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Old 20-08-2012, 07:24 PM
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Default Parking in Matlock Bath we need to act

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/counci..._petition/sign. asp?status=Support&RecordID=197

The link above is a petition for the parking in Matlock Bath, the Council what to start charging for bike to park on the road side.
This has always been free, and as the main car park you have to pay for BUT the same price as a car per bike, so you can see whats going to happen.
if we give in to this it will kill off a bike meeting place, dont get me wronge I dont mind paying for parking but not the same price as a car and not to park on the side of the road.

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Old 20-08-2012, 07:37 PM
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Y'know, I'm getting to the point where I reckon 'Let 'em stew'.

The local traders will raise Cain when they start losing money hand over fist.
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Old 20-08-2012, 08:40 PM
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A few years ago we had one traffic warden, old Bob would warn you not to park, if you had to park to collect or deliver he would allow you to park on the double yellow lines and if you took liberties or didn't give him his respect you deserved the ticket you got, he kept the traffic moving and was a decent human being..

Bob retired and was replaced with four community police who blitzed the town with 60 parking tickets...I had a word with these new police people, I told them that if they kept giving people parking tickets pretty soon those people would not come to this town, if the people did not come the shops would close, and if the shops closed there would be no need for all these extra policemen..They laughed and assured me that they would continue to do their jobs and that even if all the shops closed they would still have their jobs because they were guaranteed employment..

Well the shops closed, rates stopped being paid and now the police station has closed..

You can't advise people with power, they seem to change and consider the rest of us as criminals even if they have to make new laws up..

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Old 21-08-2012, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by John Hopkins View Post
Well the shops closed, rates stopped being paid and now the police station has closed..

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Old 27-09-2012, 09:50 AM
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best way to do this is not to go to Matlock Bath any more, then return when they stop parking fees. There's plenty of other places to go
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