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    • 1postie
    • By 1postie 16th Feb 17, 11:48 AM
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    Parking on Double yellow lines Council wont act
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    • 16th Feb 17, 11:48 AM
    Parking on Double yellow lines Council wont act 16th Feb 17 at 11:48 AM
    I live next door to what was once a pub but is now disused, there are double yellow lines outside with at anytime blips and a local private hire firm park on these yellow lines whilst awaiting radio work.
    I have anywhere from 10 to 50 cars parking here in any day, not all at the same time but none the less 10 to 50. This area overlooks my kitchen, landing and bedroom windows and we feel we are being watched from which is quite clearly illegally parked vehicles.
    I have complained to the council and followed their protocol of complaints and the reply is that they will not repaint the worn lines nor will they renew the nearly illegible no parking sign as the unused pub may be built on in the future, they inform me that they have passed it to NSL to make random visits and who inform the council that they have never seen any vehicles parked here. I have sent in 20 pictures all date and time stamped in one day to evidence this. I have also complained to the council ombudsman who informs me he is satisfied with my response from the council. The fact remains that everyday we feel our privacy is invaded by illegally parked motorists. Our privacy is constantly being invaded and we are at a loss can anyone please help?
    Last edited by 1postie; 16-02-2017 at 12:10 PM.
    Tis better to be thought a fool and remain silent
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    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 16th Feb 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 11:53 AM
    You know what? I was going to give you really good effective advice......

    .......but then I got to the last couple or so lines and decided not to.
    Politics -
    from the words Poli, meaning many
    and tics meaning blood sucking parasites


    (thanks to Kinky Friedman (or Larry Hardman) for the quote}
    • 1postie
    • By 1postie 16th Feb 17, 12:11 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 12:11 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 12:11 PM
    You know what? I was going to give you really good effective advice......

    .......but then I got to the last couple or so lines and decided not to.
    Originally posted by martinthebandit
    I was just trying to point out that its not, but fair point Martin its worded more accurate now, any advice would be welcomed
    Tis better to be thought a fool and remain silent
    than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt
    • nicechap
    • By nicechap 16th Feb 17, 12:21 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 12:21 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 12:21 PM
    What does your local councillor say?
    Quote was right and saw into the future.
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 16th Feb 17, 12:22 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 12:22 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 12:22 PM
    You know what? I was going to give you really good effective advice......

    .......but then I got to the last couple or so lines and decided not to.
    Originally posted by martinthebandit
    Learning point: You should have quoted the text in question, because now he's changed it and we can only guess what was written.
    • 1postie
    • By 1postie 16th Feb 17, 1:02 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 1:02 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 1:02 PM
    I haven't approached a councillor as I am unsure which direction to take it
    Tis better to be thought a fool and remain silent
    than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 16th Feb 17, 1:41 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 1:41 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 1:41 PM
    Learning point: You should have quoted the text in question, because now he's changed it and we can only guess what was written.
    Originally posted by Johno100
    Actually the point has been learned (hopefully) so perhaps the OP will now get the help the want, rather than the help they possibly deserve.
    Politics -
    from the words Poli, meaning many
    and tics meaning blood sucking parasites


    (thanks to Kinky Friedman (or Larry Hardman) for the quote}
    • 1postie
    • By 1postie 16th Feb 17, 11:12 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 11:12 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 11:12 PM
    Has anyone got any advise please in this matter?
    Tis better to be thought a fool and remain silent
    than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt
    • Redx
    • By Redx 16th Feb 17, 11:22 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 11:22 PM
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    • 16th Feb 17, 11:22 PM
    Has anyone got any advise please in this matter?
    Originally posted by 1postie
    yes, join pepipoo forums using a gmail address and post your query in their council section, as this forum majors on private parking issues , not council issues
    Newbies !!
    Private Parking ticket? check the 2 sticky threads by coupon-mad and crabman in the Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking Board forum for the latest advice or maybe try pepipoo or C.A.G. or legal beagles forums if you need legal advice as well because this parking forum is not about debt collectors or legal matters per se
    • nicechap
    • By nicechap 17th Feb 17, 10:09 AM
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    I haven't approached a councillor as I am unsure which direction to take it
    Originally posted by 1postie
    If you don't know what you want, how can anyone offer to help?

    Your local councillor is your representative for local council matters (such as parking) and will know how the local processes work to achieve results (assuming they agree with you).
    Quote was right and saw into the future.
    • Bigphil1474
    • By Bigphil1474 17th Feb 17, 1:43 PM
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    Speak to your local councillor - if they are sympathetic, the local parking enforcement officers will be down there regularly until you are satisfied, and the lines will be shiny yellow in no time. Whenever a councillor requests a council department to jump, the usual response is 'how high', and rarely 'no chance'. If you can't get your local councillor on your side, then you may just have to put up with it.
    Good time to speak to your councillor is in the run up to elections i.e. up to May - where I live we have 3 councillors in each council ward, and one is basically up for re-election each year. Find out which one is due for re-election and ask them.
    • 1postie
    • By 1postie 15th Mar 17, 5:32 PM
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    I have been on to a local councilor and although nothing has actually changed she is at least attempting to make it happen
    Tis better to be thought a fool and remain silent
    than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 15th Mar 17, 5:42 PM
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    Another route is to find out who your community bobby is and have a chat with him/her. Don't rant, just explain the problem and how it affects you and other nearby residents. Get others to do the same and to contact your councillor if they are also concerned. It's better to have a number of separate complaints rather than one with a list of names on it.
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