Vandals paint over double yellow lines on Canvey

Vandals paint over double yellow lines on Canvey

Vandals paint over double yellow lines on Canvey

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VANDALS have illegally painted over double yellow lines, leaving red-faced council bosses to pick up the repair bill.

They have smeared black paint over the restrictions in Grasmere Road, Canvey, turning the small cul-de-sac into a parking free-for-all.

As a result, motorists are parking their cars on the corner of the road end to access a nearby shopping parade, making it difficult for residents to safely get out of their turning into Long Road.

Stan Weeden, 68, said the road is fast becoming an accident blackspot, as he has had several near misses already.

He said: “I just came out one morning and obviously someone had taken it into their own hands to paint over the yellow lines with black paint overnight.

“I couldn’t believe it. It’s ridiculous, not to mention completely illegal.

“The problem is when someone parks on the corner where the yellow lines were, you quite simply cannot see up the road at all.

“It’s so dangerous. You’re basically taking your life into your hands when you pull out, because you can’t see if anything’s coming.”

Painting over the lines is an offence and those responsible could face enforcement action if they are tracked down.

Mr Weeden reported the damage to MP Rebecca Harris in October, and she passed on the matter to the South Essex Parking Partnership.

However, nothing has been done to restore them to their original colour.

A spokesman for Chelmsford City Council, which looks after parking enforcement for the south of the county, said: “We had not been made aware of this matter.

“As we now have the details of this issue, it will be investigated further.”

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6:27pm Tue 28 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.
and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 34

7:12pm Tue 28 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Oh Diddums crime of the century, GET A LIFE
Oh Diddums crime of the century, GET A LIFE You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -18

7:20pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Steve H says...

Someone somewhere has got a wicked sense of humour...well done whoever you are!!
Someone somewhere has got a wicked sense of humour...well done whoever you are!! Steve H
  • Score: 8

7:52pm Tue 28 Jan 14

I See It All says...

Missing Lines - report it to your MP. Why?

The chance of 'Bandwagon Becca' doing anything is about the same as the Evening Echo, which must have been Stans second call
Missing Lines - report it to your MP. Why? The chance of 'Bandwagon Becca' doing anything is about the same as the Evening Echo, which must have been Stans second call I See It All
  • Score: 8

8:37pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Crazy_Rider says...

There doing people a favour. Now technically they can't get a parking ticket because the yellow lines are not clearly visible.
There doing people a favour. Now technically they can't get a parking ticket because the yellow lines are not clearly visible. Crazy_Rider
  • Score: 13

9:01pm Tue 28 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Crazy_Rider wrote:
There doing people a favour. Now technically they can't get a parking ticket because the yellow lines are not clearly visible.
But the van driver didn't get it did he, he is the wrong side of the lines..Doh.

But they look like single yellows to me and not double yellows.
[quote][p][bold]Crazy_Rider[/bold] wrote: There doing people a favour. Now technically they can't get a parking ticket because the yellow lines are not clearly visible.[/p][/quote]But the van driver didn't get it did he, he is the wrong side of the lines..Doh. But they look like single yellows to me and not double yellows. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 6

9:07pm Tue 28 Jan 14

the25man says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.
Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.[/p][/quote]Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement the25man
  • Score: 4

10:00pm Tue 28 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

the25man wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.
Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement
Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on,

"Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example."
[quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.[/p][/quote]Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement[/p][/quote]Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on, "Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example." DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 4

10:05pm Tue 28 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

and this from 'ask the police'

"

Local authorities (in England) can make an order prohibiting parking on the pavement. If this is the case, then there will be signs which clearly point out on a particular road where parking on the pavement is specifically prohibited. The penalty for contravening this will be a fixed penalty notice.

Otherwise, parking a vehicle on the pavement could lead to an offence of obstruction being committed. This could result in a fixed penalty notice being issued to offending vehicles. It can also cause danger/nuisance for pedestrians and wheelchairs users."

and that van looks like it is causing an obstruction by taking 80% of the pavement..which in turn could result in a fixed penalty, so back to Square 1.
and this from 'ask the police' " Local authorities (in England) can make an order prohibiting parking on the pavement. If this is the case, then there will be signs which clearly point out on a particular road where parking on the pavement is specifically prohibited. The penalty for contravening this will be a fixed penalty notice. Otherwise, parking a vehicle on the pavement could lead to an offence of obstruction being committed. This could result in a fixed penalty notice being issued to offending vehicles. It can also cause danger/nuisance for pedestrians and wheelchairs users." and that van looks like it is causing an obstruction by taking 80% of the pavement..which in turn could result in a fixed penalty, so back to Square 1. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 4

