Worcester police defend use of disabled parking space

Worcester News: ON BUSINESS: Police have been criticised by a shopper for using a disabled blue badge parking space at a Worcester supermarket. But officers claim it was needed for ‘urgent’ enquiries in response to a theft which led to an arrest. ON BUSINESS: Police have been criticised by a shopper for using a disabled blue badge parking space at a Worcester supermarket. But officers claim it was needed for ‘urgent’ enquiries in response to a theft which led to an arrest.

POLICE have defended their use of a disabled parking bay at a Worcester supermarket because they were responding to a theft.

Two men were arrested following the theft of a television from Tesco’s St Peter’s branch at about 5pm on Saturday.

The responding officers parked in the space reserved for blue badge holders as they worked with the store’s manager to review CCTV footage of the offence, which led to the men being arrested in Droitwich at 6pm the same day.

Chief Inspector Mark Steele said the use of the space was necessary as it was in response to an emergency call and an ongoing incident.

“On Saturday evening, there was an emergency response to thieves stealing a TV from Tesco at St Peter’s, which was the latest in a series of similar crimes at the store in recent weeks.

“The two officers who were dispatched to Tesco parked in the nearest space they could find to the store’s entrance, which happened to be a disabled bay. Quick access was needed to the car in case the offenders were still in the area.

“While at the store they worked with the manager to review CCTV of the offence, gathered evidence and liased with officers who were in Droitwich tracing the thieves.

“This work led to the arrest of two people while the officers were still at the store. The stolen TV was recovered and the pair was charged with four offences.

“Ordinarily, while on a routine visit, officers wouldn’t and shouldn’t park in a disabled bay, but on this occasion it was necessary for operational reasons. I hope the public appreciate why this was necessary in these circumstances.”

A shopper, who left the store at about 5pm and did not want to be named, said: “I walked toward my car to find this, which was not displaying a blue disability badge unlike the surrounding cars.”

A Tesco spokesman said it would not comment on the incident as it was a police matter, but said: “We have a range of security measures in place to tackle shoplifting, which help us to keep prices down for our customers.”

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8:05am Fri 1 Feb 13

spider666 says...

What is the problem here ?,they were responding to an emergency call,if whoever complained about this needed the police themselves at a later date and they first had to find a "legal" or appropriate place to park then i'm sure they would be the first to complain about the response time.They can't win whatever they do nowadays.
What is the problem here ?,they were responding to an emergency call,if whoever complained about this needed the police themselves at a later date and they first had to find a "legal" or appropriate place to park then i'm sure they would be the first to complain about the response time.They can't win whatever they do nowadays. spider666

8:10am Fri 1 Feb 13

keep it real says...

So what, slow news day?? I think the whole blue badge scheme is a joke, I parked up in the butts the other week, a couple pulled up next to me stuck the badge in the window and walked at a good pace up the steps past the hive and into town !! Plus I know someone who has one for being partly blind - but still has a valid driving licence and could technically drive if he wanted to !!
So what, slow news day?? I think the whole blue badge scheme is a joke, I parked up in the butts the other week, a couple pulled up next to me stuck the badge in the window and walked at a good pace up the steps past the hive and into town !! Plus I know someone who has one for being partly blind - but still has a valid driving licence and could technically drive if he wanted to !! keep it real

8:11am Fri 1 Feb 13

katiekins says...

Well said spider i totally agree......
Well said spider i totally agree...... katiekins

9:17am Fri 1 Feb 13

jb says...

A shopper, who left the store at about 5pm and did not want to be named, said: “I walked toward my car to find this, which was not displaying a blue disability badge unlike the surrounding cars.”
Not surprised this shopper didn't want to be named, apparently they did notice it was not displaying a small blue badge but wasn't the bright yellow and blue markings a bit of a give away? What an idiotic complaint to make really, just goes to show how petty some people are.
A shopper, who left the store at about 5pm and did not want to be named, said: “I walked toward my car to find this, which was not displaying a blue disability badge unlike the surrounding cars.” Not surprised this shopper didn't want to be named, apparently they did notice it was not displaying a small blue badge but wasn't the bright yellow and blue markings a bit of a give away? What an idiotic complaint to make really, just goes to show how petty some people are. jb

9:19am Fri 1 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

Any news about the Blue badges brings out the usual sad critics. And those commenting here are not in support of the police Who SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PARKED IN A DISABLED SPACE, but just wailing again at the disabled.
.However I have yet to meet a genuine Blue Badge holder who wouldn't swap their badges for the moaners good health. And there are always unsupported sightings of someone parking with a Blue Badge and commencing to jog around somewhere.
If you see these infringements take note of the badge, Drivers and Car details and report it to the Traffic wardens whose job it is to enact against any misuse. On the other hand you could also report the Morons (some of who write in these columns against blue badges) who blatantly park without Blue Badges, in Disabled Spaces and then hurry to the Cash Points, The Banks, The Supermarkets and many more places.
Yesterday (Thursday) around 3pm I visited Argos at Blackpole and watched a young Couple (poss in their 30's) pull into the only empty disabled space, show no badge, sit a while with engine running, then the male passenger to get out, deposit two bags of rubbish in the rubbish bins, get back into the car, wait a while, still engine running, then drive off. These actions happen frequently particularly on supermarket car parks which seem to encourage those who don't recognise the Universally recognised Disabled Logo, or just the pig ignorant.
Any news about the Blue badges brings out the usual sad critics. And those commenting here are not in support of the police Who SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PARKED IN A DISABLED SPACE, but just wailing again at the disabled. .However I have yet to meet a genuine Blue Badge holder who wouldn't swap their badges for the moaners good health. And there are always unsupported sightings of someone parking with a Blue Badge and commencing to jog around somewhere. If you see these infringements take note of the badge, Drivers and Car details and report it to the Traffic wardens whose job it is to enact against any misuse. On the other hand you could also report the Morons (some of who write in these columns against blue badges) who blatantly park without Blue Badges, in Disabled Spaces and then hurry to the Cash Points, The Banks, The Supermarkets and many more places. Yesterday (Thursday) around 3pm I visited Argos at Blackpole and watched a young Couple (poss in their 30's) pull into the only empty disabled space, show no badge, sit a while with engine running, then the male passenger to get out, deposit two bags of rubbish in the rubbish bins, get back into the car, wait a while, still engine running, then drive off. These actions happen frequently particularly on supermarket car parks which seem to encourage those who don't recognise the Universally recognised Disabled Logo, or just the pig ignorant. Jabbadad

9:27am Fri 1 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

Did the bright Blue and yellow markings on the car say I am Disabled and can park here???
Did the bright Blue and yellow markings on the car say I am Disabled and can park here??? Jabbadad

9:36am Fri 1 Feb 13

DEMRICS says...

What about the blue badge holders who think they have a license to park anywhere they like, often causing a problem for others or causing a hazard?

If the Police were not responding to a criminal act, fair enough, they should park elsewhere. But looking at the circumstances, those criticising the Police, would you have them drive around aimlessly looking for a more suitable space while investigating a crime? Or does it not make sense to find the nearest and safest place to park? I suppose those critics would want the Police to drive around the block until they found a space or park in a car park, which could be miles away, if their house was being burgled.
What about the blue badge holders who think they have a license to park anywhere they like, often causing a problem for others or causing a hazard? If the Police were not responding to a criminal act, fair enough, they should park elsewhere. But looking at the circumstances, those criticising the Police, would you have them drive around aimlessly looking for a more suitable space while investigating a crime? Or does it not make sense to find the nearest and safest place to park? I suppose those critics would want the Police to drive around the block until they found a space or park in a car park, which could be miles away, if their house was being burgled. DEMRICS

9:56am Fri 1 Feb 13

induby says...

is it not just common sense that all emergency vehicles...ambulance
s,fire engines,police,docto
rs etc when responding to a call should be able to park where they can, their job is to respond as quickly as possible, to emergencies. what if the place was being held up and someone was hurt and the police were not there because they were too busy driving round the car park trying to find a place to park?....when there was a perfectly good place right in front of the store but couldn't park there in case it put someone's nose out of joint! ridiculous!!!
is it not just common sense that all emergency vehicles...ambulance s,fire engines,police,docto rs etc when responding to a call should be able to park where they can, their job is to respond as quickly as possible, to emergencies. what if the place was being held up and someone was hurt and the police were not there because they were too busy driving round the car park trying to find a place to park?....when there was a perfectly good place right in front of the store but couldn't park there in case it put someone's nose out of joint! ridiculous!!! induby

10:03am Fri 1 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

But we are not talking about all the If's. And I am sure that IF a police car were to be parked across your driveway or blocking a road on a non emergency call (as described by the police) that you wouldn't be complaining?
As to emergencies, in my view, all Vehicles on Emergency calls take preference to anyone, and they could park on my lawn IF needed.
But we are not talking about all the If's. And I am sure that IF a police car were to be parked across your driveway or blocking a road on a non emergency call (as described by the police) that you wouldn't be complaining? As to emergencies, in my view, all Vehicles on Emergency calls take preference to anyone, and they could park on my lawn IF needed. Jabbadad

10:04am Fri 1 Feb 13

ellnino9 says...

What a moron for moaning,ive seen these blue badge holders recently parking in mother & baby spots at most
supermarkets in this city,i dont see them moaning,they want to park anywhere and everywhere mostly for free where others have to pay,and they are always parked up right by entrance yet parents have to struggle further distances,half of them are just over weight with these badges,rarely see crutchs,chairs etc,they will be asking for a drive through crowngate next possibly with a burger king or mcdonalds also en route,jokers!
What a moron for moaning,ive seen these blue badge holders recently parking in mother & baby spots at most supermarkets in this city,i dont see them moaning,they want to park anywhere and everywhere mostly for free where others have to pay,and they are always parked up right by entrance yet parents have to struggle further distances,half of them are just over weight with these badges,rarely see crutchs,chairs etc,they will be asking for a drive through crowngate next possibly with a burger king or mcdonalds also en route,jokers! ellnino9

10:32am Fri 1 Feb 13

GroovyChick says...

