Traffic wardens get ticket-happy in Leigh after parking confusion causes chaos

Southend Standard: Wardens pounce on parking confusion Wardens pounce on parking confusion

TEMPORARY parking restrictions have caused chaos in part of Leigh, with more than ten motorists already being given parking tickets.

Work to remove old lines and paint new ones in Glendale Gardens was supposed to have been completed before Christmas, but was delayed until last week.

Two large yellow temporary signs were placed on the pavement at each end of the street last Wednesday and two more appeared between Leighville Grove and Southsea Avenue.

The signs explained no parking would be allowed on the road while the line work was carried out on Thursday and Friday.

However, not everyone got the message.

Jill Oliver, of Glendale Gardens, received a parking ticket at 9.25am on Friday, after not leaving her house since Wednesday because of a broken ankle.

She said: “We weren’t told about the changes.

“I’ve been parking outside my house without any problem for months.

“Nothing came through the door and any signs were clearly not visible enough. I’m going to complain.

“My husband lost his job this week and there’s noway I’m paying the fine.”

In September, parking regulations along the road changed from monthly alternating, to one fixed side, but the change cannot be enforced until the line work has been completed.

A separate series of A4-sized laminated signs dated December 17 were placed on lamp posts along the road informing residents of last week’s parking prohibition, but one business owner thought they did not go far enough.

Sean Hazell, of Amelie Handpainted Furniture, said: “I nearly got a ticket onThursday. I entered the road via Lymington Avenue and parked. There was no warning until I saw a traffic warden.”

“It’s caused chaos on the road – there was a long row of cars with tickets on Thursday.”

A council spokesman said: “While the temporary parking prohibition is in effect, four temporary no-parking signs are being displayed – these are in addition to the ten permanent signs the council is legally obliged to display.”

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8:10am Tue 14 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

suggest residents check those temporary signs...... make sure the council can count to 10
suggest residents check those temporary signs...... make sure the council can count to 10 pembury53
  • Score: 2

8:55am Tue 14 Jan 14

w-jback says...

Some of those cars deserve tickets just because they are so far from the kerb!
Some of those cars deserve tickets just because they are so far from the kerb! w-jback
  • Score: 26

9:32am Tue 14 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

I drove past the other day and the first thing that hit me was a BIG YELLOW SIGN regarding the parking restrictions and i don't even live there..!!!....but the road was full of parked cars, i guess like lemmings one parks then others follow, and i am surprised at the resident Jill Oliver not moving her vehicle i note a broken ankle would make things difficult but surely someone else could have done it, no one likes getting a ticket but the signs and warnings were in place but looks like ignored, you park wrong you get a ticket.
I drove past the other day and the first thing that hit me was a BIG YELLOW SIGN regarding the parking restrictions and i don't even live there..!!!....but the road was full of parked cars, i guess like lemmings one parks then others follow, and i am surprised at the resident Jill Oliver not moving her vehicle i note a broken ankle would make things difficult but surely someone else could have done it, no one likes getting a ticket but the signs and warnings were in place but looks like ignored, you park wrong you get a ticket. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 10

9:41am Tue 14 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

High time the introduced clamping and removal of these offending vehicles, the the message would sink, in to their soggy heads.
High time the introduced clamping and removal of these offending vehicles, the the message would sink, in to their soggy heads. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 1

9:43am Tue 14 Jan 14

Rochford Richard says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
I drove past the other day and the first thing that hit me was a BIG YELLOW SIGN regarding the parking restrictions and i don't even live there..!!!....but the road was full of parked cars, i guess like lemmings one parks then others follow, and i am surprised at the resident Jill Oliver not moving her vehicle i note a broken ankle would make things difficult but surely someone else could have done it, no one likes getting a ticket but the signs and warnings were in place but looks like ignored, you park wrong you get a ticket.
This is a very spurious comment.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: I drove past the other day and the first thing that hit me was a BIG YELLOW SIGN regarding the parking restrictions and i don't even live there..!!!....but the road was full of parked cars, i guess like lemmings one parks then others follow, and i am surprised at the resident Jill Oliver not moving her vehicle i note a broken ankle would make things difficult but surely someone else could have done it, no one likes getting a ticket but the signs and warnings were in place but looks like ignored, you park wrong you get a ticket.[/p][/quote]This is a very spurious comment. Rochford Richard
  • Score: -4

10:37am Tue 14 Jan 14

stopmoaning1 says...