10:13pm Tue 28 Jan 14

the25man says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
the25man wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.
Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement
Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on,

"Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example."
Thanks the reason I know this is because there is a road near me that has no yellow lines and vehicles park fully on the pavement as its not wide enough for cars to park opposite each other and some cars park so close to front garden walls you have to push the wing mirrors out of the way to get past
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.[/p][/quote]Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement[/p][/quote]Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on, "Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example."[/p][/quote]Thanks the reason I know this is because there is a road near me that has no yellow lines and vehicles park fully on the pavement as its not wide enough for cars to park opposite each other and some cars park so close to front garden walls you have to push the wing mirrors out of the way to get past the25man
  • Score: 4

10:35pm Tue 28 Jan 14

emcee says...

Another famous "point at the offending object" photo. Don't you just love the cheeseyness of your local rag. Someone should start an Echo photo gallery website.
Another famous "point at the offending object" photo. Don't you just love the cheeseyness of your local rag. Someone should start an Echo photo gallery website. emcee
  • Score: 9

10:37pm Tue 28 Jan 14

ThisYear says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
the25man wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.
Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement
Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on,

"Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example."
You were wrong just accept it..
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.[/p][/quote]Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement[/p][/quote]Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on, "Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example."[/p][/quote]You were wrong just accept it.. ThisYear
  • Score: -1

11:12pm Tue 28 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

GET A FiCKING LIFE
GET A FiCKING LIFE You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -5

6:03am Wed 29 Jan 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.
You must be looking at that all wrong, no vans or cars drive on the pavement, only cyclists do that.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.[/p][/quote]You must be looking at that all wrong, no vans or cars drive on the pavement, only cyclists do that. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 3

7:27am Wed 29 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

ThisYear wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
the25man wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.
Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement
Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on,

"Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example."
You were wrong just accept it..
no i wasn't...read up on it i did, if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty, and from what i can see the Van could get a ticket, if theres enough room for people/prams/motobil
ity scooters then its not an obstruction,so leaving approx 12 inches of pathway its bookable..its all down to the local authority at the time, so just accept that.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.[/p][/quote]Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement[/p][/quote]Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on, "Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example."[/p][/quote]You were wrong just accept it..[/p][/quote]no i wasn't...read up on it i did, if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty, and from what i can see the Van could get a ticket, if theres enough room for people/prams/motobil ity scooters then its not an obstruction,so leaving approx 12 inches of pathway its bookable..its all down to the local authority at the time, so just accept that. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 6

7:34am Wed 29 Jan 14

ShipShape says...

I have to say, Banksy seems to have lost his mojo.
I have to say, Banksy seems to have lost his mojo. ShipShape
  • Score: 13

9:17am Wed 29 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

that's one of the most amusing 'acts of vandalism' i have ever seen...... if only your average yob was as creative instead of smashing up bus shelters or breaking car wing mirrors, etc.......
that's one of the most amusing 'acts of vandalism' i have ever seen...... if only your average yob was as creative instead of smashing up bus shelters or breaking car wing mirrors, etc....... pembury53
  • Score: 9

9:41am Wed 29 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Why are Council Bosses supposedly left ‘red faced’ over this action by vandals? Is Newsquest implying that they have made an embarrassing mistake for which they are now cringing in shame? Just where are they supposed to have failed in this instance?

Are they left facing the bill? Of course not - and let’s not believe for one second that their take home pay will be affected one iota. Society at large will foot the bill as the cost will be met from Council Tax funds.

What a pathetic puerile schoolboy mentality is demonstrated by the scribe who concocted this item. Totally rubbish journalism!

And why I venture to ask did anyone think that this was a matter for addressing to the local parliamentarian in the first instance? Rebecca Harris should have given him short thrift and told him to behave himself, stop trying to stir things up and report the matter properly to the council.

The time to approach her would be some 12 months or so later when absolutely nothing had been done. She is his MP, not his PA!

