "Bus Box" on the road to stop the parking directly in front of the bus stop, which is barely visible currently. Instead of 9 cars parking on the side going towards Riggs Gdns, now there are only 3.

It is ridiculous, and the people parking there and causes chaos in the morning and evening rush hours. I dread to think what would happen if an emergency services vehicle needed to get round that corner.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: The parking at the junction of Canford Avenue and Wallisdown Road can only be described as irresponsible verging on the dangerous. Cars park as close as they can to Wallisdown Road junction. I pity the drivers of buses, dustcarts, lorries and any other large vehicle attempting to negotiate the junction. There are no parking restrictions there so the drivers think they can park with impunity. Many instances of dangerous parking and unnecessary obstruction are evident but as there are no yellow lines there so the Council cannot enforce what is not there. It is up to the police to deal with these offences and they are way down their list of priorities. The Council needs to undertake an urgent review of the parking here and consider putting enforceable measures in as soon as possible. I don't live there but I regularly use the junction and the reckless parking has now got to an unacceptable, often dangerous stage...or do we wait for someone to be killed before action is taken?[/p][/quote]Feb 24th saw yellow lines installed at that junction, on both sides. This is a temporary thing with the intent of it becoming permanent after the 30 day, legally required, consultation period. The aim is for the partial yellow lines then to go all the way around the Wallisdown Road end, right up to Riggs Gardens, and Noble Close (sorry if those are the wrong names of roads). The council also intend to put a "Bus Box" on the road to stop the parking directly in front of the bus stop, which is barely visible currently. Instead of 9 cars parking on the side going towards Riggs Gdns, now there are only 3. It is ridiculous, and the people parking there and causes chaos in the morning and evening rush hours. I dread to think what would happen if an emergency services vehicle needed to get round that corner. DemonDiva
  • Score: 3

10:55am Tue 11 Mar 14

Chaoticwhim says...

pete woodley wrote:
Chaoticwhim wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
The agitator in the picture has not got a car,just likes to upset the council and others.
And you know how?
Yes,and so do council.
Nice answer, because "yes" answers all... You don't know that the "agitator" in the picture has a car or not and I assume their not trying to "upset" the council, they just want their voice and their opinion heard.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chaoticwhim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: The agitator in the picture has not got a car,just likes to upset the council and others.[/p][/quote]And you know how?[/p][/quote]Yes,and so do council.[/p][/quote]Nice answer, because "yes" answers all... You don't know that the "agitator" in the picture has a car or not and I assume their not trying to "upset" the council, they just want their voice and their opinion heard. Chaoticwhim
  • Score: -6

11:02am Tue 11 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Chaoticwhim wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Chaoticwhim wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
The agitator in the picture has not got a car,just likes to upset the council and others.
And you know how?
Yes,and so do council.
Nice answer, because "yes" answers all... You don't know that the "agitator" in the picture has a car or not and I assume their not trying to "upset" the council, they just want their voice and their opinion heard.
You do not know anything,I can assure you the person does NOT have a car,and has been in dispute with council before,so give it a rest,as you do not know the facts.
[quote][p][bold]Chaoticwhim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chaoticwhim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: The agitator in the picture has not got a car,just likes to upset the council and others.[/p][/quote]And you know how?[/p][/quote]Yes,and so do council.[/p][/quote]Nice answer, because "yes" answers all... You don't know that the "agitator" in the picture has a car or not and I assume their not trying to "upset" the council, they just want their voice and their opinion heard.[/p][/quote]You do not know anything,I can assure you the person does NOT have a car,and has been in dispute with council before,so give it a rest,as you do not know the facts. pete woodley
  • Score: 6

11:08am Tue 11 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

It would be useful to know the full identity of the 'traffic officer' who failed to show up, whom he/she was supposed to be representing at the meeting and precisely why they did not turn up as scheduled. It is clearly implied in the headline that this individual's absence might have been the catalyst for the 'shambles' - so maybe a tiny bit of journalism, please.........

(And I do trust the lady pictured with her sleeve end stuck in the door-shut of the golden coloured car was released - before it drove off)
It would be useful to know the full identity of the 'traffic officer' who failed to show up, whom he/she was supposed to be representing at the meeting and precisely why they did not turn up as scheduled. It is clearly implied in the headline that this individual's absence might have been the catalyst for the 'shambles' - so maybe a tiny bit of journalism, please......... (And I do trust the lady pictured with her sleeve end stuck in the door-shut of the golden coloured car was released - before it drove off) muscliffman
  • Score: 8

11:10am Tue 11 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

Chaoticwhim wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.
And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?
I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so.
[quote][p][bold]Chaoticwhim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.[/p][/quote]And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?[/p][/quote]I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so. Hessenford
  • Score: 13

11:14am Tue 11 Mar 14

SimonJB says...

suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
Did you read the article?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]Did you read the article? SimonJB
  • Score: 4

11:44am Tue 11 Mar 14

Dibbles2 says...

Hessenford wrote:
Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets.
Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood.
Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere..
I couldnt agree more. We have to have parking permits to park on Wallisdown road and I argued the fact with the council that I couldnt actually see why. Put yellow lines in the dangerous spots and remove the parking permits and this will allow people to park more responsibly. I dont get many visitors as I have to purchase their permits in advance and people dont realise they need them half the time so can only stay for 2 hours. I didnt have an issue with people parking in our road to go to work as I myself need a car due to childcare restraints etc.

I have refused to buy a permit this year as I am at work all day and only get 4 weeks holiday. I am away for at least 2 of those weeks so that makes the parking costs me in excess of £20.00 a week to park outside my own house! It does cause me issues if I am off sick etc though.

