Inconsiderate parking receives backlash from fed up residents
Frustrated public comment online to voice disapproval about ‘narcissitic’ car owners
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.”
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