Call for action to solve growing parking crisis at Bradford Royal Infirmary

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dad Garry Gledhill with the parking ticket he was given after rushing to hospital to see his poorly son Albert Dad Garry Gledhill with the parking ticket he was given after rushing to hospital to see his poorly son Albert

Urgent action is needed to tackle the “big problem” of parking around Bradford Royal Infirmary, say patients and politicians.

People dealing with the worry of health problems or emergencies do not need the added stress of struggling to park, said Bradford South MP Gerry Sutcliffe who revealed he is no stranger to complaints about the issue from frustrated constituents.

The problem has been further highlighted by Wilsden dad Garry Gledhill, who rushed to the hospital after receiving a panicked call from his partner telling him his baby son had stopped breathing.

After trying his “utmost” to find a legitimate space, he decided he had no choice but to park on a nearby residential street where parking restrictions apply, leaving a note on his windscreen saying he had been called to an emergency. He returned to find he had been slapped with a fine.

He counted 27 other cars parked near the hospital with Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) on the same day.

“Bradford Council is getting mega money off people who can’t find a space to park and spend hours on end trying to find a space. The public are then forced to park illegally so they're able to visit their loved ones in hospital,” he said.

Cars which park on residential streets with permit schemes can be fined by Bradford Council and those who park on double yellow lines within the hospital grounds can be charged by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs BRI.

Mr Sutcliffe, a Labour MP, said: “You’d expect the hospital and Council to be sympathetic to people who have genuine reasons to park how they have to. There’s an issue about the amount of car parking and also the cost and a lot of people think it’s over the top. When you’re going to see people who are ill, the last thing you want to think about is if you’ve got enough change to pay for the car park.”

According to the Trust’s website, in the last financial year car parking charges brought in £1.2 million and £34,000 in fines – which meant it broke even. In that time only eight people complained to the Trust about parking, although 1,900 penalties were issued.

The Trust, which runs BRI, acknowledged there was always high demand for parking and said it was making “every effort to increase capacity for both patients and staff as the hospital site continues to develop.”

Mr Gledhill added that there is “no way” he will pay the parking fine.

The 27-year-old said he circled around the hospital’s car park near A&E three times, before giving up after 35 minutes and trying BRI’s car park on Smith Lane. He said he had tried his “utmost” to find a parking space before he felt he had no choice but to leave his car on nearby Prospect Place.

The street has parking restrictions but Mr Gledhill said he was out of options. In his appeal against the ticket, he said: “It had been 105 minutes since I found out about my son, I had no contact with my partner and had no idea whether my only child was dead or alive.”

Mr Gledhill left a note on his windscreen with his mobile number explaining he had parked there due to an emergency. “Thankfully when I finally got in to A&E I found my son had been resuscitated and he was in a stable condition. I went back to my car and found the penalty notice at around 5pm,” he said.

A Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust spokesman said: “We are sorry that Mr Gledhill was unable to find a car parking space on our site and apologise for any inconvenience this caused him.”

A Bradford Council spokesman added: “We have received Mr Gledhill’s appeal and this will be considered shortly as certain emergency situations can be taken into consideration.”

About four years ago, residents’ permit parking was introduced on some roads around BRI in response to complaints from neighbours who were struggling to park outside their homes due to hospital visitors.

Ward Councillor Amir Hussain (Lab, Toller) said the restrictions, on roads including Ambleside Avenue and Coniston Grove, were working, but that there was still an issue with parking around BRI. The Labour councillor said: “I can understand their (patients’) concern because I don’t think we have enough parking provision within the hospital grounds.”

Councillor Imran Hussain (Lab, Toller) said he would happily work with hospital bosses to look at a solution to the problem.

“I do feel there’s a need for more parking at the hospital. I’ve used it myself and it is difficult to park,” he said.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that some residents are using the situation to their advantage and charging people to park on their land.

A website called ParkatmyHouse.com lists several places where people can pay to park including driveways on St Leonards Grove, for £6.50 and £5 per day; a drive on Cunliffe Road for £10.50 a day and a garage on Woodhead Road0 also priced at £10.50.

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6:09am Mon 7 Apr 14

Albion. says...

Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him.
Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him. Albion.
  • Score: -39

7:08am Mon 7 Apr 14

tinytoonster says...

so gerry sutcliffe is still around then!
been quiet since the bulls shambles he helped create!!
so gerry sutcliffe is still around then! been quiet since the bulls shambles he helped create!! tinytoonster
  • Score: 18

7:10am Mon 7 Apr 14

futurethinking says...

These residents live on PUBLIC roads, and therefore anybody should have the right to park anywhere (safe) on a public road. The increasing numbers of permit parking areas is disgusting, with no regard the the detrimental effect on the wider area.

You bought a house near a hospital and then complain there is no parking outside your house? Build a driveway or move. The councillors who approved this scheme should hang their head in shame.
These residents live on PUBLIC roads, and therefore anybody should have the right to park anywhere (safe) on a public road. The increasing numbers of permit parking areas is disgusting, with no regard the the detrimental effect on the wider area. You bought a house near a hospital and then complain there is no parking outside your house? Build a driveway or move. The councillors who approved this scheme should hang their head in shame. futurethinking
  • Score: 48

7:25am Mon 7 Apr 14

bd7 helper says...

Why can't you use alternative methods they are available
Why can't you use alternative methods they are available bd7 helper
  • Score: -38

8:14am Mon 7 Apr 14

Pollypocket1 says...

The parking issue is caused by the lack of parking space within the BRI. Why should neighbouring residents have to put up with the overflow of parking. I agree with the permit parking scheme there. And the person that said its a public road is ridiculous why should people work all day and then have to find a parking space near enough to their property.
The parking issue is caused by the lack of parking space within the BRI. Why should neighbouring residents have to put up with the overflow of parking. I agree with the permit parking scheme there. And the person that said its a public road is ridiculous why should people work all day and then have to find a parking space near enough to their property. Pollypocket1
  • Score: -10

8:21am Mon 7 Apr 14

Craig1985 says...