Theft of a TV is hardly urgent, and they were going to watch CCTV which would indicate that the thieves were no longer on the premises, so there was no need to park in a disabled bay. Ok there are people who have blue badges who dont need them but there are also people who have blue badges who do need them. If general Joe Bloggs parked in a disabled bay there would be uproar, why should it be any different just because you are a police officer.
Theft of a TV is hardly urgent, and they were going to watch CCTV which would indicate that the thieves were no longer on the premises, so there was no need to park in a disabled bay. Ok there are people who have blue badges who dont need them but there are also people who have blue badges who do need them. If general Joe Bloggs parked in a disabled bay there would be uproar, why should it be any different just because you are a police officer. GroovyChick

10:32am Fri 1 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

ellino9, you obviously are not aware that all disabled parking is not free, It's not free at the Hospital. or any private carpark, in fact Worcester City Tories took a decision to Charger disabled for parking on the Cornmarket carpark, at one stage and then moved the disabled bays into St Martins Gate carpark, realised that they perhaps had got it wrong and reversed their politically embarrassing decision. And the disabled don't moan about paying to park.
As to you poor mothers having to walk a few yards, my mum had 4 kids NO CAR, NO WASHING MACHINE, NO FRIDGE, made our clothes, baked our bread, fed the chickens, cut the lawns, and then as we grew older got a job.
ellino9, you obviously are not aware that all disabled parking is not free, It's not free at the Hospital. or any private carpark, in fact Worcester City Tories took a decision to Charger disabled for parking on the Cornmarket carpark, at one stage and then moved the disabled bays into St Martins Gate carpark, realised that they perhaps had got it wrong and reversed their politically embarrassing decision. And the disabled don't moan about paying to park. As to you poor mothers having to walk a few yards, my mum had 4 kids NO CAR, NO WASHING MACHINE, NO FRIDGE, made our clothes, baked our bread, fed the chickens, cut the lawns, and then as we grew older got a job. Jabbadad

10:46am Fri 1 Feb 13

lizzyloolah says...

I was in Tesco at 12 o'clock last night and there were two police officers, in uniform, shopping. Do I get in the paper now?
I was in Tesco at 12 o'clock last night and there were two police officers, in uniform, shopping. Do I get in the paper now? lizzyloolah

10:50am Fri 1 Feb 13

Grumbleweed Connection says...

Tesco's car park is on private property so the disabled and family spaces are
there purely as a courtesy and for the convenience of various categories of shoppers. The use of such spaces cannot be protected by statute or mandatory law. If the police were at the shop on a 'shout' it would not bother me if they parked in the aisles by the tills!

"A shopper, who left the store at about 5pm and did not want to be named, said: “I walked toward my car to find this, which was not displaying a blue disability badge unlike the surrounding cars.”

What planet is this 'shopper' living on? This is news? It's the First of February not April!
Tesco's car park is on private property so the disabled and family spaces are there purely as a courtesy and for the convenience of various categories of shoppers. The use of such spaces cannot be protected by statute or mandatory law. If the police were at the shop on a 'shout' it would not bother me if they parked in the aisles by the tills! "A shopper, who left the store at about 5pm and did not want to be named, said: “I walked toward my car to find this, which was not displaying a blue disability badge unlike the surrounding cars.” What planet is this 'shopper' living on? This is news? It's the First of February not April! Grumbleweed Connection

10:58am Fri 1 Feb 13

CJH says...

GroovyChick wrote:
Theft of a TV is hardly urgent, and they were going to watch CCTV which would indicate that the thieves were no longer on the premises, so there was no need to park in a disabled bay. Ok there are people who have blue badges who dont need them but there are also people who have blue badges who do need them. If general Joe Bloggs parked in a disabled bay there would be uproar, why should it be any different just because you are a police officer.
"If general Joe Bloggs parked in a disabled bay there would be uproar" Sadly, no there wouldn't - it happens all the time at supermarkets. Should the shops police the disabled bays? Actually I think they should stick a note (a large, brightly coloured note) on the windscreen asking them to display their blue badge. Hopefully it might persuade a few of the idle swines not to do it again. Not holding my breath on that though. As for your comment that the thief had left already - do you not expect the police to try and find him? Any time wasted means he has more chance of getting away.
[quote][p][bold]GroovyChick[/bold] wrote: Theft of a TV is hardly urgent, and they were going to watch CCTV which would indicate that the thieves were no longer on the premises, so there was no need to park in a disabled bay. Ok there are people who have blue badges who dont need them but there are also people who have blue badges who do need them. If general Joe Bloggs parked in a disabled bay there would be uproar, why should it be any different just because you are a police officer.[/p][/quote]"If general Joe Bloggs parked in a disabled bay there would be uproar" Sadly, no there wouldn't - it happens all the time at supermarkets. Should the shops police the disabled bays? Actually I think they should stick a note (a large, brightly coloured note) on the windscreen asking them to display their blue badge. Hopefully it might persuade a few of the idle swines not to do it again. Not holding my breath on that though. As for your comment that the thief had left already - do you not expect the police to try and find him? Any time wasted means he has more chance of getting away. CJH

11:07am Fri 1 Feb 13

ellnino9 says...

JABBADAD,,
Yes and years ago people managed without disability cars and badges,also may i quote i said MOSTLY free,not all,it just comes down to the same old moaning by these people who want it all there way,parents with small children and shopping have a right to park close to entrances too,but these people fill up there spaces then go and park in mother&baby spots making parents park in smaller areas,but as said in previous comment if you park in theres they go mad,anyway the police car parked was on official buisness,its not as if he was shopping!
JABBADAD,, Yes and years ago people managed without disability cars and badges,also may i quote i said MOSTLY free,not all,it just comes down to the same old moaning by these people who want it all there way,parents with small children and shopping have a right to park close to entrances too,but these people fill up there spaces then go and park in mother&baby spots making parents park in smaller areas,but as said in previous comment if you park in theres they go mad,anyway the police car parked was on official buisness,its not as if he was shopping! ellnino9

11:37am Fri 1 Feb 13

CJH says...

Something is niggling at me. Why has this person who contacted the WN (who frankly needs to get a life, and no wonder they didn't want to be named) never before spoken up about the non-blue badge holders parking in those spaces? Goodness knows there are ample opportunities every single day to highlight them. I hope the WN have not fallen for this story because the person reporting it has personal issues with the police. Perhaps the WN could send a photographer to get the evidence, and put this into perspective. And while we're at it could Tescos please stop people using the wheelchair trolleys when they are not in a wheelchair!!!!! Obviously the picture of a wheelchair on them is not enough of a clue for some stupid/selfish people.
Something is niggling at me. Why has this person who contacted the WN (who frankly needs to get a life, and no wonder they didn't want to be named) never before spoken up about the non-blue badge holders parking in those spaces? Goodness knows there are ample opportunities every single day to highlight them. I hope the WN have not fallen for this story because the person reporting it has personal issues with the police. Perhaps the WN could send a photographer to get the evidence, and put this into perspective. And while we're at it could Tescos please stop people using the wheelchair trolleys when they are not in a wheelchair!!!!! Obviously the picture of a wheelchair on them is not enough of a clue for some stupid/selfish people. CJH

11:53am Fri 1 Feb 13

Biggles says...

Jabbadad wrote:
Did the bright Blue and yellow markings on the car say I am Disabled and can park here???
No, they indicate it is a Police vehicle, and if the car is being used for Police purposes, that it can park anywhere its driver wants it to, so he may do his duty.
.
So now you know !
.
I'm surprised the WN ran this to be honest, there is so obviously no offence being commited.
.
I'd have expected the WN to support our Police Constables, not try and offer them up for ridicule.
[quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] wrote: Did the bright Blue and yellow markings on the car say I am Disabled and can park here???[/p][/quote]No, they indicate it is a Police vehicle, and if the car is being used for Police purposes, that it can park anywhere its driver wants it to, so he may do his duty. . So now you know ! . I'm surprised the WN ran this to be honest, there is so obviously no offence being commited. . I'd have expected the WN to support our Police Constables, not try and offer them up for ridicule. Biggles

11:53am Fri 1 Feb 13

marksmith0264 says...

@CJH I totally agree with you. What about all the people who park in the disabled bays who are not disabled?
I don't hear any moaning about this from the people moaning about the police being there.
@groovychick, If your TV was nicked, I'm sure you would want the police to treat it as an emergency!
To the Anon who sadly took the time to take the picture and report this, shame on you. I hope you don't need the police in an emergency soon and if you do, I hope they can park "legally" before they get to you.
@CJH I totally agree with you. What about all the people who park in the disabled bays who are not disabled? I don't hear any moaning about this from the people moaning about the police being there. @groovychick, If your TV was nicked, I'm sure you would want the police to treat it as an emergency! To the Anon who sadly took the time to take the picture and report this, shame on you. I hope you don't need the police in an emergency soon and if you do, I hope they can park "legally" before they get to you. marksmith0264

11:57am Fri 1 Feb 13

140354 says...

I like the sign I saw photgraphed on the internet which reads... "Lazyness is not a disability... Park elsewhere". I want a sticker that says this so I can stick it on cars that shouldn't use allocated spaces. :o)
I like the sign I saw photgraphed on the internet which reads... "Lazyness is not a disability... Park elsewhere". I want a sticker that says this so I can stick it on cars that shouldn't use allocated spaces. :o) 140354

12:04pm Fri 1 Feb 13

CJH says...

