Blue badge parking and non emergency midwife appointments

(50 Posts)
sparklesandbling Mon 29-Apr-13 12:56:42

I know I know this old chestnut again but I am full of sugar and just a tad pissed off.

Second time a midwife on routine appointments at child centre has felt entitled to park in blue badge space. The other space today was also used by non blue badge holder - I checked.

Why does she feel entitled to park there when car park busy? there is a perfectly good road outside the car park in which she could park her car!
I have DD who is blue badge holder and the space is essential for getting her safely in and out of centre.

Please tell me I ANBU?

Pootles2010 Mon 29-Apr-13 12:58:00

Of course you're not bu. I'd speak to receiptionist at childrens centre, this really shouldn't be happening, and she should know better!

yanbu

no blue badge = no parking!

i would complain too

redexpat Mon 29-Apr-13 13:19:41

She really should know better. I second telling the receptionist.

quoteunquote Mon 29-Apr-13 13:23:10

email the practice manager and ask if there could be more spaces allocated for disability parking, as now one of the staff is disabled and using the space.

and take photos on your phone to email to the practice manager.

SirChenjin Mon 29-Apr-13 13:26:52

Agree - email the practice manager and let her know.

AtYourCervix Mon 29-Apr-13 13:37:53

I think you should kill her.

Then you could start a thread moaning that she didn't bother turning up to a routine apointment.

sparklesandbling Mon 29-Apr-13 13:40:27

Atyourcervix I was not there to see midwife was dropping DD off at preschool as the children centre does lots of different things.

Sparklingbrook Mon 29-Apr-13 13:47:20

I don't know. Perhaps the MW was running late due to other appointments/home visits/people giving birth and didn't want to let people down?

AtYourCervix Mon 29-Apr-13 14:03:16

Oh. That's ok then. I'd still kill her just-in-case.

LaGuardia Mon 29-Apr-13 14:03:25

I wonder if the day will ever come when people just mind their own business.

Dawndonna Mon 29-Apr-13 14:06:00

I don't know. Perhaps the MW was running late due to other appointments/home visits/people giving birth and didn't want to let people down?
Still not acceptable.

I wonder if the day will ever come when people just mind their own business.
I wonder if the day will come when my dd can go shopping when she chooses to, not when some bastard decides to let her.

SirChenjin Mon 29-Apr-13 14:09:26

I wonder if the day will ever come when the people don't behave like dickheads and don't take up a disabled parking space when they don't need one?

The NHS does not turn a blind eye to staff who abuse disabled parking - we routinely get emails from property services telling staff to move their cars, and said dickheads are Dealt With. Quite right too.

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Mon 29-Apr-13 14:20:02

Yanbu. In a non emergency situation only a fucking dickhead parks in a disabled space without a blue badge.

sparklesandbling Mon 29-Apr-13 15:08:57

Round 1: I did tell reception staff that I had blocked 2 cars in that were parked in bb space without bb.

Round 2: midwife still parked in the space for blue badge. (2 hours later)

Said to reception staff AGAIN that I had blocked in said car. They responded that they were keeping an eye on the situation (I thought this was positive UNTIL they stated that the car park was busy anyway.

1. I was told that it was basically ok for the midwife to park there as she has lots of equipment that needs to be brought in.

2. They are there until 6pm so its ok for Blue badge holder to block them in as they wont need to move their car.

3. When I suggested that midwife has own space I was told that they cannot allocate spaces for everyone.

BASICALLY TOUGH SHIT was the message I took from this.

sparklesandbling Mon 29-Apr-13 15:10:06

I think a complaint will be in order. I was non confrontational when I spoke to this lady but seriously was this out of order???>?

montage Mon 29-Apr-13 16:20:38

It's a shame she doesn't even feel it necessary to pop back out and move her car to another space after she has unloaded.

She is either being very very obtuse about why people, including her own patients, actually need the spaces or she actually does not care.

Pootles2010 Mon 29-Apr-13 16:37:50

LaGuard - seriously? This is the op's business, she needs that space! Its not just there as a nice gesture, its bloody well needed, it's for her (well her dd but you know what I mean). Grrr

CheesyPoofs Mon 29-Apr-13 17:05:44

You need to take it higher than the staff on reception

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Mon 29-Apr-13 17:23:08

mind her own business? What the hell? She's got a bloody blue badge for her daughter.

Mind your own business, blue badge holder, you can't use a space for your daughter that the badge entitles you to use, because they're being taken up by people without disabilities, but shut the hell up cos it's bog all to do with you where they park, eh?

escalate it past the receptionists, they clearly dont give a flying fuck.

I don't know much about blue badges (apart from never parking in a BB space without a BB, obvs) but is it illegal to park in a BB space without a badge? Does it make a difference if it's private land compared to say a "Disabled" space marked on the road, or a council car park or something?

The reason I ask is that I wonder if you could ring someone (council parking enforcement? police?) and just have the damn thing towed!

I mean obviously it wouldn't help your current situation because I imagine the towtruck would take a while to get there, but just imagine the satisfaction grin

Complain complain complain! I hate people who think that they don't need to follow the rules about BB spaces angry

andubelievedthat Mon 29-Apr-13 21:47:20

Health centre /NHS would need to have in force a contract with a towing company before said company would respond to a call, and if op was blocking in thecar to be towed ,well, midwife may appear and sit in her car/start engine so making any lift illegal , or even inform nice mr tow away guy she has to rushout/away to an emergency

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