Why don't the council or another private parking firm build a multi storey there's loads of land around the hospital. Across the road at the top of the steep hill there's a big deserted plot of land where they could easily fit one. That hospitals a joke for parking if I were him if of just dumped my car anywhere in the hospital grounds
Why don't the council or another private parking firm build a multi storey there's loads of land around the hospital. Across the road at the top of the steep hill there's a big deserted plot of land where they could easily fit one. That hospitals a joke for parking if I were him if of just dumped my car anywhere in the hospital grounds Craig1985
  • Score: 38

8:46am Mon 7 Apr 14

allannicho says...

It is an absolute "Farce" trying to park your car at BRI.
some radical thinking and action is definitely required.
The Council Jobsworths are just waiting to pounce on easy pickings.
It is an absolute "Farce" trying to park your car at BRI. some radical thinking and action is definitely required. The Council Jobsworths are just waiting to pounce on easy pickings. allannicho
  • Score: 28

9:46am Mon 7 Apr 14

Makollig Jezvahted says...

Just park it anywhere in the car park, since the prohibition of clamping it's impossible for anyone other than the council to enforce fines. You'll receive plenty of threatening letters but they can be safely binned.
Just park it anywhere in the car park, since the prohibition of clamping it's impossible for anyone other than the council to enforce fines. You'll receive plenty of threatening letters but they can be safely binned. Makollig Jezvahted
  • Score: 21

9:53am Mon 7 Apr 14

alive and awake says...

Craig1985 wrote:
Why don't the council or another private parking firm build a multi storey there's loads of land around the hospital. Across the road at the top of the steep hill there's a big deserted plot of land where they could easily fit one. That hospitals a joke for parking if I were him if of just dumped my car anywhere in the hospital grounds
because most of the bone idle, scumbags in our society won't use it. They will still try to get as near as they can, and not pay.
[quote][p][bold]Craig1985[/bold] wrote: Why don't the council or another private parking firm build a multi storey there's loads of land around the hospital. Across the road at the top of the steep hill there's a big deserted plot of land where they could easily fit one. That hospitals a joke for parking if I were him if of just dumped my car anywhere in the hospital grounds[/p][/quote]because most of the bone idle, scumbags in our society won't use it. They will still try to get as near as they can, and not pay. alive and awake
  • Score: 14

10:18am Mon 7 Apr 14

yezboss says...

If Bradford Council Parking Services do not cancel this make a 'formal appeal (I assume they are considering the 'informal' one now) If that fails take it to the Traffic Penalties Tribunal, I am pretty sure they would order the Council to cancel it.
If Bradford Council Parking Services do not cancel this make a 'formal appeal (I assume they are considering the 'informal' one now) If that fails take it to the Traffic Penalties Tribunal, I am pretty sure they would order the Council to cancel it. yezboss
  • Score: 11

10:37am Mon 7 Apr 14

pellethead says...

Albion. wrote:
Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him.
what a t*sser. This lad was worried about his sick son. He ought to have plonked his car on a grass verge, seen to his son and told the BRI to stick its parking fine up its ar$e
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him.[/p][/quote]what a t*sser. This lad was worried about his sick son. He ought to have plonked his car on a grass verge, seen to his son and told the BRI to stick its parking fine up its ar$e pellethead
  • Score: 31

10:48am Mon 7 Apr 14

OutOfBradford says...

Leaving a note on your windscreen won't make the slightest bit of difference.

Remember Delboys "Midwife on Emergency Call" sign??

Oldest trick in the book.

But yeah, the BRI needs to address parking. No idea how though, the site just isn't big enough.
Leaving a note on your windscreen won't make the slightest bit of difference. Remember Delboys "Midwife on Emergency Call" sign?? Oldest trick in the book. But yeah, the BRI needs to address parking. No idea how though, the site just isn't big enough. OutOfBradford
  • Score: 13

11:05am Mon 7 Apr 14

micela22 says...

been an issue for years, I`m sure Mr Gledhill could have found somewhere to legally park & walk to the BRI in less time than the 35 minutes he spent looking for somewhere to park (& yes I have visited BRI in an emergency situation)
been an issue for years, I`m sure Mr Gledhill could have found somewhere to legally park & walk to the BRI in less time than the 35 minutes he spent looking for somewhere to park (& yes I have visited BRI in an emergency situation) micela22
  • Score: 3

11:12am Mon 7 Apr 14

Albion. says...

pellethead wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him.
what a t*sser. This lad was worried about his sick son. He ought to have plonked his car on a grass verge, seen to his son and told the BRI to stick its parking fine up its ar$e
The BRI didn't issue a parking fine. He parked in a permit holders place in a street. Despite his note (anyone can leave a note) whoever issued the fine was doing what they are paid and expected to do. Having said that, the parking facilities within the hospital grounds are totally inadequate.
I wont lower myself to the insults and profanities that seem to be acceptable to you.
[quote][p][bold]pellethead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him.[/p][/quote]what a t*sser. This lad was worried about his sick son. He ought to have plonked his car on a grass verge, seen to his son and told the BRI to stick its parking fine up its ar$e[/p][/quote]The BRI didn't issue a parking fine. He parked in a permit holders place in a street. Despite his note (anyone can leave a note) whoever issued the fine was doing what they are paid and expected to do. Having said that, the parking facilities within the hospital grounds are totally inadequate. I wont lower myself to the insults and profanities that seem to be acceptable to you. Albion.
  • Score: 1

11:14am Mon 7 Apr 14

allinittogether says...

micela22 wrote:
been an issue for years, I`m sure Mr Gledhill could have found somewhere to legally park & walk to the BRI in less time than the 35 minutes he spent looking for somewhere to park (& yes I have visited BRI in an emergency situation)
So have some sympathy then. Incredible!!
[quote][p][bold]micela22[/bold] wrote: been an issue for years, I`m sure Mr Gledhill could have found somewhere to legally park & walk to the BRI in less time than the 35 minutes he spent looking for somewhere to park (& yes I have visited BRI in an emergency situation)[/p][/quote]So have some sympathy then. Incredible!! allinittogether
  • Score: 3

11:14am Mon 7 Apr 14

Raj2121 says...