Grrrr!
Why are Council Bosses supposedly left ‘red faced’ over this action by vandals? Is Newsquest implying that they have made an embarrassing mistake for which they are now cringing in shame? Just where are they supposed to have failed in this instance? Are they left facing the bill? Of course not - and let’s not believe for one second that their take home pay will be affected one iota. Society at large will foot the bill as the cost will be met from Council Tax funds. What a pathetic puerile schoolboy mentality is demonstrated by the scribe who concocted this item. Totally rubbish journalism! And why I venture to ask did anyone think that this was a matter for addressing to the local parliamentarian in the first instance? Rebecca Harris should have given him short thrift and told him to behave himself, stop trying to stir things up and report the matter properly to the council. The time to approach her would be some 12 months or so later when absolutely nothing had been done. She is his MP, not his PA! Grrrr! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 7

9:43am Wed 29 Jan 14

InTheKnowOk says...

Sounds like someone got another parking ticket and decided to wage war on the yellow lines lol
Sounds like someone got another parking ticket and decided to wage war on the yellow lines lol InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 5

10:02am Wed 29 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

OMPITA wrote:
Why are Council Bosses supposedly left ‘red faced’ over this action by vandals? Is Newsquest implying that they have made an embarrassing mistake for which they are now cringing in shame? Just where are they supposed to have failed in this instance? Are they left facing the bill? Of course not - and let’s not believe for one second that their take home pay will be affected one iota. Society at large will foot the bill as the cost will be met from Council Tax funds. What a pathetic puerile schoolboy mentality is demonstrated by the scribe who concocted this item. Totally rubbish journalism! And why I venture to ask did anyone think that this was a matter for addressing to the local parliamentarian in the first instance? Rebecca Harris should have given him short thrift and told him to behave himself, stop trying to stir things up and report the matter properly to the council. The time to approach her would be some 12 months or so later when absolutely nothing had been done. She is his MP, not his PA! Grrrr!
quite correct...... the idea that 'council bosses' could care less, let alone be embarrassed by something so trivial, that thay are in no way resposible for, does beggar belief.......
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: Why are Council Bosses supposedly left ‘red faced’ over this action by vandals? Is Newsquest implying that they have made an embarrassing mistake for which they are now cringing in shame? Just where are they supposed to have failed in this instance? Are they left facing the bill? Of course not - and let’s not believe for one second that their take home pay will be affected one iota. Society at large will foot the bill as the cost will be met from Council Tax funds. What a pathetic puerile schoolboy mentality is demonstrated by the scribe who concocted this item. Totally rubbish journalism! And why I venture to ask did anyone think that this was a matter for addressing to the local parliamentarian in the first instance? Rebecca Harris should have given him short thrift and told him to behave himself, stop trying to stir things up and report the matter properly to the council. The time to approach her would be some 12 months or so later when absolutely nothing had been done. She is his MP, not his PA! Grrrr![/p][/quote]quite correct...... the idea that 'council bosses' could care less, let alone be embarrassed by something so trivial, that thay are in no way resposible for, does beggar belief....... pembury53
  • Score: 6

3:30pm Wed 29 Jan 14

robb789 says...

Maybe they were stolen
Maybe they were stolen robb789
  • Score: 3

6:13pm Wed 29 Jan 14

ThisYear says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
the25man wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.
Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement
Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on,

"Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example."
You were wrong just accept it..
no i wasn't...read up on it i did, if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty, and from what i can see the Van could get a ticket, if theres enough room for people/prams/motobil

ity scooters then its not an obstruction,so leaving approx 12 inches of pathway its bookable..its all down to the local authority at the time, so just accept that.
The operative words being IF AND CAN ( "if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty"

You were wrong when you first posted..and only became informed when you read up on it..
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.[/p][/quote]Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement[/p][/quote]Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on, "Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example."[/p][/quote]You were wrong just accept it..[/p][/quote]no i wasn't...read up on it i did, if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty, and from what i can see the Van could get a ticket, if theres enough room for people/prams/motobil ity scooters then its not an obstruction,so leaving approx 12 inches of pathway its bookable..its all down to the local authority at the time, so just accept that.[/p][/quote]The operative words being IF AND CAN ( "if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty" You were wrong when you first posted..and only became informed when you read up on it.. ThisYear
  • Score: 1

6:31pm Wed 29 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Who Cares...........
Who Cares........... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: -5

7:21pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
Who Cares...........
Only the above. Small lives!
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: Who Cares...........[/p][/quote]Only the above. Small lives! Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: -5

12:07pm Thu 30 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

ThisYear wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
the25man wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.
Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement
Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on,

"Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example."
You were wrong just accept it..
no i wasn't...read up on it i did, if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty, and from what i can see the Van could get a ticket, if theres enough room for people/prams/motobil


ity scooters then its not an obstruction,so leaving approx 12 inches of pathway its bookable..its all down to the local authority at the time, so just accept that.
The operative words being IF AND CAN ( "if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty"

You were wrong when you first posted..and only became informed when you read up on it..
Not quite...i said in the first post that van should have got a ticket....and it was cemented after i researched it a little when someone pointed out you can pavement park..then i found out regarding getting a penalty 'if causing an obstruction'...and it is causing an obstruction very clearly in the photo(Exhibit 1), hence my very first comment on the matter which i still stand by,..and further more there is only 1 yellow line(as per photographic evidence Exhibit 1) and not a Double as the headline says, i rest my case M'lud.

