Council revenuegathering exercise
I took my family to the Pauatahanui Lamb and Calf Fair.
On returning to the car, we found we had a $40 parking ticket, along with the 20 or so cars behind us.
When we parked, cones were in the middle of the road, forcing cars that would have been legally parked to park just on the footpath. I checked to make sure there was heaps of room for prams, wheelchairs etc to go through easily – and there was.
I feel like it was entrapment by whoever put the cones there, forcing the cars on to the footpath.
Parking on the road would have caused the traffic to have bottlenecked. If they didn’t want people parking on the road side, the cones should have been on the footpath sides, not down the middle of the road.
Pauatahanui is extremely busy on fair day, with parking extremely difficult to find. I would have thought Porirua City Council could be a bit lenient at such a big community event.
As we left, we noticed 20-odd cars parked on the centre of the roundabout without tickets, and thought, ‘‘Oh, the wardens haven’t got that far yet.’’
The council must have made a mint on that day.