The fine is only £15 ive had loads
The fine is only £15 ive had loads Raj2121
  • Score: -4

11:22am Mon 7 Apr 14

gillygo says...

Parking if disgusting at the moment at BRI. There are workmen vans & cabins everywhere in parking spaces. Last week I took my 93 year dad to BRI and could not get into any disabled spaces for lorries parked there. How do they get away with it when you cannot park there without a blue badge !!. I went round the car parks 5 times in 30 minutes and could not park so just pulled up near where I dropped Dad off outside ENT until he was ready to be picked up. If I had had an appointment myself I would have missed it just due to no parking space. why make people appointment if they are missed due to parking problems - just a waste of doctors time and NHS money !!
Parking if disgusting at the moment at BRI. There are workmen vans & cabins everywhere in parking spaces. Last week I took my 93 year dad to BRI and could not get into any disabled spaces for lorries parked there. How do they get away with it when you cannot park there without a blue badge !!. I went round the car parks 5 times in 30 minutes and could not park so just pulled up near where I dropped Dad off outside ENT until he was ready to be picked up. If I had had an appointment myself I would have missed it just due to no parking space. why make people appointment if they are missed due to parking problems - just a waste of doctors time and NHS money !! gillygo
  • Score: 12

11:53am Mon 7 Apr 14

mr.bradford says...

i agree parking at the hospital is a shambles. i went for a routine appointment at 11.00 am but could not find anywhere to park. I drove around and around and around and around but could not find a spot so i continued to drive. I eventually found a place to park in York. However I realised that I was very late by now and would be very very very late for my appointment if were to walk from the car to the hospital. You can't win.
i agree parking at the hospital is a shambles. i went for a routine appointment at 11.00 am but could not find anywhere to park. I drove around and around and around and around but could not find a spot so i continued to drive. I eventually found a place to park in York. However I realised that I was very late by now and would be very very very late for my appointment if were to walk from the car to the hospital. You can't win. mr.bradford
  • Score: 9

11:57am Mon 7 Apr 14

bully4us says...

Please don't get Gerry involved. Look how he nearly broke the Bulls with poor management. He should be voted out - not asked for comments!
Please don't get Gerry involved. Look how he nearly broke the Bulls with poor management. He should be voted out - not asked for comments! bully4us
  • Score: 11

12:04pm Mon 7 Apr 14

justjustice says...

Come on we all know it's a money making scheme already. Why else did the council order hundreds of parking meters when they were supposed to have a meeting about them first.

Why not make the residential permit holder areas also a 1 hour parking zone with no return for 2 hours? Residents will still be able to park somewhere near they homes and people can still quickly pop in and make a visit, or wait until there is space. now this probably wont work for the 6-8 visiting times, but the 2-4 times it would be a great help for most.

But this is capitalism, making profit from the suffering of others.
Come on we all know it's a money making scheme already. Why else did the council order hundreds of parking meters when they were supposed to have a meeting about them first. Why not make the residential permit holder areas also a 1 hour parking zone with no return for 2 hours? Residents will still be able to park somewhere near they homes and people can still quickly pop in and make a visit, or wait until there is space. now this probably wont work for the 6-8 visiting times, but the 2-4 times it would be a great help for most. But this is capitalism, making profit from the suffering of others. justjustice
  • Score: -2

12:27pm Mon 7 Apr 14

The Hoffster says...

Meanwhile, it has emerged that some residents are using the situation to their advantage and charging people to park on their land.

A website called ParkatmyHouse.com lists several places where people can pay to park including driveways on St Leonards Grove, for £6.50 and £5 per day; a drive on Cunliffe Road for £10.50 a day and a garage on Woodhead Road0 also priced at £10.50.


Nought wrong with that :)
[quote] Meanwhile, it has emerged that some residents are using the situation to their advantage and charging people to park on their land. A website called ParkatmyHouse.com lists several places where people can pay to park including driveways on St Leonards Grove, for £6.50 and £5 per day; a drive on Cunliffe Road for £10.50 a day and a garage on Woodhead Road0 also priced at £10.50. [/quote] Nought wrong with that :) The Hoffster
  • Score: 3

12:41pm Mon 7 Apr 14

bullybullman says...

Just do not pay it you are only required by law to pay a parking ticket if it is issued by the local council or a police officer.

They only have the option of taking you to a small claims court which will be very unlikely.
Just do not pay it you are only required by law to pay a parking ticket if it is issued by the local council or a police officer. They only have the option of taking you to a small claims court which will be very unlikely. bullybullman
  • Score: -1

12:44pm Mon 7 Apr 14

bullybullman says...

justjustice wrote:
Come on we all know it's a money making scheme already. Why else did the council order hundreds of parking meters when they were supposed to have a meeting about them first.

Why not make the residential permit holder areas also a 1 hour parking zone with no return for 2 hours? Residents will still be able to park somewhere near they homes and people can still quickly pop in and make a visit, or wait until there is space. now this probably wont work for the 6-8 visiting times, but the 2-4 times it would be a great help for most.

But this is capitalism, making profit from the suffering of others.
Nothing to do with the council.
[quote][p][bold]justjustice[/bold] wrote: Come on we all know it's a money making scheme already. Why else did the council order hundreds of parking meters when they were supposed to have a meeting about them first. Why not make the residential permit holder areas also a 1 hour parking zone with no return for 2 hours? Residents will still be able to park somewhere near they homes and people can still quickly pop in and make a visit, or wait until there is space. now this probably wont work for the 6-8 visiting times, but the 2-4 times it would be a great help for most. But this is capitalism, making profit from the suffering of others.[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with the council. bullybullman
  • Score: 0

12:57pm Mon 7 Apr 14

MikeBD says...

Parking Ticket... What an idiot, he is complaining about parking Ticket when idiot cannot find parking anywhere, although there is always plenty of parking. Some people just have too much time on their hand.

I still think that Bradford is doing a lousy job of parking Enforcement. In Barker End area people will park and block street and no one does anything about those parking. I guess these people know some of these counselors have plenty of time to work on dismissing these parking tickets or waste their time giving their statement to T&A. I thought we elected them for real issues but seems like they are filling their pockets just like it happens in Third World Countries.

