Clampdown on Brighton and Hove parents flouting parking rules

Brighton and Hove civil enforcement officers will photograph drivers parking on zigzags and yellow lines outside schools

Brighton and Hove civil enforcement officers will photograph drivers parking on zigzags and yellow lines outside schools

First published in News Exclusive by , Crime reporter

Parking wardens armed with cameras will patrol the school gate to snap parents flouting road rules.

Up to 40 wardens will this month begin monitoring secondary and primary schools in Brighton and Hove.

If parents are caught on camera breaching parking restrictions they will be automatically sent a £75 fine in the post.

They will not receive notice of the fine before it drops through the letterbox.

Wardens had previously been required to slap the penalty notice on the windscreen.

The move, which has cross-party support, follows complaints from angry parents who fear a child could get seriously hurt if drivers continue to park on zigzag and yellow lines while collecting their children from school.

A Brighton and Hove City Council spokesman said parents were “irate” at bad parking, adding that there had been a number of “near misses”.

Keep clear markings

Councillor Ian Davey, chairman of the Transport Committee, said: “This is about the safety of the city’s 30,000 schoolchildren.

“It’s illegal and dangerous to park or stop on school ‘Keep Clears’ and from this term parking wardens across the city will issue instant fines by taking photos and logging registration numbers of the minority of motorist who put the lives of our children at risk by stopping illegally next to schools.”

“Keep Clears” are zones outside schools where parents cannot stop to drop off their children.

Coun Davey added: “If you need to drive to school, we request that you park safely, legally and considerately.

“As well as not stopping, dropping off or parking on school ‘Keep Clears’, this also means not double parking, not parking on corners or junctions near the school entrance and not blocking driveways.”

About 60 schools out of 100 in Brighton and Hove have ‘Keep Clear’ zigzags, which will be the focus of the new ticketing crackdown.

Patcham High School in Ladies Mile Road, Brighton, is one school where parking wardens will patrol.

Headteacher Paula Sargent told parents: “There will be visits from CEOs [parking wardens] to our school over the coming weeks to enforce the school ‘Keep Clears’.

“Remember the ‘Keep Clears’ are there for safety – to ensure clear sight lines for both motorists and children, as well as for other road users, outside schools. They provide a clear area in which children and adults can cross more safely.

“It is illegal to park or stop on school ‘Keep Clears’.”

Coombe Road Primary in Coombe Road, Brighton, issued a warning to parents to park safely after a crash recently when a 20-year-old woman was knocked off a bike.

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1:16pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Number Six says...

Not before time. It's about time these morons who think "No Parking" doesn't apply to them got nicked. Extra fines if you can get them driving while they are talking into their pointless mobiles as well
Not before time. It's about time these morons who think "No Parking" doesn't apply to them got nicked. Extra fines if you can get them driving while they are talking into their pointless mobiles as well Number Six
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1:17pm Tue 13 Nov 12

NickBrt says...

But it's so mean to expect children to walk 50 metres to school instead of jumping in mummy's 4 by 4 and be taken straight to the classroom entry-door. Human rights etc...
But it's so mean to expect children to walk 50 metres to school instead of jumping in mummy's 4 by 4 and be taken straight to the classroom entry-door. Human rights etc... NickBrt
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1:36pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Tis I says...

Good!
Good! Tis I
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1:45pm Tue 13 Nov 12

s&k says...

Let's see a zero tolerance on illegal parking across the city.
Let's see a zero tolerance on illegal parking across the city. s&k
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1:48pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Fight_Back says...

Long over due !

Could I please request some CEOs outside Hangleton Infants in Northease Drive please - the parents park dangerously EVERY day.

Windlesham School in Dyke Road would also be a good place to patrol.
Long over due ! Could I please request some CEOs outside Hangleton Infants in Northease Drive please - the parents park dangerously EVERY day. Windlesham School in Dyke Road would also be a good place to patrol. Fight_Back
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1:51pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Barry Trotter says...

Good news.
Problem is things have been allowed to silde making illegal and dangerous parking to become acceptable.
Good news. Problem is things have been allowed to silde making illegal and dangerous parking to become acceptable. Barry Trotter
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2:00pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Crystal Ball says...