“My husband lost his job this week and there’s noway I’m paying the fine.”

Not nice to hear that her husband lost his job, but that line won't work in an appeal.
“My husband lost his job this week and there’s noway I’m paying the fine.” Not nice to hear that her husband lost his job, but that line won't work in an appeal. stopmoaning1
  • Score: 6

10:41am Tue 14 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

stopmoaning1 wrote:
“My husband lost his job this week and there’s noway I’m paying the fine.”

Not nice to hear that her husband lost his job, but that line won't work in an appeal.
Then you wont be needing the car, got a bicycle?
[quote][p][bold]stopmoaning1[/bold] wrote: “My husband lost his job this week and there’s noway I’m paying the fine.” Not nice to hear that her husband lost his job, but that line won't work in an appeal.[/p][/quote]Then you wont be needing the car, got a bicycle? Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -1

10:47am Tue 14 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Bill of Rights 1688 - still law.

Grants of Fines, &c. before Conviction, &c.

And severall Grants and Promises made of Fines and Forfeitures before any Conviction or Judgement against the Persons upon whome the same were to be levyed. All which are utterly directly contrary to the knowne Lawes and Statutes and Freedome of this Realme.

This is the most parking-obsessed country in the world. Quite honestly, if you are not blocking somebody's entrance or causing any kind of an obstruction what the hell does it matter. We pay road tax so should be able to park where we like as long as we are not causing an obstruction or nuisance.

This country is full of busybodies hell bent on stopping people enjoying their freedoms.

They're called lefties.
Bill of Rights 1688 - still law. Grants of Fines, &c. before Conviction, &c. And severall Grants and Promises made of Fines and Forfeitures before any Conviction or Judgement against the Persons upon whome the same were to be levyed. All which are utterly directly contrary to the knowne Lawes and Statutes and Freedome of this Realme. This is the most parking-obsessed country in the world. Quite honestly, if you are not blocking somebody's entrance or causing any kind of an obstruction what the hell does it matter. We pay road tax so should be able to park where we like as long as we are not causing an obstruction or nuisance. This country is full of busybodies hell bent on stopping people enjoying their freedoms. They're called lefties. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -2

11:32am Tue 14 Jan 14

Lauqhlast. says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Bill of Rights 1688 - still law.

Grants of Fines, &c. before Conviction, &c.

And severall Grants and Promises made of Fines and Forfeitures before any Conviction or Judgement against the Persons upon whome the same were to be levyed. All which are utterly directly contrary to the knowne Lawes and Statutes and Freedome of this Realme.

This is the most parking-obsessed country in the world. Quite honestly, if you are not blocking somebody's entrance or causing any kind of an obstruction what the hell does it matter. We pay road tax so should be able to park where we like as long as we are not causing an obstruction or nuisance.

This country is full of busybodies hell bent on stopping people enjoying their freedoms.

They're called lefties.
Kim they are quite the opposite..
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Bill of Rights 1688 - still law. Grants of Fines, &c. before Conviction, &c. And severall Grants and Promises made of Fines and Forfeitures before any Conviction or Judgement against the Persons upon whome the same were to be levyed. All which are utterly directly contrary to the knowne Lawes and Statutes and Freedome of this Realme. This is the most parking-obsessed country in the world. Quite honestly, if you are not blocking somebody's entrance or causing any kind of an obstruction what the hell does it matter. We pay road tax so should be able to park where we like as long as we are not causing an obstruction or nuisance. This country is full of busybodies hell bent on stopping people enjoying their freedoms. They're called lefties.[/p][/quote]Kim they are quite the opposite.. Lauqhlast.
  • Score: 2

11:44am Tue 14 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Rochford Richard wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
I drove past the other day and the first thing that hit me was a BIG YELLOW SIGN regarding the parking restrictions and i don't even live there..!!!....but the road was full of parked cars, i guess like lemmings one parks then others follow, and i am surprised at the resident Jill Oliver not moving her vehicle i note a broken ankle would make things difficult but surely someone else could have done it, no one likes getting a ticket but the signs and warnings were in place but looks like ignored, you park wrong you get a ticket.
This is a very spurious comment.
Why..?

