Whilst enjoying a delightful blend of fair trade African coffee at a friend's house near the train station the other morning, she told me of an incident that happened a few days previous. She primed the MPV for the morning school run, and as she pulled away, another car parked right outside her house in her parking space. It later transpired that the owner of this vehicle was parking their car there for the day whilst they got the train to work. This all-day auto-abandonment was most inconveinient when it came to ferrying the twins and the shopping between car and house.
I noticed on my way home that most of the cars parked up and down her road were all left there because the train station car park was full. It was ironic that virtually every car had a steering lock on - if it's so unsafe to leave your car in Keynsham, why don't you get a bus into town? Or, better still, why not use the actual
car park where you'll be 'protected' by the expensive security cameras.
Use The Car Park
It's not just the train station area either. Take a drive down Sherwood Road on any weekday and you'll have a job to navigate the length of the road, such is the volume of council workers' cars littering the street. Any ambulance called to the old folks homes would have to park in Saltford! See also Handel Road and areas of Park Road. What's wrong with the bus?
Did you know that if you live on Rock Road, you have to pay £25 per year for the luxury of parking outside your home? With over 50 houses there, that's a lot of money. A Lib-Dem candidate advised me that it would cost £25 to cover the paperwork involved. The bottom line is this - make parking in Keynsham free again. We need to stop all the tight-fisted gits who are too stingy to pay £1 for all day parking leaving their cars in residential areas.
So there you have it, another month, another moan. Don't forget sweeties, you can contact
me with your thoughts and moans. Take care, see you next month.