The withdrawal of traffic wardens from Aberystwyth

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The withdrawal of traffic wardens from Aberystwyth

Post by falkor » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:12 pm

The withdrawal of traffic wardens from a quiet seaside town has caused road rage and traffic chaos.
RAC NEWS 14 June 2011
Since the old-style traffic wardens were laid off, there has been a lot of illegal parking in the peaceful town of Aberystwyth making some of the roads impassable.

At least one fist fight has broken out between angry motorists in the university town during the last week.

The town is replacing its traffic wardens employed by the police with the council's parking attendants.

However, authority chiefs think it could be a year before the council-paid parking attendants take charge.

Aberystwyth's business leaders have criticised the police as well as the Ceredigion County Council for causing the commotion.

Meanwhile, motorists are ignoring an official warning that they have a duty under the Highway Code to park sensibly.

Chris Mackenzie-Grieve, chairman of Aberystwyth Chamber of Commerce, said: "It's only a week since the wardens were laid off and Aberystwyth is in chaos, and things can only get worse."

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Re: The withdrawal of traffic wardens from Aberystwyth

Post by honeywes » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:07 am

Just goes to show what chaos ensues if there is no enforcement!! Whatever people think of us we are a necessary force, the city where I work would become gridlocked within hours without enforcement of regs!!

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Re: The withdrawal of traffic wardens from Aberystwyth

Post by The Highway Man » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:33 pm

We were reintroduced back into a Lake District town after a 3 year absence by the police traffic wardens. Anyone would think we were there to take their first born children, the amount of hostility we faced!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

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