The sign-age is in place...i seen it, people choose to ignore and got tickets...so whats not real about it..?
[quote][p][bold]Rochford Richard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: I drove past the other day and the first thing that hit me was a BIG YELLOW SIGN regarding the parking restrictions and i don't even live there..!!!....but the road was full of parked cars, i guess like lemmings one parks then others follow, and i am surprised at the resident Jill Oliver not moving her vehicle i note a broken ankle would make things difficult but surely someone else could have done it, no one likes getting a ticket but the signs and warnings were in place but looks like ignored, you park wrong you get a ticket.[/p][/quote]This is a very spurious comment.[/p][/quote]Why..? The sign-age is in place...i seen it, people choose to ignore and got tickets...so whats not real about it..? DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 10

11:44am Tue 14 Jan 14

Nebs says...

Lauqhlast. wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Bill of Rights 1688 - still law.

Grants of Fines, &c. before Conviction, &c.

And severall Grants and Promises made of Fines and Forfeitures before any Conviction or Judgement against the Persons upon whome the same were to be levyed. All which are utterly directly contrary to the knowne Lawes and Statutes and Freedome of this Realme.

This is the most parking-obsessed country in the world. Quite honestly, if you are not blocking somebody's entrance or causing any kind of an obstruction what the hell does it matter. We pay road tax so should be able to park where we like as long as we are not causing an obstruction or nuisance.

This country is full of busybodies hell bent on stopping people enjoying their freedoms.

They're called lefties.
Kim they are quite the opposite..
Try having a week where people were allowed to park anywhere and see the mess it would cause. The rules are for the benefit of everyone.
[quote][p][bold]Lauqhlast.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Bill of Rights 1688 - still law. Grants of Fines, &c. before Conviction, &c. And severall Grants and Promises made of Fines and Forfeitures before any Conviction or Judgement against the Persons upon whome the same were to be levyed. All which are utterly directly contrary to the knowne Lawes and Statutes and Freedome of this Realme. This is the most parking-obsessed country in the world. Quite honestly, if you are not blocking somebody's entrance or causing any kind of an obstruction what the hell does it matter. We pay road tax so should be able to park where we like as long as we are not causing an obstruction or nuisance. This country is full of busybodies hell bent on stopping people enjoying their freedoms. They're called lefties.[/p][/quote]Kim they are quite the opposite..[/p][/quote]Try having a week where people were allowed to park anywhere and see the mess it would cause. The rules are for the benefit of everyone. Nebs
  • Score: 4

11:48am Tue 14 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

One vowel too many in the headline......
One vowel too many in the headline...... Howard Cháse
  • Score: -4

1:06pm Tue 14 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Bill of Rights 1688 - still law. Grants of Fines, &c. before Conviction, &c. And severall Grants and Promises made of Fines and Forfeitures before any Conviction or Judgement against the Persons upon whome the same were to be levyed. All which are utterly directly contrary to the knowne Lawes and Statutes and Freedome of this Realme. This is the most parking-obsessed country in the world. Quite honestly, if you are not blocking somebody's entrance or causing any kind of an obstruction what the hell does it matter. We pay road tax so should be able to park where we like as long as we are not causing an obstruction or nuisance. This country is full of busybodies hell bent on stopping people enjoying their freedoms. They're called lefties.
I thought southend / leigh councils were very much 'righties' ? some of the most fleeced motorists in the known universe reside in places like westminster, which again is slightly to the right of extreme right.....
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Bill of Rights 1688 - still law. Grants of Fines, &c. before Conviction, &c. And severall Grants and Promises made of Fines and Forfeitures before any Conviction or Judgement against the Persons upon whome the same were to be levyed. All which are utterly directly contrary to the knowne Lawes and Statutes and Freedome of this Realme. This is the most parking-obsessed country in the world. Quite honestly, if you are not blocking somebody's entrance or causing any kind of an obstruction what the hell does it matter. We pay road tax so should be able to park where we like as long as we are not causing an obstruction or nuisance. This country is full of busybodies hell bent on stopping people enjoying their freedoms. They're called lefties.[/p][/quote]I thought southend / leigh councils were very much 'righties' ? some of the most fleeced motorists in the known universe reside in places like westminster, which again is slightly to the right of extreme right..... pembury53
  • Score: 5

2:20pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Eric the Red says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Bill of Rights 1688 - still law.

