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Topic: Parking in Gerrards Cross
Posted By: MikeChagas
Subject: Parking in Gerrards Cross
Date Posted: 15 June 2012 at 9:39pm
I park a car in a residential street in Gerrards Cross and then walk to the station. There are no parking restrictions in the road, and the car is not causing an obstruction. Recently a resident has taken to putting notes on my car, and then stickers on the windscreen telling me that there is commuter parking at the station. I know this, but I choose to walk. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Am I wrong to park my car where I choose?   I would be interested to know what the forum thinks.



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Posted By: 3Princesses
Date Posted: 16 June 2012 at 12:29am
I think if there's no restrictions and you aren't blocking anyone's access then we all want to save some money and grab free parking.


Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 16 June 2012 at 1:08am
keep parking there, next one, write on it, get stuffed!
no parking restrictions mean that!
typical GX snobs who think they own the road.
probably the same people who park outside M&S.Confused
i have a good idea where you park, yes, real snobs there, up on themselves.


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Posted By: Walrus
Date Posted: 16 June 2012 at 9:37am
I do the same. keep doing it.

You are not doing anything wrong. I'm sure you could claim vandalism and harassment, in this day and age.

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Posted By: timo_w2s
Date Posted: 16 June 2012 at 10:33am
Yep, sounds like you have every right to park on that bit of public road.

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Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 16 June 2012 at 11:36am
Originally posted by Walrus Walrus wrote:

I do the same. keep doing it.

You are not doing anything wrong. I'm sure you could claim vandalism and harassment, in this day and age.

yep, ASBO for em.


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Posted By: Dave-R
Date Posted: 16 June 2012 at 12:36pm

Gx snob who has nothing better to do. Basically its tough sh*t for them. Public road, no parking restrictions, valid tax disc(i assume!) you can park there as can anyone else.



Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 16 June 2012 at 1:15pm
stand yer ground, if they have an issue, it's something they should take up with the parish or south bucks councils.

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Posted By: PeaBee
Date Posted: 16 June 2012 at 3:47pm
Typical.

I remember once escorting a group of schoolkids down a GX road and one of the kids put a sweet wrapper in a skip that was positioned in someones driveway.

Woman opens upstairs window and demands that the wrapper be removed from her skip.    Unbelievable!!


Posted By: EmmaO
Date Posted: 16 June 2012 at 5:02pm
Hi Mikechagas. Of course if there are no parking restrictions and you are parking considerately then you should continue to park there. People can get really ruffled over nothing.

To balance things a bit though I live in CSP on a road where people often park to visit a local business and to walk up to the industrial units to work for the day as there are no parking restrictions. Mostly people park fine however regularly I have people park very close to the edge of my drive which means that I can not see properly to pull off the drive to get onto the road, or they park opposite me which means that again I can have trouble safely leaving the property. I can exit and they aren't doing anything wrong, it's all above board but they just look and see, yes I'm not blocking anything but they are not actually thinking of the mechanics of how someone parked in a property can manouver safely. Sometimes people park so badly that I am essentially nosing out with such a limited view that I feel unsafe. It may be worth just taking a few mins to really look about where you are parking to see if you are causing someone a problem that might not be immediately obvious to you. It's funny how a small thing can blow up as a big thing in someone mind!!! Maybe you could mix it up and park in various spots on the street?

You seem like a thoughtful bloke so I'm not suggesting you are being difficult it's just I know how frustrated I get with the parking on my own street, sometimes irrationally so!!! Like when people park in disabled spaces, mother and baby spaces, oh god thats a whole new rant!!!


Posted By: Matty
Date Posted: 16 June 2012 at 5:12pm
I agree with bobble head
My view is would you want someone to do this outside your house ?
And yes you are legally allowed to park there but as bobblehead says sometimes people are inconsiderate
I lived in hedgerley and the rugby played on the green every Sunday
Some were just plain rude and inconsiderate

And not all people around Gx are snobs


Posted By: MikeChagas
Date Posted: 16 June 2012 at 5:47pm
Thanks everyone.  Just like BobbleHead, I also live in CSP and have cars parking outside my house.    If they were in a poor position I might leave a note to say 'can you leave my drive clear', but not a blanket 'you can't park here'.


Posted By: Matty
Date Posted: 16 June 2012 at 8:05pm
Yes I agree a polite notice works better

And yes you can't say don't park here when you legally can
In a way it's better having a note than parking in areas where they would just vandalise your car
I had that a year or so ago
I parked half on a pavement to collect something only to find my car keyed from front to back


Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 16 June 2012 at 9:22pm
Originally posted by Bobblehead Bobblehead wrote:

Hi Mikechagas. Of course if there are no parking restrictions and you are parking considerately then you should continue to park there. People can get really ruffled over nothing.

To balance things a bit though I live in CSP on a road where people often park to visit a local business and to walk up to the industrial units to work for the day as there are no parking restrictions. Mostly people park fine however regularly I have people park very close to the edge of my drive which means that I can not see properly to pull off the drive to get onto the road, or they park opposite me which means that again I can have trouble safely leaving the property. I can exit and they aren't doing anything wrong, it's all above board but they just look and see, yes I'm not blocking anything but they are not actually thinking of the mechanics of how someone parked in a property can manouver safely. Sometimes people park so badly that I am essentially nosing out with such a limited view that I feel unsafe. It may be worth just taking a few mins to really look about where you are parking to see if you are causing someone a problem that might not be immediately obvious to you. It's funny how a small thing can blow up as a big thing in someone mind!!! Maybe you could mix it up and park in various spots on the street?

You seem like a thoughtful bloke so I'm not suggesting you are being difficult it's just I know how frustrated I get with the parking on my own street, sometimes irrationally so!!! Like when people park in disabled spaces, mother and baby spaces, oh god thats a whole new rant!!!

isn't it illegal to park to close to a side road.


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Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 10 June 2013 at 12:08am
Originally posted by oldchris oldchris wrote:

stand yer ground, if they have an issue, it's something they should take up with the parish or south bucks councils.

seems they have done just that, mind you, the new signs are not enforceable by the look of em.


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