This attitude to parking wherever people like is down to a completely misguided sense of entitlement.
This attitude to parking wherever people like is down to a completely misguided sense of entitlement. Crystal Ball
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2:18pm Tue 13 Nov 12

it'smyturn says...

The COEs will be long time trying to find Patcham High in Ladysmith Road, well done again Anna Roberts
The COEs will be long time trying to find Patcham High in Ladysmith Road, well done again Anna Roberts it'smyturn
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2:41pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Sussex jim says...

Park up some distance away and walk the rest . That would do the fat mums and their children good.
Park up some distance away and walk the rest . That would do the fat mums and their children good. Sussex jim
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3:17pm Tue 13 Nov 12

blacktopsoldier says...

lets have it across the rest of the county and while you're at it maybe something could be done about the illegal and inconsiderate overnight parking everywhere.
oh I forgot it was de-criminalised so that's ok then
lets have it across the rest of the county and while you're at it maybe something could be done about the illegal and inconsiderate overnight parking everywhere. oh I forgot it was de-criminalised so that's ok then blacktopsoldier
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3:32pm Tue 13 Nov 12

brightonboy84 says...

£75 that's incorrect for starters! And it will be the same as it always has one school visit in the morning and one school visit in the afternoon, where do the argus get this cr#p from??? NSL do not have the man power to do any more than 2 schools a day!
£75 that's incorrect for starters! And it will be the same as it always has one school visit in the morning and one school visit in the afternoon, where do the argus get this cr#p from??? NSL do not have the man power to do any more than 2 schools a day! brightonboy84
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3:38pm Tue 13 Nov 12

brightonboy84 says...

it'smyturn wrote:
The COEs will be long time trying to find Patcham High in Ladysmith Road, well done again Anna Roberts
Well said! I went to Patcham high and I don't remember it been anywhere near there.
[quote][p][bold]it'smyturn[/bold] wrote: The COEs will be long time trying to find Patcham High in Ladysmith Road, well done again Anna Roberts[/p][/quote]Well said! I went to Patcham high and I don't remember it been anywhere near there. brightonboy84
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3:51pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

People knock NSL (formerly NCP) but overall they do a sterling job and we would be lost without them.
People knock NSL (formerly NCP) but overall they do a sterling job and we would be lost without them. Algeria Touchshriek
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4:22pm Tue 13 Nov 12

cvs says...

How many times have we heard this. Nothing ever seems to happen to these selfish parents.
How many times have we heard this. Nothing ever seems to happen to these selfish parents. cvs
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4:28pm Tue 13 Nov 12

graham w says...

ABOUT TIME TO.....I hope they do the same thing in shoreham and lancing, ..wake up "adur district council" lets see the same action from you.. well donr bbc..
ABOUT TIME TO.....I hope they do the same thing in shoreham and lancing, ..wake up "adur district council" lets see the same action from you.. well donr bbc.. graham w
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4:28pm Tue 13 Nov 12

graham w says...

ABOUT TIME TO.....I hope they do the same thing in shoreham and lancing, ..wake up "adur district council" lets see the same action from you.. well donr bbc..
ABOUT TIME TO.....I hope they do the same thing in shoreham and lancing, ..wake up "adur district council" lets see the same action from you.. well donr bbc.. graham w
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4:28pm Tue 13 Nov 12

graham w says...

ABOUT TIME TO.....I hope they do the same thing in shoreham and lancing, ..wake up "adur district council" lets see the same action from you.. well donr bbc..
ABOUT TIME TO.....I hope they do the same thing in shoreham and lancing, ..wake up "adur district council" lets see the same action from you.. well donr bbc.. graham w
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4:28pm Tue 13 Nov 12

graham w says...

ABOUT TIME TO.....I hope they do the same thing in shoreham and lancing, ..wake up "adur district council" lets see the same action from you.. well donr bbc..
ABOUT TIME TO.....I hope they do the same thing in shoreham and lancing, ..wake up "adur district council" lets see the same action from you.. well donr bbc.. graham w
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4:50pm Tue 13 Nov 12

angrymonkey says...

