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Old 30 December 2012, 17:55   #1
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A step too far ?

Just found this on our Facebook. Really ?

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Old 30 December 2012, 18:02   #2
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If they were taking the p1ss, then yeah, sure - book 'em Danno!

e.g. - delivery driver stopped in a chipper relying on the good name to keep the ticket filth away - Fail!
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If they were taking the p1ss, then yeah, sure - book 'em Danno!

e.g. - delivery driver stopped in a chipper relying on the good name to keep the ticket filth away - Fail!
Probably parked in Edinburgh!!

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Old 30 December 2012, 20:46   #4
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I followed this boat through southampton the other day.
Along millbrook bypass then down west quey...
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Old 31 December 2012, 03:15   #5
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At Littlehampton, when on a shout, the crew part their cars at the front of the station on a large piece of road/turning circle that only services the slip or the station. There is no obstruction of any kind, except to a bit of the public boat ramp (still leaving it partially operational), when cars are parked here and obviously do not interfere to the operation of the lifeboats.

A couple of years back, when on a shout, a warden decided to ticket all the cars of the lifeboat crew who were out saving someone's life. Crazy.

It looks like the issue was never resolved as now, when on a shout, it looks like the crew initially park as originally, but now they arrear to leave their keys on shore with someone who then reparks their cars in the car park behind the station - and presumably have to pay the pay and display.

It would be good to hear from someone on Littlehampton crew what words were said between rnli and council parking office.

The ironic bit about this is in Littlehampton, the only part of the town where parking restrictions seem to be actually enforced are in the car parks.
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Old 31 December 2012, 07:03   #6
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Ian - you could read that scenario either way. It sounds to me like a compromise has already been reached!

One possible timeline:

Busy RNLI station use public slip access when on shouts. Public complain to warden. Warden speaks to RNLI. RNLI say "Time is Lives". Warden says No Parking is Law and having had complaints (his job), tickets RNLI. RNLI suddenly more amenable to compromise, park in Car Park where a blind eye can be turned without public spotting it.

Just a thought...
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I attended the funeral of our local parking warden the other day, as they were lowering him into the grave we all heard this shouting and crying coming from the coffin, saying "Please please let me out I'm not dead" so the vicar shouts back "Sorry sir but its to late, the paper work has been filled in now".
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this shouting and crying coming from the coffin, saying "Please please let me out I'm not dead"
That's soooo unfair. I mean, he was definitely in "the box"
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Busy RNLI station use public slip access when on shouts. Public complain to warden. Warden speaks to RNLI. RNLI say "Time is Lives". Warden says No Parking is Law and having had complaints (his job), tickets RNLI. RNLI suddenly more amenable to compromise, park in Car Park where a blind eye can be turned without public spotting it.
Plenty of room for everyone. You could launch the Titanic down our slip its so wide. Even with cars parked in front of the RNLI shop, you can still easily launch. Just a jobs worth Arun District Council worker who would normally turn a blind eye when joe public parked in front of the big blue doors blocking the boats. It worked fine when the police enforced things, council just seem to have their own agenda.

When they get really angry, its not just tickets they issue to keep the road clear...
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