Case dismissed you are free to go.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.[/p][/quote]Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement[/p][/quote]Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on, "Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example."[/p][/quote]You were wrong just accept it..[/p][/quote]no i wasn't...read up on it i did, if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty, and from what i can see the Van could get a ticket, if theres enough room for people/prams/motobil ity scooters then its not an obstruction,so leaving approx 12 inches of pathway its bookable..its all down to the local authority at the time, so just accept that.[/p][/quote]The operative words being IF AND CAN ( "if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty" You were wrong when you first posted..and only became informed when you read up on it..[/p][/quote]Not quite...i said in the first post that van should have got a ticket....and it was cemented after i researched it a little when someone pointed out you can pavement park..then i found out regarding getting a penalty 'if causing an obstruction'...and it is causing an obstruction very clearly in the photo(Exhibit 1), hence my very first comment on the matter which i still stand by,..and further more there is only 1 yellow line(as per photographic evidence Exhibit 1) and not a Double as the headline says, i rest my case M'lud. Case dismissed you are free to go. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 0

9:42pm Sun 2 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
the25man wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.
Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement
Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on,

"Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example."
You were wrong just accept it..
no i wasn't...read up on it i did, if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty, and from what i can see the Van could get a ticket, if theres enough room for people/prams/motobil



ity scooters then its not an obstruction,so leaving approx 12 inches of pathway its bookable..its all down to the local authority at the time, so just accept that.
The operative words being IF AND CAN ( "if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty"

You were wrong when you first posted..and only became informed when you read up on it..
Not quite...i said in the first post that van should have got a ticket....and it was cemented after i researched it a little when someone pointed out you can pavement park..then i found out regarding getting a penalty 'if causing an obstruction'...and it is causing an obstruction very clearly in the photo(Exhibit 1), hence my very first comment on the matter which i still stand by,..and further more there is only 1 yellow line(as per photographic evidence Exhibit 1) and not a Double as the headline says, i rest my case M'lud.

Case dismissed you are free to go.
It is only your opinion it's causing an obstruction!

If it was it would of been ticketed..it wasn't..Ergo.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: and whats that van doing parked on the pavement..? That deserves a parking ticket well and truly.[/p][/quote]Don't you know wardens can only give tickets to vehicles parked on a pavement if there are yellow lines. .Also there is no overall law regarding parking on a pavement its upto local enforcement[/p][/quote]Very interesting, thanks,seems thats right, just had a brief read up on it, but its illegal to drive on the pavement and to park on you need to drive on, "Currently as the law stands, it is not illegal to park on pavements in areas that do not have pavement parking restriction signs erected by the local council. This of course excludes areas that are outlined in the Highway Code as being illegal such a double yellow lines or zigzag lines near a pedestrian crossing for example."[/p][/quote]You were wrong just accept it..[/p][/quote]no i wasn't...read up on it i did, if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty, and from what i can see the Van could get a ticket, if theres enough room for people/prams/motobil ity scooters then its not an obstruction,so leaving approx 12 inches of pathway its bookable..its all down to the local authority at the time, so just accept that.[/p][/quote]The operative words being IF AND CAN ( "if the vehicle is causing an obstruction it can get a penalty" You were wrong when you first posted..and only became informed when you read up on it..[/p][/quote]Not quite...i said in the first post that van should have got a ticket....and it was cemented after i researched it a little when someone pointed out you can pavement park..then i found out regarding getting a penalty 'if causing an obstruction'...and it is causing an obstruction very clearly in the photo(Exhibit 1), hence my very first comment on the matter which i still stand by,..and further more there is only 1 yellow line(as per photographic evidence Exhibit 1) and not a Double as the headline says, i rest my case M'lud. Case dismissed you are free to go.[/p][/quote]It is only your opinion it's causing an obstruction! If it was it would of been ticketed..it wasn't..Ergo. ThisYear
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