I have mentioned this before when the subject of bone idle shoppers came up; some years ago I was parked at Tescos when a woman drove into one of the mother and child spaces. She was alone in the car - no children. She opened the boot, took out a child's car seat, put it into the front of the car and then went to do her shopping! I wanted to give her a good hard smack in the mouth. Sadly I held myself back.
I have mentioned this before when the subject of bone idle shoppers came up; some years ago I was parked at Tescos when a woman drove into one of the mother and child spaces. She was alone in the car - no children. She opened the boot, took out a child's car seat, put it into the front of the car and then went to do her shopping! I wanted to give her a good hard smack in the mouth. Sadly I held myself back. CJH

12:20pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

Well I support the police in fact most law & order, however the blue badge moaners who have seized this opportunity to berate the Disabled again, say that the police have to get quickly to a burglary, really have to be joking, when I was burgled twice in one week around 5pm, the response was 3 hours later and after looking around my little house I was told that they (burglars) would be long gone, as was the likely hood of getting our things back, and the second time NO visit just an incident number for the insurance company.
And sorry that the Blue badges stop you from Landing Biggles.
As to the rest of the moaners if you ever have the need for a Blue badge I hope that the majority of the abled are not like some of the posters here.
Well I support the police in fact most law & order, however the blue badge moaners who have seized this opportunity to berate the Disabled again, say that the police have to get quickly to a burglary, really have to be joking, when I was burgled twice in one week around 5pm, the response was 3 hours later and after looking around my little house I was told that they (burglars) would be long gone, as was the likely hood of getting our things back, and the second time NO visit just an incident number for the insurance company. And sorry that the Blue badges stop you from Landing Biggles. As to the rest of the moaners if you ever have the need for a Blue badge I hope that the majority of the abled are not like some of the posters here. Jabbadad

12:22pm Fri 1 Feb 13

induby says...

jabbadad, its not about mothers walking a few yards, thats not why they need the extra space!, idiot!, there are a couple of very good reasons and I will tell you what happened to me.... I have 2 young children and my baby boy was asleep one day when I went to Aldi, there were no parent/child spaces so parked normally, got out, they had no trollie's for babies so I took him out in his car seat as he was baby could not hold his head up let alone sit up so couldn't use normal trolley, anyway when I came out of store some idiot had parked about a foot from the drivers side not only could I not get in but I couldn't get the carseat with my son back in, i ended up in the subzero temp and rain having to leave the kids at the back of the car effectively in traffic, whilst i removed one car seat from the other side then climbing through the other side to put my sons seat back in (all the time my little girl alone in the trolley at the back of the car whilst cars steaming past reversing etc, then had to put the other car seat back in then my daughter back in all very time consuming and fiddly if you have ever put carseats in and then i had to climb over the passenger side to get to my seat,the whole process took about 15 minutes, and it is dangerous! the extra space is given for a reason so you can put your trolleys with children in out of the way of traffic at the side of the car and to allow you to get children/babies in and out of the car.
jabbadad, its not about mothers walking a few yards, thats not why they need the extra space!, idiot!, there are a couple of very good reasons and I will tell you what happened to me.... I have 2 young children and my baby boy was asleep one day when I went to Aldi, there were no parent/child spaces so parked normally, got out, they had no trollie's for babies so I took him out in his car seat as he was baby could not hold his head up let alone sit up so couldn't use normal trolley, anyway when I came out of store some idiot had parked about a foot from the drivers side not only could I not get in but I couldn't get the carseat with my son back in, i ended up in the subzero temp and rain having to leave the kids at the back of the car effectively in traffic, whilst i removed one car seat from the other side then climbing through the other side to put my sons seat back in (all the time my little girl alone in the trolley at the back of the car whilst cars steaming past reversing etc, then had to put the other car seat back in then my daughter back in all very time consuming and fiddly if you have ever put carseats in and then i had to climb over the passenger side to get to my seat,the whole process took about 15 minutes, and it is dangerous! the extra space is given for a reason so you can put your trolleys with children in out of the way of traffic at the side of the car and to allow you to get children/babies in and out of the car. induby

12:26pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Sir Smeg says...

Why shouldn't the police park in a designated disabled bay? Everyone else seems to think it's okay to do so, no badge, no disability, just a nice convenient place to stop. I am a blue badge holder with osteoarthritis in both knees, back and elbows but hey, why should I moan if I can't park close because the spaces allocated for people like me are used up by those that don't need them?!

It's seems to be a free for all anyway these days, I regularly see people parking in disabled bays that proceed to trot off without a care in the world, or have no badge at all, taxi's use them, even a TK Max articulated lorry using the ENTIRE disabled rank in Trinity Street and taxi's parked on double yellow lines completely blocking off roads.

Why have any rules at all if they cannot be enforced and are completely ignored by inconsiderate and ignorant people anyway?
Why shouldn't the police park in a designated disabled bay? Everyone else seems to think it's okay to do so, no badge, no disability, just a nice convenient place to stop. I am a blue badge holder with osteoarthritis in both knees, back and elbows but hey, why should I moan if I can't park close because the spaces allocated for people like me are used up by those that don't need them?! It's seems to be a free for all anyway these days, I regularly see people parking in disabled bays that proceed to trot off without a care in the world, or have no badge at all, taxi's use them, even a TK Max articulated lorry using the ENTIRE disabled rank in Trinity Street and taxi's parked on double yellow lines completely blocking off roads. Why have any rules at all if they cannot be enforced and are completely ignored by inconsiderate and ignorant people anyway? Sir Smeg

12:31pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

Induby do you have to sink to levels of abuse, when you are having a controlled debate?
I have not said anywhere that there should not be Mother & Baby spaces, and I would be the first to come to your assistance if you were in a predicament with children involved,
I am one of these oldies that holds the doors open for you ladies, and have carried many a buggy up and down stairs to help a heavily laden mum, and always give up my seat on a bus or train to pregnant women and elderly and disabled. That was how I was brought up so will not take lectures from many of you posters on here.
Induby do you have to sink to levels of abuse, when you are having a controlled debate? I have not said anywhere that there should not be Mother & Baby spaces, and I would be the first to come to your assistance if you were in a predicament with children involved, I am one of these oldies that holds the doors open for you ladies, and have carried many a buggy up and down stairs to help a heavily laden mum, and always give up my seat on a bus or train to pregnant women and elderly and disabled. That was how I was brought up so will not take lectures from many of you posters on here. Jabbadad

12:52pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Flomay says...

Thank goodness for online shopping! No, problems with parking and no worrying about trolleys scratching my car! :)
Thank goodness for online shopping! No, problems with parking and no worrying about trolleys scratching my car! :) Flomay

1:12pm Fri 1 Feb 13

truth must out says...

So there are only 3 disabled parking space at the supermarket??? I think this photograph has been cropped to fit the story...........!!
So there are only 3 disabled parking space at the supermarket??? I think this photograph has been cropped to fit the story...........!! truth must out

1:22pm Fri 1 Feb 13

CJH says...

truth must out wrote:
So there are only 3 disabled parking space at the supermarket??? I think this photograph has been cropped to fit the story...........!!
If only we could see if the cars next to them had blue badges...
[quote][p][bold]truth must out[/bold] wrote: So there are only 3 disabled parking space at the supermarket??? I think this photograph has been cropped to fit the story...........!![/p][/quote]If only we could see if the cars next to them had blue badges... CJH

1:28pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Voice of the Voyager says...

Not the only this this has happened - as seen late last year up at Warndon Villages by the community centre - a panda car parked in a disabled bay with plenty of spaces adjacent to it. Should have taken a photo, but no doubt I would have been pulled up for breach of the peace or some other law designed to protect the police from the public pointing out their misdemeanours. One rule for them...
Not the only this this has happened - as seen late last year up at Warndon Villages by the community centre - a panda car parked in a disabled bay with plenty of spaces adjacent to it. Should have taken a photo, but no doubt I would have been pulled up for breach of the peace or some other law designed to protect the police from the public pointing out their misdemeanours. One rule for them... Voice of the Voyager

1:43pm Fri 1 Feb 13

induby says...

im sorry "jabbadad" but I found your comment insulting, ... "you poor mothers having to walk a few yards", implies an opinion that we want these parent and child spaces because they are closer to the store and we are lazy, when I actually wouldn't care where they were situated in the car park, but find it almost essential to the safety and well being of my family to have the extra space around the car. And I think the fact that you would even make such an assumption is idiotic.
im sorry "jabbadad" but I found your comment insulting, ... "you poor mothers having to walk a few yards", implies an opinion that we want these parent and child spaces because they are closer to the store and we are lazy, when I actually wouldn't care where they were situated in the car park, but find it almost essential to the safety and well being of my family to have the extra space around the car. And I think the fact that you would even make such an assumption is idiotic. induby

1:53pm Fri 1 Feb 13

batchelorboy says...

Jabbadad wrote:
Induby do you have to sink to levels of abuse, when you are having a controlled debate?
I have not said anywhere that there should not be Mother & Baby spaces, and I would be the first to come to your assistance if you were in a predicament with children involved,
I am one of these oldies that holds the doors open for you ladies, and have carried many a buggy up and down stairs to help a heavily laden mum, and always give up my seat on a bus or train to pregnant women and elderly and disabled. That was how I was brought up so will not take lectures from many of you posters on here.
Abuse?? Controlled debate??

Calling someone an idiot is just as 'abusive' as calling someone a blue badge moaner - something you have called several people...

I'm not a 'blue badge moaner' but I think your comments are very one-sided, and you are clearly offended by others with opposite views. Not very controlled at all.

The cop car should've parked nearer the entrance if they were on such an important mission. I wonder if this would've reached the news had they parked in the loading bay, or completely blocking the motorcycle bay, like other drivers who think rules and common sense doesn't apply to them.

On another note, hasn't the driver of this cop car parked so neatly! Not like the other two. Maybe disabled people lose the ability to drive/park properly, or is that a conversation for another time?
[quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] wrote: Induby do you have to sink to levels of abuse, when you are having a controlled debate? I have not said anywhere that there should not be Mother & Baby spaces, and I would be the first to come to your assistance if you were in a predicament with children involved, I am one of these oldies that holds the doors open for you ladies, and have carried many a buggy up and down stairs to help a heavily laden mum, and always give up my seat on a bus or train to pregnant women and elderly and disabled. That was how I was brought up so will not take lectures from many of you posters on here.[/p][/quote]Abuse?? Controlled debate?? Calling someone an idiot is just as 'abusive' as calling someone a blue badge moaner - something you have called several people... I'm not a 'blue badge moaner' but I think your comments are very one-sided, and you are clearly offended by others with opposite views. Not very controlled at all. The cop car should've parked nearer the entrance if they were on such an important mission. I wonder if this would've reached the news had they parked in the loading bay, or completely blocking the motorcycle bay, like other drivers who think rules and common sense doesn't apply to them. On another note, hasn't the driver of this cop car parked so neatly! Not like the other two. Maybe disabled people lose the ability to drive/park properly, or is that a conversation for another time? batchelorboy

1:57pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Sir Smeg says...

