Last week in parking: 24 April 2022

24 Apr 2022

Just a couple of weeks ago, Gwynedd were pleading for people to park sensibly, and this week has seen the exact problems they expected, as dangerous and inconsiderate parking causes problems in Snowdonia.

In Oxford, both the city council and the county council are urging people to use the park and ride as the city centre’s Westgate multi-storey is often full; the Oxford Bus company has backed these calls as well.

Gloucestershire County Council is describing replacing their pay & display machines with card only-machines as an “upgrade” – though it won’t feel like an upgrade to those who still prefer to pay cash. The council gives the cost of maintaining the existing Parkeon machines as part of the reason for the change.

In Hereford, a man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a parking officer, but only after discovering there was CCTV. ukparking view: This seems like a very lenient sentence, given the sentencing guidelines have a custodial sentence as a starting point for offences causing distress to the victim and that “Offence committed against those working in the public sector or providing a service to the public” is an aggravating factor. The £419 total (£250 fine, £135 towards costs and a £34 victim surcharge) is still a lot more than the just the parking penalty would have cost, though.