Coun­cil rev­enue­gath­er­ing ex­er­cise

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

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.

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