I think we all agree that the normal spaces allocated in car parks are much too narrow for even the most modest sized cars to fit in and if you want to actually OPEN the doors, forget it!
Also most of our roads are not wide enough either, you cannot fit a car overtaking a cyclist against oncoming traffic without someone being in danger.
I think we all agree that the normal spaces allocated in car parks are much too narrow for even the most modest sized cars to fit in and if you want to actually OPEN the doors, forget it! Also most of our roads are not wide enough either, you cannot fit a car overtaking a cyclist against oncoming traffic without someone being in danger. Sir Smeg

2:01pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Severn11 says...

I don't understand the sense here on a couple of things:
1) Having a go at the Police for doing their job; i.e. responding to an incident where it was believed the offenders were still around and parking at the closest location, and
2) Worcester News even running with a story of little significance. Surely it's not of public interest. And if so, how come so many column inches? Well done for stirring up ill feeling towards the police over a trivial matter.
The shopper in question didn't have the decency to enquire with the police the reasons and wanted to get in the paper/website. The person is obviously taking the p out of both the police and the Worcester News. WN have simply bitten.
And a Chief Inspector has now had to waste valuable time responding to this, I'd guess a couple of hours to get the facts right and issue the statement to the press, when he could be leading his colleagues in fighting crime and helping to keep us safe.
I don't understand the sense here on a couple of things: 1) Having a go at the Police for doing their job; i.e. responding to an incident where it was believed the offenders were still around and parking at the closest location, and 2) Worcester News even running with a story of little significance. Surely it's not of public interest. And if so, how come so many column inches? Well done for stirring up ill feeling towards the police over a trivial matter. The shopper in question didn't have the decency to enquire with the police the reasons and wanted to get in the paper/website. The person is obviously taking the p out of both the police and the Worcester News. WN have simply bitten. And a Chief Inspector has now had to waste valuable time responding to this, I'd guess a couple of hours to get the facts right and issue the statement to the press, when he could be leading his colleagues in fighting crime and helping to keep us safe. Severn11

2:20pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

batcherlorboy, you wrote, On another note, hasn't the driver of this cop car parked so neatly! Not like the other two. Maybe disabled people lose the ability to drive/park properly, or is that a conversation for another time? Perhaps if / when you have the need for a Blue badge, or don't get offended, since i only reply to others in the way that they post. When we get out of control Murray will quickly edit us.
But can I add to my postings by saying that those who seem to be very anti Blue Badges for one reason or another, could well be supporters of the Tories and Simon Geraghty who just like the Tory Party could be seen as being on a crusade against the Disabled?
batcherlorboy, you wrote, On another note, hasn't the driver of this cop car parked so neatly! Not like the other two. Maybe disabled people lose the ability to drive/park properly, or is that a conversation for another time? Perhaps if / when you have the need for a Blue badge, or don't get offended, since i only reply to others in the way that they post. When we get out of control Murray will quickly edit us. But can I add to my postings by saying that those who seem to be very anti Blue Badges for one reason or another, could well be supporters of the Tories and Simon Geraghty who just like the Tory Party could be seen as being on a crusade against the Disabled? Jabbadad

4:10pm Fri 1 Feb 13

imustbeoldiwearacap says...

I bet Chief Inspector Mark Steele had a few choice words with the Police Officers involved! A case of defending the indefensible!
I bet Chief Inspector Mark Steele had a few choice words with the Police Officers involved! A case of defending the indefensible! imustbeoldiwearacap

6:07pm Fri 1 Feb 13

The Doosra says...

What a non-story. The Police can park where they like in the exercise of their duties as far as I'm concerned.
What a non-story. The Police can park where they like in the exercise of their duties as far as I'm concerned. The Doosra

9:16pm Fri 1 Feb 13

wooshman says...

The Doosra wrote:
What a non-story. The Police can park where they like in the exercise of their duties as far as I'm concerned.
WN absolutely very poor choice of front page couldn't find a news worthy story gone back to knocking the police
[quote][p][bold]The Doosra[/bold] wrote: What a non-story. The Police can park where they like in the exercise of their duties as far as I'm concerned.[/p][/quote]WN absolutely very poor choice of front page couldn't find a news worthy story gone back to knocking the police wooshman

9:31pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

Thank goodness we have the Disability Equality Act October 2010, which is so powerful and would perhaps look unkindly at anyone not disabled using a Disabled space as reported for such trivial reasons.
And to all the able bodied critics posting anti Disabled comments / opinions on here, the terms for getting a Blue badge have quite rightly tightened up, the situations where Blue Badges can be used are also written in the Badges, whereby consideration to others and safe parking are required. So where you see these requirements being infringed, take details and report those who you feel are not eligible or being inconsiderate and report it to the traffic wardens who do have the powers to look into mis-use.
However remember today's able bodied, maybe tomorrows disabled.
Happy moaning.
Thank goodness we have the Disability Equality Act October 2010, which is so powerful and would perhaps look unkindly at anyone not disabled using a Disabled space as reported for such trivial reasons. And to all the able bodied critics posting anti Disabled comments / opinions on here, the terms for getting a Blue badge have quite rightly tightened up, the situations where Blue Badges can be used are also written in the Badges, whereby consideration to others and safe parking are required. So where you see these requirements being infringed, take details and report those who you feel are not eligible or being inconsiderate and report it to the traffic wardens who do have the powers to look into mis-use. However remember today's able bodied, maybe tomorrows disabled. Happy moaning. Jabbadad

11:21pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Hillbilly1 says...

Blue Badges have no validity when parking on private land. They have the same validity as the parking spaces for parents with young children, even the double yellow lines are meaningless. I tend to park at the far side of any supermarket car park, far less risk of getting your car whacked by a trolley, or another car, and its usually quicker to park up and walk maybe 30 metres than wait for the hordes who all try and park right outside.
Blue Badges have no validity when parking on private land. They have the same validity as the parking spaces for parents with young children, even the double yellow lines are meaningless. I tend to park at the far side of any supermarket car park, far less risk of getting your car whacked by a trolley, or another car, and its usually quicker to park up and walk maybe 30 metres than wait for the hordes who all try and park right outside. Hillbilly1

12:04am Sat 2 Feb 13

Biggles says...

Jabbadad wrote:
Thank goodness we have the Disability Equality Act October 2010, which is so powerful and would perhaps look unkindly at anyone not disabled using a Disabled space as reported for such trivial reasons. And to all the able bodied critics posting anti Disabled comments / opinions on here, the terms for getting a Blue badge have quite rightly tightened up, the situations where Blue Badges can be used are also written in the Badges, whereby consideration to others and safe parking are required. So where you see these requirements being infringed, take details and report those who you feel are not eligible or being inconsiderate and report it to the traffic wardens who do have the powers to look into mis-use. However remember today's able bodied, maybe tomorrows disabled. Happy moaning.
Us moaning ?
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All the sane people on here think the Constables actions were fine !
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Do you have a blue badge, or perhaps someone dear to you ?
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As you seem to be somewhat overzealous (read a pain in the arse), regarding them.
[quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we have the Disability Equality Act October 2010, which is so powerful and would perhaps look unkindly at anyone not disabled using a Disabled space as reported for such trivial reasons. And to all the able bodied critics posting anti Disabled comments / opinions on here, the terms for getting a Blue badge have quite rightly tightened up, the situations where Blue Badges can be used are also written in the Badges, whereby consideration to others and safe parking are required. So where you see these requirements being infringed, take details and report those who you feel are not eligible or being inconsiderate and report it to the traffic wardens who do have the powers to look into mis-use. However remember today's able bodied, maybe tomorrows disabled. Happy moaning.[/p][/quote]Us moaning ? . All the sane people on here think the Constables actions were fine ! . Do you have a blue badge, or perhaps someone dear to you ? . As you seem to be somewhat overzealous (read a pain in the arse), regarding them. Biggles

12:54am Sat 2 Feb 13

CJH says...

Good grief Biggles where have you suddenly sprung from? Thought you'd been banished to a galaxy far, far away. (Am I confusing Jabbadad with Jabba the Hutt?). Do y'know, I think I've missed you... ;-)
Good grief Biggles where have you suddenly sprung from? Thought you'd been banished to a galaxy far, far away. (Am I confusing Jabbadad with Jabba the Hutt?). Do y'know, I think I've missed you... ;-) CJH

1:01am Sat 2 Feb 13

Biggles says...

Aww thanks CJH
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I was only banned from the forum, I think actually against Murrays wishes, not from the main site.
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They banned so many of us from there, that people stopped posting, so they decided to shut it lol.
Aww thanks CJH . I was only banned from the forum, I think actually against Murrays wishes, not from the main site. . They banned so many of us from there, that people stopped posting, so they decided to shut it lol. Biggles

1:09am Sat 2 Feb 13

Biggles says...

We only need BB now, and what was her name, the lady with the merc, maggiewould or something, as pinkfluff posts on the main site, and we can get back to winding each other up again lol.
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I wonder if Murray is watching ;-)
We only need BB now, and what was her name, the lady with the merc, maggiewould or something, as pinkfluff posts on the main site, and we can get back to winding each other up again lol. . I wonder if Murray is watching ;-) Biggles

1:09am Sat 2 Feb 13

Biggles says...

We only need BB now, and what was her name, the lady with the merc, maggiewould or something, as pinkfluff posts on the main site, and we can get back to winding each other up again lol.
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I wonder if Murray is watching ;-)
We only need BB now, and what was her name, the lady with the merc, maggiewould or something, as pinkfluff posts on the main site, and we can get back to winding each other up again lol. . I wonder if Murray is watching ;-) Biggles

1:09am Sat 2 Feb 13

Biggles says...

