Do they not see the irony?

I read with some amusement the cover story reference traders hit by parking rules.

Businesses claim that “Parking regulations are not adhered to with illegal parking giving nowhere for visitors to leave their cars”.

BCC vice-president Kate Lovering said “For businesses it is an inconvenience if parking close to their business is unavailable”.

However, she also says in the same paragraph: “It would be beneficial if an enforceable permit system was in place for business owners so that they are able to park close to their businesses.”

Cllr Douglas Oliver said “I have met traders and they are saying businesses are seriously affected by the people’s inability to park in the town centre”.

Cannot Kate Lovering and the business owners see the contradictory irony of these statements? So that’s the answer then: let’s have loads of parking permits for the business people so they can park outside their businesses.

This will of course have the unfortunate effect of there still being no parking available for the very shoppers that their businesses rely on and will further exacerbate ‘the crippling effect on the town’? Madness.

T Thomas

De La Warr Road


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