Friendly Traffic Warden

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  1. WillH

    WillH Funster

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    Visited Cockermouth last week and drove into the town looking for parking. Either missed a sign for the Warwick road coach park or there was a sign missing. Ended up parked on a street and placed my disc on the dash. Just after leaving the van met a traffic warden and asked him if I was okay there. The guy was really helpful and said I should be in the coach park but told me just to leave the van where it was, even though I was over the marked bay. Got back to the van later, no ticket. Congratulations to Allerdale Council, a human disguised as a Traffic Warden.

    Bill
     
  2. madbluemad

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    He coudnt have come from Cumbria.
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    I suppose there has to be one bad one in every bunch :Rofl1:

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    We've got a great Traffic Warden in Wiltshire, HE OWNS A MOTORCARAVAN and understands the problems we have to endure.

    Never got a ticket from him!!!!!
     
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    Talk about people being in the wrong jobs!
     
  6. Chris

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    Rare as hens teeth.

    I parked in london once to pop into a library and asked the Warden if I would be ok where I was for 5 minutes. He said "no problem". Got back to my car in 3 minutes to find a ticket and no warden to smash over the head with my renewed library books.Grrr
     
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    I think Weymouth ones have to be the worst - most of them are in the same family, so probably explains things......BUT you can actually get a parking ticket, for being on a slipway, whilst launching a boat to put it on it's mooring, which you pay a huge fee for!

    I even had a parking ticket once for being on my driveway...no joke! They did quosh that though after I had a word with them and explained in no uncertain terms, that I owned the land, and would park what i wished on there.

    Good ones are hard to find, I did find one in Poole, Dorset. We parked the motorhome home up in a loading bay as to not block anyone, or cause an obstruction - it was a bank holiday and no-one was making deliveries.

    I asked the warden when I found him, he said it was fine by him, but the guy he was swapping shifts with at 3.30 hated motor homes, so make sure I was gone by then.:thumb:
     
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    Was listening to radio program phone in on parking tickets in London and a traffic warden came and said he would book anybody if parked illegally, and was quite proud of the fact that he had booked a Hearse on its way to a funeral with coffin, and would have got it clamped if he could have in time before it moved, won't say what I, or radio presenter thought of him, but was not complementary.

    Just shows the difference


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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