However in addition to that the junction opposite has a small minority of cars that do park inconsiderately and cause issue and many a time I have almost come a cropper going into that junction as you just cant see until you get there. Permits are a money making scam from Poole council and needs to be scrapped. Now when our road is empty you can see who is in and who is out whereas before nobody could tell which makes it a crime hot spot in my opinion. The only people who wanted permits are those that have knocked down their walls and NOT installed dropped kerbs and think they own the road!
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets. Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood. Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere..[/p][/quote]I couldnt agree more. We have to have parking permits to park on Wallisdown road and I argued the fact with the council that I couldnt actually see why. Put yellow lines in the dangerous spots and remove the parking permits and this will allow people to park more responsibly. I dont get many visitors as I have to purchase their permits in advance and people dont realise they need them half the time so can only stay for 2 hours. I didnt have an issue with people parking in our road to go to work as I myself need a car due to childcare restraints etc. I have refused to buy a permit this year as I am at work all day and only get 4 weeks holiday. I am away for at least 2 of those weeks so that makes the parking costs me in excess of £20.00 a week to park outside my own house! It does cause me issues if I am off sick etc though. However in addition to that the junction opposite has a small minority of cars that do park inconsiderately and cause issue and many a time I have almost come a cropper going into that junction as you just cant see until you get there. Permits are a money making scam from Poole council and needs to be scrapped. Now when our road is empty you can see who is in and who is out whereas before nobody could tell which makes it a crime hot spot in my opinion. The only people who wanted permits are those that have knocked down their walls and NOT installed dropped kerbs and think they own the road! Dibbles2
  • Score: 10

11:46am Tue 11 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

SimonJB wrote:
suzigirl wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
Did you read the article?
Did you?
[quote][p][bold]SimonJB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]Did you read the article?[/p][/quote]Did you? suzigirl
  • Score: -1

11:47am Tue 11 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets.
Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood.
Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere..
I couldnt agree more. We have to have parking permits to park on Wallisdown road and I argued the fact with the council that I couldnt actually see why. Put yellow lines in the dangerous spots and remove the parking permits and this will allow people to park more responsibly. I dont get many visitors as I have to purchase their permits in advance and people dont realise they need them half the time so can only stay for 2 hours. I didnt have an issue with people parking in our road to go to work as I myself need a car due to childcare restraints etc.

I have refused to buy a permit this year as I am at work all day and only get 4 weeks holiday. I am away for at least 2 of those weeks so that makes the parking costs me in excess of £20.00 a week to park outside my own house! It does cause me issues if I am off sick etc though.

However in addition to that the junction opposite has a small minority of cars that do park inconsiderately and cause issue and many a time I have almost come a cropper going into that junction as you just cant see until you get there. Permits are a money making scam from Poole council and needs to be scrapped. Now when our road is empty you can see who is in and who is out whereas before nobody could tell which makes it a crime hot spot in my opinion. The only people who wanted permits are those that have knocked down their walls and NOT installed dropped kerbs and think they own the road!
Well said
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets. Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood. Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere..[/p][/quote]I couldnt agree more. We have to have parking permits to park on Wallisdown road and I argued the fact with the council that I couldnt actually see why. Put yellow lines in the dangerous spots and remove the parking permits and this will allow people to park more responsibly. I dont get many visitors as I have to purchase their permits in advance and people dont realise they need them half the time so can only stay for 2 hours. I didnt have an issue with people parking in our road to go to work as I myself need a car due to childcare restraints etc. I have refused to buy a permit this year as I am at work all day and only get 4 weeks holiday. I am away for at least 2 of those weeks so that makes the parking costs me in excess of £20.00 a week to park outside my own house! It does cause me issues if I am off sick etc though. However in addition to that the junction opposite has a small minority of cars that do park inconsiderately and cause issue and many a time I have almost come a cropper going into that junction as you just cant see until you get there. Permits are a money making scam from Poole council and needs to be scrapped. Now when our road is empty you can see who is in and who is out whereas before nobody could tell which makes it a crime hot spot in my opinion. The only people who wanted permits are those that have knocked down their walls and NOT installed dropped kerbs and think they own the road![/p][/quote]Well said Hessenford
  • Score: 5

12:07pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Dibbles2 says...

glamgran12 wrote:
It won't make any difference with parking permits, as that's what they have in benbow crescent and raleigh rd with a 2hr parking restriction, but they still park there as every 2hrs they sometimes come back to move the car's. Parking wardens dont come everyday, and they know this. It's a nightmare for visitor's, as they have to keep going out to move their car's, and sometimes have to park halfway down the rd
Interesting comments but are you really suggesting staff are moving their cars every 2 hours? The parking restrictions mean they cant come back to the entire zone so moving their cars wont actually help.

In the flip side you have recognised the problems visitors have too but how do they distinguish between the two with out the use of permits.
[quote][p][bold]glamgran12[/bold] wrote: It won't make any difference with parking permits, as that's what they have in benbow crescent and raleigh rd with a 2hr parking restriction, but they still park there as every 2hrs they sometimes come back to move the car's. Parking wardens dont come everyday, and they know this. It's a nightmare for visitor's, as they have to keep going out to move their car's, and sometimes have to park halfway down the rd[/p][/quote]Interesting comments but are you really suggesting staff are moving their cars every 2 hours? The parking restrictions mean they cant come back to the entire zone so moving their cars wont actually help. In the flip side you have recognised the problems visitors have too but how do they distinguish between the two with out the use of permits. Dibbles2
  • Score: 0

12:31pm Tue 11 Mar 14

mikeymagic says...

People have to be able to get to work. The only thing I can see in the comments is that some people are parking way to close to a junction. That in itself is punishable and the Council should put in some yellow lines giving the prescribed 50 yards or whatever it is. Apart from that, you insure your car, MOT and Tax it then you get to park where you like. I'm not saying I'd like my street full of cars so I can't park but going to the echo won't solve anything.
People have to be able to get to work. The only thing I can see in the comments is that some people are parking way to close to a junction. That in itself is punishable and the Council should put in some yellow lines giving the prescribed 50 yards or whatever it is. Apart from that, you insure your car, MOT and Tax it then you get to park where you like. I'm not saying I'd like my street full of cars so I can't park but going to the echo won't solve anything. mikeymagic
  • Score: 9

1:20pm Tue 11 Mar 14

stevobath says...

Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.
'NHS increasing staffing...'

Record low numbers of Mid Wives. Over 4,000 nursing posts CUT...Yes. Sounds like NHS are hiring?
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.[/p][/quote]'NHS increasing staffing...' Record low numbers of Mid Wives. Over 4,000 nursing posts CUT...Yes. Sounds like NHS are hiring? stevobath
  • Score: -2

1:30pm Tue 11 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

stevobath wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.
'NHS increasing staffing...'

Record low numbers of Mid Wives. Over 4,000 nursing posts CUT...Yes. Sounds like NHS are hiring?
Now come on steve dont tell me you wont vote tory again.
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.[/p][/quote]'NHS increasing staffing...' Record low numbers of Mid Wives. Over 4,000 nursing posts CUT...Yes. Sounds like NHS are hiring?[/p][/quote]Now come on steve dont tell me you wont vote tory again. pete woodley
  • Score: -2

1:37pm Tue 11 Mar 14

hooplaa says...

