In­con­sid­er­ate park­ing re­ceives back­lash from fed up res­i­dents

Frus­trated public com­ment online to voice dis­ap­proval about ‘nar­cis­sitic’ car own­ers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A SO­CIAL media storm has bro­ken out over in­con­sid­er­ate park­ing in Bea­cons­field.

Users have taken to both Face­book and Twit­ter to vent their frus­tra­tions af­ter they spot­ted ve­hi­cles parked on pave­ments, which leaves very lit­tle room for pedes­tri­ans to get past.

Cars have been parked in such a way as to force par­ents with bug­gies, or those on bikes or scoot­ers, into the road.

The owner of one white Porsche has even been spot­ted leav­ing their ve­hi­cle with all four wheels on the pave­ment out­side The School Shop, in Sta­tion Road.

Writ­ing on the Bea­cons­field News Face­book page, Lisa Nor­ris said in­con­sid­er­ate park­ing ‘hap­pens ev­ery sin­gle day’.

Richard Brad­dick added: “Ridicu­lous, and Bea­cons­field has plenty of car parks – no ex­cuse!”

The park­ing has been de­scribed as ‘nar­cis­sis­tic’; while another Face­book user com­plained, ‘it makes my blood boil’.

On the Face­book group Me­lanie Smith said one good Sa­mar­i­tan came to her res­cue when she found her path was blocked on Sta­tion Road head­ing to­wards Old Town. She wrote: “I had a lovely young man from the Bea­cons­field School hold up traf­fic so I could get around it with my pushchair. Ab­so­lutely un­real.”

Un­happy Bea­cons­field­ers have also shared im­ages of poor park­ing on the group page, with a pic­ture of a white Mercedes parked on the white lines of a car park get­ting a strong re­ac­tion.

Another shows a black Vaux­hall parked on a wide pave­ment, leav­ing a very lim­ited amount of room for pedes­tri­ans to get past, with the only op­tion left for peo­ple to step on to a busy road.

And the re­ac­tion has been just as dis­ap­prov­ing on Twit­ter, with @hos­pi­tal bra say­ing: “tut tut!!”

Bea­cons­field res­i­dent Bob Massie, said: “There was a Porsche parked right on the pave­ment, all four wheels bang on the pave­ment, so much so that we couldn’t get past.”

He added: “Park­ing 100 per cent on the pave­ment. It’s un­be­liev­able.”

Have you come across ex­am­ples of bad park­ing?

Send us your pic­tures to tms-newsed­i­tor@trin­ity mir­ror.com.

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