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All about car parking!

Apart from the apparent huge increase in vehicles on the road these days, the seemingly never end number of roadworks, in spite of which road conditions, especially in terms of the shear number of pot holes, the other bane of my life, is trying to find a parking space.

So today we looked at two issues related to parking.

The first concerned a car park in Cornwall that was recently updated with automated licence plate reading cameras.

No argument with that but seemingly they don’t account for anyone who’s unable to find a space, meaning even drivers who’ve just gone in and out have been hit with an automatic £100 fine.

Local resident Alice Watts said: “I drove in and out, didn’t get out of my car as I was just using the car park to turn around as I’ve done a million times over the years. Fined. I appealed.

“The fine was upheld. Never again.”

As well as charging people for not finding a space or for simply passing through, locals have also criticised the ‘confusing’ rules that could lead to a £100 parking fine.

The sign states that no parking is permitted between 11pm and 7am but further down it states drivers will be fined if their vehicle is present between 10pm and 6am.

Operators of the car park, Alliance Parking have since updated the signage and denied that fines are not issued to people unable to find spaces.

Let’s hope that’s right.

Whilst closer to home a parking space in London has just been put up for sale – it’s a snip at a mere £85,000!

Well it is close to Harrods and Knightsbridge Tube station 

The space is 2m wide – just wide enough to accommodate the average car which is about 1.82m so you’ll need to be careful how you get in and out of the vehicle.

What it lacks in space though it makes up in key features  – CCTV, fob entry, and strangely a water supply – and it also has a 960 year lease so that’s a real plus

And if you’re interested the property is listed on Rightmove and described as “A single allocated parking space within a small garage which is sandwiched between Rutland Gate and Ennismore Mews.”

So there you have it!

I think I’ll stick to my driveway.

See you again tomorrow,
Scott

All about car parking!

Apart from the apparent huge increase in vehicles on the road these days, the seemingly never end number of roadworks, in spite of which road conditions, especially in terms of the shear number of pot holes, the other bane of my life, is trying to find a parking space.

So today we looked at two issues related to parking.

The first concerned a car park in Cornwall that was recently updated with automated licence plate reading cameras.

No argument with that but seemingly they don’t account for anyone who’s unable to find a space, meaning even drivers who’ve just gone in and out have been hit with an automatic £100 fine.

Local resident Alice Watts said: “I drove in and out, didn’t get out of my car as I was just using the car park to turn around as I’ve done a million times over the years. Fined. I appealed.

“The fine was upheld. Never again.”

As well as charging people for not finding a space or for simply passing through, locals have also criticised the ‘confusing’ rules that could lead to a £100 parking fine.

The sign states that no parking is permitted between 11pm and 7am but further down it states drivers will be fined if their vehicle is present between 10pm and 6am.

Operators of the car park, Alliance Parking have since updated the signage and denied that fines are not issued to people unable to find spaces.

Let’s hope that’s right.

Whilst closer to home a parking space in London has just been put up for sale – it’s a snip at a mere £85,000!

Well it is close to Harrods and Knightsbridge Tube station 

The space is 2m wide – just wide enough to accommodate the average car which is about 1.82m so you’ll need to be careful how you get in and out of the vehicle.

What it lacks in space though it makes up in key features  – CCTV, fob entry, and strangely a water supply – and it also has a 960 year lease so that’s a real plus

And if you’re interested the property is listed on Rightmove and described as “A single allocated parking space within a small garage which is sandwiched between Rutland Gate and Ennismore Mews.”

So there you have it!

I think I’ll stick to my driveway.

See you again tomorrow,
Scott

All about car parking!

Apart from the apparent huge increase in vehicles on the road these days, the seemingly never end number of roadworks, in spite of which road conditions, especially in terms of the shear number of pot holes, the other bane of my life, is trying to find a parking space.

So today we looked at two issues related to parking.

The first concerned a car park in Cornwall that was recently updated with automated licence plate reading cameras.

No argument with that but seemingly they don’t account for anyone who’s unable to find a space, meaning even drivers who’ve just gone in and out have been hit with an automatic £100 fine.

Local resident Alice Watts said: “I drove in and out, didn’t get out of my car as I was just using the car park to turn around as I’ve done a million times over the years. Fined. I appealed.

“The fine was upheld. Never again.”

As well as charging people for not finding a space or for simply passing through, locals have also criticised the ‘confusing’ rules that could lead to a £100 parking fine.

The sign states that no parking is permitted between 11pm and 7am but further down it states drivers will be fined if their vehicle is present between 10pm and 6am.

Operators of the car park, Alliance Parking have since updated the signage and denied that fines are not issued to people unable to find spaces.

Let’s hope that’s right.

Whilst closer to home a parking space in London has just been put up for sale – it’s a snip at a mere £85,000!

Well it is close to Harrods and Knightsbridge Tube station 

The space is 2m wide – just wide enough to accommodate the average car which is about 1.82m so you’ll need to be careful how you get in and out of the vehicle.

What it lacks in space though it makes up in key features  – CCTV, fob entry, and strangely a water supply – and it also has a 960 year lease so that’s a real plus

And if you’re interested the property is listed on Rightmove and described as “A single allocated parking space within a small garage which is sandwiched between Rutland Gate and Ennismore Mews.”

So there you have it!

I think I’ll stick to my driveway.

See you again tomorrow,
Scott

All about car parking!

Apart from the apparent huge increase in vehicles on the road these days, the seemingly never end number of roadworks, in spite of which road conditions, especially in terms of the shear number of pot holes, the other bane of my life, is trying to find a parking space.

So today we looked at two issues related to parking.

The first concerned a car park in Cornwall that was recently updated with automated licence plate reading cameras.

No argument with that but seemingly they don’t account for anyone who’s unable to find a space, meaning even drivers who’ve just gone in and out have been hit with an automatic £100 fine.

Local resident Alice Watts said: “I drove in and out, didn’t get out of my car as I was just using the car park to turn around as I’ve done a million times over the years. Fined. I appealed.

“The fine was upheld. Never again.”

As well as charging people for not finding a space or for simply passing through, locals have also criticised the ‘confusing’ rules that could lead to a £100 parking fine.

The sign states that no parking is permitted between 11pm and 7am but further down it states drivers will be fined if their vehicle is present between 10pm and 6am.

Operators of the car park, Alliance Parking have since updated the signage and denied that fines are not issued to people unable to find spaces.

Let’s hope that’s right.

Whilst closer to home a parking space in London has just been put up for sale – it’s a snip at a mere £85,000!

Well it is close to Harrods and Knightsbridge Tube station 

The space is 2m wide – just wide enough to accommodate the average car which is about 1.82m so you’ll need to be careful how you get in and out of the vehicle.

What it lacks in space though it makes up in key features  – CCTV, fob entry, and strangely a water supply – and it also has a 960 year lease so that’s a real plus

And if you’re interested the property is listed on Rightmove and described as “A single allocated parking space within a small garage which is sandwiched between Rutland Gate and Ennismore Mews.”

So there you have it!

I think I’ll stick to my driveway.

See you again tomorrow,
Scott

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