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The street of infinite parking

Let me describe this wondrous avenue.

Number 28 is at the end of the road. I'm at 24. It's a short road.

At the start it is level but quite narrow, and with a third of the way to go it kicks up sharply to a small hill. It also widens very slightly at that point.

The narrow part of the road usually involves some weaving. The houses down there are all bungalows. Most houses in the street have some off road parking, but I imagine that, at the narrower end, the angle of dangle might preclude getting on the drive at times.

Number 28 has 2 cars. Number 30 has 3 cars. They have a long corner plot with quite a lot of space. Other people dip into that at times.

Number 26 has a car and a works van. Number 25 has 2 cars. Number 23 has 3 cars. Number 21 has 1 car. Number 19 (last one before the narrowing) has 3 cars. The reason for this thread is because no 19's daughters boyfriend stayed over so last night they contributed 4 cars).

On my side...I have 1 car. Next door - 1 car. After that - 1 car.

Further down - narrow part - someone has a friggin motorhome.

All I'm saying....

ah whatever

get bent
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Don't even start me on this one,


6 spaces shared by 9 cottages with a visitor allowance of 2 hours, in an area of historical interest and outstanding natural beauty, with access to the wey navigation and the north downs way.

bad access, narrow lane with a steep dip down to the river that has resulted in many a burnt out clutch as the unwary try to turn around.........


council rarely enforce parking regs leading to a sequence of numpties using it as a park and ride...

most of us have two cars as everyone is of working age, some with kids as well, nearest alternative is in the next road, about 300 metres away, and off to the left there is nothing for miles.

now we do all have garages but it takes one selfish or stupid bit of parking and you either get blocked in or lose access to it...also they are 60's gagrages and cars have put on a few pounds since then so if you can't get in at just the right angle you aint getting out the car once you are in the garage!

to illustrate the kind of stupidity re visitor parking see attached numpty in saab.




and yes someone actually did this, despite the fact that at the time there were 4 of th six spaces available and frsshly painted double yellows in front of garages.

needless to say I had some very choce words when he came back, as my car was indeed in the garage at the time.


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I was accosted by a girl who has started working
in either the travel agency, bank or high-end bathroom
shop under the apartments where I live.
Each apartment has one marked bay.
All up a drive and round the back.

"Is this private parking? Is it okay to park here?
The car park was full last week so I parked here.
No one has complained."


Me: It all private and yes people will complain
that you parked in their marked space.

Her: Oh, I better move then.



People, eh?
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At least she thought there might be a problem. When you return to the UK you will find the offenders don't even see there is a possible conflict. It is purely first come first served.
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I live at the end of a cul-de-sac. If you park outside my house you clutter up the turning area. Because of this, if people are coming to my house, I park my car across the road leaving the drive free. Why then, do people who visit my house park across the empty drive blocking it, and the street, and partially the neighbours' drives? Why do people who come to my neighbours block my drive whilst leaving free access to the people they have come to visit? In what world does this make sense? YOU'VE COME TO SEE THEM, THEY ARE HARDLY LIKELY TO ****ING GO OUT ARE THEY? I, ON THE OTHER HAND, MIGHT. IN FACT I PROBABLY WILL, PURELY TO GIVE MYSELF A BREAK FROM STANDING AT THE WINDOW MUTTERING ABOUT WHAT WINKERS PEOPLE ARE.
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Errr... CRV + Bull Bars = Problem Solved



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It's illegal to drive in Italy with an unused tow bar left in place. Bull bars should be the same. Pedestrian protection regulations dictate a certain support of the upper and lower leg on impact which bullbars certainly don't do.

Anyway, we've currently got three skips parked on our stretch of road. I thought the council would regulate the number as part of their charge for a skip license. Ruins my favourite Tommy Cooper joke for me really.
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Oh clever idea!


Fit a removable tow-hitch receiver and then put one of these
in place to reverse out of your drive:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SB33LF4

Once clear you can unmount it and sling it in the garage.
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I hope the neighbours know who posted this....
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I hope the neighbours know who posted this....
I have neighbours who don't speak to each other because of a situation where an ambulance was attending one house to deal with a miscarriage and the other neighbour (who is retired) needed to go out so urgently that he went and knocked on the door to ask, not especially politely, for them to shift their ambulance.

The way I look at it, if an ambulance has turned up with lights flashing, what they are doing is much more pressing than whatever I'm doing so I can wait.
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I hope the neighbours know who posted this....
After seeing that, I've now decided that people are just c***s.
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After seeing that, I've now decided that people are just c***s.
Agreed...selfish f00kers !!!

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Would just like to add that anyone considering moving to an area with alllocated parking to think very carefully

Where i used to live was just such an arrangement, not such a problem with people using my space (although it did happen occasionally) but with the f***wits parking behind my parking space thus either blocking me in or making it a very awkward manouevre to get out.
This usually from visitors to an address 2 doors down, that could have used their empty space but which would have meant using their legs to walk slightly further...

So anyone thinking that allocated parking solves the problem, believe me , it only takes one selfish moron to claim it, and there are many of them about !
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Round here new builds must have 2.5 spaces per house/flat on each development now.
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Round here new builds must have 2.5 spaces per house/flat on each development now.
That's good. I made it two where I live plus I use my garage for its intended purpose (a car). All the cars are off the road and we live on a tiny little shared private road (one end of the estate basically ).
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I can remember when Local Authorities were restricting the amount of parking allowed under planning applications for city centre and urban developments with the intention of reducing car ownership and hence city centre congestion. "Don't own a car use the bus or tram".


Of course it didn't work and hence the mess we now have with on street parking.


I have just returned from a visit to our son in Edinburgh. They live in one of the traditional tenement blocks. I guess the frontage is about 30 -40 feet per stair. There are 9 flats in each stair plus two at ground floor which have there own front door. After lots of complaints a system of residents permits is now in operation with purchased permits for visitors which have a 90 minute validity.

Of course the system only applies between 8:30am and 5:30pm when residents are at work some having commuted to the new commercial zones on the edge of the city by car. Hence at 6:00pm when everyone is returning from work it is still a free for all to find a space and has done nothing to really solve the problem. A major underground carpark under the local park might help but would they be prepared to walk the extra distance? I suggest "Ber Tony GT" might have the answer to that question.

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