Im glad everyone parks where they do, if they pay car tax then tough and good for them not having to pay for parking every day! Im not surprised the traffic officer didn't turn up!
Im glad everyone parks where they do, if they pay car tax then tough and good for them not having to pay for parking every day! Im not surprised the traffic officer didn't turn up! hooplaa
  • Score: 0

4:51pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Bournemouth87 says...

You give them parking permits and they will just rent out spaces to WDS. Most people have to live with people parking outside there home. If the council do anything about this road then imagane all the other streets kicking off. Is unfortunate but nothing you can do about it we ALL have to live with it.
You give them parking permits and they will just rent out spaces to WDS. Most people have to live with people parking outside there home. If the council do anything about this road then imagane all the other streets kicking off. Is unfortunate but nothing you can do about it we ALL have to live with it. Bournemouth87
  • Score: 2

5:02pm Tue 11 Mar 14

moreyellowlinesplease says...

Hessenford wrote:
Redgolfer wrote:
In Absentia wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets. Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood. Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere..
Agreed. This problem could be eased by putting yellow lines down one side of the road. The parking near the junction is currently very irresponsible.
EH yellow lines down one side of the road, why not both sides to solve the problem.
The problem is that parking both sides causes hardship for emergency services and buses, yellow lines one side would resolve it, not rocket science.
Why not have yellow lines down every road in the U.K so no one can park anywhere then nobody would get to work, and all the shops would shut, except Tesco of course, great idea.
That's the trouble with this country these days, if something causes a slight problem lets make it illegal, better still lets fine everyone in the country just for living, that would swell council coffers.
+1
I love you.You are my idol
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]In Absentia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Hmmm, resident parking permits, they will come to regret that one, although I don't favor yet more yellow lines just for the sake of them I would say that if the roads too narrow to support parking on both sides then put yellow lines down one side, as for parking close to junctions I believe that is is illegal to park within 10 meters of a junction, if this is happening why are the police not issuing tickets. Unfortunately we are now in the 21st century and people work miles from where they live, not like 50 years ago when we worked in our own neighborhood. Its not always possible to use the dilapidated public transport system and the councils trend of restricting company parking spaces impacts on side roads, if you have to work miles from your home there is no option but to drive and you have to park somewhere..[/p][/quote]Agreed. This problem could be eased by putting yellow lines down one side of the road. The parking near the junction is currently very irresponsible.[/p][/quote]EH yellow lines down one side of the road, why not both sides to solve the problem.[/p][/quote]The problem is that parking both sides causes hardship for emergency services and buses, yellow lines one side would resolve it, not rocket science. Why not have yellow lines down every road in the U.K so no one can park anywhere then nobody would get to work, and all the shops would shut, except Tesco of course, great idea. That's the trouble with this country these days, if something causes a slight problem lets make it illegal, better still lets fine everyone in the country just for living, that would swell council coffers.[/p][/quote]+1 I love you.You are my idol moreyellowlinesplease
  • Score: 3

5:19pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Growlingadam says...

I'm a resident of the area, and it's got extremely dangerous fr turning out of the side roads where people park so close.
I don't object to people parking on roads, as we all pay road tax etc. what I object to is careless people parking to obstruct Emergancy vehicles getting to where they need to go. We even regularly have council vans parking blocking the roads!!
In the meeting we suggested creating more spaces, but the council immediately dismissed this as it wouldn't help the issue, only making things worse. We're. Also not allowed to have drop down Kirbs at most properties due to the cycle lane going passed, which would allow us to then park on our own property.
Did love reading these comments, you can definitely tell who has nothing better to do than slag off everything unless it directly effects them.
I'm a resident of the area, and it's got extremely dangerous fr turning out of the side roads where people park so close. I don't object to people parking on roads, as we all pay road tax etc. what I object to is careless people parking to obstruct Emergancy vehicles getting to where they need to go. We even regularly have council vans parking blocking the roads!! In the meeting we suggested creating more spaces, but the council immediately dismissed this as it wouldn't help the issue, only making things worse. We're. Also not allowed to have drop down Kirbs at most properties due to the cycle lane going passed, which would allow us to then park on our own property. Did love reading these comments, you can definitely tell who has nothing better to do than slag off everything unless it directly effects them. Growlingadam
  • Score: 2

5:30pm Tue 11 Mar 14

moreyellowlinesplease says...

OK
Hypothesis:
People in this cul de suc are unemployed and live off our taxes

Reason:
Otherwise by the time they came back from work they would never be able to see any cars there - WDS finishes about 5pm I imagine
Only unemployed person will have energy to arrange meetings with traffic officer

Proposed solutions:
1. Get a job at WDS. This way people parked outside will be your colleagues and will be able to come over for a tea and a biscuit thus creating positive aura around the place and (who knows?) with time you will repay all those benefits you claimed back to the community and we will forgive you
2. Get a job somewhere else (aww... is that too much effort?). By the time you come back from work - everyone will be gone and your nervous system will not be disturbed. Benefits part from #1 also applies
3. Get a job as traffic warden and work from home. Lots of tickets there. Council will love you and (who knows?) with time you might get his job
4. Shut up
5. Shut up more

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OK Hypothesis: People in this cul de suc are unemployed and live off our taxes Reason: Otherwise by the time they came back from work they would never be able to see any cars there - WDS finishes about 5pm I imagine Only unemployed person will have energy to arrange meetings with traffic officer Proposed solutions: 1. Get a job at WDS. This way people parked outside will be your colleagues and will be able to come over for a tea and a biscuit thus creating positive aura around the place and (who knows?) with time you will repay all those benefits you claimed back to the community and we will forgive you 2. Get a job somewhere else (aww... is that too much effort?). By the time you come back from work - everyone will be gone and your nervous system will not be disturbed. Benefits part from #1 also applies 3. Get a job as traffic warden and work from home. Lots of tickets there. Council will love you and (who knows?) with time you might get his job 4. Shut up 5. Shut up more Ticket assigned to: all cul de suc residents moreyellowlinesplease
  • Score: -1

5:52pm Tue 11 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

moreyellowlinespleas
e
wrote:
OK
Hypothesis:
People in this cul de suc are unemployed and live off our taxes

Reason:
Otherwise by the time they came back from work they would never be able to see any cars there - WDS finishes about 5pm I imagine
Only unemployed person will have energy to arrange meetings with traffic officer

Proposed solutions:
1. Get a job at WDS. This way people parked outside will be your colleagues and will be able to come over for a tea and a biscuit thus creating positive aura around the place and (who knows?) with time you will repay all those benefits you claimed back to the community and we will forgive you
2. Get a job somewhere else (aww... is that too much effort?). By the time you come back from work - everyone will be gone and your nervous system will not be disturbed. Benefits part from #1 also applies
3. Get a job as traffic warden and work from home. Lots of tickets there. Council will love you and (who knows?) with time you might get his job
4. Shut up
5. Shut up more

