I AM one of ze latest victims of Blackpool council’s militant parking stasi.
According to ze eye witnesses, Civil Enforcement Officer BP einhundertfünfundvierzig stealthily crept around mein Auto covertly taking many Fotos before affixing ze dreaded yellow and black packet to my windscreen. Achtung! £70 fine!
I am positive that the councillor responsible for the parking stasi, Erich Mielke, will be over the moon at the success of his loyal troops.
Yes, I was parked on a single yellow line within restricted hours, and yes I will have to pay my £70 fine.
I was, however, on a residential road which is restricted between 10am and 4pm to prevent staff from the former Inland Revenue HQ at Mexford House lining the streets with their cars. I say former because it has been empty for years, yet as ever the parking restrictions are a lasting legacy.
Does it make sense to restrict residential roads when the very reason for the restriction is defunct? Not really, but I am still an idiot for parking there.