We only need BB now, and what was her name, the lady with the merc, maggiewould or something, as pinkfluff posts on the main site, and we can get back to winding each other up again lol.
.
I wonder if Murray is watching ;-)
We only need BB now, and what was her name, the lady with the merc, maggiewould or something, as pinkfluff posts on the main site, and we can get back to winding each other up again lol. . I wonder if Murray is watching ;-) Biggles

1:17am Sat 2 Feb 13

CJH says...

Murray is always watching...
Murray is always watching... CJH

11:14am Sat 2 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

Yep good to see you back Biggles thought you may have crash landed, but now understand that you and others were able to shut down a debating column.
Looking forward to engagement again.
Try to stay over the Radar.
Yep good to see you back Biggles thought you may have crash landed, but now understand that you and others were able to shut down a debating column. Looking forward to engagement again. Try to stay over the Radar. Jabbadad

1:50pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Karl Hunderson says...

CJH wrote:
Murray is always watching...
Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Murray is always watching...[/p][/quote]Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more. Karl Hunderson

1:54pm Sat 2 Feb 13

CJH says...

Karl Hunderson wrote:
CJH wrote: Murray is always watching...
Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more.
It doesn't mean that he's not watching...
[quote][p][bold]Karl Hunderson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Murray is always watching...[/p][/quote]Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more.[/p][/quote]It doesn't mean that he's not watching... CJH

2:21pm Sat 2 Feb 13

mayall8808 says...

Who the hell cares if the police parked in a disabled space they were on legitimate buisness, the tesco car park is a public place and you can be done if you back into another car and drive off as it is NOT private property (check if you like) it is a tesco discression for family and disabled parking though, as for the whiners about disabled badge holders, you have to go through a vigourous medical check to see if you qualify for one and just because you an walk does not mean you are not disabled,
However if everyone parked where they are supposed to we would'nt have a problem would we but there are some real a******s about who have no respect for anyone or anything they are just purely selfish.
Who the hell cares if the police parked in a disabled space they were on legitimate buisness, the tesco car park is a public place and you can be done if you back into another car and drive off as it is NOT private property (check if you like) it is a tesco discression for family and disabled parking though, as for the whiners about disabled badge holders, you have to go through a vigourous medical check to see if you qualify for one and just because you an walk does not mean you are not disabled, However if everyone parked where they are supposed to we would'nt have a problem would we but there are some real a******s about who have no respect for anyone or anything they are just purely selfish. mayall8808

3:22pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Budweis-her says...

Hillbilly1 wrote:
Blue Badges have no validity when parking on private land. They have the same validity as the parking spaces for parents with young children, even the double yellow lines are meaningless. I tend to park at the far side of any supermarket car park, far less risk of getting your car whacked by a trolley, or another car, and its usually quicker to park up and walk maybe 30 metres than wait for the hordes who all try and park right outside.
I do that as well, but what's really annoying is that in a huge car park, with dozens (sometimes hundreds) of empty spaces around your car some twonk still ends up parking next to you.
[quote][p][bold]Hillbilly1[/bold] wrote: Blue Badges have no validity when parking on private land. They have the same validity as the parking spaces for parents with young children, even the double yellow lines are meaningless. I tend to park at the far side of any supermarket car park, far less risk of getting your car whacked by a trolley, or another car, and its usually quicker to park up and walk maybe 30 metres than wait for the hordes who all try and park right outside.[/p][/quote]I do that as well, but what's really annoying is that in a huge car park, with dozens (sometimes hundreds) of empty spaces around your car some twonk still ends up parking next to you. Budweis-her

5:58pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Hillbilly1 says...

mayall8808 wrote:
Who the hell cares if the police parked in a disabled space they were on legitimate buisness, the tesco car park is a public place and you can be done if you back into another car and drive off as it is NOT private property (check if you like) it is a tesco discression for family and disabled parking though, as for the whiners about disabled badge holders, you have to go through a vigourous medical check to see if you qualify for one and just because you an walk does not mean you are not disabled,
However if everyone parked where they are supposed to we would'nt have a problem would we but there are some real a******s about who have no respect for anyone or anything they are just purely selfish.
Tesco car park is private property, it is not a public highway. Blue badges have no validity. If you really wanted to park on the double yellow lines up there all day, you would not receive an enforceable Penalty Charge Notice.
[quote][p][bold]mayall8808[/bold] wrote: Who the hell cares if the police parked in a disabled space they were on legitimate buisness, the tesco car park is a public place and you can be done if you back into another car and drive off as it is NOT private property (check if you like) it is a tesco discression for family and disabled parking though, as for the whiners about disabled badge holders, you have to go through a vigourous medical check to see if you qualify for one and just because you an walk does not mean you are not disabled, However if everyone parked where they are supposed to we would'nt have a problem would we but there are some real a******s about who have no respect for anyone or anything they are just purely selfish.[/p][/quote]Tesco car park is private property, it is not a public highway. Blue badges have no validity. If you really wanted to park on the double yellow lines up there all day, you would not receive an enforceable Penalty Charge Notice. Hillbilly1

10:00pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Malvernrob says...

Public highway and public place are two different things. But amazing to read so many comments over such a trivial incident that the WN loves to overplay when there are so many other more important issues that could be discussed.
Public highway and public place are two different things. But amazing to read so many comments over such a trivial incident that the WN loves to overplay when there are so many other more important issues that could be discussed. Malvernrob

10:31pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Hillbilly1 says...

Exactly, the Police could have parked inside the foyer if they'd wished and it wouldn't have mattered! I used to find it funny when Tesco had their Mother and Baby badges. You could have a badge in your car, and leave the baby at home! This is a total non-story.
Exactly, the Police could have parked inside the foyer if they'd wished and it wouldn't have mattered! I used to find it funny when Tesco had their Mother and Baby badges. You could have a badge in your car, and leave the baby at home! This is a total non-story. Hillbilly1

9:42am Sun 3 Feb 13

mayall8808 says...

Hillbilly1 says Tesco car park is private property, it is not a public highway. Blue badges have no validity. If you really wanted to park on the double yellow lines up there all day, you would not receive an enforceable Penalty Charge Notice
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NO it is a public place,i did not say it was a highway, ( read the law and ask your police and insurance man) you can be arrested if you hit a car and drive off, yes the spaces for parking are at Tesco's discression but the problem is people who have no respect for anyone or anything misuse the spaces and some just want to be akward and argue when they have no experience of what they are saying.
Hillbilly1 says Tesco car park is private property, it is not a public highway. Blue badges have no validity. If you really wanted to park on the double yellow lines up there all day, you would not receive an enforceable Penalty Charge Notice . NO it is a public place,i did not say it was a highway, ( read the law and ask your police and insurance man) you can be arrested if you hit a car and drive off, yes the spaces for parking are at Tesco's discression but the problem is people who have no respect for anyone or anything misuse the spaces and some just want to be akward and argue when they have no experience of what they are saying. mayall8808

12:01pm Sun 3 Feb 13

pinkfluff says...

Karl Hunderson wrote:
CJH wrote:
Murray is always watching...
Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more.
What??? (hyperventilates into brown paper bag) When did that happen?
[quote][p][bold]Karl Hunderson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Murray is always watching...[/p][/quote]Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more.[/p][/quote]What??? (hyperventilates into brown paper bag) When did that happen? pinkfluff

12:13pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Hillbilly1 says...

mayall8808 wrote:
Hillbilly1 says Tesco car park is private property, it is not a public highway. Blue badges have no validity. If you really wanted to park on the double yellow lines up there all day, you would not receive an enforceable Penalty Charge Notice
.
NO it is a public place,i did not say it was a highway, ( read the law and ask your police and insurance man) you can be arrested if you hit a car and drive off, yes the spaces for parking are at Tesco's discression but the problem is people who have no respect for anyone or anything misuse the spaces and some just want to be akward and argue when they have no experience of what they are saying.
I like the idea of either the Police or an insurance company being arbitrators of law! :) You certainly can be arrested if you hit a car and drive off, or hit a person and drive off. But the worse thing that can happen if you park in a disabled space is that you might receive an unenforceable invoice for payment from a private parking company. The police, Tesco, and the Worcester News should have pointed out to "angry shopper" that this was the case, and that the only thing the police had done here was to maybe cause minimum inconvenience. The police (and others) regularly park in disabled bays at motorway services, and other cars park in the bay shown as for police, there is no parking offence taking place here either.
[quote][p][bold]mayall8808[/bold] wrote: Hillbilly1 says Tesco car park is private property, it is not a public highway. Blue badges have no validity. If you really wanted to park on the double yellow lines up there all day, you would not receive an enforceable Penalty Charge Notice . NO it is a public place,i did not say it was a highway, ( read the law and ask your police and insurance man) you can be arrested if you hit a car and drive off, yes the spaces for parking are at Tesco's discression but the problem is people who have no respect for anyone or anything misuse the spaces and some just want to be akward and argue when they have no experience of what they are saying.[/p][/quote]I like the idea of either the Police or an insurance company being arbitrators of law! :) You certainly can be arrested if you hit a car and drive off, or hit a person and drive off. But the worse thing that can happen if you park in a disabled space is that you might receive an unenforceable invoice for payment from a private parking company. The police, Tesco, and the Worcester News should have pointed out to "angry shopper" that this was the case, and that the only thing the police had done here was to maybe cause minimum inconvenience. The police (and others) regularly park in disabled bays at motorway services, and other cars park in the bay shown as for police, there is no parking offence taking place here either. Hillbilly1

1:40pm Sun 3 Feb 13

pronstar says...

