Parent and child spaces - would you sign this petition?

(689 Posts)
confuseddazed Sun 24-May-15 17:26:30

A woman has set up a petition for safeguarding parent and parking spaces for under 5s here

confuseddazed Sun 24-May-15 17:28:03

Sorry my own opinion is that they shouldn't - disabled spaces yes, but not parent and child (though I have got miffed by able-bodied, childless people using them to "just quickly pop into the shop as you don't have to pay" (Sainsbury's)

gamerchick Sun 24-May-15 17:29:52

I would have them moved to the other end of the car park. They don't need to be right out side the shop.

Donnadoon Sun 24-May-15 17:30:58

Nope 5 DC here and they are more trouble than they are worth IMO

Sirzy Sun 24-May-15 17:31:10

No I wouldn't sign it.

DS is 5 so in her world he doesn't need the spaces any more, actually when one is free they are much handier now than when he was little!

P and c spaces aren't available everywhere anyway, but people cope.

ChuffinAda Sun 24-May-15 17:31:27

Only if they move them to the furthest point away from the entrance possible.

As it is I, as a disabled person without a blue badge, will continue to use them without my child.

Morelikeguidelines Sun 24-May-15 17:32:05

I would actually, but I go against Mn opinion on this one. Blue badge holders could of course use them too if needed (if I had my way).

Then don't need to be right next to the store, but do need to be near a trolley place and a path to the store.

CalleighDoodle Sun 24-May-15 17:32:49

Why dont you have a blue badge ada?

soverylucky Sun 24-May-15 17:33:26

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Noeuf Sun 24-May-15 17:34:10

I would actually, provided there was a caveat like on tubes - keep blue badge spaces and protect accessible spaces - under fives, broken legs, flu ridden types etc.

Morelikeguidelines Sun 24-May-15 17:34:26

Why the furthest possible point though? Why not just a little further away?

ChuffinAda Sun 24-May-15 17:34:37

I'm in that annoying category of not being disabled enough to be eligible for one. But I am disabled to the point I cannot do my shopping then walk to the far end of a carpark without a horrendous amount of pain.

26Point2Miles Sun 24-May-15 17:34:56

A load of rubbish, these aren't needed

And who would 'police' them? Cuts are being made,for what? To finance this kind of rubbish?

LuisSuarezTeeth Sun 24-May-15 17:35:20

Good grief, no. The woman is comparing parent and child spaces to disabled bays. Twit.

PurpleDaisies Sun 24-May-15 17:35:30

I'm another no. They are a bonus not a necessity. Completely different to disabled spaces.

expatinscotland Sun 24-May-15 17:36:11

No. I don't think they should exist at all.

TheFairyCaravan Sun 24-May-15 17:36:45

No I wouldn't even if they do move them to the furthest part of the car park.

People cope in multi storey car parks, hospital car parks and many other car parks where there are no P&C spaces.

SaucyJack Sun 24-May-15 17:37:20

IMO having permits for them is Going Too Far. Who'd pay to admin it for starters? It's a nice courtesy for supermarkets to provide, but not a legal necessity.

Having said that, if you use one when you don't need to then you're a selfish, lazy arsehole.

I don't want P&C spaces at the far end of the car park either. Half the benefit of them is not having to walk through traffic with a toddler.

HamishBamish Sun 24-May-15 17:37:55

No, I wouldn't sign it. In my experience, it's parents who are the main offenders when it comes to misuse of parent and child spaces anyway. If everyone acted sensibly there would be no problem. I used them when I had babies in child seats, but not since mine could walk whilst holding my hand. Strangely some parents still have the brass neck to use them when their children are teenagers!

PBlaarth Sun 24-May-15 17:38:16

I get annoyed by non-child people parking in these spaces, and would welcome permits, but how does that deal with the other annoying group of people with kids, but sit in the car when the other parent goes in the shop? That pisses me off just as much :@ 'grumpy old lady face'

NinkyNonkers Sun 24-May-15 17:38:28

The whole thing is a bit nuts and unnecessary.

ilovesooty Sun 24-May-15 17:40:14

What Luiz and Purple said.
Appalling comparison.

grannytomine Sun 24-May-15 17:42:11

In our local area blue badges don't get you free parking. Local people with blue badges can apply for a permit but it costs money. That seems fair as why should council tax payers have to subsidise the scheme. Sending out the forms, processing them and issueing the pass all costs money. So if this came in I think it should be self funding and the costs rise, trust me the first year we paid a nominal amount, 2nd year it doubled, 3 year it doubled again.

Careful what you wish for. We pay it because it is still worth it but it would be nice if we could just go back to 3 hrs free parking in disabled bay if you have a blue badge.

PunkrockerGirl Sun 24-May-15 17:44:15

Good grief, no. I'd get rid of them completely and use the space for more disabled bays.

PtolemysNeedle Sun 24-May-15 17:47:04

No, I wouldn't sign that petition. I find it pathetic that parents today feel that P&C spaces are an essential.

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