Park­ing prob­lems are get­ting worse

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

WITH ref­er­ence to Bucks Advertiser, July 23 P19, ‘Pen­sioner be­rates Tesco and its cus­tomers over park­ing mis­use’.

Last year I be­came a grand­par­ent and am help­ing my daugh­ter who has gone back to work look af­ter her.

I am in to­tal agree­ment with the pen­sioner in the ar­ti­cle last week about the lack of re­spect for other Tesco cus­tomers who con­tinue to act in an un­nec­es­sary man­ner re­gard­ing park­ing.

But I would like to ex­tend the dis­cus­sion to in­clude ‘baby and tod­dler’ park­ing spa­ces that are bla­tantly used by peo­ple with­out small chil­dren.

To­day I was not able to find a baby and tod­dler space and had to park at the far side of the car park with my 18 month old grand­daugh­ter in tow. Stan­dard spa­ces are nar­rower and it is not easy get­ting a small child in and out of her car seat whilst try­ing to put up a pushchair.

Af­ter shop­ping I no­ticed there was a space in the moth­ers and tod­dlers sec­tion, but it was be­ing into by a builders van. I wit­nessed two young men jump out of the van to go into the store.

I took a photo as I was so dis­gusted at their be­hav­iour and whilst it was no good to me, they were rob­bing the space of the next de­serv­ing par­ent.

Per­haps I should have said some­thing but some­times you can feel very in­tim­i­dated, es­pe­cially two very young and fit men.

I also find that on many oc­ca­sions trol­leys are just left in park­ing spa­ces rather than be­ing taken back to the many trol­ley parks that are in the car park.

I un­for­tu­nately feel that this be­hav­iour is on the in­crease and won­der just how lazy, self -cen­tred or stupid these peo­ple are.

GIL­LIAN YOUNG Gold Hill Com­mon,

Chal­font St Peter

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