People are getting so lazy i did not get taken to school once as a kid a walk will do you some good . The number of fat kids and mums you see now it will do you some good.
People are getting so lazy i did not get taken to school once as a kid a walk will do you some good . The number of fat kids and mums you see now it will do you some good. angrymonkey
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4:55pm Tue 13 Nov 12

PETE OF QUEENS PARK says...

First stop Elm Grove school,it is an accident waiting to happen,I know some who drive about 500 yards because they are to lazy to walk back up the hills home.
First stop Elm Grove school,it is an accident waiting to happen,I know some who drive about 500 yards because they are to lazy to walk back up the hills home. PETE OF QUEENS PARK
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4:59pm Tue 13 Nov 12

hammerfan says...

It is ridiculous when you get women arriving an hour before the schools turn out. They get there to get as close to the gates as possible and discuss last nights soap operas!
It is ridiculous when you get women arriving an hour before the schools turn out. They get there to get as close to the gates as possible and discuss last nights soap operas! hammerfan
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5:05pm Tue 13 Nov 12

derekhunt says...

Shouldn't the headline read 'parking wardens to start doing their job'?
Shouldn't the headline read 'parking wardens to start doing their job'? derekhunt
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5:08pm Tue 13 Nov 12

On_the_Level says...

The police can also enforce these regulations as parking outside schools is an endorsable offence, which will incur penalty points on the driving licence....
The police can also enforce these regulations as parking outside schools is an endorsable offence, which will incur penalty points on the driving licence.... On_the_Level
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5:34pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

On_the_Level wrote:
The police can also enforce these regulations as parking outside schools is an endorsable offence, which will incur penalty points on the driving licence....
Since when??

White zigs are enforceable but yellow ones??

I may be wrong but they never used to be.
[quote][p][bold]On_the_Level[/bold] wrote: The police can also enforce these regulations as parking outside schools is an endorsable offence, which will incur penalty points on the driving licence....[/p][/quote]Since when?? White zigs are enforceable but yellow ones?? I may be wrong but they never used to be. Algeria Touchshriek
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5:35pm Tue 13 Nov 12

george smith says...

Crystal Ball wrote:
This attitude to parking wherever people like is down to a completely misguided sense of entitlement.
Probably because of the government handouts they are entitled to, because they have kids, Mind those mad mothers with Bodica type chariot pushchair that push you off the pavements are as bad
[quote][p][bold]Crystal Ball[/bold] wrote: This attitude to parking wherever people like is down to a completely misguided sense of entitlement.[/p][/quote]Probably because of the government handouts they are entitled to, because they have kids, Mind those mad mothers with Bodica type chariot pushchair that push you off the pavements are as bad george smith
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5:59pm Tue 13 Nov 12

fredflintstone1 says...

Must stress how really important it is to keep these zig-zag areas free. Otherwise, how would Balfour School be able to organise pick ups of its pupils by Brighton & Hove Buses and The Big Lemon?

As a parent, I've argued against this, but been ignored. If you want the photos showing the registration numbers of some of these vehicles, Cllr Davey, just let me know where to email them.

These double yellow lines are really necessary to mark out Balfour's own personal public parking areas.You obviously can't expect the children or staff to walk anywhere.

Clearly, the Head Teacher, the governing body etc. are quite happy for these coaches/buses to park illegally when it suits the school, as are parents, irrespective of the safety of the pupils.

The schools have expanded dramatically, but I'm told there's been a deliberate cut-back in parking spaces on site, so the teachers add to the chaos of dropping off / collecting children by car as they park on the road rather than using a car park.

