With a name like`civil enFORCEment officers` its no surprise why these people act the way they do.
Thankfully we do not seem to suffer from the rogue clamping companies that operate in other areas,they crawl behind parked cars waiting for a victim,then charge extortionate amounts to release a clamp,a lone mother with a crying and cold baby strapped into a seat is fair game to these guys,they can demand a cool £500 instant release fee for a minor offence,like 1minute over your limit,,,,GANGSTERS
Re the parking ticket. Don't blame someone for doing their job properly when you were at fault. The yellow lines are visible and you should always check. The Enforcement Officer was doing his/her job and therefore was not at fault, maybe if they also booked all the people including shop owners who park illegally, (and cause traffic jams) outside Drapers a lot of us would be much happier.If ever there is a jam in the High Street check that area will nearly always be 3/4 cars/vans parked there. I have also noticed that the bus station has now become a car park. I counted 14 cars parked there one day this week and the double decker buses were having difficulty getting out. Why have the No Parking signs been removed?
I have to admit in some local parking places it is hard to tell whether there is a single or double yellow line.Next to the Health Centre for instance. I also think it's confusing with the newer parking meters as to when you can park for free and when you have to pay as I only just realised the ones in the High Street are different to the seafront meters does anyone agree?