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  • ajantom
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    There’s a chippie near me that’s located on the corner of a junction, on a bend at the bottom of a narrowish hill. Double yellows on the corner, junction and for about 20m up the hill.

    However, every evening as I return from work inconsiderate a’holes park as close to the chippie as possible, right on the corner/junction, on the double yellows, flashers on, whilst they get their chips.

    Traffic is held up in all 3 directions, and if you have the temerity to wind your window down and point out that they are blocking traffic (as I did tonight) you get a mouthful…..chavtastic blond getting into her white BMW tonight shouted “Yeah? I do what I want. **** off dickhead.” Her mum must be very proud.

    I’ve spoken to the chippie owner, who I know slightly, and just got a shrug and a brush off. I even emailed<span style=”font-size: 0.8rem;”> the council to point out that people are parking illegally and causing traffic problems. No answer was received, but seeing as we only get a visit from the traffic warden about every 3 weeks I doubt much will be done.</span>

    Not much in the scheme of things, but it annoys me that the buggers can get away with it. I’m tempted to see if a mate with a tractor can take the corner a bit wide one evening 😉…..if you’re parked illegally who would be liable for the damage I wonder?

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Batter them.

    Certainly seems like a bit of a pickle.

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    Must be a popular plaice.

    ajantom
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    Don’t you all start chipping in with silly comments now.

    tinybits
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    Fair play kayak. That’s pretty funny

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    I hope you fancy some scraps.

    Premier Icon colp
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    kayak23

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    Batter them.

    And get done for a salt?

    cynic-al
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    Get the filth involved

    Every time you see it, take a photo of the inconsiderately parked car and post it on the local community Facebook page for everyone to pour over and argue about (moaning about policing / parking wardens). That’s what seems to happen around here. The hope is they have some shame and don’t park like dickheads the next time.

    ajantom
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    Every time you see it, take a photo of the inconsiderately parked car and post it on the local community Facebook page for everyone to pour over and argue about (moaning about policing / parking wardens). That’s what seems to happen around here. The hope is they have some shame and don’t park like dickheads the next time.

    Would do, but most of the time I see it I’m in my car being held up by said ****.

    It’s literally a stream of cars parking up there from 5.30 when they open until 9.30 when they shut. There’s a free car park 2 minutes walk away, but no, people need their chips NOW GOD DAMMIT!

    jambourgie
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    ‘Chippie’ is a carpenter,

    ’Chippy’ is a fish & chip shop.

    The fact that you don’t know the difference tells me all I need to know.

    ajantom
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    I realised my error after typing it all out, and couldn’t be arsed to go back and edit it all.

    If it’s any excuse I teach carpentry and woodwork, so it must count as as some sort of Freudian slip 😚

    jambourgie
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    ‘Hakers gonna hake’

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    Unless you get held up from 5:30 til 9:30 I’d go and park my car then go back and take photos of the illegally parked cars and send them to the council and/or police. Do this regularly and something will happen. Make out is a safety issue as well.

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    OP..  stuck between a Rock and a hard plaice now ..

    This thread may just flounder…

    km79
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    5.30 when they open until 9.30 when they shut.

    That’s the real disgrace right there. What kind of chippy only opens 4hrs a day? Unless I am reading wrong and they open for breakfast, in which case where is ths place?

    batfink
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    Seems obvious – but call the plod?  Report it as a safety issue – maybe something about near misses and pedestrians.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    I’d go and trawl the regs and print them out to put on the windscreen, though since coming back to the UK I’ve seen quite a few bmw’s  driving along with parking tickets and bits of a4 stuck under the wipers….

    After that get the peelers involved.

    Premier Icon martymac
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    Km79, there used to be a chippy in peterhead harbour that opened at 6am, for all the fishermen coming in early doors.

    they even let you take your own fish in and they would cook it for you.

    OP, the issue here is nowt to do with the chippy, and really highlights peoples attitudes to others.

    id vote with my wallet and buy my chips elsewhere, unless they are decent, then it’s **** everybody else and park as close as poss.

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    If they are causing a genuine and regular obstruction then photos and contact the police.

    From recent experience they may just insurance check the offending car(s) and find there is none and issue NIP / seize vehicle.

    The inconsiderate and entitled aren’t always road legal.

    Would do, but most of the time I see it I’m in my car being held up by said ****.

    It’s literally a stream of cars parking up there from 5.30 when they open until 9.30 when they shut. There’s a free car park 2 minutes walk away, but no, people need their chips NOW GOD DAMMIT!

    I can see this turning into a “what dashcam for recording ****tish parking” thread

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    Perhaps if they need chips that badly there’s a reason they can’t manage a two minute walk.