Grants of Fines, &c. before Conviction, &c.

And severall Grants and Promises made of Fines and Forfeitures before any Conviction or Judgement against the Persons upon whome the same were to be levyed. All which are utterly directly contrary to the knowne Lawes and Statutes and Freedome of this Realme.

This is the most parking-obsessed country in the world. Quite honestly, if you are not blocking somebody's entrance or causing any kind of an obstruction what the hell does it matter. We pay road tax so should be able to park where we like as long as we are not causing an obstruction or nuisance.

This country is full of busybodies hell bent on stopping people enjoying their freedoms.

They're called lefties.
Ah - the old Road Tax Myth again.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Bill of Rights 1688 - still law. Grants of Fines, &c. before Conviction, &c. And severall Grants and Promises made of Fines and Forfeitures before any Conviction or Judgement against the Persons upon whome the same were to be levyed. All which are utterly directly contrary to the knowne Lawes and Statutes and Freedome of this Realme. This is the most parking-obsessed country in the world. Quite honestly, if you are not blocking somebody's entrance or causing any kind of an obstruction what the hell does it matter. We pay road tax so should be able to park where we like as long as we are not causing an obstruction or nuisance. This country is full of busybodies hell bent on stopping people enjoying their freedoms. They're called lefties.[/p][/quote]Ah - the old Road Tax Myth again. Eric the Red
  • Score: 6

2:51pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Lauqhlast. says...

Nebs wrote:
Lauqhlast. wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Bill of Rights 1688 - still law.

Grants of Fines, &c. before Conviction, &c.

And severall Grants and Promises made of Fines and Forfeitures before any Conviction or Judgement against the Persons upon whome the same were to be levyed. All which are utterly directly contrary to the knowne Lawes and Statutes and Freedome of this Realme.

This is the most parking-obsessed country in the world. Quite honestly, if you are not blocking somebody's entrance or causing any kind of an obstruction what the hell does it matter. We pay road tax so should be able to park where we like as long as we are not causing an obstruction or nuisance.

This country is full of busybodies hell bent on stopping people enjoying their freedoms.

They're called lefties.
Kim they are quite the opposite..
Try having a week where people were allowed to park anywhere and see the mess it would cause. The rules are for the benefit of everyone.
You have missed the point of my comment.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lauqhlast.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Bill of Rights 1688 - still law. Grants of Fines, &c. before Conviction, &c. And severall Grants and Promises made of Fines and Forfeitures before any Conviction or Judgement against the Persons upon whome the same were to be levyed. All which are utterly directly contrary to the knowne Lawes and Statutes and Freedome of this Realme. This is the most parking-obsessed country in the world. Quite honestly, if you are not blocking somebody's entrance or causing any kind of an obstruction what the hell does it matter. We pay road tax so should be able to park where we like as long as we are not causing an obstruction or nuisance. This country is full of busybodies hell bent on stopping people enjoying their freedoms. They're called lefties.[/p][/quote]Kim they are quite the opposite..[/p][/quote]Try having a week where people were allowed to park anywhere and see the mess it would cause. The rules are for the benefit of everyone.[/p][/quote]You have missed the point of my comment. Lauqhlast.
  • Score: 0

5:58pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Miss Southchurch says...

...But what a shame the Traffic Wardens had to get TICKEY happy! !Actually that has a better ring to it, sounds bit oriental...
...But what a shame the Traffic Wardens had to get TICKEY happy! !Actually that has a better ring to it, sounds bit oriental... Miss Southchurch
  • Score: 4

6:14pm Tue 14 Jan 14

niki-loo says...

those pesky traffic wardens......always doing what they are paid to do
those pesky traffic wardens......always doing what they are paid to do niki-loo
  • Score: 6

6:51pm Wed 15 Jan 14

jolllyboy says...