Garry had several option to comply with the law, I do it every time I go to BRI. Park in a safe place, you may have to walk 5-7 minutes to BRI but the problem is he wanted and excuse to do something illegal. I am surprise that T&A have so much time and space to put such idiot complaints on their paper.
He can also use Private hire/Taxi to go to BRI or use Public Transportation.
Mr. Garry should have more common sense to use his brain(if he had one). I think Bradford Council fails most of the time to give tickets to these people and no one care about it. Some of these houses are like third world country in Barker End Area because people will throw their mattresses in their back alley where they rot. Some time I wonder how these people live in their own house, when their surrounding is like a **** land.

Don't always blame it on council, you need to help them, they can't resolve all cleaning issue for you. I can tell where certain people from certain community or country lives by just looking at their house surrounding.
Parking Ticket... What an idiot, he is complaining about parking Ticket when idiot cannot find parking anywhere, although there is always plenty of parking. Some people just have too much time on their hand. I still think that Bradford is doing a lousy job of parking Enforcement. In Barker End area people will park and block street and no one does anything about those parking. I guess these people know some of these counselors have plenty of time to work on dismissing these parking tickets or waste their time giving their statement to T&A. I thought we elected them for real issues but seems like they are filling their pockets just like it happens in Third World Countries. Garry had several option to comply with the law, I do it every time I go to BRI. Park in a safe place, you may have to walk 5-7 minutes to BRI but the problem is he wanted and excuse to do something illegal. I am surprise that T&A have so much time and space to put such idiot complaints on their paper. He can also use Private hire/Taxi to go to BRI or use Public Transportation. Mr. Garry should have more common sense to use his brain(if he had one). I think Bradford Council fails most of the time to give tickets to these people and no one care about it. Some of these houses are like third world country in Barker End Area because people will throw their mattresses in their back alley where they rot. Some time I wonder how these people live in their own house, when their surrounding is like a **** land. Don't always blame it on council, you need to help them, they can't resolve all cleaning issue for you. I can tell where certain people from certain community or country lives by just looking at their house surrounding. MikeBD
  • Score: -12

1:03pm Mon 7 Apr 14

MikeBD says...

Stop complaining and do the right thing. Keep your surrounding clean and OBEY THE LAW. For counsellors, please do your work for what you are elected for
Stop complaining and do the right thing. Keep your surrounding clean and OBEY THE LAW. For counsellors, please do your work for what you are elected for MikeBD
  • Score: -13

1:08pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Albion. says...

MikeBD wrote:
Stop complaining and do the right thing. Keep your surrounding clean and OBEY THE LAW. For counsellors, please do your work for what you are elected for
Counsellors are elected?
[quote][p][bold]MikeBD[/bold] wrote: Stop complaining and do the right thing. Keep your surrounding clean and OBEY THE LAW. For counsellors, please do your work for what you are elected for[/p][/quote]Counsellors are elected? Albion.
  • Score: 8

1:09pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Albion. says...

MikeBD wrote:
Stop complaining and do the right thing. Keep your surrounding clean and OBEY THE LAW. For counsellors, please do your work for what you are elected for
Counsellors are elected?
[quote][p][bold]MikeBD[/bold] wrote: Stop complaining and do the right thing. Keep your surrounding clean and OBEY THE LAW. For counsellors, please do your work for what you are elected for[/p][/quote]Counsellors are elected? Albion.
  • Score: 4

1:10pm Mon 7 Apr 14

MikeBD says...

there are several other option that Garry could have used but you need to have brain to think.
1. Use Public Transport
2. Ask someone to drop/Pickup you
3. Use Taxi/Private Hire(But I guess he wanted to save that money) caring more about the money then his son.

I don't have all complete situation but I am sure I would have done several other things. Stop blaming Council. They are just doing their job to teach a lesson to idiots like Garry.
Involving Counsellors in this issue is, I question intelligence of Counsellors and I wonder if they have anything better to do. Did we really elected them to raise these type of issues????
there are several other option that Garry could have used but you need to have brain to think. 1. Use Public Transport 2. Ask someone to drop/Pickup you 3. Use Taxi/Private Hire(But I guess he wanted to save that money) caring more about the money then his son. I don't have all complete situation but I am sure I would have done several other things. Stop blaming Council. They are just doing their job to teach a lesson to idiots like Garry. Involving Counsellors in this issue is, I question intelligence of Counsellors and I wonder if they have anything better to do. Did we really elected them to raise these type of issues???? MikeBD
  • Score: -12

1:11pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Albion. says...

bullybullman wrote:
Just do not pay it you are only required by law to pay a parking ticket if it is issued by the local council or a police officer.

They only have the option of taking you to a small claims court which will be very unlikely.
I thought it WAS issued by the council?
[quote][p][bold]bullybullman[/bold] wrote: Just do not pay it you are only required by law to pay a parking ticket if it is issued by the local council or a police officer. They only have the option of taking you to a small claims court which will be very unlikely.[/p][/quote]I thought it WAS issued by the council? Albion.
  • Score: 6

1:11pm Mon 7 Apr 14

allinittogether says...

MikeBD wrote:
Parking Ticket... What an idiot, he is complaining about parking Ticket when idiot cannot find parking anywhere, although there is always plenty of parking. Some people just have too much time on their hand.

I still think that Bradford is doing a lousy job of parking Enforcement. In Barker End area people will park and block street and no one does anything about those parking. I guess these people know some of these counselors have plenty of time to work on dismissing these parking tickets or waste their time giving their statement to T&A. I thought we elected them for real issues but seems like they are filling their pockets just like it happens in Third World Countries.

Garry had several option to comply with the law, I do it every time I go to BRI. Park in a safe place, you may have to walk 5-7 minutes to BRI but the problem is he wanted and excuse to do something illegal. I am surprise that T&A have so much time and space to put such idiot complaints on their paper.
He can also use Private hire/Taxi to go to BRI or use Public Transportation.
Mr. Garry should have more common sense to use his brain(if he had one). I think Bradford Council fails most of the time to give tickets to these people and no one care about it. Some of these houses are like third world country in Barker End Area because people will throw their mattresses in their back alley where they rot. Some time I wonder how these people live in their own house, when their surrounding is like a **** land.

