[Forum] Centre should show more empathy towards forgetful disabled drivers

This is the second time that my dad, who is 77, a little bit forgetful and suffers with COPD, has been ticketed for not displaying his disabled badge at the Willow Brook Centre in Bradley Stoke. I agree, it’s a good thing to fine non badge carriers, but please can we show some initiative and empathy for genuine disabled badge carriers who [after finding they have been given a

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Council’s spy car to enforce parking rules outside local schools

Illegal parking on zig-zag and double yellow lines outside local schools is being targeted by a new high-tech ‘parking enforcement’ vehicle recently introduced by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC). The car uses GPS technology, coupled with number plate recognition cameras, to record the details of any vehicles it detects in a restricted area. This information is stored on an on-board computer

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Neighbourhood Watch group complains about Wheatfield School parking

Inconsiderate parking around a primary school in Bradley Stoke has led to a complaint from a local Neighbourhood Watch group concerned about access for emergency vehicles. Wheatfield Primary School has received a formal letter of complaint from the Harvest Close Neighbourhood Watch group highlighting problems residents are experiencing as a result of “Wheatfield parents/carers parking inconsiderately in and around the

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Council seeks views on residential parking space quotas

South Gloucestershire Council is asking local people for their views on parking arrangements for new housing developments. The consultation has been started in response to complaints from residents and Councillors that the number of parking spaces provided for new homes and flat conversions is not always adequate. The Council also says that some residents have complained that parking spaces allocated

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Consultation opens on proposed parking regulation changes for Pear Tree Road

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has opened a public consultation on plans to change the Traffic Regulation Order governing parking restrictions in Pear Tree Road. The move is associated with the introduction of Civil Parking Enforcement, which moved the responsibility for enforcing parking regulations from the police to local authorities. Council officers say that enforcing parking restrictions is difficult if the

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