Asda customer battling fine after using 'parent and child' parking space

Asda customer battling fine after using 'parent and child' parking space

Asda customer battling fine after using 'parent and child' parking space

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A customer is battling the Asda store in Watford over a parking ticket he got for using a parent and child space to collect his sister’s seven and three-year-old sons.

Ali Butt, 27, is challenging the "unfair" £70 ticket issued when he entered the supermarket to pick up his family and help his sister with her shopping - without having a booster seat visible in his car.

He said: "My sister called me to come to get them. I parked in the parent and child space as normal when I have kids with me.

"That’s what they are there for - to get the kids in the car. Especially as you have buggies and things to get in the car too. I wasn’t doing anything wrong as far as I was aware.

"I’ve never before seen a parking warden and I’ve been shopping there for 10 years.

"I didn’t realise I had a ticket until I got back to the house - it was smaller than an Asda receipt, put under my windscreen wiper."

Ali, who works as a supervisor at the post office store on Watford Road, said he immediately appealed the ticket with Asda.

He was in touch with the store manager and Asda’s head office Asda House to resolve the situation.

He said: "They asked if I had a booster seat in the car, I said yes. But I have blacked out windows, they said I might have got the ticket because he couldn’t see the booster seat - does that mean because I have blacked windows I should have to pay a ticket?"

Ali is still fighting the ticket, more than a week after he was given the notice.

He understands Asda has cancelled the fine, but at the time of going to print that was yet to be confirmed with SmartPark.

Ali continued: "I wanted people using the car park at the Asda supermarket in Watford to be aware they are giving parking tickets unfairly."

Asda has apologised for the "misunderstanding".

Lauren Pell, a spokesman for the store, said: "We know that being able to park quickly and safely is one of our customer’s top priorities when visiting our stores, which is why our attendants are always diligent in their duties. We would like to apologise to Mr Butt for any misunderstanding on this occasion and reassure him that the ticket has been cancelled."

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5:07pm Mon 23 Jun 14

#luvreadingthesamemuppetscommentingasexperts says...

This article makes no sense........Dramati
c headline, and a storyline going on about ongoing battles with Chavda etc, then it's all diffused in the last paragraph with an apology, and confirmation this has been dealt with and the fine cancelled........ So the point to the story is?????

Maybe Mr Butt chancing his arm and trying to drag Chavda's name through the ringer to get a years free Smart price shopping?

The W/O having little else to do than try to 'big' up a story that to be fair was never a story in the first place!!!!
This article makes no sense........Dramati c headline, and a storyline going on about ongoing battles with Chavda etc, then it's all diffused in the last paragraph with an apology, and confirmation this has been dealt with and the fine cancelled........ So the point to the story is????? Maybe Mr Butt chancing his arm and trying to drag Chavda's name through the ringer to get a years free Smart price shopping? The W/O having little else to do than try to 'big' up a story that to be fair was never a story in the first place!!!! #luvreadingthesamemuppetscommentingasexperts
  • Score: 15

5:16pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Popeonarope says...

All of the allocated spaces are misused by people without children. Ive seen cars, vans, motorbikes and workvans all parked in the spaces, none of which have any child seats in them let alone children with them.
This is the first time I've ever heard anyone being issued a ticket.
Hopefully this will deter the few that justify it because they are 'special'.
All of the allocated spaces are misused by people without children. Ive seen cars, vans, motorbikes and workvans all parked in the spaces, none of which have any child seats in them let alone children with them. This is the first time I've ever heard anyone being issued a ticket. Hopefully this will deter the few that justify it because they are 'special'. Popeonarope
  • Score: 21

5:53pm Mon 23 Jun 14

cameluk says...

Don't understand why Asda needs parking attendants, its not as if people are parking there to visit Sainburys
Don't understand why Asda needs parking attendants, its not as if people are parking there to visit Sainburys cameluk
  • Score: 13

7:10pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Graham27 says...

What is the requirement to use these spaces. It just says 'parent and child'

I dont remember seeing anywhere that you must have a child in a car seat or booster seat

Therefore what is stopping someone of 30 taking him mum out shopping and using the space as it is a parent and child that are shopping there
What is the requirement to use these spaces. It just says 'parent and child' I dont remember seeing anywhere that you must have a child in a car seat or booster seat Therefore what is stopping someone of 30 taking him mum out shopping and using the space as it is a parent and child that are shopping there Graham27
  • Score: 37

7:39pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Nat On The Field says...

I agree that there should be a sign nearby stating what the boundaries are. I'm a mother of a 2 year old and currently pregnant. I use the spaces (when they're available) because I need to be able to open the door wide to allow room to put my daughter in the car. It is also necessary to have enough space to get in and out of the drivers seat with a bump. There have been times when I've parked in a regular space with room to get out but have come back to find that there's not enough space to get in with a bump.
This article is confusing regarding whether or not the booster seat was there. But if a child is in a booster seat instead of a baby seat then surely the space could be better used by someone with a younger child who needs to lift them in. A 3 year old should be climbing in.
I believe Tesco require a sticker in the car window which only allows you to use the space until your child is 3 years old.
I agree that there should be a sign nearby stating what the boundaries are. I'm a mother of a 2 year old and currently pregnant. I use the spaces (when they're available) because I need to be able to open the door wide to allow room to put my daughter in the car. It is also necessary to have enough space to get in and out of the drivers seat with a bump. There have been times when I've parked in a regular space with room to get out but have come back to find that there's not enough space to get in with a bump. This article is confusing regarding whether or not the booster seat was there. But if a child is in a booster seat instead of a baby seat then surely the space could be better used by someone with a younger child who needs to lift them in. A 3 year old should be climbing in. I believe Tesco require a sticker in the car window which only allows you to use the space until your child is 3 years old. Nat On The Field
  • Score: 11

7:48pm Mon 23 Jun 14

andyandyandy says...

