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Does parking on a closed road count as a live parking thread? 😁

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DailyMaui · 21/04/2022 19:50

So they have closed the road I live on to resurface it. It will be closed for the next two nights. We’ve had multiple letters from the council, there have been signs up for at least a month and yesterday they painted NO PARKING THURSDAY AND FRIDAY all over the road.

8 cars are still parked there with 15 minutes to go until resurfacing begins. One of the cars is right outside my house and when I saw them out the window, I tried to explain to the two women (looking like they were off for an evening in town) that they were probably not going to be able to get their car until morning but they told me to fuck off!

The road is lorry central, a guy is taking pictures of the remaining cars… it’s all go here.

Anyone know what they do? Do they just resurface round the cars? Tow them away? Do they get brutal? There’s a fair few annoyed looking men in hi-vis walking up and down! Should I get wine and a comfy viewing position?


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PurpleToeNail · 21/04/2022 19:52

In my area they lift them & take them to the pound...

Hucklead · 21/04/2022 19:52

I’m so excited for you!! What will they do?

CorsicaDreaming · 21/04/2022 19:53

In my old street they towed them! Can't imagine it does the cars suspension any good at all...

I imagine they will start towing about 7am tomorrow morning... bets are on!

EmpressaurusWitchDoesntBurn · 21/04/2022 19:53

You’ll want popcorn.

tkwal · 21/04/2022 19:53

Wine, comfy position,camera and updates 😌

newbiename · 21/04/2022 19:54

Exciting. Keep us updated. Can you get a deckchair in the garden ? . I'd especially like to see what happens if they tow the rude woman's car.

Hesback · 21/04/2022 19:55

They’ll tow I reckon.

PrincessRamone · 21/04/2022 19:56

Yup, they will lift the cats and impound.

PrincessRamone · 21/04/2022 19:56
  • cars Hmm
DontKeepTheFaith · 21/04/2022 19:57

They did it to me many years ago, moved my little old style mini a few streets away, no charge. Don’t recall why I didn’t move it, I’m normally very conformist. I have a hunch the days changed or something but I was a student at the time and could have just forgotten🤣

TheFlis12345 · 21/04/2022 19:57

Oooh can you set up a live video stream for us?!? This will be good! 😆

Campervangirl · 21/04/2022 19:58

But settling in for an update 😜

Mumteedum · 21/04/2022 19:58

They went round one down our road. Looks stupid now with a big swerve in the tarmac!

Scautish · 21/04/2022 19:58

Oh pleeeaasee god of tarmac……tow the cars away.

Spaghag · 21/04/2022 20:00

Oh I do hope you're around when the rude woman comes back! The satisfaction of being able to smile sweetly & say "well I did try to warn you but you told me to fuck off".

Ilikewinter · 21/04/2022 20:01

Watching and waiting ........

stealthninjamum · 21/04/2022 20:02

A parking thread. Lovely.

Better put the kettle on.

Op, I know you described it beautifully but could do a diagram? With different colour blobs for the cars? So you could update us when each car gets moved. Thank you. 🙂

DailyMaui · 21/04/2022 20:02


OMFG. Promise to film if that happens. I only have warm wine. Will gin and tonic do?

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CatDogMonkeyPOW · 21/04/2022 20:05

Just going to make myself comfortable here Grin

Theunamedcat · 21/04/2022 20:07

Are they resurfacing overnight?

purplesequins · 21/04/2022 20:08

you will need a large portion of Cake & Brew

when our street was resurfaced work started in the evening (they did something to the metal gutter thingies).
3 tow trucks rolled up to load up every car parked on the road. it was glorious Grin

CorsicaDreaming · 21/04/2022 20:08

I used to live in a narrow one way street with cars parked all way down both sides.

It was the main source of WhatsApp chat....
"They are towing outside number 27!!!"

They always seemed to be closing and clearing bits whenever anyone needed free space to move house for removal vans, etc.


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WhereWasThatFrom · 21/04/2022 20:09

Well this is my Friday nights entertainment sorted. 😌
Photos and diagrams much appreciated.

DailyMaui · 21/04/2022 20:11


in between all the cars are now various things like lorries, rollers etc and I just saw a huge tow lorry go past!

blue cars, black cars and the black outline are white cars…

Does parking on a closed road count as a live parking thread? 😁
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Drywhitefruitycidergin · 21/04/2022 20:11

Definitely expecting live updates OP - do we have a starting diagram to show car positions?

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