Why? Because the Greens (bless 'em!) want to encourage cycle use - something dear to Cllr Davey's heart, as an instructor of cyclists, but not really feasible for those of us with kids who are leading busy lives. In reality, all this policy is doing is placing children at greater risk. Staff driving to school should have allotted off-road parking places.
Must stress how really important it is to keep these zig-zag areas free. Otherwise, how would Balfour School be able to organise pick ups of its pupils by Brighton & Hove Buses and The Big Lemon? As a parent, I've argued against this, but been ignored. If you want the photos showing the registration numbers of some of these vehicles, Cllr Davey, just let me know where to email them. These double yellow lines are really necessary to mark out Balfour's own personal public parking areas.You obviously can't expect the children or staff to walk anywhere. Clearly, the Head Teacher, the governing body etc. are quite happy for these coaches/buses to park illegally when it suits the school, as are parents, irrespective of the safety of the pupils. The schools have expanded dramatically, but I'm told there's been a deliberate cut-back in parking spaces on site, so the teachers add to the chaos of dropping off / collecting children by car as they park on the road rather than using a car park. Why? Because the Greens (bless 'em!) want to encourage cycle use - something dear to Cllr Davey's heart, as an instructor of cyclists, but not really feasible for those of us with kids who are leading busy lives. In reality, all this policy is doing is placing children at greater risk. Staff driving to school should have allotted off-road parking places. fredflintstone1
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6:46pm Tue 13 Nov 12

sasquatch2202 says...

Have you noticed its always the fat gits with their fat kids in the biggest fattest motors? Cant wait to see the parking wardens at patcham. They will make an absolute fortune!
Have you noticed its always the fat gits with their fat kids in the biggest fattest motors? Cant wait to see the parking wardens at patcham. They will make an absolute fortune! sasquatch2202
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6:54pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Hove Actually says...

Now lets see where the parking Tax collectors chip up every day?
Whitehawk.......No
Molscoombe.....No
Falmer.............N
o
Lets stick to the popular schools with parents with 4 x 4s who can pay.

Mind you I do feel sorry for the parent who is running between schools dropping kids off, in my day everyone could walk to their local school and not need to travel across the busy Town just because some lottery has put you elsewhere
Now lets see where the parking Tax collectors chip up every day? Whitehawk.......No Molscoombe.....No Falmer.............N o Lets stick to the popular schools with parents with 4 x 4s who can pay. Mind you I do feel sorry for the parent who is running between schools dropping kids off, in my day everyone could walk to their local school and not need to travel across the busy Town just because some lottery has put you elsewhere Hove Actually
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6:57pm Tue 13 Nov 12

davyboy says...

the use of cameras will stop these illegal parkers abusing someone for just doing their job. it is about time this was done. it might just encourage lazy parents to walk with their children. most school runs are less than a mile, not far to walk, and good for you too. if you get caught twice, then £150/day to take your kids to school will soon mount up. just think, twice a day, 5 days in one week = £750!!!!
the use of cameras will stop these illegal parkers abusing someone for just doing their job. it is about time this was done. it might just encourage lazy parents to walk with their children. most school runs are less than a mile, not far to walk, and good for you too. if you get caught twice, then £150/day to take your kids to school will soon mount up. just think, twice a day, 5 days in one week = £750!!!! davyboy
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7:04pm Tue 13 Nov 12

gusset snatcher says...

The main culprits are from the estates and usually have dyed blond hair, newish 4 x 4, designer clothes, fake tan and are fat with tattoos displayed on their huge bulks even in the middle of winter, which they think looks cool.... they should get fined £100 for that alone.... nothing worse than looking at a tattoo of a snake on a poorly shaved tree trunk of a leg
The main culprits are from the estates and usually have dyed blond hair, newish 4 x 4, designer clothes, fake tan and are fat with tattoos displayed on their huge bulks even in the middle of winter, which they think looks cool.... they should get fined £100 for that alone.... nothing worse than looking at a tattoo of a snake on a poorly shaved tree trunk of a leg gusset snatcher
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7:15pm Tue 13 Nov 12

it'smyturn says...

it'smyturn wrote:
The COEs will be long time trying to find Patcham High in Ladysmith Road, well done again Anna Roberts
Now been updated to Ladysmile Road, just brilliant!!!
[quote][p][bold]it'smyturn[/bold] wrote: The COEs will be long time trying to find Patcham High in Ladysmith Road, well done again Anna Roberts[/p][/quote]Now been updated to Ladysmile Road, just brilliant!!! it'smyturn
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8:05pm Tue 13 Nov 12

guitarmanzz says...

