Machines aren’t working

Machines aren’t working

Machines aren’t working

First published in Letters

The seafront isn't the only place where payment machines near on-street parking are not working properly.

The problem wasn’t just a one-off incident in July, when Lyn Jackson-Clarke had an unfortunate experience (Argus Letters August 20: Why did machines fail?).

I have recently heard from residents who have had a similarly frustrating time in different parts of the city, including the Seven Dials area, with machines that don't accept cards or notes and with a frustrating phone service.

One driver who queried this with a traffic warden was told that the nearby machine hadn’t been working properly for weeks.

Although many people are critical of parking charges, most would rather pay up if they have to rather than run the risk of a parking fine.

It's time for the council to investigate the full extent of this problem and make things less irksome for people who need to park in the city.

Purna Sen

Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Brighton Pavilion

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12:10pm Sat 30 Aug 14

magic_chimp says...

'It's time for the council to investigate the full extent of this problem and make things less irksome for people who need to park in the city.'
How about reversing the CPZ in the Matlock/Tivoli Road area that was shoe-horned in against the majority of residents wishes upon recommendation from Labour's very own Gill Mitchell. That is very irksome for the residents whom are affected.
'It's time for the council to investigate the full extent of this problem and make things less irksome for people who need to park in the city.' How about reversing the CPZ in the Matlock/Tivoli Road area that was shoe-horned in against the majority of residents wishes upon recommendation from Labour's very own Gill Mitchell. That is very irksome for the residents whom are affected. magic_chimp
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7:11pm Mon 1 Sep 14

We are the 99% says...

They're NOT MEANT to work!
They're meant to give parking wardens an excuse to fine you!
Even if your can use these rip off machines, they rip you off EVEN IF you put your money in!
Three times I have paid these machines for three hours, and the ticket has three times, printed out one hour though I have paid for three!
It stinks!
They're NOT MEANT to work! They're meant to give parking wardens an excuse to fine you! Even if your can use these rip off machines, they rip you off EVEN IF you put your money in! Three times I have paid these machines for three hours, and the ticket has three times, printed out one hour though I have paid for three! It stinks! We are the 99%
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