CJH wrote:
GroovyChick wrote:
Theft of a TV is hardly urgent, and they were going to watch CCTV which would indicate that the thieves were no longer on the premises, so there was no need to park in a disabled bay. Ok there are people who have blue badges who dont need them but there are also people who have blue badges who do need them. If general Joe Bloggs parked in a disabled bay there would be uproar, why should it be any different just because you are a police officer.
"If general Joe Bloggs parked in a disabled bay there would be uproar" Sadly, no there wouldn't - it happens all the time at supermarkets. Should the shops police the disabled bays? Actually I think they should stick a note (a large, brightly coloured note) on the windscreen asking them to display their blue badge. Hopefully it might persuade a few of the idle swines not to do it again. Not holding my breath on that though. As for your comment that the thief had left already - do you not expect the police to try and find him? Any time wasted means he has more chance of getting away.
Nice work getting in the swine reference
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GroovyChick[/bold] wrote: Theft of a TV is hardly urgent, and they were going to watch CCTV which would indicate that the thieves were no longer on the premises, so there was no need to park in a disabled bay. Ok there are people who have blue badges who dont need them but there are also people who have blue badges who do need them. If general Joe Bloggs parked in a disabled bay there would be uproar, why should it be any different just because you are a police officer.[/p][/quote]"If general Joe Bloggs parked in a disabled bay there would be uproar" Sadly, no there wouldn't - it happens all the time at supermarkets. Should the shops police the disabled bays? Actually I think they should stick a note (a large, brightly coloured note) on the windscreen asking them to display their blue badge. Hopefully it might persuade a few of the idle swines not to do it again. Not holding my breath on that though. As for your comment that the thief had left already - do you not expect the police to try and find him? Any time wasted means he has more chance of getting away.[/p][/quote]Nice work getting in the swine reference pronstar

2:06pm Sun 3 Feb 13

CJH says...

pinkfluff wrote:
Karl Hunderson wrote:
CJH wrote: Murray is always watching...
Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more.
What??? (hyperventilates into brown paper bag) When did that happen?
End of last year I think. He's working for a social media geeky nerdy company in the West Midlands. I miss him.
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Karl Hunderson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Murray is always watching...[/p][/quote]Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more.[/p][/quote]What??? (hyperventilates into brown paper bag) When did that happen?[/p][/quote]End of last year I think. He's working for a social media geeky nerdy company in the West Midlands. I miss him. CJH

5:16pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Truth Seeker says...

I can not believe that this story was news worthy, absolutely ridiculous....
I can not believe that this story was news worthy, absolutely ridiculous.... Truth Seeker

7:42pm Sun 3 Feb 13

DarrenM says...

As said above it may be a public place but its private property, I often park in them myself or the parent and child spaces and they are located close to the entrance.

The bigger story is where did the other 13 cars park? They sent 14 cars to arrest one man in malvern the other week, so I assume in this case the ARV and the helicopter would have been scrambled as well
As said above it may be a public place but its private property, I often park in them myself or the parent and child spaces and they are located close to the entrance. The bigger story is where did the other 13 cars park? They sent 14 cars to arrest one man in malvern the other week, so I assume in this case the ARV and the helicopter would have been scrambled as well DarrenM

7:45pm Sun 3 Feb 13

pinkfluff says...

CJH wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
Karl Hunderson wrote:
CJH wrote: Murray is always watching...
Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more.
What??? (hyperventilates into brown paper bag) When did that happen?
End of last year I think. He's working for a social media geeky nerdy company in the West Midlands. I miss him.
and not so much as a goodbye...well how rude! We could have had a whip round. I will miss him too. I would like to know who has taken his place.....now that's a worthy news story.

I care not a jot about where the police park. Beware the trouble makers hanging out at Tesco lol.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Karl Hunderson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Murray is always watching...[/p][/quote]Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more.[/p][/quote]What??? (hyperventilates into brown paper bag) When did that happen?[/p][/quote]End of last year I think. He's working for a social media geeky nerdy company in the West Midlands. I miss him.[/p][/quote]and not so much as a goodbye...well how rude! We could have had a whip round. I will miss him too. I would like to know who has taken his place.....now that's a worthy news story. I care not a jot about where the police park. Beware the trouble makers hanging out at Tesco lol. pinkfluff

7:45pm Sun 3 Feb 13

DarrenM says...

And why have they blanked out the registration number in the photo?
Is it in case someone notes down the number so they can spot if its a police car or not?
And why have they blanked out the registration number in the photo? Is it in case someone notes down the number so they can spot if its a police car or not? DarrenM

9:24pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

To throw another question to the law experts, when a parking infringement was being discussed about the car park at Aldi, the store manager said that the car park was not under the jurisdiction of the Store, but the landlords who owned the carpark. So unless Tesco own the carpark, which may not be the case, then any liability would lie with the owners / landlords.
To throw another question to the law experts, when a parking infringement was being discussed about the car park at Aldi, the store manager said that the car park was not under the jurisdiction of the Store, but the landlords who owned the carpark. So unless Tesco own the carpark, which may not be the case, then any liability would lie with the owners / landlords. Jabbadad

10:59pm Sun 3 Feb 13

CJH says...

Tescos own the whole site including the adjacent shops and village hall.
Tescos own the whole site including the adjacent shops and village hall. CJH

11:10pm Sun 3 Feb 13

New Kid on the Block says...

CJH wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
Karl Hunderson wrote:
CJH wrote: Murray is always watching...
Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more.
What??? (hyperventilates into brown paper bag) When did that happen?
End of last year I think. He's working for a social media geeky nerdy company in the West Midlands. I miss him.
Is it just my imagination or has there been a change in policy since Murray left?
I am sure that far less comments are being removed than used to be the case.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Karl Hunderson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Murray is always watching...[/p][/quote]Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more.[/p][/quote]What??? (hyperventilates into brown paper bag) When did that happen?[/p][/quote]End of last year I think. He's working for a social media geeky nerdy company in the West Midlands. I miss him.[/p][/quote]Is it just my imagination or has there been a change in policy since Murray left? I am sure that far less comments are being removed than used to be the case. New Kid on the Block

11:38pm Sun 3 Feb 13

Biggles says...

New Kid on the Block wrote:
CJH wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
Karl Hunderson wrote:
CJH wrote: Murray is always watching...
Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more.
What??? (hyperventilates into brown paper bag) When did that happen?
End of last year I think. He's working for a social media geeky nerdy company in the West Midlands. I miss him.
Is it just my imagination or has there been a change in policy since Murray left? I am sure that far less comments are being removed than used to be the case.
I think mine on the costa story was removed ..... I'll check again, just in case.
.
It wasn't naughty as such, somebody preferred anothet brand, and I made a tax reference as to why I preferred costa !
[quote][p][bold]New Kid on the Block[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Karl Hunderson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Murray is always watching...[/p][/quote]Unlikely as he doesn't work for WN any more.[/p][/quote]What??? (hyperventilates into brown paper bag) When did that happen?[/p][/quote]End of last year I think. He's working for a social media geeky nerdy company in the West Midlands. I miss him.[/p][/quote]Is it just my imagination or has there been a change in policy since Murray left? I am sure that far less comments are being removed than used to be the case.[/p][/quote]I think mine on the costa story was removed ..... I'll check again, just in case. . It wasn't naughty as such, somebody preferred anothet brand, and I made a tax reference as to why I preferred costa ! Biggles

1:00am Mon 4 Feb 13

pronstar says...

I'll do a test and make a comment about Tesco then see if it gets deleted.

How do you get the Police to respond quickly? Pretend you're Tesco and say your profits are suffering.

"We'll be there immediately Sir"
I'll do a test and make a comment about Tesco then see if it gets deleted. How do you get the Police to respond quickly? Pretend you're Tesco and say your profits are suffering. "We'll be there immediately Sir" pronstar

8:43am Mon 4 Feb 13

gaillewisbraznell says...

Lots of people with lots of things to say.
But the police when attending an incident surely can park where the heck they want. SO! why not park right outside the store, why choose a disabled space or any space for that matter. I think the real issue here is the lack of common sense used by a police officer.
Lots of people with lots of things to say. But the police when attending an incident surely can park where the heck they want. SO! why not park right outside the store, why choose a disabled space or any space for that matter. I think the real issue here is the lack of common sense used by a police officer. gaillewisbraznell

9:11am Mon 4 Feb 13

mayall8808 says...

Like i said before if we all use the spaces for what they are intended for then we would have no issues with anyone, but the selfish want to push there luck with the rules and if the Police on a legitimate cause wish to park in a disabled bay then that's fair enough.

Get a life!, there have been some quite nasty comments about blue badge holders on here, the same old i am all right jack bashers, Had there been a fire? and the fire brigade had parked taking up more than one space? would the same selfish people have moaned about that, Yes is my guess sad *******s.
Like i said before if we all use the spaces for what they are intended for then we would have no issues with anyone, but the selfish want to push there luck with the rules and if the Police on a legitimate cause wish to park in a disabled bay then that's fair enough. Get a life!, there have been some quite nasty comments about blue badge holders on here, the same old i am all right jack bashers, Had there been a fire? and the fire brigade had parked taking up more than one space? would the same selfish people have moaned about that, Yes is my guess sad *******s. mayall8808

9:57am Mon 4 Feb 13

New Kid on the Block says...

My thoughts are, Was it a Blue Lights and foot down job?
If so then then park wherever is best.
If it was a normal speed drive to Tesco, then a few more seconds walking across the car park wouldn't hurt and is far better for PR.
I have often seen Police Cars parked in the normal car park so that may well be what they do. Either that or when they do their personal shopping they don't risk this sort of furore.
My thoughts are, Was it a Blue Lights and foot down job? If so then then park wherever is best. If it was a normal speed drive to Tesco, then a few more seconds walking across the car park wouldn't hurt and is far better for PR. I have often seen Police Cars parked in the normal car park so that may well be what they do. Either that or when they do their personal shopping they don't risk this sort of furore. New Kid on the Block

10:25am Mon 4 Feb 13

getalifewillyou says...