Good idea this im thinking the wardens and police should especially check out rudyard kipling school as there are many looney drivers around there who not just park bad but generally drive bad.The other day this crazy muppet in a blue kinda vauhall people carrier just came straight for me before i could pullover to give way to him which was my intention.
Good idea this im thinking the wardens and police should especially check out rudyard kipling school as there are many looney drivers around there who not just park bad but generally drive bad.The other day this crazy muppet in a blue kinda vauhall people carrier just came straight for me before i could pullover to give way to him which was my intention. guitarmanzz
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8:14pm Tue 13 Nov 12

l 2010 says...

Good idea, check out the Globe Primary in Lancing Irene Ave. It is dangerous. It wont be long before a child gets hit by a car
Good idea, check out the Globe Primary in Lancing Irene Ave. It is dangerous. It wont be long before a child gets hit by a car l 2010
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9:29pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Take it Personally says...

Anything that punishes these selfish idiots that not only put kids at risk but others both in cars and on the roads, can only be a good thing.

I hope they nail the 4X4 idiots all along Eastern Road, they're arrogant and rude and I can't tell you how many times I've seen these ugly 4X4's with just one kid in it.

Oh dear, let the darling angels walk, then maybe we won't have so many FAT kids (and their fat parents)
Anything that punishes these selfish idiots that not only put kids at risk but others both in cars and on the roads, can only be a good thing. I hope they nail the 4X4 idiots all along Eastern Road, they're arrogant and rude and I can't tell you how many times I've seen these ugly 4X4's with just one kid in it. Oh dear, let the darling angels walk, then maybe we won't have so many FAT kids (and their fat parents) Take it Personally
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10:22pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Chelseablue says...

It's a nightmare outside my children s school at St Joseph's in Hollingdean. As well as bad parking,there are no traffic calming measures in place and no crossing officer on duty.
Vehicles roar up and down Davey Drive at School times, some of them carrying their own children to schools further up the road. These drivers show no consideration for parents and pupils who might be attempting to cross. There have been a number of near misses over the years including one a few weeks ago
I have a message for these drivers-try slowing down when you pass our school please
It's a nightmare outside my children s school at St Joseph's in Hollingdean. As well as bad parking,there are no traffic calming measures in place and no crossing officer on duty. Vehicles roar up and down Davey Drive at School times, some of them carrying their own children to schools further up the road. These drivers show no consideration for parents and pupils who might be attempting to cross. There have been a number of near misses over the years including one a few weeks ago I have a message for these drivers-try slowing down when you pass our school please Chelseablue
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10:47pm Tue 13 Nov 12

ghost bus driver says...

sasquatch2202 wrote:
Have you noticed its always the fat gits with their fat kids in the biggest fattest motors? Cant wait to see the parking wardens at patcham. They will make an absolute fortune!
Lets hope they go to and from there via the old village. they'd make a fortune down there. It's really awkward to turn into Ladies Mile Road with a 5A while the cashpoint cripples continue to park in the bus stop outside co-op. They should either enforce it properly or build it out.
[quote][p][bold]sasquatch2202[/bold] wrote: Have you noticed its always the fat gits with their fat kids in the biggest fattest motors? Cant wait to see the parking wardens at patcham. They will make an absolute fortune![/p][/quote]Lets hope they go to and from there via the old village. they'd make a fortune down there. It's really awkward to turn into Ladies Mile Road with a 5A while the cashpoint cripples continue to park in the bus stop outside co-op. They should either enforce it properly or build it out. ghost bus driver
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11:08pm Tue 13 Nov 12

clubrob6 says...

If BRIGHTON & HOVE had as many police on the beat as we do traffic wardens we would be the safest place in the WORLD.
If BRIGHTON & HOVE had as many police on the beat as we do traffic wardens we would be the safest place in the WORLD. clubrob6
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2:52am Wed 14 Nov 12

brightonboy84 says...

