Parking ticket sours charity support

I JUST thought I would warn other readers of the eagerness of our parking attendants in Kidderminster.

My wife and I were taking various items to Scope this morning and then visited the British Heart Foundation furniture shop to make arrangements for them to come and pick up some furniture.

We are emigrating to the USA in a week’s time and have taken many items to Scope and other charity shops.

When we left the BHF shop, we found a parking attendant putting a ticket on our car and despite telling him we had been taking items to Scope and making arrangements with BHF he insisted that we had not been loading or unloading in the 10 minutes he had been stood by our car.

The penalty ticket says we were parked in a loading bay without loading. He refused to go and check with the Scope manager and accused me of a public order offence when I called him a ‘jobsworth.’ I have sent a cheque to Wyre Forest District Council with a protest but I expect them to ignore it and cash my cheque.

PETER SUMMERS Kidderminster

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7:40pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Frank Owen says...

So....he did his job....observed your vehicle for 10 mins during which time you were neither loading nor unloading.

Then, for doing his job, you verbally abused him.

I'm no friend of parking wardens, but i don't see that he has done an awful lot wrong here?

Nothing stopping you from finishing your delivery to Scope, parking your vehicle legally and then returning to the BHF? Or using the telephone to arrange collection?
So....he did his job....observed your vehicle for 10 mins during which time you were neither loading nor unloading. Then, for doing his job, you verbally abused him. I'm no friend of parking wardens, but i don't see that he has done an awful lot wrong here? Nothing stopping you from finishing your delivery to Scope, parking your vehicle legally and then returning to the BHF? Or using the telephone to arrange collection? Frank Owen

5:57pm Wed 28 Nov 12

tazzzz says...

Shame they can't hang around george street/station hill junction they would make a fortune from there with people parkin on double yellow lines and obstructing the junction to go in to tescos
Shame they can't hang around george street/station hill junction they would make a fortune from there with people parkin on double yellow lines and obstructing the junction to go in to tescos tazzzz

1:35pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Respectable says...

Your emigrating and still paid....??

I'm afraid I would have sent a cheque in with the date or signature missing... By the time it had have been returned you'd have been State-side...

Agree with "Frank Owen" though... Shouldn't verbally abuse people for doing their job.
Your emigrating and still paid....?? I'm afraid I would have sent a cheque in with the date or signature missing... By the time it had have been returned you'd have been State-side... Agree with "Frank Owen" though... Shouldn't verbally abuse people for doing their job. Respectable

5:06pm Thu 29 Nov 12

stour67 says...

Shame they don't stand outside the schools they earn the annual wage.
Shame they don't stand outside the schools they earn the annual wage. stour67

8:09pm Thu 29 Nov 12

emjaypee says...

Parking outside schools does not mean you are breaking the law. You will only be booked if you park on double yellow lines or within the zigzag school keep clear zone.
But agree school parking is a nuisance.
Parking outside schools does not mean you are breaking the law. You will only be booked if you park on double yellow lines or within the zigzag school keep clear zone. But agree school parking is a nuisance. emjaypee

7:23am Fri 30 Nov 12

oldmanbewdley says...

You'll get nowhere abusing people doing their jobs. Looks like the warden was generous by giving you 10 minutes in the first place. Perhaps the USA is a good place for you to go then as if you leave your car parked in a loading zone it would be towed away and abusing public servants will get you fines and or arrested!!
You'll get nowhere abusing people doing their jobs. Looks like the warden was generous by giving you 10 minutes in the first place. Perhaps the USA is a good place for you to go then as if you leave your car parked in a loading zone it would be towed away and abusing public servants will get you fines and or arrested!! oldmanbewdley

3:33pm Thu 6 Dec 12

manifeellikeawoman says...

Good Lord! What's the matter with everyone? Being called a jobsworth hardley constitutes "verbal abuse", think some people are a tad oversensitive.
Good Lord! What's the matter with everyone? Being called a jobsworth hardley constitutes "verbal abuse", think some people are a tad oversensitive. manifeellikeawoman

7:23pm Fri 7 Dec 12

oldmanbewdley says...

I feel we're only hearing half the story here. I'm no warden hugger but these guys put up with some horrible abuse! I wonder what else this guy said to the warden as well as "jobsworth"
I feel we're only hearing half the story here. I'm no warden hugger but these guys put up with some horrible abuse! I wonder what else this guy said to the warden as well as "jobsworth" oldmanbewdley

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