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Why I still park on double yellow lines
10:24am Friday 3rd August 2012 in Letters to the Editor
FURTHER to Robert Readman’s letter (Daily Echo July 27) praising Bournemouth Council’s prompt action to his request.
I also, after many criticisms of Poole Borough Council ’s actions, wish to report their support to a request of mine for them to increase the number of disabled parking spaces at Sainsbury’s car park in Poole.
They wrote back on June 15 stating that on my and their observations they would recommend that they increase the number with an extra five spaces.
Mind you, the wheels of councils turn slowly, and they have still to action the request.
On July 28 there were hundreds of empty spaces near the entrance to the car park but there were four cars waiting for a space to become available at the disabled bay – could be a 12-minute wait.
No doubt drawings have to be made and committees consulted, also money to be found.
They found plenty of money for the bunting all round the towns railings for the Olympic torch for a one-day special, surely money for the spaces will be appreciated for a number of years, not for just one day by the disabled and should be a priority.
When my wife became eligible for a badge five years ago I requested the same to Sainsbury’s then, but no action was taken.
Since then we have found it more convenient to park on double yellow elsewhere.
KEN ADAMS Glen Road, Parkstone