Parking puts me off Northwich

Parking puts me off Northwich

Parking puts me off Northwich

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RECENTLY I went into Northwich and parked my car on the little lay-by opposite Litttlers’ old timber yard. I was only a short time away, but on returning to my car, found that I had a parking ticket.

I’ve parked in this place for years, and so have a lot of other people. There is only a single yellow line, then a small sign about 6ins sq which is on a pole about 8ft in the air. Why can’t we have bigger ‘No Parking’ signs, at eye level?

I checked parked cars lower down the street, about 10 of them all on double yellow lines, and none of them had parking tickets, so why are just a few of us being targeted?

My wife and I have shopped in Northwich all our lives, gradually seeing it go downhill through rates being too high and stupid road works. Also this silly parking ticket fiasco isn’t going to help either, it will not encourage people to shop in Northwich but drive them to other towns.

It will be a long time before Northwich sees me again.

G Walker Moulton

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10:25am Wed 5 Mar 14

Anonamatty says...

I fail to see how fining lazy, illegally parked car owners will deter shoppers to Northwich when we have so many large FREE car parks in the town centre.
All the FREE car parking in Northwich and some people still want to park right next door to where they want to get to.
I fail to see how fining lazy, illegally parked car owners will deter shoppers to Northwich when we have so many large FREE car parks in the town centre. All the FREE car parking in Northwich and some people still want to park right next door to where they want to get to. Anonamatty
  • Score: 34

10:36am Wed 5 Mar 14

Middlewichresident says...

I have been parking in Northwich for 15 years and NEVER received a parking ticket. Why.....because I park in one of the free car parks that are on offer to all. Perhaps you could try that G Walker.
I have been parking in Northwich for 15 years and NEVER received a parking ticket. Why.....because I park in one of the free car parks that are on offer to all. Perhaps you could try that G Walker. Middlewichresident
  • Score: 29

12:11pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Quoman says...

There are plenty of FREE yes FREE! car parks in Northwich Mr Walker why not try and park legally and not get a fine??
There are plenty of FREE yes FREE! car parks in Northwich Mr Walker why not try and park legally and not get a fine?? Quoman
  • Score: 26

3:24pm Wed 5 Mar 14

neilferguson says...

Words fail me, yellow line = yellow ticket simple..
Words fail me, yellow line = yellow ticket simple.. neilferguson
  • Score: 26

5:09pm Wed 5 Mar 14

GOFFY says...

More than a thousand free parking spaces and this bone idle lazy idiot compains about being fined for parking where he shouldn't. Serves him right I say.
More than a thousand free parking spaces and this bone idle lazy idiot compains about being fined for parking where he shouldn't. Serves him right I say. GOFFY
  • Score: 24

8:33pm Wed 5 Mar 14

darrylw99 says...

Despite all the uppercased free phrases, you are limited to 1, 2 or 3hrs. Despite all the negative comments this is (and will) deter customers in already heavily vacant town. Which as mentioned is down to moronically high rents.
Despite all the uppercased free phrases, you are limited to 1, 2 or 3hrs. Despite all the negative comments this is (and will) deter customers in already heavily vacant town. Which as mentioned is down to moronically high rents. darrylw99
  • Score: -13

10:14pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Northwich Resident says...

Supermarket car parks might be only a couple of hours, but the council car parks (Memorial Hall, Witton Chimes, Leicester Street) are 14 hours - long enough for anyone.
Supermarket car parks might be only a couple of hours, but the council car parks (Memorial Hall, Witton Chimes, Leicester Street) are 14 hours - long enough for anyone. Northwich Resident
  • Score: 15

8:18am Thu 6 Mar 14

Middlewichresident says...

I would have thought 3 hours was enough time for most people to shop around Northwich. If you want to shop in a Supermarket then use their car park. If you want to shop in the town then use the free car parks. It's all so very simple. No need for anyone to be getting a parking ticket in Northwich. Staggering that the letter writer had the choice of the car park yet chose to park where he did. No sympathy at all.
I would have thought 3 hours was enough time for most people to shop around Northwich. If you want to shop in a Supermarket then use their car park. If you want to shop in the town then use the free car parks. It's all so very simple. No need for anyone to be getting a parking ticket in Northwich. Staggering that the letter writer had the choice of the car park yet chose to park where he did. No sympathy at all. Middlewichresident
  • Score: 18

1:45pm Thu 6 Mar 14

MrT1976 says...

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"My wife and I have shopped in Northwich all our lives,"

Well you have no excuse then!! We all know where the car parks are don't we?? Well use them!!!!
Quote "My wife and I have shopped in Northwich all our lives," Well you have no excuse then!! We all know where the car parks are don't we?? Well use them!!!! MrT1976
  • Score: 15

3:47pm Thu 6 Mar 14

pdrinkwater says...

went to northwich this morning no trouble , parked behind iceland no trouble, two traffic wardens were booking cars one had a disabled badge showing but he still got a parking ticket , why because he put his or her clock at the back off the disabled bdge and you could hardly see the time they had put on. it states in the booklet that the time of arrival should be clearly seen. as for the other car he was illegaly park with no blue badge and therefore got a parking ticket
went to northwich this morning no trouble , parked behind iceland no trouble, two traffic wardens were booking cars one had a disabled badge showing but he still got a parking ticket , why because he put his or her clock at the back off the disabled bdge and you could hardly see the time they had put on. it states in the booklet that the time of arrival should be clearly seen. as for the other car he was illegaly park with no blue badge and therefore got a parking ticket pdrinkwater
  • Score: 11

5:59pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Bazzer49 says...

Our Moulton resident will now probably travel to Winsford to shop. I wonder if he will park on a yellow line there? Drivers have been parking illegally in Northwich for years as we had no traffic wardens and the police didn't have the time to deal with them. It's noticeable how fewer cars are being parked along Barron's Quay now!
Our Moulton resident will now probably travel to Winsford to shop. I wonder if he will park on a yellow line there? Drivers have been parking illegally in Northwich for years as we had no traffic wardens and the police didn't have the time to deal with them. It's noticeable how fewer cars are being parked along Barron's Quay now! Bazzer49
  • Score: 13

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