The “Do as we say, not as we do” attitude of some Croydon Council contractors has caused our loyal reader to submit another image demonstrating a somewhat casual attitude to the rules of the road.
“Maybe it is not illegal but it’s a bit galling for those getting parking tickets to see that Traffic Wardens can park on double lines with impunity on Church Road in Crystal Palace,” our loyal reader said.
Surprisingly, such hypocrisy is not uncommon in the way residents and road users are treated.
Even more surprisingly, we discover that Inside Croydon may have more than one loyal reader.
The following message has flooded into our email inbox…
“Today I was towed from Lansdowne Road (the end past the roundabout, running towards St James Road). I have parked in the same section bays for two weeks running on Sundays when I have been to the gym.
“I have found out today, to my cost (£265), that out of 37 bays on the road, 30 are free to use but the seven closest to the roundabout are fee-paying on a Sunday. Nothing readily distinguishes the seven bays from the other 30 ‘free’ bays.
“It seems to me that this is an area which seeks to trick motorists to provide a steady source of income to the council. How many motorists have been similarly misled and subjected to both a penalty notice and being towed away – on a Sunday. The council appears to be raking in exorbitant fines by means of trickery!
“The ticket machines all look the same and the bays are all painted white with (what appears to be) the same signs above – surely the seven bays should be clearly marked as fee paying on all days – or is the council afraid of losing a substantial source of revenue if it brought the charges to the clear attention of motorists?
“I feel that I’ve been ripped off by the council. It just seems grossly unfair to be caught out in this manner.”
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Coming to Croydon
- David Lean Cinema: Tracks, July 24
- Lives Not Knives beer fund-raiser, July 24
- Fragile, Spread Eagle Theatre, July 24-26
- CODA’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at Wandle Park, Jul 30-Aug 2
- David Lean Cinema: Locke, July 31
- Upper Norwood Library Book Club, Aug 2
- Patchwork and quilting workshop, Upper Norwood Library, Aug 4
- Mythical Maze stories, Crystal Palace Maze, Aug 6
- Elm Tree Cottage garden open day, Aug 10
- Mythical Maze stories, Crystal Palace Maze, Aug 13
- Cinema Ruskin film show, Aug 16
- Mythical Maze stories, Crystal Palace Maze, Aug 20
- Mythical Maze stories, Crystal Palace Maze, Aug 27
- Upper Norwood Library well-being groups, Aug 30
- Warlingham rugby dinner with international Richard Hill, Sep 12
- Norwood Society Talk: War Memorials, Sep 18
- Cinema Ruskin film show, Sep 20
- Streatham Common 6M race, Sep 27
- Norwood Society Talk: From Fire Station to Theatre, Oct 16
- Cinema Ruskin film show, Oct 18
- Norwood Society Talk: Lambeth’s Archives, Nov 20
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