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Motorhome left parked on road

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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  • ArklightArklight Forumite
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    Is there a bit missing from this story? Why did the owner apologise for having a vehicle parked in their own space?

    Because they were worried it was an eyesore and hard to get round as it was using up the entire footprint of their parking space adjacent to me where it's tight to get out because of people parking opposite, not just the bit a car would. I did tell him it was all on his land and not to worry about it, but I was still glad when it went a couple of days later.
  • facadefacade Forumite
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    merrydance wrote: »
    We have one of these motorhomes parked on a corner in our close. Does not affect our parking as we have a drive and always use it. So many people have drives and choose to park on the street, it's a free world I suppose. But it's a nightmare as you cannot see what is coming round the corner, I have had a number of near-misses. Is it against the law - no. Would I do it - no.


    Something I have noticed, after someone pointed it out, that it is usually a motorhome parked on a bend- keep a look out now, you will see loads. ;)


    merrydance wrote: »
    When they use it (once or twice a year) they put traffic cones in the space, I'm not sure if that is legal?


    Joey used to do that on Bread- who remembers that?
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science ;))
  • ErgatesErgates Forumite
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    What's wrong about parking a motor vehicle on a road?

    Because it's inconsiderate to your neighbours.
  • facadefacade Forumite
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    My question is what if you park the otherside of the road, which blocks traffic coming thru - who is in the wrong - or is it down to who parks on what side first?


    If one side is a solid line of parked cars, and one odd vehicle is on the other side, it will be the odd one done for obstructing the traffic.


    Saw a case once, could be on Pepipoo, someone parked on a completely empty street, and when he came back all the other side was solid with parked cars, and his was in the middle of being lifted for obstructing the traffic, despite protestations that the road was completely empty when he parked.
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science ;))
  • Shaun_of_the_DeadShaun_of_the_Dead Forumite
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    Ergates wrote: »
    Because it's inconsiderate to your neighbours.

    But the op parks on the road too.
  • Skiddaw1Skiddaw1 Forumite
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    But the op parks on the road too.


    Yes, but there's a difference to my mind.


    We previously lived in a very similar road (Victorian terraced houses on one side and a park on the other). Road was narrow. For many years, our side of the road was permit (residents only) parking whilst the park side was a free-for-all and my, how it was abused. We had commercial vehicles as well as motor homes, cars from other areas, abandoned cars, cars for sale, etc. It was intensely irritating as not only did people using the park spill onto our side of the road due to the lack of space on the park side, the vehicles parked on the park side were often large and/or badly parked so road users veered onto our side of the road to avoid them (we lost three wing mirrors whilst we lived there and two neighbours had their cars written off). I can really understand the OP's frustration (especially as it sounds as though the motor home may not belong to someone living in the road).


    Eventually the LA, under pressure from us residents, created permit parking/limited time parking on the park side of the road too (which more or less resolved the problem).


    OP- don't suppose you and the neighbours could form a phalanx and get your local councillors/MP involved?
  • AdrianCAdrianC Forumite
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    Skiddaw1 wrote: »
    Yes, but there's a difference to my mind.
    The only difference is "I don't like it."
    We previously lived in a very similar road (Victorian terraced houses on one side and a park on the other). Road was narrow. For many years, our side of the road was permit (residents only) parking whilst the park side was a free-for-all and my, how it was abused. We had commercial vehicles as well as motor homes, cars from other areas, abandoned cars, cars for sale, etc. It was intensely irritating as not only did people using the park spill onto our side of the road due to the lack of space on the park side, the vehicles parked on the park side were often large and/or badly parked so road users veered onto our side of the road to avoid them (we lost three wing mirrors whilst we lived there and two neighbours had their cars written off). I can really understand the OP's frustration (especially as it sounds as though the motor home may not belong to someone living in the road).

    Eventually the LA, under pressure from us residents, created permit parking/limited time parking on the park side of the road too (which more or less resolved the problem).
    Yep, that's about the only solution - resident parking permits. Which cost money, and bring the risk of a ticket.

    Be careful what you wish for - you might get it.
  • Shaun_of_the_DeadShaun_of_the_Dead Forumite
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    Skiddaw1 wrote: »
    Yes, but there's a difference to my mind.


    We previously lived in a very similar road (Victorian terraced houses on one side and a park on the other). Road was narrow. For many years, our side of the road was permit (residents only) parking whilst the park side was a free-for-all and my, how it was abused. We had commercial vehicles as well as motor homes, cars from other areas, abandoned cars, cars for sale, etc. It was intensely irritating as not only did people using the park spill onto our side of the road due to the lack of space on the park side, the vehicles parked on the park side were often large and/or badly parked so road users veered onto our side of the road to avoid them (we lost three wing mirrors whilst we lived there and two neighbours had their cars written off). I can really understand the OP's frustration (especially as it sounds as though the motor home may not belong to someone living in the road).


    Eventually the LA, under pressure from us residents, created permit parking/limited time parking on the park side of the road too (which more or less resolved the problem).


    OP- don't suppose you and the neighbours could form a phalanx and get your local councillors/MP involved?

    And if it's taxed and insured why does it matter where they live?
  • ScrapitScrapit Forumite
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    Is it nimbyism if they are saying not in front of my house? Not a great acronym.;)
  • YimkinYimkin Forumite
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    As a student I owned an old heap (taxed and mot’d) whilst living in a reasonably ‘posh’ street. Every time I went home for holidays (by train), a neighbour would ring the police and report the car as abandoned. She was eventually told to stop by the police (for the precise reason the car was road legal, taxed, mot’d and insured) and informed even if I lived at the other side of the country permanently it was still legal.

    Got home after this and the screaming harridan started yelling at me about how I was ‘reducing the property prices’, eventually had to report her for harassment after she started to vandalise the car.
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