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  1. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member

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    Following on from the lamp post incident, comes this breaking news! LOL! :D

    They should have towed it away! :rolleyes:

    Parking mad: Drivers are left puzzled as workers asphalt around car

    Council contractors have been branded ‘unbelievable’ after asphalting around a parked car.

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    Workmen were due to resurface the Market Street car park in Whitworth last week.

    But when the arrived they found one driver had ignored signs telling people not to park there.

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    But undeterred they carried on the with the job anyway – and left the patch around the Ford Focus uncovered.

    Glynn Normoyle was in Whitworth Post Office directly opposite when the work was being carried out.

    He said: "When I realised they were resurfacing around the parked car, I couldn’t believe it.

    "The workmen spent a long time on the phone when they first arrived - I suppose they were trying to find out who the car belonged to and what they should do next."

    A sign warning drivers not to park went up at 8am on Monday February 14, with workmen arriving two days later.

    Whitworth mayor, Coun David Chorlton, who owns Market Street plumbing and bathroom business UBS, said: "A few people told me about it when they came in the shop.

    "They found it highly amusing and I thought they were winding me up, so I went to have a look.

    "It was like a scene from You’ve Been Framed. But, the following day they returned and marked the car park out, and they have done a fantastic job."

    A spokesman for Rossendale council said the remainder of the car park would be resurfaced as soon as possible. He added: "Unfortunately, one car remained in place when the contractors arrived on Wednesday to carry out the resurfacing work.

    "The remaining part of the car park will be done as soon as we can arrange it with the contractor. We are also considering resurfacing the access roads to the car park, although these are not owned by Rossendale council."

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  3. Frog

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    Its not half as bad as putting the parking space around the lamp post though :D

    Not really much of a story I don't think, hardly newsworthy. Once the car is moved they'll finish the job - probably better to do that than pay peoples wages to sit about all day doing nothing and hoping the owner comes back.
     
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    I once had my car physically moved by contractors - they painted a disabled space in our street while I was at work - then they put the car back on the disabled space! Cost me £30 I couldn't afford to have the car checked out for damage. No real damage, so I didn't complain.
     
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    LOL! Imagine if you'd come back from work to find yourself ticketed for illegally parking in the disabled bay too without a badge! :D
     
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    this ones my favourite
     
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    They can probably squeeze out the bottom... I hope!
     
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