9:23am Thursday 2nd August 2012 in Letters
IT is pleasing to note the Vale Council will not be erecting pay and display machines at the Knap.
However, perhaps the Vale could do something to curb the anti-social behaviour exhibited, I am ashamed to say, by drivers of my age (60+) when parking.
On a fine day it can be difficult to find a parking space, exacerbated by some of those people who park up and are too lazy to walk some 20 feet to the pebbles to put down their picnic chairs and table instead of plonking them down on a parking space next to their vehicle, thus denying another motorist the use of the facility.
When politely asked to free up the space to put their stuff on the pebbles, it is generally met with “I’ve paid my council tax” or “tough, go somewhere else”.
If it were youngsters, those people would have plenty to say.
On top of this there are individuals who park mobile homes lengthways taking up four spaces, then set up table and chairs on another space - effectively occupying five spaces. Why should this be tolerated?
If the Vale is not prepared to police the situation perhaps the only effective way to curb this selfish and anti-social behaviour is to install pay and display machines.
At least it would ensure 100 per cent occupancy of spaces by vehicles and not individuals’ picnic paraphernalia.
S Francis Cornwall Rise Barry