The Gold Coast Bulletin - - YOUR GOLD COAST -

PARK­ING is a blight in most grow­ing cities. Ei­ther you are try­ing to find one, or mo­torists over­stay their wel­come and in­con­ve­nience res­i­dents try­ing to get and out of their drive­ways.

The sit­u­a­tion at Nobby Beach has be­come so bad an el­derly woman could not leave her home dur­ing the week­end and visit a sick friend in hospi­tal be­cause a mo­torist ig­nored the yel­low lines while park­ing in her street.

Res­i­dents are now threat­en­ing to take mat­ters into their own hands by hir­ing tow trucks to re­move the il­le­gally parked ve­hi­cles them­selves.

Of course, there is an­other so­lu­tion, as both po­lice and the coun­cil re­in­force to­day. Phone them.

Po­lice said they would have helped res­i­dents at the week­end if they had known of the prob­lems. Like­wise, the coun­cil said it would take ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion.

As frus­trated as Nobby Beach res­i­dents may be, it would be folly for them to take the law into their own hands and re­move the ve­hi­cles them­sevles. Au­thor­i­ties have of­fered to help. Use them.

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