Don't always blame it on council, you need to help them, they can't resolve all cleaning issue for you. I can tell where certain people from certain community or country lives by just looking at their house surrounding.
His child was seriously ill
[quote][p][bold]MikeBD[/bold] wrote: Parking Ticket... What an idiot, he is complaining about parking Ticket when idiot cannot find parking anywhere, although there is always plenty of parking. Some people just have too much time on their hand. I still think that Bradford is doing a lousy job of parking Enforcement. In Barker End area people will park and block street and no one does anything about those parking. I guess these people know some of these counselors have plenty of time to work on dismissing these parking tickets or waste their time giving their statement to T&A. I thought we elected them for real issues but seems like they are filling their pockets just like it happens in Third World Countries. Garry had several option to comply with the law, I do it every time I go to BRI. Park in a safe place, you may have to walk 5-7 minutes to BRI but the problem is he wanted and excuse to do something illegal. I am surprise that T&A have so much time and space to put such idiot complaints on their paper. He can also use Private hire/Taxi to go to BRI or use Public Transportation. Mr. Garry should have more common sense to use his brain(if he had one). I think Bradford Council fails most of the time to give tickets to these people and no one care about it. Some of these houses are like third world country in Barker End Area because people will throw their mattresses in their back alley where they rot. Some time I wonder how these people live in their own house, when their surrounding is like a **** land. Don't always blame it on council, you need to help them, they can't resolve all cleaning issue for you. I can tell where certain people from certain community or country lives by just looking at their house surrounding.[/p][/quote]His child was seriously ill allinittogether
  • Score: 14

1:14pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Not so simple says...

Last thing you think of is the parking when you get a call from the hospital advising your kids not breathing etc.

Parking permits are fine in some areas but why is it that this council and it's stakeholders such as hospitals and schools make a business out of making other people pay!

Bradford is becoming a joke and now the residents are even getting fed up of it
Last thing you think of is the parking when you get a call from the hospital advising your kids not breathing etc. Parking permits are fine in some areas but why is it that this council and it's stakeholders such as hospitals and schools make a business out of making other people pay! Bradford is becoming a joke and now the residents are even getting fed up of it Not so simple
  • Score: 9

1:16pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Jos7764 says...

I do sympathise with the guy and the house owner. I do think the council are a bit responsible. Its ok to complain you cant park outside your own house but the house will have been priced to compensate. Its like living next to the airport then complaining about the noise. Loads of places now are getting this parking for permit holders only, what about the businesses that are suffering. If you want a house with parking then dont buy next to a hospital or a club.
I do sympathise with the guy and the house owner. I do think the council are a bit responsible. Its ok to complain you cant park outside your own house but the house will have been priced to compensate. Its like living next to the airport then complaining about the noise. Loads of places now are getting this parking for permit holders only, what about the businesses that are suffering. If you want a house with parking then dont buy next to a hospital or a club. Jos7764
  • Score: 2

1:16pm Mon 7 Apr 14

MikeBD says...

yezboss wrote:
If Bradford Council Parking Services do not cancel this make a 'formal appeal (I assume they are considering the 'informal' one now) If that fails take it to the Traffic Penalties Tribunal, I am pretty sure they would order the Council to cancel it.
Sure give him all the loop holes. Another idiot in Bradford telling all the tricks to bend the law.
[quote][p][bold]yezboss[/bold] wrote: If Bradford Council Parking Services do not cancel this make a 'formal appeal (I assume they are considering the 'informal' one now) If that fails take it to the Traffic Penalties Tribunal, I am pretty sure they would order the Council to cancel it.[/p][/quote]Sure give him all the loop holes. Another idiot in Bradford telling all the tricks to bend the law. MikeBD
  • Score: -7

1:24pm Mon 7 Apr 14

allinittogether says...

MikeBD wrote:
yezboss wrote:
If Bradford Council Parking Services do not cancel this make a 'formal appeal (I assume they are considering the 'informal' one now) If that fails take it to the Traffic Penalties Tribunal, I am pretty sure they would order the Council to cancel it.
Sure give him all the loop holes. Another idiot in Bradford telling all the tricks to bend the law.
Which word do you not understand? His. Child. Was. Seriously. Ill
[quote][p][bold]MikeBD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yezboss[/bold] wrote: If Bradford Council Parking Services do not cancel this make a 'formal appeal (I assume they are considering the 'informal' one now) If that fails take it to the Traffic Penalties Tribunal, I am pretty sure they would order the Council to cancel it.[/p][/quote]Sure give him all the loop holes. Another idiot in Bradford telling all the tricks to bend the law.[/p][/quote]Which word do you not understand? His. Child. Was. Seriously. Ill allinittogether
  • Score: 6

1:25pm Mon 7 Apr 14

MikeBD says...

Albion. wrote:
pellethead wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him.
what a t*sser. This lad was worried about his sick son. He ought to have plonked his car on a grass verge, seen to his son and told the BRI to stick its parking fine up its ar$e
The BRI didn't issue a parking fine. He parked in a permit holders place in a street. Despite his note (anyone can leave a note) whoever issued the fine was doing what they are paid and expected to do. Having said that, the parking facilities within the hospital grounds are totally inadequate.
I wont lower myself to the insults and profanities that seem to be acceptable to you.
If he can walk 5 minutes to BRI, there is plenty of Public Parking on street like Hazelhurst Road and they don't have Parking Permit. All he has to do is to walk 5 minutes to Duke of York Entrance. Leaving note is another lame excuse.

Stop crying and pay the ticket
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pellethead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him.[/p][/quote]what a t*sser. This lad was worried about his sick son. He ought to have plonked his car on a grass verge, seen to his son and told the BRI to stick its parking fine up its ar$e[/p][/quote]The BRI didn't issue a parking fine. He parked in a permit holders place in a street. Despite his note (anyone can leave a note) whoever issued the fine was doing what they are paid and expected to do. Having said that, the parking facilities within the hospital grounds are totally inadequate. I wont lower myself to the insults and profanities that seem to be acceptable to you.[/p][/quote]If he can walk 5 minutes to BRI, there is plenty of Public Parking on street like Hazelhurst Road and they don't have Parking Permit. All he has to do is to walk 5 minutes to Duke of York Entrance. Leaving note is another lame excuse. Stop crying and pay the ticket MikeBD
  • Score: -8

1:28pm Mon 7 Apr 14

allinittogether says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Meanwhile, it has emerged that some residents are using the situation to their advantage and charging people to park on their land.