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    I’d start with contacting the police non-emergency number and reporting it (a couple of times if you don’t get a response). If that fails start taking pictures and, if the local force has a twitter presence, posting them there asking for something to be done + if you have a local rag (with twitter or facebook presence) post there to. If that fails and you’re still upset buy a carton of eggs and throw them at the offending cars as you go past (I wouldn’t recommend this approach though…)

    qwerty
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    Sounds to me like you have a chip on your shoulder, but thats probably because you haddock enough of the indiscriminate parking whilst trying to get to your plaice, cod knows i’d do the same in your shoes. Maybe its the parking fee in the car park putting them off using it, the cheap skates.

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    OP don’t let the lazy ar-soles give you a head-hake, get some photos taken so the police can savaloy’k at whats going on.

    Don’t get involved in a tangle, you cod be arrested for a breach of the peas.

    You cod be held coley responsible for any damage

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Do they still do pickled eggs in chippys? In all my life I’ve never had a pickled egg.

    plus one
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    Brilliant 🙂

    oikeith
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    I refuse to shop at the new chipshop in my town as the person working in there parks on the double yellows right outside blocking traffic. There are parking spaces merely 30 seconds away!

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    Perhaps they were all there to see Elvis….

    milky1980
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    Sensible advice:

    I had a similar problem in my last place, chippy two doors down and the customers would park across or even in the resident’s bays for my flats despite the bays being off the road.  I got fed up of having to go into the chippy asking people to move their cars, usually the same cars.  One guy got so fed up of me asking him not to park there every Friday and Saturday he waved the keys at me and told me to move it myself, so I did.  Four streets away.  No, I didn’t tell him which one either.  Yes he was back parking across the parking bays the next week.

    All you can do is report the problem every time it is a problem.  The council can send an enforcer or they can bring it up as an issue with the owner of the chippy but I doubt it will happen quickly.

    In the end I moved as it was getting worse.

    Similar problem near me in London.  There’s a takeaway that’s effectively a drive through. Customers double park in cycle lane, on crossing markings, double yellows, blocking entrance to side road.

    Police say it’s a parking issue, parking wardens visit maybe once a day and the shop ‘lookout’ tells them and they all move their cars before the ‘5 minutes grace’ that apparently the parking wardens are supposed to give (thank you Eric Pickles you fat lazy @@@@).  I got sent their ‘report’ sheets and despite there being 3 or 4 illegally parked vehicles every time i walk past when the place is open they’d managed to issue about 2 tickets in 8 weeks.

    Ideally you’d stick a CCTV camera on a post and ticket the lost of the but that fat **** Eric Pickles banned councils from using CCTV for parking enforcement because it’s unfair on teh poor litttle lawbreaking motorists.

    Good luck getting anything done.

    white BMW tonight shouted “Yeah? I do what I want. **** off dickhead.”

    that’s the attitude.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    I’ve not had this direct problem, but given responses I’ve got from the police and council regarding pavement parking and other similar issues I’m not at all surprised by the above. In which case the only obvious answer is direct action – which might at least deter the serial offenders. Gotta be careful here to avoid anything which might be construed as criminal damage – and I note that I’m certainly not suggesting doing anything illegal – but I don’t think attaching a note to the windscreen of offending cars does count as that providing doing so doesn’t cause any permanent damage (IANAL so don’t sue me if I’m wrong).

    retro83
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    they sound like a bunch of wallies

    Premier Icon neil the wheel
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    Wee on their chips.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    WWSTD?

    Start a thread about it

    Premier Icon Pik n Mix
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    they sound like a bunch of wallies

    Nicely done.

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    but I don’t think attaching a note to the windscreen of offending cars does count as that providing doing so doesn’t cause any permanent damage

    I think a note would only be useful if these were people accidentally parking illegally and causing an obstruction and informing them via a note would make them realise and they’d change their behaviour. In reality I think it’s pretty clear they know what they’re doing, they just don’t give a shit about affecting other people.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    I think you’re missing the point, fuzzy, I’m not suggesting doing permanent damage, but I am suggesting inconveniencing them with something more than a note under the wipers.

    TurnerGuy
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    What is wrong with the council, they should be sending wardens down there and maybe police as it sounds like a honey pot for fines…

    Premier Icon timidwheeler
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    You don’t happen to live in Oxfordshire do You?

    I’d think about ..

    buying a cheap payg phone

    phoning the cops telling them there’s a fight between a parker and a motorist that looks like it’s going to escalate.

    The cops turn up, no fight but they might start issuing tickets so as not to have wasted a trip.  If not, phone again, and again, always from the chipper in case they waken up and try tracing the calls

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