Canterbury New Dover Road Park & Ride .. being used by car drivers.

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Apparent abuse of dedicated motorhome parking at Canterbury P&R ..


    copied from the other channel

    car drivers have parked in 13 of the 20 spaces!

    Hyundai that has parked over the grey/black dump point.

    Some poor bloke and his missus have just arrived and there is nowhere to park.


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  2. Eve

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    If the ring the number given on the pay machine,explain the problem ,some one should come out and fine them,better still take pictures,of car as prove,park so they cannot get out!!!,right across there backside!!!my daughter did it all the time on disabled bays,when no blue badge was in window?
     
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    The number for the Parking Enforcement Team is published on the council web site - 01227 862 429. I'm sure Colin Perris, who is in charge of parking at Canterbury City Council, will soon sort it out as he is very supportive of providing facilities for motorhomers.
     
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    Is it possible that the sign is not very clear?
    MOTOR CARAVANS ONLY is a bit ambiguous :rofl:
     
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    Looking at the photo, the rest of the park does seem full, could these cars have been told to park there as an overspill, as there doesn't seem to be many mhs on there.
    Just asking, not arguing
     
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    Christmas shoppers I expect?
     
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    the only people who can answer that is the person in @GJH 's post

    somehow I doubt it..

    I've also seen the same in France, motorhome aires filled by cars.. .. law of the jungle..
     
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    I doubt it as well. There are plenty of other places for cars to park in Canterbury. Probably too lazy to look for a space like people who park in caravan bays at MSAs.
     
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    I would park across the back of the cars and block them in for a few hours. Regarding the sign, it's very clear, "motor caravans only" and the car crossed out. It's not the only sign either.
    These are probably the sort of people who park in disabled/ parent and toddler bays, and complain if they get a ticket for parking on double yellow lines because " they only popped into the shop for a minute/ are dropping the kids off at school"
    I remember in a previous life seeing a car parked on the zigzags approaching a zebra crossing while the driver popped out and bought a bag of chips. He ended up with a £60 ticket and 3 points on his licence, oh, and cold chips. Happy days!
     
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    Christmas wa****ers more like
     
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    There is a huge new over-spill area but it entails walking about 100 Yards more to the bus stop. Christmas shopper do want to do that do they. I think Colin will deal with this or the attendant on duty would, if he knew about it. The thing that happens is that one driver see an open area and then parks there the other come along and see him there and do likewise.
     
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    My first thought was to park across the three together in the second picture. And then wait .......
     
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    Canterbury has three designated places just for m/H,lots of spaces for cars as well,these car people are just to lazy to bother finding another car space!!!!

    I know this area very well,as I live 15 miles from Canterbury,takes photo,s send them to the council or phone the number provided.

    I like to think I am a fair minded person ,but this plus people parking in disabled bays,makes me angry,they think they can get away with it because it's often private,but Canterbury isn't,. If complaints are made ,they will do something about it!!
     
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    A tyre valve tool has its uses at times:rolleyes::xgrin:
     
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    Simple solution to that then ... be a shame if some spilled onto his car;)
     
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    Shame it's not a convertible.:xsmile:
     
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    Then empty your tanks......:xsmile:
     
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    There is one in the first photo.
     
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    I have also seen that on a regular basis on an evening.
    Car stops on zigzags at a crossing then driver pops into the pizza shop dead opposite the car.
    Can be there for 15 to 20 minutes while the pizza cooks.

    And the car is.........a marked police patrol car.

    I often wondered what would happen if i pulled in behimd him on the zigzags..
     
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    Take photo,send in ,soon stop.
     
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