Ticket assigned to:
all cul de suc residents
You are dead right in your first paragraph.about one of the moaners.
[quote][p][bold]moreyellowlinespleas e[/bold] wrote: OK Hypothesis: People in this cul de suc are unemployed and live off our taxes Reason: Otherwise by the time they came back from work they would never be able to see any cars there - WDS finishes about 5pm I imagine Only unemployed person will have energy to arrange meetings with traffic officer Proposed solutions: 1. Get a job at WDS. This way people parked outside will be your colleagues and will be able to come over for a tea and a biscuit thus creating positive aura around the place and (who knows?) with time you will repay all those benefits you claimed back to the community and we will forgive you 2. Get a job somewhere else (aww... is that too much effort?). By the time you come back from work - everyone will be gone and your nervous system will not be disturbed. Benefits part from #1 also applies 3. Get a job as traffic warden and work from home. Lots of tickets there. Council will love you and (who knows?) with time you might get his job 4. Shut up 5. Shut up more Ticket assigned to: all cul de suc residents[/p][/quote]You are dead right in your first paragraph.about one of the moaners. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

6:05pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Redgolfer says...

Hessenford wrote:
Chaoticwhim wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.
And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?
I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so.
Since when has there been shops at that location !!!
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chaoticwhim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.[/p][/quote]And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?[/p][/quote]I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so.[/p][/quote]Since when has there been shops at that location !!! Redgolfer
  • Score: 2

6:15pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Teddy 1 says...

Why not that take out some of the grass areas and replace with parking. ..job done...simples
Why not that take out some of the grass areas and replace with parking. ..job done...simples Teddy 1
  • Score: 8

7:04pm Tue 11 Mar 14

boardsandphotos says...

moreyellowlinespleas
e
wrote:
OK
Hypothesis:
People in this cul de suc are unemployed and live off our taxes

Reason:
Otherwise by the time they came back from work they would never be able to see any cars there - WDS finishes about 5pm I imagine
Only unemployed person will have energy to arrange meetings with traffic officer

Proposed solutions:
1. Get a job at WDS. This way people parked outside will be your colleagues and will be able to come over for a tea and a biscuit thus creating positive aura around the place and (who knows?) with time you will repay all those benefits you claimed back to the community and we will forgive you
2. Get a job somewhere else (aww... is that too much effort?). By the time you come back from work - everyone will be gone and your nervous system will not be disturbed. Benefits part from #1 also applies
3. Get a job as traffic warden and work from home. Lots of tickets there. Council will love you and (who knows?) with time you might get his job
4. Shut up
5. Shut up more

Ticket assigned to:
all cul de suc residents
Due to WDS offering Technical Support and Customer Service Globally they are actually open 24 hours with shifts starting and finishing throughout the day/night.
[quote][p][bold]moreyellowlinespleas e[/bold] wrote: OK Hypothesis: People in this cul de suc are unemployed and live off our taxes Reason: Otherwise by the time they came back from work they would never be able to see any cars there - WDS finishes about 5pm I imagine Only unemployed person will have energy to arrange meetings with traffic officer Proposed solutions: 1. Get a job at WDS. This way people parked outside will be your colleagues and will be able to come over for a tea and a biscuit thus creating positive aura around the place and (who knows?) with time you will repay all those benefits you claimed back to the community and we will forgive you 2. Get a job somewhere else (aww... is that too much effort?). By the time you come back from work - everyone will be gone and your nervous system will not be disturbed. Benefits part from #1 also applies 3. Get a job as traffic warden and work from home. Lots of tickets there. Council will love you and (who knows?) with time you might get his job 4. Shut up 5. Shut up more Ticket assigned to: all cul de suc residents[/p][/quote]Due to WDS offering Technical Support and Customer Service Globally they are actually open 24 hours with shifts starting and finishing throughout the day/night. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 0

7:09pm Tue 11 Mar 14

mikeymagic says...

Great photo though. A bunch of retired six toed geriatrics. You moan about the parking, I moan about you lot queueing up for a blood test with your knitting at 7am when I need to get to work. Call it quits.
Great photo though. A bunch of retired six toed geriatrics. You moan about the parking, I moan about you lot queueing up for a blood test with your knitting at 7am when I need to get to work. Call it quits. mikeymagic
  • Score: 7

7:17pm Tue 11 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

mikeymagic wrote:
Great photo though. A bunch of retired six toed geriatrics. You moan about the parking, I moan about you lot queueing up for a blood test with your knitting at 7am when I need to get to work. Call it quits.
didnt you know they were waiting at the bus stop,for a bus to get to work.
[quote][p][bold]mikeymagic[/bold] wrote: Great photo though. A bunch of retired six toed geriatrics. You moan about the parking, I moan about you lot queueing up for a blood test with your knitting at 7am when I need to get to work. Call it quits.[/p][/quote]didnt you know they were waiting at the bus stop,for a bus to get to work. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

8:47pm Tue 11 Mar 14

ragj195 says...

Can you imagine what someone who lives in London would make of this lot? I live near the football stadium and make a tidy profit renting out my drive to supporters. Now there's an idea!
Can you imagine what someone who lives in London would make of this lot? I live near the football stadium and make a tidy profit renting out my drive to supporters. Now there's an idea! ragj195
  • Score: 3

8:56pm Tue 11 Mar 14

hooplaa says...

Growlingadam wrote:
I'm a resident of the area, and it's got extremely dangerous fr turning out of the side roads where people park so close.
I don't object to people parking on roads, as we all pay road tax etc. what I object to is careless people parking to obstruct Emergancy vehicles getting to where they need to go. We even regularly have council vans parking blocking the roads!!
In the meeting we suggested creating more spaces, but the council immediately dismissed this as it wouldn't help the issue, only making things worse. We're. Also not allowed to have drop down Kirbs at most properties due to the cycle lane going passed, which would allow us to then park on our own property.
Did love reading these comments, you can definitely tell who has nothing better to do than slag off everything unless it directly effects them.
' it's got extremely dangerous fr turning out of the side roads where people park' thats your opinion

'I don't object to people parking on roads, as we all pay road tax etc.'
Why are you complaining then?

