How many parking tickets were slapped on cars during Falmouth Tall Ships?

How many parking tickets were slapped on cars during Falmouth Tall Ships?

How many parking tickets were slapped on cars during Falmouth Tall Ships?

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With around 230,000 people in Falmouth over the four days of the Tall Ships event, there was always going to be a parking problem or two, however the vast majority of drivers seem to have heeded advice.

Cornwall Council parking wardens slapped tickets on 123 cars over the four days, with 69 on the Sunday alone, when more than 100,000 people arrived in Falmouth for the Parade of Sail spectacular.

A council spokesman said: "As part of the preparations for the Tall Ships a comprehensive Traffic Management Plan was put in place. The purpose of this plan was to minimise delay and disruption to the surrounding roads whilst maintaining public safety.

"It also aimed to eliminate vehicle access to those roads where large numbers of pedestrians were anticipated. Other restrictions were in place to enable the large volume of traffic to leave Falmouth without excessive delays.

"Signing was put in place to warn motorists that parking restrictions applied.

"There were 69 penalty charge notices issued on Sunday, and a total of 123 for the four day event. However there is an appeals process in place for anyone who feels they should not have been issued with a parking ticket."

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9:43am Tue 2 Sep 14

Kernowkarmann says...

Why do they always pick on the divers? As it says, the vast majority are fine....
Why do they always pick on the divers? As it says, the vast majority are fine.... Kernowkarmann
  • Score: -4

1:24pm Tue 2 Sep 14

diesel 1 says...

There were not any divers ticketed. The tickets were issued to car DRIVERS if you care to read the article. Ha Ha. I'm getting like Helston John now, I must change back quickly !!!!!!!!!
There were not any divers ticketed. The tickets were issued to car DRIVERS if you care to read the article. Ha Ha. I'm getting like Helston John now, I must change back quickly !!!!!!!!! diesel 1
  • Score: 3

5:21pm Tue 2 Sep 14

seacom says...

We encourage people to spend money you go out to enjoy a meal and get a a ticket for afters (diners).
We encourage people to spend money you go out to enjoy a meal and get a a ticket for afters (diners). seacom
  • Score: -1

5:34pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Gill Z Martin says...

seacom wrote:
We encourage people to spend money you go out to enjoy a meal and get a a ticket for afters (diners).
One can afford to go out for a meal but cannot afford to pay for a car park? interesting philosophy.

I do wonder however, how things will work out if Cornwall Council pass all their parking enforcement over to a private company, which I believe may be on the future agenda. If this happens I will no longer park in Cornwall Council owned car parks on principle, on the same basis that I never park in privately owned car parks now, because of the reputation of over zealous private parking enforcement.
[quote][p][bold]seacom[/bold] wrote: We encourage people to spend money you go out to enjoy a meal and get a a ticket for afters (diners).[/p][/quote]One can afford to go out for a meal but cannot afford to pay for a car park? interesting philosophy. I do wonder however, how things will work out if Cornwall Council pass all their parking enforcement over to a private company, which I believe may be on the future agenda. If this happens I will no longer park in Cornwall Council owned car parks on principle, on the same basis that I never park in privately owned car parks now, because of the reputation of over zealous private parking enforcement. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 8

8:33am Wed 3 Sep 14

Gill Z Martin says...

diesel 1 wrote:
There were not any divers ticketed. The tickets were issued to car DRIVERS if you care to read the article. Ha Ha. I'm getting like Helston John now, I must change back quickly !!!!!!!!!
I seriously began to think Helston John was one of my neighbours, I do have one, who is in my (and others) opinion, very weird neighbour who dislikes the council as well.

Perhaps if adequate parking was provided for events that attract thousands, there may be no need for parking enforcement tickets to be issued.
[quote][p][bold]diesel 1[/bold] wrote: There were not any divers ticketed. The tickets were issued to car DRIVERS if you care to read the article. Ha Ha. I'm getting like Helston John now, I must change back quickly !!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I seriously began to think Helston John was one of my neighbours, I do have one, who is in my (and others) opinion, very weird neighbour who dislikes the council as well. Perhaps if adequate parking was provided for events that attract thousands, there may be no need for parking enforcement tickets to be issued. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 7

8:34am Wed 3 Sep 14

Gill Z Martin says...

seacom wrote:
We encourage people to spend money you go out to enjoy a meal and get a a ticket for afters (diners).
Sorry, I think I misinterpreted your post.
[quote][p][bold]seacom[/bold] wrote: We encourage people to spend money you go out to enjoy a meal and get a a ticket for afters (diners).[/p][/quote]Sorry, I think I misinterpreted your post. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: -3

4:44pm Wed 3 Sep 14

seacom says...

Or a few glasses of fine wine maybe (winers)
Or a few glasses of fine wine maybe (winers) seacom
  • Score: 3

11:55am Thu 4 Sep 14

telstar1962 says...

Probaby still not as many tickets that get issued to the unsuspecting parkers, who sometimes outstay their Cornish welcome by a couple of minutes at the lovely Sydney Cove, Praa Sands.

There are definite Private Car Parks which I avoid, and the one I have mentioned above is run by an avaricious owner, who ensures the 'car-park attendants' are always there with binoculars, waiting to pounce the very minute your time is up.

The last laugh will be on him, since I note from the latest geological survey that that stretch of the coast-line will soon have eroded into the sea lol
Probaby still not as many tickets that get issued to the unsuspecting parkers, who sometimes outstay their Cornish welcome by a couple of minutes at the lovely Sydney Cove, Praa Sands. There are definite Private Car Parks which I avoid, and the one I have mentioned above is run by an avaricious owner, who ensures the 'car-park attendants' are always there with binoculars, waiting to pounce the very minute your time is up. The last laugh will be on him, since I note from the latest geological survey that that stretch of the coast-line will soon have eroded into the sea lol telstar1962
  • Score: 6

6:43pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Gill Z Martin says...

The tax disc in the picture of the car is 2013! old stock photo hopefully, from next month though drivers will not even have to display tax discs.
The tax disc in the picture of the car is 2013! old stock photo hopefully, from next month though drivers will not even have to display tax discs. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 1
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