I think the person who took this photo should come forward and be named.I mean yes ok they may have been in the wrong place but looking at the photo you have taken it is quite clear that you stood in the road which could have caused an accident, and if it had and you were injured then it would have been the drivers fault not yours for being a saddo. Just because they were viewing cctv it does not mean that they will not act on other urgent calls . For instance there is a hit and run in a supermarket car park the saddo who has been hit was taking a photo and should not have been in the road anyway. The driver makes off a call is put in to the police to assist , the nearest officers are in tesco looking at cctv, they hear the shout so they decide to leave they run out of the supermarket but because their car is not nearthey run across the car park and dodge the traffic this adds 3 minutes to the time and by the time the officers are on the road the car has gone and the driver not to be found.

I wonder if this had been a member of your family you would have taken the picture. Are you telling us that you have done nothing wrong i bet you you have and the only reason for taking this picture is because you dislike the police and you have been in trouble before because you are one of lifes scum who has no job no income and claims off the state, one of the reasons the police have to make so many cut backs because they do not get as much funding as they used to in my day the local beat officer would have been viewing the cctv and the cars out on the road.!!!!!!
I think the person who took this photo should come forward and be named.I mean yes ok they may have been in the wrong place but looking at the photo you have taken it is quite clear that you stood in the road which could have caused an accident, and if it had and you were injured then it would have been the drivers fault not yours for being a saddo. Just because they were viewing cctv it does not mean that they will not act on other urgent calls . For instance there is a hit and run in a supermarket car park the saddo who has been hit was taking a photo and should not have been in the road anyway. The driver makes off a call is put in to the police to assist , the nearest officers are in tesco looking at cctv, they hear the shout so they decide to leave they run out of the supermarket but because their car is not nearthey run across the car park and dodge the traffic this adds 3 minutes to the time and by the time the officers are on the road the car has gone and the driver not to be found. I wonder if this had been a member of your family you would have taken the picture. Are you telling us that you have done nothing wrong i bet you you have and the only reason for taking this picture is because you dislike the police and you have been in trouble before because you are one of lifes scum who has no job no income and claims off the state, one of the reasons the police have to make so many cut backs because they do not get as much funding as they used to in my day the local beat officer would have been viewing the cctv and the cars out on the road.!!!!!! getalifewillyou

12:16pm Mon 4 Feb 13

pronstar says...

getalifewillyou wrote:
I think the person who took this photo should come forward and be named.I mean yes ok they may have been in the wrong place but looking at the photo you have taken it is quite clear that you stood in the road which could have caused an accident, and if it had and you were injured then it would have been the drivers fault not yours for being a saddo. Just because they were viewing cctv it does not mean that they will not act on other urgent calls . For instance there is a hit and run in a supermarket car park the saddo who has been hit was taking a photo and should not have been in the road anyway. The driver makes off a call is put in to the police to assist , the nearest officers are in tesco looking at cctv, they hear the shout so they decide to leave they run out of the supermarket but because their car is not nearthey run across the car park and dodge the traffic this adds 3 minutes to the time and by the time the officers are on the road the car has gone and the driver not to be found.

I wonder if this had been a member of your family you would have taken the picture. Are you telling us that you have done nothing wrong i bet you you have and the only reason for taking this picture is because you dislike the police and you have been in trouble before because you are one of lifes scum who has no job no income and claims off the state, one of the reasons the police have to make so many cut backs because they do not get as much funding as they used to in my day the local beat officer would have been viewing the cctv and the cars out on the road.!!!!!!
Maybe take a look at yourself before calling others "saddo".

You've created a brand new identity just to post a load of inarticulate nonsense, the irony being it's you who needs to get a life, saddo.
[quote][p][bold]getalifewillyou[/bold] wrote: I think the person who took this photo should come forward and be named.I mean yes ok they may have been in the wrong place but looking at the photo you have taken it is quite clear that you stood in the road which could have caused an accident, and if it had and you were injured then it would have been the drivers fault not yours for being a saddo. Just because they were viewing cctv it does not mean that they will not act on other urgent calls . For instance there is a hit and run in a supermarket car park the saddo who has been hit was taking a photo and should not have been in the road anyway. The driver makes off a call is put in to the police to assist , the nearest officers are in tesco looking at cctv, they hear the shout so they decide to leave they run out of the supermarket but because their car is not nearthey run across the car park and dodge the traffic this adds 3 minutes to the time and by the time the officers are on the road the car has gone and the driver not to be found. I wonder if this had been a member of your family you would have taken the picture. Are you telling us that you have done nothing wrong i bet you you have and the only reason for taking this picture is because you dislike the police and you have been in trouble before because you are one of lifes scum who has no job no income and claims off the state, one of the reasons the police have to make so many cut backs because they do not get as much funding as they used to in my day the local beat officer would have been viewing the cctv and the cars out on the road.!!!!!![/p][/quote]Maybe take a look at yourself before calling others "saddo". You've created a brand new identity just to post a load of inarticulate nonsense, the irony being it's you who needs to get a life, saddo. pronstar

12:49pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Budweis-her says...

New Kid on the Block wrote:
My thoughts are, Was it a Blue Lights and foot down job?
If so then then park wherever is best.
If it was a normal speed drive to Tesco, then a few more seconds walking across the car park wouldn't hurt and is far better for PR.
I have often seen Police Cars parked in the normal car park so that may well be what they do. Either that or when they do their personal shopping they don't risk this sort of furore.
I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you were being attacked in the street and needed a swift Police response. If the officers in Tesco were nearest to the incident they would be responded because your life would be in danger and that would be more of a priority than checking the CCTV. However, if they'd parked the other side of the car park their response will be delayed and that could mean the difference between life and death.

They need to be able to park close to where they are currently working for a quick response should a more urgent call come in.
[quote][p][bold]New Kid on the Block[/bold] wrote: My thoughts are, Was it a Blue Lights and foot down job? If so then then park wherever is best. If it was a normal speed drive to Tesco, then a few more seconds walking across the car park wouldn't hurt and is far better for PR. I have often seen Police Cars parked in the normal car park so that may well be what they do. Either that or when they do their personal shopping they don't risk this sort of furore.[/p][/quote]I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you were being attacked in the street and needed a swift Police response. If the officers in Tesco were nearest to the incident they would be responded because your life would be in danger and that would be more of a priority than checking the CCTV. However, if they'd parked the other side of the car park their response will be delayed and that could mean the difference between life and death. They need to be able to park close to where they are currently working for a quick response should a more urgent call come in. Budweis-her

2:16pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Vox populi says...

Wow do people have enough time in their lives to get upset by this?

Really what is the issue? An officer parked in a space responding to a criminal act and a disabled member of our community may have had to forego their shopping for a while…. I know which is the biggest risk. Sheesh!
Wow do people have enough time in their lives to get upset by this? Really what is the issue? An officer parked in a space responding to a criminal act and a disabled member of our community may have had to forego their shopping for a while…. I know which is the biggest risk. Sheesh! Vox populi

4:50pm Mon 4 Feb 13

More Tea Vicar says...

To those who complain about those who complain about Blue Badge Holders....I don't think anyone is complaining about the genuinely disabled.

The problem is more to do with abuse of the system, with people often seeing users who plainly have nothing wrong with them, using badges, or parking illegally in Disabled Slots.

As for this story - it looks like the Police were using their common sense. If they were parked there during a routine visit,or whilst off duty, this would be a cause for concern.

And of course, the person doing the complaining had no way of knowing at the time whether this was the case or not. Moreoever, the police have not been covering themselves with glory recently...so I can understand suspicion.

All that being said, according to the facts as laid out in the article, this is a non-story.
To those who complain about those who complain about Blue Badge Holders....I don't think anyone is complaining about the genuinely disabled. The problem is more to do with abuse of the system, with people often seeing users who plainly have nothing wrong with them, using badges, or parking illegally in Disabled Slots. As for this story - it looks like the Police were using their common sense. If they were parked there during a routine visit,or whilst off duty, this would be a cause for concern. And of course, the person doing the complaining had no way of knowing at the time whether this was the case or not. Moreoever, the police have not been covering themselves with glory recently...so I can understand suspicion. All that being said, according to the facts as laid out in the article, this is a non-story. More Tea Vicar

8:52pm Mon 4 Feb 13

DarrenM says...

Budweis-her wrote:
New Kid on the Block wrote:
My thoughts are, Was it a Blue Lights and foot down job?
If so then then park wherever is best.
If it was a normal speed drive to Tesco, then a few more seconds walking across the car park wouldn't hurt and is far better for PR.
I have often seen Police Cars parked in the normal car park so that may well be what they do. Either that or when they do their personal shopping they don't risk this sort of furore.
I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you were being attacked in the street and needed a swift Police response. If the officers in Tesco were nearest to the incident they would be responded because your life would be in danger and that would be more of a priority than checking the CCTV. However, if they'd parked the other side of the car park their response will be delayed and that could mean the difference between life and death.

They need to be able to park close to where they are currently working for a quick response should a more urgent call come in.
in which case I might have more respect if they had parked "nose out" , enabling a fast "getaway" if needed - Amateurs!
[quote][p][bold]Budweis-her[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]New Kid on the Block[/bold] wrote: My thoughts are, Was it a Blue Lights and foot down job? If so then then park wherever is best. If it was a normal speed drive to Tesco, then a few more seconds walking across the car park wouldn't hurt and is far better for PR. I have often seen Police Cars parked in the normal car park so that may well be what they do. Either that or when they do their personal shopping they don't risk this sort of furore.[/p][/quote]I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you were being attacked in the street and needed a swift Police response. If the officers in Tesco were nearest to the incident they would be responded because your life would be in danger and that would be more of a priority than checking the CCTV. However, if they'd parked the other side of the car park their response will be delayed and that could mean the difference between life and death. They need to be able to park close to where they are currently working for a quick response should a more urgent call come in.[/p][/quote]in which case I might have more respect if they had parked "nose out" , enabling a fast "getaway" if needed - Amateurs! DarrenM

10:27pm Mon 4 Feb 13

pinkfluff says...