'what I object to is careless people parking to obstruct Emergancy vehicles getting to where they need to go'

Can you provide a list of emergency vehicles that have had to find another route?
[quote][p][bold]Growlingadam[/bold] wrote: I'm a resident of the area, and it's got extremely dangerous fr turning out of the side roads where people park so close. I don't object to people parking on roads, as we all pay road tax etc. what I object to is careless people parking to obstruct Emergancy vehicles getting to where they need to go. We even regularly have council vans parking blocking the roads!! In the meeting we suggested creating more spaces, but the council immediately dismissed this as it wouldn't help the issue, only making things worse. We're. Also not allowed to have drop down Kirbs at most properties due to the cycle lane going passed, which would allow us to then park on our own property. Did love reading these comments, you can definitely tell who has nothing better to do than slag off everything unless it directly effects them.[/p][/quote]' it's got extremely dangerous fr turning out of the side roads where people park' thats your opinion 'I don't object to people parking on roads, as we all pay road tax etc.' Why are you complaining then? 'what I object to is careless people parking to obstruct Emergancy vehicles getting to where they need to go' Can you provide a list of emergency vehicles that have had to find another route? hooplaa
  • Score: 3

9:58pm Tue 11 Mar 14

BIGTONE says...

The traffic officer was otherwise busy,chasing........
.......
The traffic officer was otherwise busy,chasing........ ....... BIGTONE
  • Score: 2

10:26pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

The message to residents:

Suck it up. The Council likes the business rates this business provides.
The message to residents: Suck it up. The Council likes the business rates this business provides. Yankee1
  • Score: 3

11:07pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

Redgolfer wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Chaoticwhim wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.
And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?
I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so.
Since when has there been shops at that location !!!
I refer to the demise of the high street shops across the country because of the councils love affair with yellow lines and restricted parking.
[quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chaoticwhim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.[/p][/quote]And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?[/p][/quote]I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so.[/p][/quote]Since when has there been shops at that location !!![/p][/quote]I refer to the demise of the high street shops across the country because of the councils love affair with yellow lines and restricted parking. Hessenford
  • Score: 0

11:13pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

stevobath wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.
'NHS increasing staffing...'

Record low numbers of Mid Wives. Over 4,000 nursing posts CUT...Yes. Sounds like NHS are hiring?
Christchurch Hospital closed down, every thing moved to Bournemouth along with loads of extra staff yet the council refuse to allow extra parking spaces to be used even though they are already in place, is it any wonder the roads a clogged with parked cars, extra nurse employed over the last six months despite what you say, any extra parking spaces, not a chance.
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.[/p][/quote]'NHS increasing staffing...' Record low numbers of Mid Wives. Over 4,000 nursing posts CUT...Yes. Sounds like NHS are hiring?[/p][/quote]Christchurch Hospital closed down, every thing moved to Bournemouth along with loads of extra staff yet the council refuse to allow extra parking spaces to be used even though they are already in place, is it any wonder the roads a clogged with parked cars, extra nurse employed over the last six months despite what you say, any extra parking spaces, not a chance. Hessenford
  • Score: 2

11:18pm Tue 11 Mar 14

ragj195 says...

Hessenford wrote:
Redgolfer wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Chaoticwhim wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.
And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?
I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so.
Since when has there been shops at that location !!!
I refer to the demise of the high street shops across the country because of the councils love affair with yellow lines and restricted parking.
Wow that's a bit off topic. What's you excuse for using this website instead of buying a printed copy? Are there yellow lines outside you local newsagent?
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chaoticwhim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.[/p][/quote]And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?[/p][/quote]I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so.[/p][/quote]Since when has there been shops at that location !!![/p][/quote]I refer to the demise of the high street shops across the country because of the councils love affair with yellow lines and restricted parking.[/p][/quote]Wow that's a bit off topic. What's you excuse for using this website instead of buying a printed copy? Are there yellow lines outside you local newsagent? ragj195
  • Score: 0

7:49am Wed 12 Mar 14

Growlingadam says...

hooplaa wrote:
Growlingadam wrote:
I'm a resident of the area, and it's got extremely dangerous fr turning out of the side roads where people park so close.
I don't object to people parking on roads, as we all pay road tax etc. what I object to is careless people parking to obstruct Emergancy vehicles getting to where they need to go. We even regularly have council vans parking blocking the roads!!
In the meeting we suggested creating more spaces, but the council immediately dismissed this as it wouldn't help the issue, only making things worse. We're. Also not allowed to have drop down Kirbs at most properties due to the cycle lane going passed, which would allow us to then park on our own property.
Did love reading these comments, you can definitely tell who has nothing better to do than slag off everything unless it directly effects them.
' it's got extremely dangerous fr turning out of the side roads where people park' thats your opinion

'I don't object to people parking on roads, as we all pay road tax etc.'
Why are you complaining then?

'what I object to is careless people parking to obstruct Emergancy vehicles getting to where they need to go'

Can you provide a list of emergency vehicles that have had to find another route?
Specifically the yellow lines were extended due to a complaint from the fire service not actually being able to get down Canford avenue. I live at the end of a close, and recently a fire engine couldn't come down the road simply die to being blocked by a council van, the visit was only to check someone's smoke alarms, but anything more serious, our houses would have been destroyed. There is no alternate route to my house.
This report doesn't highlight my main concern, specifically about access issues to our roads for Emergancy services and even a small car due to people being inconsiderate.

I suggest that you try leaving noble close or rigs garden in the morning when people are trying to turn into Canford avenue. You literally can't see what's coming as the cars are parked so close to the corners, they block your view what's turning into Canford avenue
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Growlingadam[/bold] wrote: I'm a resident of the area, and it's got extremely dangerous fr turning out of the side roads where people park so close. I don't object to people parking on roads, as we all pay road tax etc. what I object to is careless people parking to obstruct Emergancy vehicles getting to where they need to go. We even regularly have council vans parking blocking the roads!! In the meeting we suggested creating more spaces, but the council immediately dismissed this as it wouldn't help the issue, only making things worse. We're. Also not allowed to have drop down Kirbs at most properties due to the cycle lane going passed, which would allow us to then park on our own property. Did love reading these comments, you can definitely tell who has nothing better to do than slag off everything unless it directly effects them.[/p][/quote]' it's got extremely dangerous fr turning out of the side roads where people park' thats your opinion 'I don't object to people parking on roads, as we all pay road tax etc.' Why are you complaining then? 'what I object to is careless people parking to obstruct Emergancy vehicles getting to where they need to go' Can you provide a list of emergency vehicles that have had to find another route?[/p][/quote]Specifically the yellow lines were extended due to a complaint from the fire service not actually being able to get down Canford avenue. I live at the end of a close, and recently a fire engine couldn't come down the road simply die to being blocked by a council van, the visit was only to check someone's smoke alarms, but anything more serious, our houses would have been destroyed. There is no alternate route to my house. This report doesn't highlight my main concern, specifically about access issues to our roads for Emergancy services and even a small car due to people being inconsiderate. I suggest that you try leaving noble close or rigs garden in the morning when people are trying to turn into Canford avenue. You literally can't see what's coming as the cars are parked so close to the corners, they block your view what's turning into Canford avenue Growlingadam
  • Score: 4

