Pub parking charges clog road with cars

Pub parking charges clog road with cars

Pub parking charges clog road with cars

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ANGRY neighbours have criticised a Canvey pub’s decision to charge customers to use its car park.

They say the move means many customers are now clogging up the streets around the King Canute, in Canvey Road, rather than paying to park.

Angry neighbours say customers are not only parking in nearby Edith Road, but are even using their driveways.

John Meekcoms, 66, has lived in Edith Road for 28 years, and said he has never seen so many parked cars there.

He added: “The main issue I have is the drivers insist on blocking the top end of the road, meaning people like me, who live further down, are sometimes unable to get to our homes.

“When the pub introduced parking charges, I didn’t really give it a lot of thought, but in the past few weeks, it has been getting more and more frustrating.

“At the weekend it is not as big a problem, but during the weekdays it can be a nightmare.

“Me and my fellow residents only hope the publicans are a bit more considerate in the future.”

The pub is charging customers £1 to park, but says they can claim it back when they buy something at the bar.

A spokesman for the pub said: “A pay and display system has been in operation at the King Canute for some time.

“This was introduced as a result of non-patrons using the car park and visiting the local shops, causing a problem for customers who wanted to visit the pub. All customers using the car park have the £1 fee deducted from their bar or food bills.”

County, borough and town councillor Ray Howard, said: “I’m concerned, as my constituents should not have to tolerate this sort of behaviour from motorists, just because the King Canute has imposed parking charges.

“The residents in Edith Road have a lot to contend with as it is. They certainly don’t deserve this.

“I will fight their cause and, if necessary, speak to the South Essex Parking Partnership to see if there is any chance to putting down yellow lines.”

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7:31am Mon 7 Apr 14

Royr says...

Many private car park charge non-patrons - The Monico, Knightswick to name two. Also many of the Supermarkets threaten to charge for long term parking - Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidel and others - and why not?
For once I think Ray has the right answer!
Many private car park charge non-patrons - The Monico, Knightswick to name two. Also many of the Supermarkets threaten to charge for long term parking - Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidel and others - and why not? For once I think Ray has the right answer! Royr
  • Score: 5

7:32am Mon 7 Apr 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

Sounds as if it's not the pub causing the problem at all.
Sounds as if it's not the pub causing the problem at all. Richy don't shine shoes no more
  • Score: 2

7:53am Mon 7 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

yes its not the pubs fault, they knew that others where using their carpark and not going in the pub thus taking up spaces for real customers, but £1 is hardly a big charge so just shows what tight a$$es some drivers are
yes its not the pubs fault, they knew that others where using their carpark and not going in the pub thus taking up spaces for real customers, but £1 is hardly a big charge so just shows what tight a$$es some drivers are DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 1

8:03am Mon 7 Apr 14

andy:) says...

Bit of a non story, pubs are entitled to do this, the fact ppl can have the money refunded does prove that most of the Parkers are not visiting the pub so this would be a general parking issues and of course people are free to park on streets although clearly not on people's driveways.
Bit of a non story, pubs are entitled to do this, the fact ppl can have the money refunded does prove that most of the Parkers are not visiting the pub so this would be a general parking issues and of course people are free to park on streets although clearly not on people's driveways. andy:)
  • Score: 7

8:33am Mon 7 Apr 14

ravnos says...

wasn't this the pub that was having problems with non patrons (school run mums/dads) using their car park...?
wasn't this the pub that was having problems with non patrons (school run mums/dads) using their car park...? ravnos
  • Score: -2

8:48am Mon 7 Apr 14

blackheart says...

