Police warn people putting cones in Helston parking spots are breaking the law

Falmouth Packet: Police warn people putting cones in Helston parking spots are breaking the law Police warn people putting cones in Helston parking spots are breaking the law

Residents putting out cones in a Helston housing area are risking prosecution, one of the town's police officers has warned.

PCSO Jon Bell said it was becoming an increasingly problem in Parc an Dower and asked those leaving the cones to remove them.

He warned that to leave subject objects in the road left a person potentially liable for prosecution for obstructing the highway - not just here but on any street.

PCSO Bell added: “If a person is disabled then apply to the local council for official reserved places, which would be legal.”

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9:51am Wed 11 Jun 14

Eddy boy says...

If you dare park there they block you in and at times cause damage to your vehicle! Get a job and buy a house with parking you lazy ****.
If you dare park there they block you in and at times cause damage to your vehicle! Get a job and buy a house with parking you lazy ****. Eddy boy
  • Score: -7

1:34pm Wed 11 Jun 14

meerkats says...

i have seen parking cones used to reserve places at Trelawney Rd and bread trays and cones at Prospect Place too.
i have seen parking cones used to reserve places at Trelawney Rd and bread trays and cones at Prospect Place too. meerkats
  • Score: 5

7:18am Thu 12 Jun 14

Self employed work monkey says...

Maybe if you P£&@!s would pay to use the **** car parks in town instead of using our streets to save money to pay for your house with parking then we wouldn't have to block you in or damage your cars!!!!!
Maybe if you P£&@!s would pay to use the **** car parks in town instead of using our streets to save money to pay for your house with parking then we wouldn't have to block you in or damage your cars!!!!! Self employed work monkey
  • Score: -33

8:49am Thu 12 Jun 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Lack of parking spaces in many residential areas is becoming an increasing problem.
I do not suppose the situation is helped by allowing the conversion of some properties, such as the old jail, without the accompanying provision of adequate parking.
Lack of parking spaces in many residential areas is becoming an increasing problem. I do not suppose the situation is helped by allowing the conversion of some properties, such as the old jail, without the accompanying provision of adequate parking. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 27

9:56am Thu 12 Jun 14

helztonboy says...

no one owns the bit of road in front of their house and therefore there is no right to park there. Its annoying if someone does but that does not give any one the right to damage another's property.
no one owns the bit of road in front of their house and therefore there is no right to park there. Its annoying if someone does but that does not give any one the right to damage another's property. helztonboy
  • Score: 23

6:30pm Thu 12 Jun 14

molesworth says...

helztonboy wrote:
no one owns the bit of road in front of their house and therefore there is no right to park there. Its annoying if someone does but that does not give any one the right to damage another's property.
Too right helztonboy! One of my main pet hates are people who think they can dictate who uses the the road outside their house. It's the Queen's highway, and we all have a right to use it and park on it and we are not allowed to block it or cordon it off willy nilly. Park anywhere you like my friends! It's your road too.
[quote][p][bold]helztonboy[/bold] wrote: no one owns the bit of road in front of their house and therefore there is no right to park there. Its annoying if someone does but that does not give any one the right to damage another's property.[/p][/quote]Too right helztonboy! One of my main pet hates are people who think they can dictate who uses the the road outside their house. It's the Queen's highway, and we all have a right to use it and park on it and we are not allowed to block it or cordon it off willy nilly. Park anywhere you like my friends! It's your road too. molesworth
  • Score: 23

6:48pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

I don't drive, but if i did i would just remove the cones and put them in the front garden of the adjacent house and then just park.
I don't drive, but if i did i would just remove the cones and put them in the front garden of the adjacent house and then just park. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 23

8:03pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Helston John says...

I have my own driveway, and yes anyone can park anywhere on the road if the vehicle is taxed, but a bit of consideration wouldn't go amiss, instead of the modern I'm all right jack attitude. Some people with driveways and garages have them full of junk then go park out on the road outside someone's house that has no driveway. And as already mentioned some selfish people park on a regular basis in the residential areas here to avoid car park fees. The council allows building so the council should address car park fees to encourage people not to park in the residential areas all day if they don't live there. I don't condone criminal damage and there could be a case of a nurse or someone needing to park for a while, but the most part is people that won't pay Helstons car park fees. Cornwall Council needs to get its act together with planning and car park fees in Helston. One cabinet member, and two other Cllrs. and nothing much seems to get done in Helston only Truro.
I have my own driveway, and yes anyone can park anywhere on the road if the vehicle is taxed, but a bit of consideration wouldn't go amiss, instead of the modern I'm all right jack attitude. Some people with driveways and garages have them full of junk then go park out on the road outside someone's house that has no driveway. And as already mentioned some selfish people park on a regular basis in the residential areas here to avoid car park fees. The council allows building so the council should address car park fees to encourage people not to park in the residential areas all day if they don't live there. I don't condone criminal damage and there could be a case of a nurse or someone needing to park for a while, but the most part is people that won't pay Helstons car park fees. Cornwall Council needs to get its act together with planning and car park fees in Helston. One cabinet member, and two other Cllrs. and nothing much seems to get done in Helston only Truro. Helston John
  • Score: 18

10:39pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Eddy boy says...

Self employed work monkey wrote:
Maybe if you P£&@!s would pay to use the **** car parks in town instead of using our streets to save money to pay for your house with parking then we wouldn't have to block you in or damage your cars!!!!!
So you fully admit to blocking our cars in and damaging them! We pay our road tax as much as you therefore we have as much right to park there as you! We can't park our cars in the car parks because we work 9 hours a day, unfortunately this doesn't give us the 'right to buy' our parking spaces unlike your cheap housing!!!! How come us hard working people get bullied so you scum can block our roads with your doll paying BMWs
[quote][p][bold]Self employed work monkey[/bold] wrote: Maybe if you P£&@!s would pay to use the **** car parks in town instead of using our streets to save money to pay for your house with parking then we wouldn't have to block you in or damage your cars!!!!![/p][/quote]So you fully admit to blocking our cars in and damaging them! We pay our road tax as much as you therefore we have as much right to park there as you! We can't park our cars in the car parks because we work 9 hours a day, unfortunately this doesn't give us the 'right to buy' our parking spaces unlike your cheap housing!!!! How come us hard working people get bullied so you scum can block our roads with your doll paying BMWs Eddy boy
  • Score: 6

8:08am Fri 13 Jun 14

Helston John says...

Tyack Road carpark is long stay, you can park there 24 hours if you wanted to.
Tyack Road carpark is long stay, you can park there 24 hours if you wanted to. Helston John
  • Score: 7

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