8:33am Wed 12 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

ragj195 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Redgolfer wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Chaoticwhim wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.
And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?
I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so.
Since when has there been shops at that location !!!
I refer to the demise of the high street shops across the country because of the councils love affair with yellow lines and restricted parking.
Wow that's a bit off topic. What's you excuse for using this website instead of buying a printed copy? Are there yellow lines outside you local newsagent?
Yes there are yellow lines outside our local paper shop, whats your excuse for coming on here instead of buying a printed copy , instead of questioning other peoples comments try leaving one yourself which relates to the topic in hand.
I am not going off topic with regards to shops, many shops have closed or seen a dramatic fall in trade because of the incessant calls for more yellow lines just as in this story, if you haven't noticed this then you need to get out more or pay attention to what is going on instead of questioning other people.
[quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chaoticwhim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.[/p][/quote]And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?[/p][/quote]I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so.[/p][/quote]Since when has there been shops at that location !!![/p][/quote]I refer to the demise of the high street shops across the country because of the councils love affair with yellow lines and restricted parking.[/p][/quote]Wow that's a bit off topic. What's you excuse for using this website instead of buying a printed copy? Are there yellow lines outside you local newsagent?[/p][/quote]Yes there are yellow lines outside our local paper shop, whats your excuse for coming on here instead of buying a printed copy , instead of questioning other peoples comments try leaving one yourself which relates to the topic in hand. I am not going off topic with regards to shops, many shops have closed or seen a dramatic fall in trade because of the incessant calls for more yellow lines just as in this story, if you haven't noticed this then you need to get out more or pay attention to what is going on instead of questioning other people. Hessenford
  • Score: 3

8:54am Wed 12 Mar 14

wayne15071965 says...

I have to agree with the residents in this area the parking is very bad, but who is to blame? Firstly my parents live in Downey Close just off Canford Ave, they cannot remember the last time they could park outside their own house because of all the Bournemouth Council employees from the Wallisdown Heights Day Centre and offices across the road. Bournemouth Council has made no provision for their own employees parking let alone the parking of residents in the area..
Secondly the reason workers from the Wallisdown Industrial estate have to park in the Canford Ave area is because Poole Borough Council who collect the business rates from companies like WDS and others have at the same time made parking in the wider roads of Bembow crescent for residents only yet nearly every house in that area has off road parking.
I think that those who have issue with this situation need to be looking at the roles both Bournemouth and Poole Councils have played in making it impossible for hard working tax paying and car tax paying people to find some where to park. Removed the permit only parking around Bembow Crescent and the problem in Canford Ave will only be down to Bournemouth Council employees. So its time for both councils to do something about it, and I don't mean persecute those people parking within the rule of law and trying to work for a living.
I have to agree with the residents in this area the parking is very bad, but who is to blame? Firstly my parents live in Downey Close just off Canford Ave, they cannot remember the last time they could park outside their own house because of all the Bournemouth Council employees from the Wallisdown Heights Day Centre and offices across the road. Bournemouth Council has made no provision for their own employees parking let alone the parking of residents in the area.. Secondly the reason workers from the Wallisdown Industrial estate have to park in the Canford Ave area is because Poole Borough Council who collect the business rates from companies like WDS and others have at the same time made parking in the wider roads of Bembow crescent for residents only yet nearly every house in that area has off road parking. I think that those who have issue with this situation need to be looking at the roles both Bournemouth and Poole Councils have played in making it impossible for hard working tax paying and car tax paying people to find some where to park. Removed the permit only parking around Bembow Crescent and the problem in Canford Ave will only be down to Bournemouth Council employees. So its time for both councils to do something about it, and I don't mean persecute those people parking within the rule of law and trying to work for a living. wayne15071965
  • Score: 11

9:06am Wed 12 Mar 14

ragj195 says...

Hessenford wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Redgolfer wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Chaoticwhim wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.
And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?
I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so.
Since when has there been shops at that location !!!
I refer to the demise of the high street shops across the country because of the councils love affair with yellow lines and restricted parking.
Wow that's a bit off topic. What's you excuse for using this website instead of buying a printed copy? Are there yellow lines outside you local newsagent?
Yes there are yellow lines outside our local paper shop, whats your excuse for coming on here instead of buying a printed copy , instead of questioning other peoples comments try leaving one yourself which relates to the topic in hand.
I am not going off topic with regards to shops, many shops have closed or seen a dramatic fall in trade because of the incessant calls for more yellow lines just as in this story, if you haven't noticed this then you need to get out more or pay attention to what is going on instead of questioning other people.
That's funny. You think removing yellow lines would stop the migration to online shopping? Would a big free car park next to your local newsagent make you swap this website for buying a printed copy of the Echo? No, I doubt it but let's ignore that and have another pop at the council instead.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chaoticwhim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.[/p][/quote]And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?[/p][/quote]I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so.[/p][/quote]Since when has there been shops at that location !!![/p][/quote]I refer to the demise of the high street shops across the country because of the councils love affair with yellow lines and restricted parking.[/p][/quote]Wow that's a bit off topic. What's you excuse for using this website instead of buying a printed copy? Are there yellow lines outside you local newsagent?[/p][/quote]Yes there are yellow lines outside our local paper shop, whats your excuse for coming on here instead of buying a printed copy , instead of questioning other peoples comments try leaving one yourself which relates to the topic in hand. I am not going off topic with regards to shops, many shops have closed or seen a dramatic fall in trade because of the incessant calls for more yellow lines just as in this story, if you haven't noticed this then you need to get out more or pay attention to what is going on instead of questioning other people.[/p][/quote]That's funny. You think removing yellow lines would stop the migration to online shopping? Would a big free car park next to your local newsagent make you swap this website for buying a printed copy of the Echo? No, I doubt it but let's ignore that and have another pop at the council instead. ragj195
  • Score: -2