A website called ParkatmyHouse.com lists several places where people can pay to park including driveways on St Leonards Grove, for £6.50 and £5 per day; a drive on Cunliffe Road for £10.50 a day and a garage on Woodhead Road0 also priced at £10.50.


Nought wrong with that :)
Still after tax the parasites won't find is as profitable because HMRC will be aware of this practice won't it?
If not let's hope it is now.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote] Meanwhile, it has emerged that some residents are using the situation to their advantage and charging people to park on their land. A website called ParkatmyHouse.com lists several places where people can pay to park including driveways on St Leonards Grove, for £6.50 and £5 per day; a drive on Cunliffe Road for £10.50 a day and a garage on Woodhead Road0 also priced at £10.50. [/quote] Nought wrong with that :)[/p][/quote]Still after tax the parasites won't find is as profitable because HMRC will be aware of this practice won't it? If not let's hope it is now. allinittogether
  • Score: 1

1:44pm Mon 7 Apr 14

AlishaMoonbeam says...

The parking at BRI is terrible, but its a danger to everyone when they park on the double yellow lines on Duckworth Lane.
I arrived 30 mins before my appointment the other day to find a space...and the road was all full as I drove past and thought it would be impossible to get parking inside .. but the rear car park had loads of spaces and theres disabled access at the back of the hospital too so its no excuse to park on the road. Its just as far to walk.
The parking at BRI is terrible, but its a danger to everyone when they park on the double yellow lines on Duckworth Lane. I arrived 30 mins before my appointment the other day to find a space...and the road was all full as I drove past and thought it would be impossible to get parking inside .. but the rear car park had loads of spaces and theres disabled access at the back of the hospital too so its no excuse to park on the road. Its just as far to walk. AlishaMoonbeam
  • Score: 8

1:48pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Kay1950 says...

The parking situation at the BRI is bad but if people who could use public transport did so instead of taking their cars, the situation might be easier. The Pink and Yellow bus routes among others run frequently to the hospital. Why not park legitimately somewhere on the bus route and then ride in? As a pensioner I can ride free on the bus and I have found that it is actually quicker than trying to park.
The parking situation at the BRI is bad but if people who could use public transport did so instead of taking their cars, the situation might be easier. The Pink and Yellow bus routes among others run frequently to the hospital. Why not park legitimately somewhere on the bus route and then ride in? As a pensioner I can ride free on the bus and I have found that it is actually quicker than trying to park. Kay1950
  • Score: 3

1:54pm Mon 7 Apr 14

halifax exile says...

Not all of us bought our houses knowing about the parking problems. We got ours long before the issue got out of hand its no lie to say that our road was bumper to bumper with hospital staff, visitors and patients day after day, often parking there for days while they were in hospital. At the meeting of residents to discuss the implementation of permits, it was raised that there needed to be better provision for parking onsite and at a lower cost. Very little was done about that. The hospital has ample land it doesn't use near daisy hill lane for example. And as for the morons who repeatedly say ' just move ', oh yeah like its our fault, and anyway it will be impossible to sell when potential buyers see the ' BRI staff car park' outside
Not all of us bought our houses knowing about the parking problems. We got ours long before the issue got out of hand its no lie to say that our road was bumper to bumper with hospital staff, visitors and patients day after day, often parking there for days while they were in hospital. At the meeting of residents to discuss the implementation of permits, it was raised that there needed to be better provision for parking onsite and at a lower cost. Very little was done about that. The hospital has ample land it doesn't use near daisy hill lane for example. And as for the morons who repeatedly say ' just move ', oh yeah like its our fault, and anyway it will be impossible to sell when potential buyers see the ' BRI staff car park' outside halifax exile
  • Score: 5

2:04pm Mon 7 Apr 14

OLDLAD says...

Partner informs him and he takes child to hospital. Why didn't partner go with him, he drops them off and parks legally.
Partner informs him and he takes child to hospital. Why didn't partner go with him, he drops them off and parks legally. OLDLAD
  • Score: -10

4:53pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Mr Blondе says...

allinittogether wrote:
MikeBD wrote:
yezboss wrote:
If Bradford Council Parking Services do not cancel this make a 'formal appeal (I assume they are considering the 'informal' one now) If that fails take it to the Traffic Penalties Tribunal, I am pretty sure they would order the Council to cancel it.
Sure give him all the loop holes. Another idiot in Bradford telling all the tricks to bend the law.
Which word do you not understand? His. Child. Was. Seriously. Ill
Most of the words, judging by the rest of his illiterate offerings.
[quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MikeBD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yezboss[/bold] wrote: If Bradford Council Parking Services do not cancel this make a 'formal appeal (I assume they are considering the 'informal' one now) If that fails take it to the Traffic Penalties Tribunal, I am pretty sure they would order the Council to cancel it.[/p][/quote]Sure give him all the loop holes. Another idiot in Bradford telling all the tricks to bend the law.[/p][/quote]Which word do you not understand? His. Child. Was. Seriously. Ill[/p][/quote]Most of the words, judging by the rest of his illiterate offerings. Mr Blondе
  • Score: 6

5:00pm Mon 7 Apr 14

debro6 says...

Albion. wrote:
Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him.
Why is it resident permit parking on both sides of Bastow Grove when only one side has properties on it - the road is extremely wide and in addition all the properties along Bastow Grove have large driveways to park their vehicles on. By all means restrict parking on the side where the properties are but the other side should be available for anyone to park
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him.[/p][/quote]Why is it resident permit parking on both sides of Bastow Grove when only one side has properties on it - the road is extremely wide and in addition all the properties along Bastow Grove have large driveways to park their vehicles on. By all means restrict parking on the side where the properties are but the other side should be available for anyone to park debro6
  • Score: 4

5:00pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Mr Blondе says...

