Monday, 25 August 2008

Terrific Warden?

I'm still undecided whether Westminster Council's charm offensive to make their traffic wardens more charming and less offensive is laudable or laughable.

I've certainly never had a run-in with a traffic warden in Worcester Park - indeed the chap that patrols around Waitrose and the surrounding roads looks friendly enough, and can often be seen whiling away his break times by broadening his horizons at the local library. Educate yourself, my son, and one day you'll'll be... well, something other than a traffic warden.

Unless, of course, those aren't his break times, in which case he is in deep trouble for skyving when he should be out tormenting motorists.

Worcester Park resident Brian has e-mailed me to let me know there is a new ticketing menace in KT4:

'It appears we have a new traffic warden in Worcester Park. I observed him in Brinkley Road, sticking a parking ticket on a car which was parked with two wheels on the pavement (which has been allowed at the main road end of the street for about the last eight years) yet he ignored the car (also parked legally) behind him.

He also totally ignored the car he was standing net to which had no front number plate or tax disc which has been parked there for the last two months.

Should this div really get paid from the money we pay into the council tax?"

2 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Jacey said...

Gosh, I've never seen a traffic warden where I live now - used to live in Longfellow Road and Handside Close, now live in a small cul-de-sac, but I did hear of a little old lady near by getting a ticket for not displaying her blue disabled disc. Tales of a nasty neighbour I was told. Shame that as my neighbour parks on my property every day/night/weekend and despite asking him nicely, and pointing out that he can only drive across my property to get to his (garages en bloc) he refuses to budge. I don't have a car - that's not the point! Another neighbour parks on a painted KEEP CLEAR sign every day, but that's okay as I'm told they "own" the road so unlucky if you need to deliver/reverse to turn.
Having written in positively about Worcester Park recently (good links to London, good restaurants/takeaways) I certainly would never choose to live in this road again. Its the most miserably un-neighbourly road I've lived in. Me thinks the "natives " are more friendly in other roads. hopefully!

Anonymous said...

About 4 years ago my car broke down as I was going up the hill around 8.30 on my way to work. I managed to push it into one of the side roads so I wasn't holding up the traffic (thanks to everyone who tooted to 'encourage' me, you dicks) and some spotty twat of a traffic warden threatened me with a ticket, despite the fact that I was obviously struggling, phoning a recovery truck whilst trying to fiddle about under the bonnet.

What a petty little jerk. Couldn't he get a proper job with real authority?

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