9:35am Wed 12 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

ragj195 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Redgolfer wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Chaoticwhim wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.
And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?
I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so.
Since when has there been shops at that location !!!
I refer to the demise of the high street shops across the country because of the councils love affair with yellow lines and restricted parking.
Wow that's a bit off topic. What's you excuse for using this website instead of buying a printed copy? Are there yellow lines outside you local newsagent?
Yes there are yellow lines outside our local paper shop, whats your excuse for coming on here instead of buying a printed copy , instead of questioning other peoples comments try leaving one yourself which relates to the topic in hand.
I am not going off topic with regards to shops, many shops have closed or seen a dramatic fall in trade because of the incessant calls for more yellow lines just as in this story, if you haven't noticed this then you need to get out more or pay attention to what is going on instead of questioning other people.
That's funny. You think removing yellow lines would stop the migration to online shopping? Would a big free car park next to your local newsagent make you swap this website for buying a printed copy of the Echo? No, I doubt it but let's ignore that and have another pop at the council instead.
Never said removing yellow lines would stop the migration to online shopping, that damage has already been done by consecutive council busy bodies and the tree huggers, there's no way to reverse the trend now.
Councils relentless policy against the car with every road painted yellow and extortionate car park charges will see town centres and high streets decline even further.
Would a free car park make me swap from this website to buying a printed copy, probably not.
The idiots at the start of this story are calling for parking permits or yellow lines, I wonder how many of those actually own a car and are prepared to pay the cost of a permit, my guess is not many, if they did own a car and haven't got off road parking I suspect they wouldn't all be lining up to have their photo taken.
[quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chaoticwhim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.[/p][/quote]And you know there's not always been a problem? Do you live there to be so certain as to say it?[/p][/quote]I worked in that area from 1977 till 1994 and lived in the area for over 25 years and no problems then, I have two friends and one relative who live on that estate and visit all of them regularly, the problems have only been evident as more companies extend their business and workforce which is sorely needed, what is not needed is councils dictating to companies over how many car park spaces they are allowed to use, this practice only sends vehicles to side roads to park so its the councils who are causing problems in the first place, its absolutely ridiculous that a company which employs perhaps 200 people are only allowed 100 parking slots, are councils trying to put people out of work, are they trying to close down high street shops, it certainly seems so.[/p][/quote]Since when has there been shops at that location !!![/p][/quote]I refer to the demise of the high street shops across the country because of the councils love affair with yellow lines and restricted parking.[/p][/quote]Wow that's a bit off topic. What's you excuse for using this website instead of buying a printed copy? Are there yellow lines outside you local newsagent?[/p][/quote]Yes there are yellow lines outside our local paper shop, whats your excuse for coming on here instead of buying a printed copy , instead of questioning other peoples comments try leaving one yourself which relates to the topic in hand. I am not going off topic with regards to shops, many shops have closed or seen a dramatic fall in trade because of the incessant calls for more yellow lines just as in this story, if you haven't noticed this then you need to get out more or pay attention to what is going on instead of questioning other people.[/p][/quote]That's funny. You think removing yellow lines would stop the migration to online shopping? Would a big free car park next to your local newsagent make you swap this website for buying a printed copy of the Echo? No, I doubt it but let's ignore that and have another pop at the council instead.[/p][/quote]Never said removing yellow lines would stop the migration to online shopping, that damage has already been done by consecutive council busy bodies and the tree huggers, there's no way to reverse the trend now. Councils relentless policy against the car with every road painted yellow and extortionate car park charges will see town centres and high streets decline even further. Would a free car park make me swap from this website to buying a printed copy, probably not. The idiots at the start of this story are calling for parking permits or yellow lines, I wonder how many of those actually own a car and are prepared to pay the cost of a permit, my guess is not many, if they did own a car and haven't got off road parking I suspect they wouldn't all be lining up to have their photo taken. Hessenford
  • Score: 0

10:57am Wed 12 Mar 14

BarrHumbug says...

No need to point, I know what a car looks like ;)

I presume they also find it annoying because they can't park outside their own houses? I see there is a garage block, presumably for the residents? Why not clear out all the crap in there, even have a garage sale and make a few bob then you can either park in there yourself or rent it out to the workers from WDS? You could even slip some local kids a few quid to vandalise a few cars then you could offer your garage as secure parking and charge a bit more?
No need to point, I know what a car looks like ;) I presume they also find it annoying because they can't park outside their own houses? I see there is a garage block, presumably for the residents? Why not clear out all the crap in there, even have a garage sale and make a few bob then you can either park in there yourself or rent it out to the workers from WDS? You could even slip some local kids a few quid to vandalise a few cars then you could offer your garage as secure parking and charge a bit more? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 2

12:02pm Wed 12 Mar 14

BournemouthGirl84 says...

I fully understand the frustration of the residents, however it's no reason to blame the hard working people that park there.

Do you think the WDS employees are happy with the fact they have to walk half a mile to get from their car to work?
They can't help it that their employer does not provide a parking area.

The residents have no reason to:
- threaten people
- leaving notes on their cars
- damaging and scratching their cars
- yelling at them

And yes, we (the WDS employees) have all encountered the above. We simply park where the law allows us to park.
I fully understand the frustration of the residents, however it's no reason to blame the hard working people that park there. Do you think the WDS employees are happy with the fact they have to walk half a mile to get from their car to work? They can't help it that their employer does not provide a parking area. The residents have no reason to: - threaten people - leaving notes on their cars - damaging and scratching their cars - yelling at them And yes, we (the WDS employees) have all encountered the above. We simply park where the law allows us to park. BournemouthGirl84
  • Score: 12

8:52pm Wed 12 Mar 14

breamoreboy says...

stevobath wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?
No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.
'NHS increasing staffing...'

Record low numbers of Mid Wives. Over 4,000 nursing posts CUT...Yes. Sounds like NHS are hiring?
I don't know the figures but the NHS could well be hiring people to do the essential jobs, like producing or reading reports.
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: I take it the road has been there for years - has there always been a problem?[/p][/quote]No there hasn't, the problems start when a company opens up with much needed employment and then has car parking restrictions placed upon it by council plebs, the NHS suffers the same problems with their vast workforce, hospitals are extending services and increasing staffing numbers but councils will not extend the car park spaces even though the capacity is there for more spaces and in some cases car parking spaces are in place but they are prevented from using them, this is where side streets become clogged up.[/p][/quote]'NHS increasing staffing...' Record low numbers of Mid Wives. Over 4,000 nursing posts CUT...Yes. Sounds like NHS are hiring?[/p][/quote]I don't know the figures but the NHS could well be hiring people to do the essential jobs, like producing or reading reports. breamoreboy
  • Score: 1

9:00pm Wed 12 Mar 14

breamoreboy says...