Royr wrote:
Many private car park charge non-patrons - The Monico, Knightswick to name two. Also many of the Supermarkets threaten to charge for long term parking - Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidel and others - and why not?
For once I think Ray has the right answer!
Don't see how yellow lines will help, the drivers are still in their cars, only a complete tool would get a ticket while they are able to drive away.
[quote][p][bold]Royr[/bold] wrote: Many private car park charge non-patrons - The Monico, Knightswick to name two. Also many of the Supermarkets threaten to charge for long term parking - Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidel and others - and why not? For once I think Ray has the right answer![/p][/quote]Don't see how yellow lines will help, the drivers are still in their cars, only a complete tool would get a ticket while they are able to drive away. blackheart
  • Score: 0

9:27am Mon 7 Apr 14

Steve H says...

Nothing to do with pub customers, I imagine the cars blocking the road are the ones that used to block the pub car park
Nothing to do with pub customers, I imagine the cars blocking the road are the ones that used to block the pub car park Steve H
  • Score: -1

10:49am Mon 7 Apr 14

pendulum says...

"Angry neighbours say customers are not only parking in nearby Edith Road, but are even using their driveways." - Good! If you're unhappy that they are using your driveway then now you know how the pub feels! I can't believe someone could have the nerve to say the publican should be more "considerate" in future when all he has done is try to stop non-customers clogging his car park up! Outrageous!
"Angry neighbours say customers are not only parking in nearby Edith Road, but are even using their driveways." - Good! If you're unhappy that they are using your driveway then now you know how the pub feels! I can't believe someone could have the nerve to say the publican should be more "considerate" in future when all he has done is try to stop non-customers clogging his car park up! Outrageous! pendulum
  • Score: -9

11:08am Mon 7 Apr 14

_Lotus_ says...

The car park is supposed to be for patrons of the pub - they pay for parking and then claim it back when they go to the bar to buy something - personally, I do not see the problem here.

All those cars that are now clogging up the surrounding roads, they were the ones using the pub carpark and taking up space that was meant for customers. Sorry, but this is not the pub's problem, they are a business not a charity for crying out loud!
The car park is supposed to be for patrons of the pub - they pay for parking and then claim it back when they go to the bar to buy something - personally, I do not see the problem here. All those cars that are now clogging up the surrounding roads, they were the ones using the pub carpark and taking up space that was meant for customers. Sorry, but this is not the pub's problem, they are a business not a charity for crying out loud! _Lotus_
  • Score: 0

11:57am Mon 7 Apr 14

marshman says...

ravnos wrote:
wasn't this the pub that was having problems with non patrons (school run mums/dads) using their car park...?
No, I think you're thinking of the the Jellicoe up the other end of the Island. Canute's about a half mile away from the nearest school - that's too far for the little darlings to walk.
[quote][p][bold]ravnos[/bold] wrote: wasn't this the pub that was having problems with non patrons (school run mums/dads) using their car park...?[/p][/quote]No, I think you're thinking of the the Jellicoe up the other end of the Island. Canute's about a half mile away from the nearest school - that's too far for the little darlings to walk. marshman
  • Score: 2

12:29pm Mon 7 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

I think they are exaggerating....i mean come on cars blocking off the top end of the road.!! highly unlikely, maybe double parked where theres still plenty of room to drive through, just a bunch of complainers theres worse things to get worried about.
I think they are exaggerating....i mean come on cars blocking off the top end of the road.!! highly unlikely, maybe double parked where theres still plenty of room to drive through, just a bunch of complainers theres worse things to get worried about. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -5

1:20pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Sensible Man says...

Many motorists do seem to be selfish, inconsiderate, and / or lazy. Witness the bottleneck some cause at the turning into Rochford Square - all because they are too bone idle to walk a few metres to the proper car park.
Many motorists do seem to be selfish, inconsiderate, and / or lazy. Witness the bottleneck some cause at the turning into Rochford Square - all because they are too bone idle to walk a few metres to the proper car park. Sensible Man
  • Score: -4

3:05pm Mon 7 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

You can park where you like, if there are no restrictions, home owner doesn't like the cars, TOUGH T1TTIES
You can park where you like, if there are no restrictions, home owner doesn't like the cars, TOUGH T1TTIES carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -9

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