We drove around looking for it... it’s nowhere to be found!! I live within 1.5 miles of the hospital and look everyday on my travels. It’s possible to be within the new parking permit zone, I wonder if they have called the council to ask if a ticket has been issued?
I don't think she should be driving at all. Also, to apply Sherlock Holmes principles, when you've eliminated the possible whatever is left is the solution, however improbable it seems. If nobody can find the car then that's because it's not there. If it's not there that's because somebody has taken it. I think she either left it unlocked or left one set of keys in it whilst keeping another set with her.
There are only so many roads in Cheltenham that sound like the one this woman says she parked in within a 30-minute walk of the hospital and where she wouldn't have had to pay to park. Her comment that she was born in Gloucester and so Cheltenham is foreign to her is ridiculous; it's eight miles away and she's in her 70s.
There's no sodding park or greenery there. There's also hardly any car parking spaces. There are a few nice houses with drives but what she originally described certainly ain't St George's Road. But when she is "foreign" from Gloucester....
Do you really think the police should trawl the streets for a car that's only "missing" because the driver can't remember where they've parked it?? I would hope they've better ways of spending their time.
Urban I just don't get the story from the outset. She said Cheltenham is "foreign" to her because she was born and lives in Gloucester and generally uses the bus rather than drives there. So why all of a sudden decide to drive? Her partner was going to a consultant appointment, not A&E (which would have been Gloucester Royal, God help him) or an operation. The buses between Cheltenham and Gloucester are pretty bloody good - there are loads that have the hospital as a stop. Then after all that she can't even accurately describe where she parked the car. She shouldn't be driving, clearly.
I bet she got a ticket though, St George’s road is permit parking now. Unless she parked right up past Waitrose... still no Park/gardens there! The 99 bus would be her best bet in the future, they won’t even have to pay!
The car has three tickets on it. It was not parked on the street. It was parked in St George's car park. Apparently the whole business about it being on a street with nice houses and a park was because Hilda "was confused by a dream".
I'm starting a campaign to keep Hilda off our roads...