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Motorhome left parked on road

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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  • attila_attila_ Forumite
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    Still amazes me how people seem to think they have some sort of privileged right for the piece of public highway outside their home. Its public, paid for by public funds for the upkeep.

    I didn’t like it when I lived in a terrace so we moved and paid more. If you can’t or won’t accept moving to a property without public parking outside of it then shut up.
  • ScrapitScrapit Forumite
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    Yimkin wrote: »
    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.
    The worst kind of person
  • DoaMDoaM Forumite
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    Scrapit wrote: »
    The worst kind of person

    Who is ... the poster or the "harridan"?
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    edited 28 January at 11:06PM
    OP I recently contacted via email my local PCSO office with concerns I had about a car.

    The rear bumper was crumpled and it had the potential to really shred if it went into someone or another car.

    It had also been parked outside a neighbour's house for weeks, that neighbour doesn't drive.

    The replied a few weeks later saying car safe, legally parked, but they have been asked to move on anyway, which they did.
  • ErgatesErgates Forumite
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    But the op parks on the road too.

    The OP doesn't park a whacking great campervan on a street where there are limit parking spaces available to residents.

    Everyone may be legally allowed to use up as much of the limited common resource as they like, but that doesn't stop it being inconsiderate.
  • MercdriverMercdriver 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?

    In the street where I used to live, people got fed up with people parking and going to the station workplace etc,. So a permit parking scheme was brought in. "Great" you might think. Except the rules for the permit parking meant that you could only get a parking permit if your car was registered to the home address.

    Got a leased car? Tough, you can't park it remotely close to your house because all the streets have permit parking. People in the area have petitioned the local authority about this issue for 14 years. The rules haven't changed.

    It all sounds so simple until you hand it to local bureaucracy.
  • Shaun_of_the_DeadShaun_of_the_Dead Forumite
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    Ergates wrote: »
    The OP doesn't park a whacking great campervan on a street where there are limit parking spaces available to residents.

    Everyone may be legally allowed to use up as much of the limited common resource as they like, but that doesn't stop it being inconsiderate.

    Whacking great campervan, I bet it's no bigger than your average van.
  • Skiddaw1Skiddaw1 Forumite
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    Mercdriver wrote: »
    In the street where I used to live, people got fed up with people parking and going to the station workplace etc,. So a permit parking scheme was brought in. "Great" you might think. Except the rules for the permit parking meant that you could only get a parking permit if your car was registered to the home address.

    Got a leased car? Tough, you can't park it remotely close to your house because all the streets have permit parking. People in the area have petitioned the local authority about this issue for 14 years. The rules haven't changed.

    It all sounds so simple until you hand it to local bureaucracy.


    Have to say that despite the drawbacks of permit parking the benefits far outweighed the evils where we lived previously and everyone in the street welcomed it. Incidentally, it wasn't about us being a bunch of nobs who didn't like anyone else parking on the street. The point was that the road was a haven for abandoned/untaxed cars, commercial vehicles, etc, thus preventing people who wanted to use the park opposite from parking (resulting in a significant knock-on effect on the residents in the road- all too literally on many occasions). As has been said, to my mind it all comes down to having a bit of consideration and empathy.



    Anyway, I rest my case. I was just saying that having been in a similar position I can understand why the OP was annoyed about the camper-van.
  • AdrianCAdrianC Forumite
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    Skiddaw1 wrote: »
    Have to say that despite the drawbacks of permit parking the benefits far outweighed the evils where we lived previously and everyone in the street welcomed it. Incidentally, it wasn't about us being a bunch of nobs who didn't like anyone else parking on the street. The point was that the road was a haven for abandoned/untaxed cars, commercial vehicles, etc, thus preventing people who wanted to use the park opposite from parking
    How did those park users get resident permits?
  • ScrapitScrapit Forumite
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    DoaM wrote: »
    Who is ... the poster or the "harridan"?
    I don't feel that is befitting of yimkim, even though I don't really know them.
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