I like that currently %82 think more should be done to tackle illegal parking in Brighton..... But I am willing to bet %90 of you have a go and abuse traffic wardens when you get tickets!?
I like that currently %82 think more should be done to tackle illegal parking in Brighton..... But I am willing to bet %90 of you have a go and abuse traffic wardens when you get tickets!? brightonboy84
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6:54am Wed 14 Nov 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

We have created a world where children are considered to be little gods too feeble to walk.
Supermarkets have latched onto this mindset as a marketing tool and created mother and toddler bays which are always right outside the store.
Most of these kids and mums should park at the furthest end of the car park and walk as 60 per cent of UK children are now obese.
We have created a world where children are considered to be little gods too feeble to walk. Supermarkets have latched onto this mindset as a marketing tool and created mother and toddler bays which are always right outside the store. Most of these kids and mums should park at the furthest end of the car park and walk as 60 per cent of UK children are now obese. Maxwell's Ghost
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7:28am Wed 14 Nov 12

chilliman says...

ghost bus driver wrote:
sasquatch2202 wrote:
Have you noticed its always the fat gits with their fat kids in the biggest fattest motors? Cant wait to see the parking wardens at patcham. They will make an absolute fortune!
Lets hope they go to and from there via the old village. they'd make a fortune down there. It's really awkward to turn into Ladies Mile Road with a 5A while the cashpoint cripples continue to park in the bus stop outside co-op. They should either enforce it properly or build it out.
It doesn't help that the 56 is parked there for the driver to have his break. I'm sure there must be some other less busy place that could be done along the service's convoluted route.

The delivery lorries add to the chaos, let alone the car drivers who just abandon their vehicle wherever they want - I've seen them park on the forecourt of the Patcham Garage in the evening and weekends. Apparently a warden comes round sometime on a Thursday.

Highview Avenue South school is another candidate for the wardens.
[quote][p][bold]ghost bus driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sasquatch2202[/bold] wrote: Have you noticed its always the fat gits with their fat kids in the biggest fattest motors? Cant wait to see the parking wardens at patcham. They will make an absolute fortune![/p][/quote]Lets hope they go to and from there via the old village. they'd make a fortune down there. It's really awkward to turn into Ladies Mile Road with a 5A while the cashpoint cripples continue to park in the bus stop outside co-op. They should either enforce it properly or build it out.[/p][/quote]It doesn't help that the 56 is parked there for the driver to have his break. I'm sure there must be some other less busy place that could be done along the service's convoluted route. The delivery lorries add to the chaos, let alone the car drivers who just abandon their vehicle wherever they want - I've seen them park on the forecourt of the Patcham Garage in the evening and weekends. Apparently a warden comes round sometime on a Thursday. Highview Avenue South school is another candidate for the wardens. chilliman
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8:18am Wed 14 Nov 12

Euly says...

The sooner they get a warden to the Saltdean, Rottingdean area the better, its no wonder kids are getting fatter ....
The sooner they get a warden to the Saltdean, Rottingdean area the better, its no wonder kids are getting fatter .... Euly
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8:25am Wed 14 Nov 12

salty_pete says...

Ah, but I bet they all have their hazard warning lights flashing. All these drivers believe that they can park as, and where, they please with the get out of jail hazard warning lights flashing. It's probably the most overused item on their cars.
Ah, but I bet they all have their hazard warning lights flashing. All these drivers believe that they can park as, and where, they please with the get out of jail hazard warning lights flashing. It's probably the most overused item on their cars. salty_pete
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9:35am Wed 14 Nov 12

Nosfaratu says...

Emergency braking yesterday as kamakazi mother in SUV carved her way through tight spot.
Obviously late for her coffee morning.

Used my horn , but to no effect, will try a croissant next time.
Emergency braking yesterday as kamakazi mother in SUV carved her way through tight spot. Obviously late for her coffee morning. Used my horn , but to no effect, will try a croissant next time. Nosfaratu
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10:01am Wed 14 Nov 12

whereisthe...? says...

lets see how many of these are women in 4x4's.....
lets see how many of these are women in 4x4's..... whereisthe...?
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10:16am Wed 14 Nov 12

The Real Phil says...

