LETTER: Parking? Better bring your tape measure!

Tape Measure
Tape Measure

How can we say we are trying to encourage shoppers to come to Nelson?

We have a large car park in the centre of Nelson. The sign says have you displayed your disc?

The car park has usually 10 to 15 cars when it is busy.

I was speaking to a man who had parked his car between the white lines, not only putting his disc in full view but also his disabled badge.

He returned to his Mini only to find a parking fine on his windscreen. What had he done wrong?

The fine said parking too far forward! So can I now ask the council if we now need either boxes painting in the car park or signs up telling us precise measurements of where and how to park.

I now know why cars are parking in all the side streets nearby.

Drivers beware! Not only you need your disc but a tape measure as well!

Let us hope the council can help !

Kay Blackburn

(via email)