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DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL 

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COUNCIL’S CRASS STUPIDITY DEMONSTRATED
 
The Radical
3rd Nov 2018
 
“UN – LOADING BAYS”
 
SCARING SHOPPERS AWAY FROM LOCAL TOWN CENTRES
 
IN THIS CASE, CHURCH STREET, SHILDON
 
BUT DO LABOUR TOWN COUNCILLORS MAKE REPRESENTATION ?
 
NOT FUCKING LIKELY !
 
THERE ARE NO PARKING BAYS MADE CONVENIENT FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SHOP LOCALLY 
 
ONLY “LOADING BAYS” ( UNRESTRICTED FOR DELIVERIES)  AND DISABLED PARKING.
 
IT MAKES THE TERM “LOADING BAY” APPEAR AS RIDICULOUS AS THE NAME STATES.
 
SO THE CRASS STUPIDITY OF THE COUNCIL IS TO KEEP 3 “LOADING BAYS” 
 
ADJACENT TO EACH OTHER  EVEN WITHOUT ……

 
LIMITED PARKING TIMES,SO THEY ARE EMPTY FOR

 
MOST OF THE DAY IN FRONT OF SHOPS WHICH ARE ALL BOARDED UP
 

 AND THEN SEND A TRAFFIC WARDEN ROUND 
 
TO FINE SOMEONE £50 WHO PARKS IN A “LOADING BAY” AREA INFRONT
 
 OF THE CLOSED UP SHOPS, GOING SHOPPING AT ONE OF THE FEW

 
REMAINING FOOD SHOPS 

 

WHERE LOADING A CAR MAY ACTUALLY BE NECESSARY

 
AND ALL BECAUSE THE TRAFFIC WARDEN
 

 HAS TO JUSTIFY HIS OR HER EXISTENCE,

 
AND CAN’T TELL THE DIFFERENCE.

THIS WAS WITNESSED YESTERDAY AT 15.40PM
 
 THERE ARE NO LOADING BAYS OUTSIDE THE MAIN FOOD SHOPS,

 
BUT  ELSEWHERE AND OPEN PARKING BAYS ARE OPPOSITE EACH

 
OTHER, AT THE FAR END OF CHURCH STREET AND ALWAYS EMPTY

 
SO DISTRIBUTION VANS QUEUE UP AT RUSH HOURS 
 
TO OBSTRUCT THE HIGHWAY BY, PARKING ON THE ROAD.
 
SOME CITIZENS BELIEVE DURHAM COUNCIL

 
ACTS IN THE INTERESTS OF ENCOURAGING 
 

DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL TRADERS TO TAKE UP TOWN CENTRE SHOPS
 
 AND PEOPLE TO GET TO WORK ON TIME.
 
TRADERS, OF COURSE, MUST PAY BUSINESS RATES TO THE COUNCIL, 
 
WHO STOP THESE RESIDENTS FROM USING THESE DAILY OBSOLETE BAYS !
 
I WAS GOING TO SUGGEST THAT GREATER DECENTRALISATION OF

 
SERVICES MIGHT BE THE ANSWER, BUT WHEN YOU HAVE  TOWN

 
COUNCILLORS THAT ARE TOO MUCH OF A BLUNT INSTRUMENT

 
TO UNDERSTAND, FOR EXAMPLE,

 
THE MAYOR WALKING PAST FOREIGNERS AND

 
NEWCOMERS ON THE OTHER SIDE, WHEN IN FULL MAYORAL “CHAINMAIL”,
 

 THEN THE ONLY OPTION IS TO POST THIS ONLINE.
 
I SHOULD POINT OUT THAT ALL SIDE STREETS

 
OFF CHURCH STREET, THE MAIN SHOPPING STREET 
 
 

THAT RUN THROUGH THE CENTRE OF SHILDON ARE DECORATED,
 
 BY DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL, WITH YELLOW LINES, WHICH
 
 ONLY GOES TO SHOW THAT A DEAD OR DYING COUNTY DURHAM TOWN’S

 
IS EXACTLY WHAT THE COUNCIL WANTS,

 
SO THAT RESIDENTS WILL PASS BY ON THE OTHER SIDE AND  SHOP ONLY 
 

AT THE SUPERMARKETS IN THE NEXT TOWN, WHICH HAVE ALSO HELPED  TO

 
KILL HIGH STREETS AND LOCAL SHOPS.

 
FREE PARKING ALL DOWN THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHURCH STREET

 
MIGHT BE THE ANSWER, WITH A LIMITED PEDESTRIAN  PATH

 
AND DO AWAY WITH LOADING BAYS.

 
RESTRICT “DISABLED” BAYS FROM 9am – 6pm.

 
LORRIES PARK IN THE ROAD NOW IN ANY CASE

 
AS THE BAYS ARE NOT DEEP ENOUGH FOR LORRIES. THE OTHER IS TO

 
OFFER MORE OF TOWN CENTRE SHOPPING WITH FREE PARKING (AS IS B&M)
 
AND A MARKET PLACE WHERE

 
LOCAL PRODUCE CAN BE OFFERED FREE TOGETHER WITH OTHER FOOD

 
ONLY OUTLETS.

 

 
 

 

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