DarrenM wrote:
Budweis-her wrote:
New Kid on the Block wrote:
My thoughts are, Was it a Blue Lights and foot down job?
If so then then park wherever is best.
If it was a normal speed drive to Tesco, then a few more seconds walking across the car park wouldn't hurt and is far better for PR.
I have often seen Police Cars parked in the normal car park so that may well be what they do. Either that or when they do their personal shopping they don't risk this sort of furore.
I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you were being attacked in the street and needed a swift Police response. If the officers in Tesco were nearest to the incident they would be responded because your life would be in danger and that would be more of a priority than checking the CCTV. However, if they'd parked the other side of the car park their response will be delayed and that could mean the difference between life and death.

They need to be able to park close to where they are currently working for a quick response should a more urgent call come in.
in which case I might have more respect if they had parked "nose out" , enabling a fast "getaway" if needed - Amateurs!
A fast get away Starsky and Hutch style......that would be ace!!

I am aware I am showing my age with that comment :-)
[quote][p][bold]DarrenM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Budweis-her[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]New Kid on the Block[/bold] wrote: My thoughts are, Was it a Blue Lights and foot down job? If so then then park wherever is best. If it was a normal speed drive to Tesco, then a few more seconds walking across the car park wouldn't hurt and is far better for PR. I have often seen Police Cars parked in the normal car park so that may well be what they do. Either that or when they do their personal shopping they don't risk this sort of furore.[/p][/quote]I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you were being attacked in the street and needed a swift Police response. If the officers in Tesco were nearest to the incident they would be responded because your life would be in danger and that would be more of a priority than checking the CCTV. However, if they'd parked the other side of the car park their response will be delayed and that could mean the difference between life and death. They need to be able to park close to where they are currently working for a quick response should a more urgent call come in.[/p][/quote]in which case I might have more respect if they had parked "nose out" , enabling a fast "getaway" if needed - Amateurs![/p][/quote]A fast get away Starsky and Hutch style......that would be ace!! I am aware I am showing my age with that comment :-) pinkfluff

10:23am Tue 5 Feb 13

MrWXYZ says...

Can't believe how many people bought the police excuse. Are we saying all officers assigned to a patrol vehicle must always stay as physically close to the car as they can? In which case why didnt they park in the pick up point which is even closer, or by the bottle bank for a shorter driver out the car park....... or at least reverse into the space to drive out quicker?
The answer is because they just parked lazily and inconsiderately for a non urgent visit. Having said that 'inconsiderate motorist' is hardly news. If someone takes a photo of a tesco car park busy but with everyone parked straight where they are meant to park that would be something new
Can't believe how many people bought the police excuse. Are we saying all officers assigned to a patrol vehicle must always stay as physically close to the car as they can? In which case why didnt they park in the pick up point which is even closer, or by the bottle bank for a shorter driver out the car park....... or at least reverse into the space to drive out quicker? The answer is because they just parked lazily and inconsiderately for a non urgent visit. Having said that 'inconsiderate motorist' is hardly news. If someone takes a photo of a tesco car park busy but with everyone parked straight where they are meant to park that would be something new MrWXYZ

8:15am Wed 6 Feb 13

green49 says...

MrWXYZ but with everyone parked straight where they are meant to park that would be something new,

Quite agree there, people should show some respect for spaces marked for kids and disabled as they are marked for a reason but then you get the A*****e who thinks they are god's gift and just ignores everything, but as with the police being in a disabled space well maybe they could have parked somewhere else but who the hell cares it is hardly the end of the world, they were there for tesco and us really as they went to catch a thief, tesco put up prices due to things like theft etc,
MrWXYZ but with everyone parked straight where they are meant to park that would be something new, Quite agree there, people should show some respect for spaces marked for kids and disabled as they are marked for a reason but then you get the A*****e who thinks they are god's gift and just ignores everything, but as with the police being in a disabled space well maybe they could have parked somewhere else but who the hell cares it is hardly the end of the world, they were there for tesco and us really as they went to catch a thief, tesco put up prices due to things like theft etc, green49

1:37pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Respectable says...

Now a cynic might think this whole story could have been dreamt up to take our thoughts away from other issues...

If we can have Horse Meat in our Tesco Beef Burgers why not have Panda's in a Disabled bay ?
Now a cynic might think this whole story could have been dreamt up to take our thoughts away from other issues... If we can have Horse Meat in our Tesco Beef Burgers why not have Panda's in a Disabled bay ? Respectable

3:18pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Maggie Would says...

Jabbadad wrote:
batcherlorboy, you wrote, On another note, hasn't the driver of this cop car parked so neatly! Not like the other two. Maybe disabled people lose the ability to drive/park properly, or is that a conversation for another time? Perhaps if / when you have the need for a Blue badge, or don't get offended, since i only reply to others in the way that they post. When we get out of control Murray will quickly edit us.
But can I add to my postings by saying that those who seem to be very anti Blue Badges for one reason or another, could well be supporters of the Tories and Simon Geraghty who just like the Tory Party could be seen as being on a crusade against the Disabled?
Doubt it, Jabbadad, Murray left just after Christmas.
[quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] wrote: batcherlorboy, you wrote, On another note, hasn't the driver of this cop car parked so neatly! Not like the other two. Maybe disabled people lose the ability to drive/park properly, or is that a conversation for another time? Perhaps if / when you have the need for a Blue badge, or don't get offended, since i only reply to others in the way that they post. When we get out of control Murray will quickly edit us. But can I add to my postings by saying that those who seem to be very anti Blue Badges for one reason or another, could well be supporters of the Tories and Simon Geraghty who just like the Tory Party could be seen as being on a crusade against the Disabled?[/p][/quote]Doubt it, Jabbadad, Murray left just after Christmas. Maggie Would

4:02pm Wed 6 Feb 13

CJH says...

Maggie Would wrote:
Jabbadad wrote: batcherlorboy, you wrote, On another note, hasn't the driver of this cop car parked so neatly! Not like the other two. Maybe disabled people lose the ability to drive/park properly, or is that a conversation for another time? Perhaps if / when you have the need for a Blue badge, or don't get offended, since i only reply to others in the way that they post. When we get out of control Murray will quickly edit us. But can I add to my postings by saying that those who seem to be very anti Blue Badges for one reason or another, could well be supporters of the Tories and Simon Geraghty who just like the Tory Party could be seen as being on a crusade against the Disabled?
Doubt it, Jabbadad, Murray left just after Christmas.
Obviously Jabba did not read all the other comments on this story about Murray leaving. So much for getting a balanced view before yet another of his lectures. And unless it's changed since Murray left, he should also know by now that no-one monitors these comments automatically. Unless someone uses the 'report this comment' link, or somebody at WN happens to have a read through a particular story nothing will happen. So if anyone thinks that their comment, if not removed, somehow has the approval of the WN - think again!
[quote][p][bold]Maggie Would[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] wrote: batcherlorboy, you wrote, On another note, hasn't the driver of this cop car parked so neatly! Not like the other two. Maybe disabled people lose the ability to drive/park properly, or is that a conversation for another time? Perhaps if / when you have the need for a Blue badge, or don't get offended, since i only reply to others in the way that they post. When we get out of control Murray will quickly edit us. But can I add to my postings by saying that those who seem to be very anti Blue Badges for one reason or another, could well be supporters of the Tories and Simon Geraghty who just like the Tory Party could be seen as being on a crusade against the Disabled?[/p][/quote]Doubt it, Jabbadad, Murray left just after Christmas.[/p][/quote]Obviously Jabba did not read all the other comments on this story about Murray leaving. So much for getting a balanced view before yet another of his lectures. And unless it's changed since Murray left, he should also know by now that no-one monitors these comments automatically. Unless someone uses the 'report this comment' link, or somebody at WN happens to have a read through a particular story nothing will happen. So if anyone thinks that their comment, if not removed, somehow has the approval of the WN - think again! CJH

4:37pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Maggie Would says...

CJH wrote:
Maggie Would wrote:
Jabbadad wrote: batcherlorboy, you wrote, On another note, hasn't the driver of this cop car parked so neatly! Not like the other two. Maybe disabled people lose the ability to drive/park properly, or is that a conversation for another time? Perhaps if / when you have the need for a Blue badge, or don't get offended, since i only reply to others in the way that they post. When we get out of control Murray will quickly edit us. But can I add to my postings by saying that those who seem to be very anti Blue Badges for one reason or another, could well be supporters of the Tories and Simon Geraghty who just like the Tory Party could be seen as being on a crusade against the Disabled?
Doubt it, Jabbadad, Murray left just after Christmas.
Obviously Jabba did not read all the other comments on this story about Murray leaving. So much for getting a balanced view before yet another of his lectures. And unless it's changed since Murray left, he should also know by now that no-one monitors these comments automatically. Unless someone uses the 'report this comment' link, or somebody at WN happens to have a read through a particular story nothing will happen. So if anyone thinks that their comment, if not removed, somehow has the approval of the WN - think again!
I didn't read the comments either, clearly!
He did announce he was leaving, because I knew, but I can't remember how. It was possibly on facebook.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maggie Would[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] wrote: batcherlorboy, you wrote, On another note, hasn't the driver of this cop car parked so neatly! Not like the other two. Maybe disabled people lose the ability to drive/park properly, or is that a conversation for another time? Perhaps if / when you have the need for a Blue badge, or don't get offended, since i only reply to others in the way that they post. When we get out of control Murray will quickly edit us. But can I add to my postings by saying that those who seem to be very anti Blue Badges for one reason or another, could well be supporters of the Tories and Simon Geraghty who just like the Tory Party could be seen as being on a crusade against the Disabled?[/p][/quote]Doubt it, Jabbadad, Murray left just after Christmas.[/p][/quote]Obviously Jabba did not read all the other comments on this story about Murray leaving. So much for getting a balanced view before yet another of his lectures. And unless it's changed since Murray left, he should also know by now that no-one monitors these comments automatically. Unless someone uses the 'report this comment' link, or somebody at WN happens to have a read through a particular story nothing will happen. So if anyone thinks that their comment, if not removed, somehow has the approval of the WN - think again![/p][/quote]I didn't read the comments either, clearly! He did announce he was leaving, because I knew, but I can't remember how. It was possibly on facebook. Maggie Would
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