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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: craigvmax on March 29, 2013, 01:38:55 PM



Title: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: craigvmax on March 29, 2013, 01:38:55 PM
Got a ticket for parking over 2 bays, as you can see, it was causing quite a problem!

(http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q617/craigvmax/69882E41_zps2889ad8f.jpg)


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: tdres on March 29, 2013, 03:06:16 PM
For goodness' sake!!!!


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: craigvmax on March 29, 2013, 05:40:38 PM
Daft isn't it. I only did it because it was deserted and I'm sick of getting my doors dinked. Won't use it again with that car now.


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: Ratty on March 29, 2013, 09:12:29 PM
I wonder if it was the same traffic warden that gave the ticket to a coach dropping off infants at the school.

Utterly ridiculous.


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: craigvmax on March 30, 2013, 12:07:34 PM
Likely I would say, bit jobsworth isn't it 


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: Highways Contact on March 30, 2013, 03:32:56 PM
I have a contact at the Surrey Advertiser. Might make a good story. 


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: Cuboid on March 30, 2013, 09:20:23 PM
That is absolutely appalling! Please contest this and don't let them get away with it. An utter disgrace to themselves.


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: BlueSky on March 30, 2013, 09:59:49 PM
No it's appalling people don't use the car park and the council pays a car park warden.

Please can someone me a council or surrey cc contact who is reasons able for this car park


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: craigvmax on March 30, 2013, 10:26:27 PM
I'd be interested to know what the revenue is from it in comparison to the cost of a warden.


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: Juninho on April 02, 2013, 10:19:02 AM
That is insane.

Glad you can see the funny side as I would be fuming !

Revenue we all know is minimal - but then they employ wardens regardless who tour the sites. 

I doubt the revenue is enough to cover the petrol used for the warden to get to our site forget the cost of the warden!!!

I don't know if its just internet rubbish but I read on a forum somewhere that a lot of wardens get bonuses for issuing tickets. Even if the tickets are then quashed on appeal ...


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: craigvmax on April 08, 2013, 01:12:31 PM
dust having settled somewhat, despite the ludicrousness (is that a word!?) of it, I bet I still couldnt get off this as I am technically guilty.


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: Shamwari on April 08, 2013, 07:16:49 PM
Just a thought ... is there a sign saying that you have to park in the marked bays?  Bit of a long shot but signage is often a problem.  Also, it is up to the Council to prove that you were in the wrong so it might be worth asking what evidence they have i.e. photos or written statement from the warden.  Once you know that you can then decide whether you want to press further.

It is good that you have your own photo and that might be useful if you want to go down the apology/won't do it again/didn't think it would be an issue route.

You may end up paying in the end but sometimes it is satisfying to make them work a bit for the money!




Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: craigvmax on April 09, 2013, 09:47:18 AM
yup all good points, thank you, although I'm happy to admit I did it if asked.


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: Admin on April 09, 2013, 02:39:59 PM
It does seem a particularly narky example of officious enforcement!  My sympathies - especially as we want all good citizens to use the car park......


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: Portmeirion on April 09, 2013, 09:32:06 PM
Please can someone tell me when the pedestrian link will be open, as I for one will use?

Ps. It's easy to park in the correct spaces, Craig.  Do they (the council) have CCTV on site?


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: craigvmax on April 09, 2013, 10:04:06 PM
Z cars, when I need lessons on driving or parking, rest assured. You'll be the last person I ask.


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: Admin on April 10, 2013, 11:22:43 AM
Quote from: Z cars on April 09, 2013, 09:32:06 PM
Please can someone tell me when the pedestrian link will be open, as I for one will use?


This is stuck in the council's Legal dept as I understand it.  The problem seems to be making an access door in the wall from the car park to the new proposed path.  My understanding of the legal or regulatory niceties is imperfect, but it seems that the Elmbridge (Conservative) administration, or officials (perhaps with a longer term concealed aim of selling the car park or developing part of it?) may be reluctant to agree to an access that might entail some rights in the future that would affect alternative prospects for the car park.  

However, at present I gather that we are giving them the benefit of the doubt in the expectation that this is just delay and inertia in Legal Dept and nothing more sinister.  It is clear that the overwhelming public desire is to get the path from the car park through.  It would be extraordinarily undemocratic for the diehards in the council to block this.

I don't know who owns the wall.

PS: edit: I forgot to add that apparently the access from the car park would require an extension of pavement outwards into the car park and a barrier, for health and safety reasons (and stopping kids on scooters charging out into the car park from a blind wall)


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: craigvmax on April 10, 2013, 12:03:08 PM
I've written to the council offering to donate the money to the church via this if the fine is quashed, lets see..

https://www.justgiving.com/james-jamie-jamma-williams



Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: Juninho on April 22, 2013, 11:34:05 AM
Unlikely they will do anything but fingers crossed they do.


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: craigvmax on April 22, 2013, 02:50:47 PM
saw you'd donated, very kind mate


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: craigvmax on May 03, 2013, 08:45:06 AM
so the council kindly wrote back, wont cancel ticket or let me donate the money to charity, what I expected really.


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: mg on May 06, 2013, 09:05:03 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm no surprise there then craigvmax


Title: Re: Glad I used Ashley Road
Post by: craigvmax on May 07, 2013, 11:24:46 AM
correct, never mind!


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