All down to transport policy, which reminds me of the late Robert Adley talking to Bruce Parker on BBC South Today. When asked about the (Conservative) government's transport policy, Mr Adley grinned and replied something like "Well Bruce, when they've got one would you be kind enough to let me know". Fairly obviously nothing has changed, public transport throughout the country ranges from excellent in a very few places to nonexistent, thus the motor cars rules.
All down to transport policy, which reminds me of the late Robert Adley talking to Bruce Parker on BBC South Today. When asked about the (Conservative) government's transport policy, Mr Adley grinned and replied something like "Well Bruce, when they've got one would you be kind enough to let me know". Fairly obviously nothing has changed, public transport throughout the country ranges from excellent in a very few places to nonexistent, thus the motor cars rules. breamoreboy
  • Score: 1

9:05pm Wed 12 Mar 14

breamoreboy says...

ragj195 wrote:
Can you imagine what someone who lives in London would make of this lot? I live near the football stadium and make a tidy profit renting out my drive to supporters. Now there's an idea!
You've been daft enough to put this online, the tax man cometh :)
[quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: Can you imagine what someone who lives in London would make of this lot? I live near the football stadium and make a tidy profit renting out my drive to supporters. Now there's an idea![/p][/quote]You've been daft enough to put this online, the tax man cometh :) breamoreboy
  • Score: 2

9:46pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Loobyl1807 says...

I use this route daily and it has become horrendous. I have actually contacted the council over it as an ambulance could not get through one morning. Other days car drivers turning in from Wallisdown Road have become inpatient and took it upon themselves to drive over the pavement and down the kerb at Riggs Gardens. Never a copper around so see it. The buses cannot stop at the bus stop as cars park there. It has had a slight improvement since they have painted some double yellows on the corners. I myself have parents who live in Downey close, some days it is horrendous down their road, They have now had dropped kerbs put in and a driveway, but you still get the inconsiderate drivers who park over the drop kerbs. It is very frustrating when you have come home from work yourself and you cannot park down your own road.
And by the way not all the residents are unemployed on hand outs, majority are retired people who have worked very hard all of their lives !!!
I use this route daily and it has become horrendous. I have actually contacted the council over it as an ambulance could not get through one morning. Other days car drivers turning in from Wallisdown Road have become inpatient and took it upon themselves to drive over the pavement and down the kerb at Riggs Gardens. Never a copper around so see it. The buses cannot stop at the bus stop as cars park there. It has had a slight improvement since they have painted some double yellows on the corners. I myself have parents who live in Downey close, some days it is horrendous down their road, They have now had dropped kerbs put in and a driveway, but you still get the inconsiderate drivers who park over the drop kerbs. It is very frustrating when you have come home from work yourself and you cannot park down your own road. And by the way not all the residents are unemployed on hand outs, majority are retired people who have worked very hard all of their lives !!! Loobyl1807
  • Score: 2

10:07pm Wed 12 Mar 14

ragj195 says...

breamoreboy wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
Can you imagine what someone who lives in London would make of this lot? I live near the football stadium and make a tidy profit renting out my drive to supporters. Now there's an idea!
You've been daft enough to put this online, the tax man cometh :)
Yeah daft, I'm sure they're hunting down all the people registered on parkatmyhouse.com as we speak. Not to mention all those ebay shops they claim to be targeting.
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: Can you imagine what someone who lives in London would make of this lot? I live near the football stadium and make a tidy profit renting out my drive to supporters. Now there's an idea![/p][/quote]You've been daft enough to put this online, the tax man cometh :)[/p][/quote]Yeah daft, I'm sure they're hunting down all the people registered on parkatmyhouse.com as we speak. Not to mention all those ebay shops they claim to be targeting. ragj195
  • Score: 2

1:06pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Dorset Logic says...

Look at all those old people blocking the pavement
Look at all those old people blocking the pavement Dorset Logic
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4:20pm Thu 13 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Dorset Logic wrote:
Look at all those old people blocking the pavement
How do they think public can get by, especially the disabled,pure selfish and thoughtless.
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Logic[/bold] wrote: Look at all those old people blocking the pavement[/p][/quote]How do they think public can get by, especially the disabled,pure selfish and thoughtless. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

10:00am Mon 17 Mar 14

victor meldrew 17 says...

The problem starts with the town planning,or lack of it.Like it or not the car is here to stay,and that's the way it is.Over 40 years a go I lived in winton and worked in a couple of factories at wallisdown,even then it was quicker to get to work on a bike than in a car due to the amount of traffic,the university and talbot village estate,and the canford avenue estate had not been built.The fact that wallisdown road was not made wider is an example of what I'm talking about.The minimum width of any road should be 10 metres,to allow for parking,and vehicles to pass between,with each dwelling having at least 2 off road spaces.Developers will always want to pack in as many houses as they can,but if they can't get permits it will not happen.With the growth in online shopping,there are more vehicles delivering groceries,parcels etc,than ever before,plus the need for access for refuse trucks,fire engines etc.
The problems at Riggs gardens and surrounding area could be solved,LESS GRASS MORE TARMAC sums it up.The strip of ground between the factories and the main road could easily be made into a car park,with nominal charge for all day parking.
The problem starts with the town planning,or lack of it.Like it or not the car is here to stay,and that's the way it is.Over 40 years a go I lived in winton and worked in a couple of factories at wallisdown,even then it was quicker to get to work on a bike than in a car due to the amount of traffic,the university and talbot village estate,and the canford avenue estate had not been built.The fact that wallisdown road was not made wider is an example of what I'm talking about.The minimum width of any road should be 10 metres,to allow for parking,and vehicles to pass between,with each dwelling having at least 2 off road spaces.Developers will always want to pack in as many houses as they can,but if they can't get permits it will not happen.With the growth in online shopping,there are more vehicles delivering groceries,parcels etc,than ever before,plus the need for access for refuse trucks,fire engines etc. The problems at Riggs gardens and surrounding area could be solved,LESS GRASS MORE TARMAC sums it up.The strip of ground between the factories and the main road could easily be made into a car park,with nominal charge for all day parking. victor meldrew 17
  • Score: 0

1:19pm Mon 17 Mar 14

fedupwithbadcyclists says...

dread to think what it would be like if all the car drivers that parked there turned over a new leaf and "road" bycycles instead !!!
dread to think what it would be like if all the car drivers that parked there turned over a new leaf and "road" bycycles instead !!! fedupwithbadcyclists
  • Score: 1

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