Notes should have been put through the doors of the roads, that is the most obvious thing to do in case people do not use their cars frequently. signs get moved and in any case roads are full of signs put on posts. Near Coombs corner they had one on a post for 18 months after the work had been done and residents are not allowed to touch them !
Notes should have been put through the doors of the roads, that is the most obvious thing to do in case people do not use their cars frequently. signs get moved and in any case roads are full of signs put on posts. Near Coombs corner they had one on a post for 18 months after the work had been done and residents are not allowed to touch them ! jolllyboy
  • Score: 1

9:32am Mon 20 Jan 14

Joliver73 says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
stopmoaning1 wrote:
“My husband lost his job this week and there’s noway I’m paying the fine.”

Not nice to hear that her husband lost his job, but that line won't work in an appeal.
Then you wont be needing the car, got a bicycle?
The car is mine for my job, my husband doesn't drive and, yes, he does cycle for transport.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stopmoaning1[/bold] wrote: “My husband lost his job this week and there’s noway I’m paying the fine.” Not nice to hear that her husband lost his job, but that line won't work in an appeal.[/p][/quote]Then you wont be needing the car, got a bicycle?[/p][/quote]The car is mine for my job, my husband doesn't drive and, yes, he does cycle for transport. Joliver73
  • Score: 0

9:36am Mon 20 Jan 14

Joliver73 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
I drove past the other day and the first thing that hit me was a BIG YELLOW SIGN regarding the parking restrictions and i don't even live there..!!!....but the road was full of parked cars, i guess like lemmings one parks then others follow, and i am surprised at the resident Jill Oliver not moving her vehicle i note a broken ankle would make things difficult but surely someone else could have done it, no one likes getting a ticket but the signs and warnings were in place but looks like ignored, you park wrong you get a ticket.
I agree in principle, but having a broken ankle I had not been out for weeks other than the weds eve on crutches just a few metres down the road where there were no signs, so I didn't ignore, I genuinely did not know! Even if I did, I am the only driver in my family and am not insured with a broken ankle.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: I drove past the other day and the first thing that hit me was a BIG YELLOW SIGN regarding the parking restrictions and i don't even live there..!!!....but the road was full of parked cars, i guess like lemmings one parks then others follow, and i am surprised at the resident Jill Oliver not moving her vehicle i note a broken ankle would make things difficult but surely someone else could have done it, no one likes getting a ticket but the signs and warnings were in place but looks like ignored, you park wrong you get a ticket.[/p][/quote]I agree in principle, but having a broken ankle I had not been out for weeks other than the weds eve on crutches just a few metres down the road where there were no signs, so I didn't ignore, I genuinely did not know! Even if I did, I am the only driver in my family and am not insured with a broken ankle. Joliver73
  • Score: 0

9:38am Mon 20 Jan 14

Joliver73 says...

stopmoaning1 wrote:
“My husband lost his job this week and there’s noway I’m paying the fine.”

Not nice to hear that her husband lost his job, but that line won't work in an appeal.
Nor was it used in the appeal. This news piece is not the contest document.
[quote][p][bold]stopmoaning1[/bold] wrote: “My husband lost his job this week and there’s noway I’m paying the fine.” Not nice to hear that her husband lost his job, but that line won't work in an appeal.[/p][/quote]Nor was it used in the appeal. This news piece is not the contest document. Joliver73
  • Score: 0

9:40am Mon 20 Jan 14

Joliver73 says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Notes should have been put through the doors of the roads, that is the most obvious thing to do in case people do not use their cars frequently. signs get moved and in any case roads are full of signs put on posts. Near Coombs corner they had one on a post for 18 months after the work had been done and residents are not allowed to touch them !
I totally agree :)
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Notes should have been put through the doors of the roads, that is the most obvious thing to do in case people do not use their cars frequently. signs get moved and in any case roads are full of signs put on posts. Near Coombs corner they had one on a post for 18 months after the work had been done and residents are not allowed to touch them ![/p][/quote]I totally agree :) Joliver73
  • Score: 0

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