So good to see that many people are in favour of this action. Illegal parking around schools is not new, it has been a problem for at least the last two decades. And let's not be too nice about the people who can't be bothered to park sensibly. These are the kind of people who do not care if a child dies at the school gates so long as they do not have to walk from their cars which might have to be fifty yards or so away.
One other thing that has always played on my mind is the number of driving schools who bring their pupils around the school areas during pick up time. All driving perfectly legally, but obviously without much experience.
So good to see that many people are in favour of this action. Illegal parking around schools is not new, it has been a problem for at least the last two decades. And let's not be too nice about the people who can't be bothered to park sensibly. These are the kind of people who do not care if a child dies at the school gates so long as they do not have to walk from their cars which might have to be fifty yards or so away. One other thing that has always played on my mind is the number of driving schools who bring their pupils around the school areas during pick up time. All driving perfectly legally, but obviously without much experience. The Real Phil
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10:36am Wed 14 Nov 12

Number Six says...

Hove Actually wrote:
Now lets see where the parking Tax collectors chip up every day?
Whitehawk.......No
Molscoombe.....No
Falmer.............N

o
Lets stick to the popular schools with parents with 4 x 4s who can pay.

Mind you I do feel sorry for the parent who is running between schools dropping kids off, in my day everyone could walk to their local school and not need to travel across the busy Town just because some lottery has put you elsewhere
I went to school in Hanover Terrace from 1961 to 1966. Up until 1965 I lived in the Sackville Road, Hove area, before moving to Hangleton. I used to cycle or catch the bus. Boys who's parents used to drive them to scholl were treated like the wimps that they were
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: Now lets see where the parking Tax collectors chip up every day? Whitehawk.......No Molscoombe.....No Falmer.............N o Lets stick to the popular schools with parents with 4 x 4s who can pay. Mind you I do feel sorry for the parent who is running between schools dropping kids off, in my day everyone could walk to their local school and not need to travel across the busy Town just because some lottery has put you elsewhere[/p][/quote]I went to school in Hanover Terrace from 1961 to 1966. Up until 1965 I lived in the Sackville Road, Hove area, before moving to Hangleton. I used to cycle or catch the bus. Boys who's parents used to drive them to scholl were treated like the wimps that they were Number Six
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11:17am Wed 14 Nov 12

Nosfaratu says...

salty_pete wrote:
Ah, but I bet they all have their hazard warning lights flashing. All these drivers believe that they can park as, and where, they please with the get out of jail hazard warning lights flashing. It's probably the most overused item on their cars.
So there you have it, Wardens, get to the schools at dropping off or picking up time and make a bundle for the Puce Party.

Then I can double-park on the Sea-front.
[quote][p][bold]salty_pete[/bold] wrote: Ah, but I bet they all have their hazard warning lights flashing. All these drivers believe that they can park as, and where, they please with the get out of jail hazard warning lights flashing. It's probably the most overused item on their cars.[/p][/quote]So there you have it, Wardens, get to the schools at dropping off or picking up time and make a bundle for the Puce Party. Then I can double-park on the Sea-front. Nosfaratu
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1:44pm Wed 14 Nov 12

ripmaxman says...

Number Six wrote:
Not before time. It's about time these morons who think "No Parking" doesn't apply to them got nicked. Extra fines if you can get them driving while they are talking into their pointless mobiles as well
I agree if they are causing a problem but what about selfish cyclist that ride on pavements, jump traffic lights, ride the wrong way up no entry streets etc, etc.

What do you suggest we do about them?
[quote][p][bold]Number Six[/bold] wrote: Not before time. It's about time these morons who think "No Parking" doesn't apply to them got nicked. Extra fines if you can get them driving while they are talking into their pointless mobiles as well[/p][/quote]I agree if they are causing a problem but what about selfish cyclist that ride on pavements, jump traffic lights, ride the wrong way up no entry streets etc, etc. What do you suggest we do about them? ripmaxman
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1:49pm Wed 14 Nov 12

ripmaxman says...

I agree if they are causing a problem and a safety hazard.

That’s it Greens go for the easy target “Motorists”!!!

I’ve noticed that they never do anything about the many cyclists that use the pavements and not the expensive cycle lanes, jump traffic lights, ride at night without lights, ride the wrong way up no entry streets etc, etc. Even in George Street in Hove where clear signs say “No cycling during pedestrian times” do they take any notice NO!

