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Jade Goody parks in disabled bay...

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heartinthecountry Fri 29-Apr-05 10:04:42

Anyone seen this week's OK! There is a pic of Jade Goody clearly parked in a disabled bay which OK! dismisses with 'what a naughty girl!'.

I know I am in danger of getting OTT and militant about this issue but I don't think that is an acceptible attitude for a magazine to be portraying. It is sending a message that it is just a bit cheeky and not that it is totally unfair and inconsiderate. Grrr

lou33 Fri 29-Apr-05 10:06:45


heartinthecountry Fri 29-Apr-05 10:11:03

don't think it is on-line Lou. Had a look and can't find a link.

lou33 Fri 29-Apr-05 10:16:25

what's the issue number?

heartinthecountry Fri 29-Apr-05 10:20:55

Issue 467, May 3rd

SoupDragon Fri 29-Apr-05 10:21:38

Need to mount a letter campaign against OK!

lou33 Fri 29-Apr-05 10:24:06

will buy it then sned scathing email to them and ask why she hasnt been fined if there is evidence she wrongly used a disable bay

heartinthecountry Fri 29-Apr-05 10:49:33

It was Tesco's Romford where she parked.

I will email OK! too.

chonky Fri 29-Apr-05 10:50:47

Me too. It's not OTT or militant at all - it makes me so angry when I see half the disabled bays at the supermarkets filled with cars without blue badges.

fairydust Fri 29-Apr-05 11:02:15

JakB Fri 29-Apr-05 11:06:18

Will definitely e-mail

heartinthecountry Fri 29-Apr-05 11:11:13

link for OK! contact details here

darlingbud Fri 29-Apr-05 11:49:24

I think this is disgusting. As someone who works with disabled people on a daily basis it is amazing the number of times I do assessments and this crops up in conversation. Someone even once had the cheek to say that a customer in a wheelchair should park further away as she "had wheels" to get her to the door which is quicker than walking!!
As a disability assessment centre we have a warden who patrols and monitors the car park and any users in disabled spots not displaying badges get clamped and charged £10 on the spot.

SoupDragon Fri 29-Apr-05 11:57:58

Mind you, it gives me an excuse to purchase a copy of OK... I need to see the picture I'm complaining about.

SoupDragon Fri 29-Apr-05 11:58:18

What are the relavant laws governing the use of disabled bays?

Marina Fri 29-Apr-05 12:03:05

Not sure but I've just sent a mail pointing out JG was breaking the law - anyone got chapter and verse on this.
Resisted temptation to say exactly what I think of Jade at the best of times

darlingbud Fri 29-Apr-05 12:05:48

I know that bays are reserved for blue badge holders 24 hrs a day seven days aweek and many councils can now impose penalty charge notices to anyone who is not a blue badge holders using the bays.

lou33 Fri 29-Apr-05 12:10:43

blue badge bays are always for disabled badge holders. parking in one without correct docs can result in a fine of up to £1000

mogwai Fri 29-Apr-05 12:48:56

she's beyond for those bazookas

Easy Fri 29-Apr-05 12:54:40

I don't think the law applies if this bay was on private land (tesco's car park).

Tesco should have some comment to make however, anyone want to contact them? I'm at work, so can't do it myself today

expatinscotland Fri 29-Apr-05 13:12:13

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Fio2 Fri 29-Apr-05 13:14:52

I dont what i am more concerned about...

heartincountry reading OK magazine

ir jade Goody parking in a disabled bay

lou33 Fri 29-Apr-05 13:41:07

gonna have to send dh out for a copy now

milge Fri 29-Apr-05 13:45:34

Email to Tescos too, as it was on private property, not council maintained road, that she was parked. Another excuse to buy OK this week, then. Last week it was to read about Jordan's son - had no idea he was as disabled as he is.

dottee Fri 29-Apr-05 13:46:04

I think society is still too leniant (sp?) to people abusing parking bays for people with disabities. I saw the OK article yesterday when waiting for my scratched car to be assessed at the repair shop and I read this last night in my latest copy of Disability Now.

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