Albion. wrote:
MikeBD wrote:
Stop complaining and do the right thing. Keep your surrounding clean and OBEY THE LAW. For counsellors, please do your work for what you are elected for
Counsellors are elected?
Lol....That will go straight over his head Albion.
(and the heads of a few others who post here) :-)
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MikeBD[/bold] wrote: Stop complaining and do the right thing. Keep your surrounding clean and OBEY THE LAW. For counsellors, please do your work for what you are elected for[/p][/quote]Counsellors are elected?[/p][/quote]Lol....That will go straight over his head Albion. (and the heads of a few others who post here) :-) Mr Blondе
  • Score: 3

5:25pm Mon 7 Apr 14

The Hoffster says...

allinittogether wrote:
MikeBD wrote:
yezboss wrote:
If Bradford Council Parking Services do not cancel this make a 'formal appeal (I assume they are considering the 'informal' one now) If that fails take it to the Traffic Penalties Tribunal, I am pretty sure they would order the Council to cancel it.
Sure give him all the loop holes. Another idiot in Bradford telling all the tricks to bend the law.
Which word do you not understand? His. Child. Was. Seriously. Ill
But :

The 27-year-old said he circled around the hospital’s car park near A&E three times, before giving up after *35* minutes..


Not sure how many people would be driving around for over half an hour to find a parking space *whilst* their child was seriously ill.
[quote][p][bold]allinittogether[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MikeBD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yezboss[/bold] wrote: If Bradford Council Parking Services do not cancel this make a 'formal appeal (I assume they are considering the 'informal' one now) If that fails take it to the Traffic Penalties Tribunal, I am pretty sure they would order the Council to cancel it.[/p][/quote]Sure give him all the loop holes. Another idiot in Bradford telling all the tricks to bend the law.[/p][/quote]Which word do you not understand? His. Child. Was. Seriously. Ill[/p][/quote]But : [quote]The 27-year-old said he circled around the hospital’s car park near A&E three times, before giving up after *35* minutes.. [/quote] Not sure how many people would be driving around for over half an hour to find a parking space *whilst* their child was seriously ill. The Hoffster
  • Score: 0

7:49pm Mon 7 Apr 14

east yorkie says...

One of the reasons that has caused parking issues that a large number of outpatient services have been moved from St Lukes that has a better amount of parking , & therefore more buildings have been built on the BRI site decreasing the amount of parking at the same time as increasing the demands. Think BRI does need to look at the supply of patient / visitor parking as the seems to be lots of staff parking at rear Smith Lane carpark that is unoccupied as well as on the main site. Maybe making some of the named staff parking available during certain times of day. As others have said the old social services site at the top of squire lane would make an ideal location for a an additional carpark.
One of the reasons that has caused parking issues that a large number of outpatient services have been moved from St Lukes that has a better amount of parking , & therefore more buildings have been built on the BRI site decreasing the amount of parking at the same time as increasing the demands. Think BRI does need to look at the supply of patient / visitor parking as the seems to be lots of staff parking at rear Smith Lane carpark that is unoccupied as well as on the main site. Maybe making some of the named staff parking available during certain times of day. As others have said the old social services site at the top of squire lane would make an ideal location for a an additional carpark. east yorkie
  • Score: 2

8:20pm Mon 7 Apr 14

linebacker2 says...

debro6 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him.
Why is it resident permit parking on both sides of Bastow Grove when only one side has properties on it - the road is extremely wide and in addition all the properties along Bastow Grove have large driveways to park their vehicles on. By all means restrict parking on the side where the properties are but the other side should be available for anyone to park
Quite simple really.

Council makes a lot of money out parking, both parking fees and fines (technically penalties not fines) are money spinners. They try to limit free parking so they can rake the cash in, bit of a conflict of interest - but Kerching for the council.
[quote][p][bold]debro6[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him.[/p][/quote]Why is it resident permit parking on both sides of Bastow Grove when only one side has properties on it - the road is extremely wide and in addition all the properties along Bastow Grove have large driveways to park their vehicles on. By all means restrict parking on the side where the properties are but the other side should be available for anyone to park[/p][/quote]Quite simple really. Council makes a lot of money out parking, both parking fees and fines (technically penalties not fines) are money spinners. They try to limit free parking so they can rake the cash in, bit of a conflict of interest - but Kerching for the council. linebacker2
  • Score: 3

8:32pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Bradford56 says...

The situation has become really bad over the past two years. Both staff and patients are now parking all over Daisy Hill and this is causing massive traffic problems on Daisy Hill Lane. I live in this area and have to set off to work earlier in the morning to miss the problems!
I've reported it to the council several times but it's like banging my head against a brick wall!
The situation has become really bad over the past two years. Both staff and patients are now parking all over Daisy Hill and this is causing massive traffic problems on Daisy Hill Lane. I live in this area and have to set off to work earlier in the morning to miss the problems! I've reported it to the council several times but it's like banging my head against a brick wall! Bradford56
  • Score: 4

9:47pm Mon 7 Apr 14

mr.marsden says...

Take a look on Smith Lane behind the Infirmary at night and you'll see that very few of these reserved spaces are taken up. I think residents on that road must have political clout, because some of them have plenty of room within their own property for cars, and plenty of reserved space outside their houses on the ratepayers. They don't pay a penny for these permits. In Inner London it's about £400 a year for a permit. In my opinion there might be a conflict of interest involved in the creation of these reserved spaces . As for the wardens, do they have to go about in pairs? It is just a way of employing more, , overmanningkeep the little council empires in existence.What's happened to austerity!
Take a look on Smith Lane behind the Infirmary at night and you'll see that very few of these reserved spaces are taken up. I think residents on that road must have political clout, because some of them have plenty of room within their own property for cars, and plenty of reserved space outside their houses on the ratepayers. They don't pay a penny for these permits. In Inner London it's about £400 a year for a permit. In my opinion there might be a conflict of interest involved in the creation of these reserved spaces . As for the wardens, do they have to go about in pairs? It is just a way of employing more, , overmanningkeep the little council empires in existence.What's happened to austerity! mr.marsden
  • Score: 0

10:53pm Mon 7 Apr 14

cityofdreams says...

build loads of new houses encourage birthrates and unstoppable immigration, but a basic system form from the 70s 80s catering for all is the downfall ,,and there is no way of changing that with goons like green and co...throw a few quid at it and make a good show in the t and a is no longer enough !! sort the city out !!!
build loads of new houses encourage birthrates and unstoppable immigration, but a basic system form from the 70s 80s catering for all is the downfall ,,and there is no way of changing that with goons like green and co...throw a few quid at it and make a good show in the t and a is no longer enough !! sort the city out !!! cityofdreams
  • Score: 2

10:57pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Makollig Jezvahted says...