It the Greens are going to continually stuff motorists I would pack your bags now and leave gracefully before the next election.

By the way before anyone starts I don’t have a car.
I agree if they are causing a problem and a safety hazard. That’s it Greens go for the easy target “Motorists”!!! I’ve noticed that they never do anything about the many cyclists that use the pavements and not the expensive cycle lanes, jump traffic lights, ride at night without lights, ride the wrong way up no entry streets etc, etc. Even in George Street in Hove where clear signs say “No cycling during pedestrian times” do they take any notice NO! It the Greens are going to continually stuff motorists I would pack your bags now and leave gracefully before the next election. By the way before anyone starts I don’t have a car. ripmaxman
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3:55pm Wed 14 Nov 12

altan says...

You can't issue tickets this way.

It is illegal !

Just because there is a problem, does not mean the council should not follow correct procedure and not follow the law.

IT IS ILLEGAL !
You can't issue tickets this way. It is illegal ! Just because there is a problem, does not mean the council should not follow correct procedure and not follow the law. IT IS ILLEGAL ! altan
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3:59pm Wed 14 Nov 12

PorkBoat says...

ripmaxman wrote:
Number Six wrote:
Not before time. It's about time these morons who think "No Parking" doesn't apply to them got nicked. Extra fines if you can get them driving while they are talking into their pointless mobiles as well
I agree if they are causing a problem but what about selfish cyclist that ride on pavements, jump traffic lights, ride the wrong way up no entry streets etc, etc.

What do you suggest we do about them?
Turn the hoses on them!
[quote][p][bold]ripmaxman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Number Six[/bold] wrote: Not before time. It's about time these morons who think "No Parking" doesn't apply to them got nicked. Extra fines if you can get them driving while they are talking into their pointless mobiles as well[/p][/quote]I agree if they are causing a problem but what about selfish cyclist that ride on pavements, jump traffic lights, ride the wrong way up no entry streets etc, etc. What do you suggest we do about them?[/p][/quote]Turn the hoses on them! PorkBoat
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5:26pm Wed 14 Nov 12

PorkBoat says...

salty_pete wrote:
Ah, but I bet they all have their hazard warning lights flashing. All these drivers believe that they can park as, and where, they please with the get out of jail hazard warning lights flashing. It's probably the most overused item on their cars.
Hazard lights, also known as "Taxi Driver's Indicators".
[quote][p][bold]salty_pete[/bold] wrote: Ah, but I bet they all have their hazard warning lights flashing. All these drivers believe that they can park as, and where, they please with the get out of jail hazard warning lights flashing. It's probably the most overused item on their cars.[/p][/quote]Hazard lights, also known as "Taxi Driver's Indicators". PorkBoat
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7:27pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Ihopenoonehasthisusername says...

The Real Phil wrote:
So good to see that many people are in favour of this action. Illegal parking around schools is not new, it has been a problem for at least the last two decades. And let's not be too nice about the people who can't be bothered to park sensibly. These are the kind of people who do not care if a child dies at the school gates so long as they do not have to walk from their cars which might have to be fifty yards or so away.
One other thing that has always played on my mind is the number of driving schools who bring their pupils around the school areas during pick up time. All driving perfectly legally, but obviously without much experience.
That's why they have a highly experienced and trained person with them. In my opinion a learner car is one of the safest cars on the road.
[quote][p][bold]The Real Phil[/bold] wrote: So good to see that many people are in favour of this action. Illegal parking around schools is not new, it has been a problem for at least the last two decades. And let's not be too nice about the people who can't be bothered to park sensibly. These are the kind of people who do not care if a child dies at the school gates so long as they do not have to walk from their cars which might have to be fifty yards or so away. One other thing that has always played on my mind is the number of driving schools who bring their pupils around the school areas during pick up time. All driving perfectly legally, but obviously without much experience.[/p][/quote]That's why they have a highly experienced and trained person with them. In my opinion a learner car is one of the safest cars on the road. Ihopenoonehasthisusername
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