SMF - Just Installed!
Started by BrianB, January 09, 2015, 10:28:10 am
Quote from: Old Goat on January 11, 2015, 09:43:28 pmI'm sure most people aren't too upset about others parking on the pavement but as usual it's the idiots that make things difficult. For instance, fairly near me, someone parks on the pavement in front of his home, but because his bramble hedge overhangs, no one can easily walk past. What do Newbury's finest do? 'Oooh we can't do nothing it's not illegal!' Mind, there is do much wheeled traffic on the pavement these days, what with bikes, oversized baby buggies, OAP buggies and the like that it's safer to walk on the road anyway. Again, the idiot factor cuts in. Perhaps instead of prohibiting pavement parking, we need to,prohibit idiots.
Quote from: only me on February 01, 2015, 09:20:38 pmI think you'll find that the fast food cafe/shop on Bridge Street put out planters, tables and chairs without approval from WBC. The council officers went round to get them to remove them (which they did with the tables and chairs) but because the planters were so big and heavy the shop workers struggled to get them shifted.As for blocking the pavement, the Disability Discrimination Act should ensure the police would take action against offenders where wheelchair users can't get past but in truth it's very hit and miss whether police officers will enforce (it's more 'miss' than 'hit'). But it's only the police that can do something about it as it stands. Bringing in a blanket ban will cause as many problems as it resolves. Reading BC do have a blanket ban on a number of their roads, which prevents damage to grass verges and prevents footpaths getting blocked, but the roads where this restriction is in place are wide enough to allow on-street parking to take place instead. I don't think they have gone down the route of introducing this ban in their narrower residential streets.Was this another daft scheme dreamt up and supported by that idiot Pickles?
Quote from: Old Goat on February 04, 2015, 05:19:22 pmCould the Council get hold of a few willing wheelchair users, after all they are quite willing to use fifteen and a half year old girls to trap harassed shop assistants into selling them fags!