MikeBD wrote:
yezboss wrote:
If Bradford Council Parking Services do not cancel this make a 'formal appeal (I assume they are considering the 'informal' one now) If that fails take it to the Traffic Penalties Tribunal, I am pretty sure they would order the Council to cancel it.
Sure give him all the loop holes. Another idiot in Bradford telling all the tricks to bend the law.
It has nothing to do with the law, this is simply a company attempting to invoice him for parking services.
[quote][p][bold]MikeBD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yezboss[/bold] wrote: If Bradford Council Parking Services do not cancel this make a 'formal appeal (I assume they are considering the 'informal' one now) If that fails take it to the Traffic Penalties Tribunal, I am pretty sure they would order the Council to cancel it.[/p][/quote]Sure give him all the loop holes. Another idiot in Bradford telling all the tricks to bend the law.[/p][/quote]It has nothing to do with the law, this is simply a company attempting to invoice him for parking services. Makollig Jezvahted
  • Score: -1

6:05pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Duke of Odsal says...

Of course I sympathise with anyone who's child is ill - I suggest that every poster here does in fact.

The gentleman parked illegally and was issued a notice. He presumably felt that it was more important to get to the hospital than it was to breach parking regulations. He made a reasonable value judgement and there are mechanisms in place for him to appeal the fine. Someone will look at his appeal and form an opinion.

What is clear though is that the person that issued the ticket was just doing their job. Handwritten notes must be used all the time to try and avoid a ticket - and I suspect that they are specifically instructed to pay no attention and allow the appeal process to decide the matter.

I have to say that when in a similar "mercy dash" situation I paid for a taxi. Bradford probably has the cheapest taxi's in the UK and even though I was coming from the other side of town it made far more sense than worrying about parking.

Glad to see the child is better.
Of course I sympathise with anyone who's child is ill - I suggest that every poster here does in fact. The gentleman parked illegally and was issued a notice. He presumably felt that it was more important to get to the hospital than it was to breach parking regulations. He made a reasonable value judgement and there are mechanisms in place for him to appeal the fine. Someone will look at his appeal and form an opinion. What is clear though is that the person that issued the ticket was just doing their job. Handwritten notes must be used all the time to try and avoid a ticket - and I suspect that they are specifically instructed to pay no attention and allow the appeal process to decide the matter. I have to say that when in a similar "mercy dash" situation I paid for a taxi. Bradford probably has the cheapest taxi's in the UK and even though I was coming from the other side of town it made far more sense than worrying about parking. Glad to see the child is better. Duke of Odsal
  • Score: 3

9:44pm Tue 8 Apr 14

mrbing says...

I was speaking to a warden in the city centre today and the case has apparently been looked at and guess what, the photos that were taken of the car at the time of issue show no note whatsoever in the vehicle!! Tut tut
I was speaking to a warden in the city centre today and the case has apparently been looked at and guess what, the photos that were taken of the car at the time of issue show no note whatsoever in the vehicle!! Tut tut mrbing
  • Score: 0

3:04pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Helen28 says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Meanwhile, it has emerged that some residents are using the situation to their advantage and charging people to park on their land.

A website called ParkatmyHouse.com lists several places where people can pay to park including driveways on St Leonards Grove, for £6.50 and £5 per day; a drive on Cunliffe Road for £10.50 a day and a garage on Woodhead Road0 also priced at £10.50.


Nought wrong with that :)
wonder if the taxman looks at this site and the dole?
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote] Meanwhile, it has emerged that some residents are using the situation to their advantage and charging people to park on their land. A website called ParkatmyHouse.com lists several places where people can pay to park including driveways on St Leonards Grove, for £6.50 and £5 per day; a drive on Cunliffe Road for £10.50 a day and a garage on Woodhead Road0 also priced at £10.50. [/quote] Nought wrong with that :)[/p][/quote]wonder if the taxman looks at this site and the dole? Helen28
  • Score: 2

12:57am Thu 10 Apr 14

Reality001 says...

linebacker2 wrote:
debro6 wrote:
Albion. wrote: Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him.
Why is it resident permit parking on both sides of Bastow Grove when only one side has properties on it - the road is extremely wide and in addition all the properties along Bastow Grove have large driveways to park their vehicles on. By all means restrict parking on the side where the properties are but the other side should be available for anyone to park
Quite simple really. Council makes a lot of money out parking, both parking fees and fines (technically penalties not fines) are money spinners. They try to limit free parking so they can rake the cash in, bit of a conflict of interest - but Kerching for the council.
Bradford Council does not put in parking permit sites to make money. Residents have to petition the Council to get parking permit zones.

It's the residents who want them...
[quote][p][bold]linebacker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]debro6[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Obviously there is a shortage of parking spaces but as things stand, they were right to ticket him.[/p][/quote]Why is it resident permit parking on both sides of Bastow Grove when only one side has properties on it - the road is extremely wide and in addition all the properties along Bastow Grove have large driveways to park their vehicles on. By all means restrict parking on the side where the properties are but the other side should be available for anyone to park[/p][/quote]Quite simple really. Council makes a lot of money out parking, both parking fees and fines (technically penalties not fines) are money spinners. They try to limit free parking so they can rake the cash in, bit of a conflict of interest - but Kerching for the council.[/p][/quote]Bradford Council does not put in parking permit sites to make money. Residents have to petition the Council to get parking permit zones. It's the residents who want them... Reality001
  • Score: 1

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