Postbag: When will disabled parking bays be policed?

PUBLISHED: 13:29 17 February 2006 | UPDATED: 21:42 28 May 2010

ON Monday last week I drove to Whittlesey to visit a shop in High Causeway, and therefore hoped to park in one of the three disabled driver parking bays at the Buttercross. There is usually at least one bay taken up by someone using one of the adjacent ca

ON Monday last week I drove to Whittlesey to visit a shop in High Causeway, and therefore hoped to park in one of the three disabled driver parking bays at the Buttercross.

There is usually at least one bay taken up by someone using one of the adjacent cash points and, more recently, using the nearby cafe. On Monday morning, however, all three spaces were taken by vehicles, none of which displayed a blue badge, including a Securitas lorry which was waiting for the nearby building society to open at 9am (it being only 8.40am at the time).

I enquired in the cafe if either of the other two vehicles belonged to anyone in there and was assured they did not. I returned to my car and waited,. And behold! Two minutes later two young women who had been sitting in there ran from the cafe, leapt into their respective cars and drove quickly away.

This is not an isolated incident, and all I can say to the mindless people who see fit to park in disabled driver parking pays is that if they would like to use these bays perhaps they would also like the disability. They are more than welcome to mine.

When are we going to have effective policing of these bays in Whittlesey? We did have a very effective female traffic warden but, alas, she has now disappeared.

MRS C CARTER, Grounds Way, Coates


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