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Parent and child parking spaces closer than disabled parking

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FrustratedTeddyLamp Fri 06-Oct-17 18:15:48

AIBU to think this is wrong at my local Morrison’s? Parent and child directly in front of the door to the shop, the disabled spaces are to the side and I Would estimate the furthest ones are 3-5 times the distance of the parent and child spaces to the door of the shop.

Also AIBU to think it would be safer for the children not to have to cross the “ road” where the cars drive past to go along the car park so it would make sense to have them where the disabled parking is that is on the same side as the shop?

blackbunny Fri 06-Oct-17 18:34:23

Settles down in comfy chair with popcorn on lap...

kali110 Fri 06-Oct-17 18:35:48

Disabled should be closed.

kali110 Fri 06-Oct-17 18:35:55


Starwhisperer Fri 06-Oct-17 18:39:25

Yes you're right on both points.

At my nearest supermarket the P&C are marginally closer but i assumed this was because they end up being next to a pathway out of the way of cars therefore being safer for children. Makes no sense for P&C to be closer and more dangerous.

Mehfruittea Fri 06-Oct-17 18:57:55

This is the same at a Morrisons I go to. I'm disabled and half the time I'm with my child. I park in the closest space available if I'm walking in, so will use P&C without my child. If I'm having a rough week or expect to be a while, I will use my wheelchair. As I'm not walking, I don't mind parking a bit further away in the disabled bays.

For me, it's the tuts and shakes of the head when I park and then walk that get to me. My wheelchair legitimises my use of disabled parking, but walking is even harder for me than wheelchair use. It's the blue badge that grants the right to park, but people just assume the worst of others.

BriechonCheese Fri 06-Oct-17 19:00:41

I have a blue badge, I use the P&C if they are closer - even if I don't have children in the car.
I don't care.

Danceswithwarthogs Fri 06-Oct-17 19:13:14

Our morrisons is like this too.... makes no sense!?

JonSnowsWife Fri 06-Oct-17 19:14:37

<snaffles some of blackbunny's popcorn>

NeverForgotten Fri 06-Oct-17 19:15:59

Happy Friday everyone! ho ho ho! I'll be back to settle in once the children are put to bed smile

TheFairyCaravan Fri 06-Oct-17 19:16:35

I have a blue badge, I use the P&C if they are closer - even if I don't have children in the car.
I don't care.

So do I. It's like this at our Sainsbury's. I've talked to the manager about it and told him I will continue to park in the P&C spaces until it changes.

ShuttyTown Fri 06-Oct-17 19:16:36

God not again

PuppyMonkey Fri 06-Oct-17 19:17:38

Disabled should be closed grin

Ttbb Fri 06-Oct-17 19:17:53

There other factors that determine the position e.g. The positioning of ramps and pathways

HiJenny35 Fri 06-Oct-17 19:25:02

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Goldenbug Fri 06-Oct-17 19:27:44

Parents and children? People with disabilities?

There's only one way to settle this...


MadMags Fri 06-Oct-17 19:29:30

Well, fuck it. Here we go...

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Fri 06-Oct-17 19:30:28

You ought to be ashamed, HiJenny, what stupid reasoning. Disabled users will ALWAYS trump P&C and so they bloody well should. P&C is a sop, it's not a requirement. Reverse into your space and then you won't have to reverse out. Simple.

tippz Fri 06-Oct-17 19:30:31


Yeah yummy mummies are sooooooooooo much more entitled to spaces closer to the store than disabled people. hmm

Fuck me OP. You trying to get into the Daily Mirror or Mail or Sun or something!

You need to try harder. This wanky bollocks has been done today.

littlechou Fri 06-Oct-17 19:31:20

HiJenny are you for real??? Like, for real for real? Wtaf

worridmum Fri 06-Oct-17 19:32:28

but why are disabled bays further away that parent and child?

Are you incapable of walking the distance because you a child? wouldnt it be better if parent and child spaces were situated at the back by a nice long safe path (no one not needing the extra space will park there) win win i think

FuzzyCustard Fri 06-Oct-17 19:32:28

Yep. same at our Morrisons. There are never any blue badge spaces left though (unless you go at 8am) so, that being the case I park in the P&C ones.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 06-Oct-17 19:32:47

Are you for real Jenny? Get over yourself.

Op - you are not being at all unreasonable.

PurpleDaisies Fri 06-Oct-17 19:33:27

hijenny did you miss the fact that that poster has huge difficulties walking?

Having a baby is not a disability. P and c spaces are nice if they're free but if not, tough. There's one tick on this thread and it isn't them..,

FrustratedTeddyLamp Fri 06-Oct-17 19:35:37

* *God not again

Sorry! Its just I was with my disabled mum and we don’t normally do grocery shopping together, but today we did and she wanted to go round the shop, so we needed a disabled bay. So I go get into the car park, go to the parent and child spaces right outside and realise the disabled bays aren’t there and have to go right to the start of the car park again and ended up on the furthest bay which was a “ long” walk considering it’s for disabled people, and thought it was a strange design.

I guess it’s just one of those little things I only noticed because it’s affected me today, it’s probably been like it my entire life!

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