To not want to stand at my window looking for the parking man

(11 Posts)
susannatru Mon 07-Mar-16 15:39:07

I live in a council house. They are responsible for repairs. I live down a road which needs permits.
I am constantly having work men come here and asking me for my parking permits which i have to PAY for or ask me to stand at my window and stare outside for the parking man.
I use to give them parking permits but i asked for the cost back from council and they said no, it cost between 20-40 depending on which book i get and council said they have to find other parking.
There is parking not to far but they dont use it due to carrying stuff.

When they ask me to stand and stare i say no because its not my problem end of the day and they are legally obliged to complete the repairs.

AIBU

lottiegarbanzo Mon 07-Mar-16 15:43:06

So don't do it. They sound ill-prepared for their task.

scarednoob Mon 07-Mar-16 15:45:51

You can apply to have the parking restrictions lifted temporarily for a certain vehicle - have a look on your council's website - you'd need to know the licence plate, but you can ask the workmen for that I assume?

scarednoob Mon 07-Mar-16 15:47:44

Eg thjs is the one for my local council

www.rbkc.gov.uk/parking-transport-and-streets/parking/parking-suspensions

NoodleNuts Mon 07-Mar-16 16:49:36

Constantly having repairs? Why, is your house falling down?

Just tell them you are too busy to stand by the window, you have other things to do. And don't give them your parking permits if you are buying them specifically for the workmen. Tell them you don't have one.

Musicaltheatremum Mon 07-Mar-16 17:21:50

They could unload their van then go and park it. They are beings lazy

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Mon 07-Mar-16 17:23:10

Eh? Dont pay, cheeky fuckers can walk further

whois Mon 07-Mar-16 17:24:38

Don't stand there, don't give them parking permits. They can unload and then go park.

FishWithABicycle Mon 07-Mar-16 17:30:14

Yanbu - they are obliged to do the repairs and finding appropriate parking is their problem - you should not be spending your time or money on this. Is it the same council sending the workmen as would be issuing the parking fines? Bunch of incompetents.

WeAllHaveWings Mon 07-Mar-16 17:32:55

let them sort it out themselves and if they get a ticket its their problem.

Turbinaria Mon 07-Mar-16 17:41:10

So the council are giving tickets to their own employees, the council sounds like it is run along the lines of an Ealing comedy smile

No doubt it is all outsourced and everyone enjoys catching the others out.

OP it is their issue, have an excuse ready that you can't watch the van as you need to do xyz, makes you wonder how councils got in this state.

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