At least ASDA enforce their child spaces. Sainsburys don't bother and people abuse them all the time.
At least ASDA enforce their child spaces. Sainsburys don't bother and people abuse them all the time. andyandyandy
  • Score: 13

10:16pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Daddy Watford says...

it's a shame Sainsburys at the dome don't monitor and enforce the carer and Child and disabled bays and enforce on them as they are always being abused #sortitoutsainsburys
it's a shame Sainsburys at the dome don't monitor and enforce the carer and Child and disabled bays and enforce on them as they are always being abused #sortitoutsainsburys Daddy Watford
  • Score: 8

12:48am Tue 24 Jun 14

Honest Rog says...

More to the point is just why should young people have to walk less far than older people. These idle young people would drive their cars down the aisles of shops if they could. Stop pandering to these lazy people. Heard of the 'Obesity Epidemic'?
More to the point is just why should young people have to walk less far than older people. These idle young people would drive their cars down the aisles of shops if they could. Stop pandering to these lazy people. Heard of the 'Obesity Epidemic'? Honest Rog
  • Score: 3

7:16am Tue 24 Jun 14

barnet123 says...

I would check the CCTV and see if he actually left with any kids ... also, that some black out windows he's got when a parking attendant can't see a booster seat through them.

Asda should have parking attendants on duty all the time and fine the idiots who think they're above everyone else and can park in the parent and child spots when they're clearly too monged and ugly to get someone who will have a baby with them
I would check the CCTV and see if he actually left with any kids ... also, that some black out windows he's got when a parking attendant can't see a booster seat through them. Asda should have parking attendants on duty all the time and fine the idiots who think they're above everyone else and can park in the parent and child spots when they're clearly too monged and ugly to get someone who will have a baby with them barnet123
  • Score: 4

8:27am Tue 24 Jun 14

The Rover says...

I'm sure i've got an old booster seat in the shed. Knew it would come in handy one day!

Joking aside, its great that Asda are finally enforcing their disabled/Small kids parking bays. A number of times I have seen the disabled spaces (especially in the rear car park) taken by non-disabled drivers, when there are normal empty spaces less than an extra 10 metre walk from the entrance. Although not disabled myself, I have taken a disabled friend to Asda in the past and not been able to park in a disabled bay as the spaces are taken by cars not displaying a disabled badge.
I'm sure i've got an old booster seat in the shed. Knew it would come in handy one day! Joking aside, its great that Asda are finally enforcing their disabled/Small kids parking bays. A number of times I have seen the disabled spaces (especially in the rear car park) taken by non-disabled drivers, when there are normal empty spaces less than an extra 10 metre walk from the entrance. Although not disabled myself, I have taken a disabled friend to Asda in the past and not been able to park in a disabled bay as the spaces are taken by cars not displaying a disabled badge. The Rover
  • Score: 5

9:34am Tue 24 Jun 14

angryangryangry says...

I have a booster seat and baby seat in my car at the moment, however my children are abroad with my wife....does that mean i can park there still? Surely by the parking attendants opinion I can! Obviously i wont....honest guv!

Mind you, i dont go to Asdas anyway!
I have a booster seat and baby seat in my car at the moment, however my children are abroad with my wife....does that mean i can park there still? Surely by the parking attendants opinion I can! Obviously i wont....honest guv! Mind you, i dont go to Asdas anyway! angryangryangry
  • Score: 4

9:54am Tue 24 Jun 14

TRT says...

What this article really needs is an angry man pointing at the parking bay with some pouty children and a stern looking sister hovering in the background.
What this article really needs is an angry man pointing at the parking bay with some pouty children and a stern looking sister hovering in the background. TRT
  • Score: 7

10:23am Tue 24 Jun 14

bhattyclease says...

Finally! A plot for my movie!

This story has it all!

Drama! "Ali, come an' pick me and the fahkin' kids up - we've got the ciggies."

Mystery! Where WERE the sister and the kids when Ali got there?! Why didn't they meet him in the carpark?

Intrigue! Blacked out windows? That's another fine waiting to happen!

Suspense! When will Ali spot the ticket on his windscreen? What else is lurking under the wiper that he hasn't seen? A car-wash flyer? Ooooh!

Conspiracy! The ticket has been cancelled! No it hasn't! Yes it has! No! There's been a misunderstanding!

The Bhattyclease will be directing this himself! Yes ma'am, you betcha! I'm even thinking of a sequel when Ali has to explain why the post office has forgotten to obtain a signature for a recorded delivery. Oooooooh baby!
Finally! A plot for my movie! This story has it all! Drama! "Ali, come an' pick me and the fahkin' kids up - we've got the ciggies." Mystery! Where WERE the sister and the kids when Ali got there?! Why didn't they meet him in the carpark? Intrigue! Blacked out windows? That's another fine waiting to happen! Suspense! When will Ali spot the ticket on his windscreen? What else is lurking under the wiper that he hasn't seen? A car-wash flyer? Ooooh! Conspiracy! The ticket has been cancelled! No it hasn't! Yes it has! No! There's been a misunderstanding! The Bhattyclease will be directing this himself! Yes ma'am, you betcha! I'm even thinking of a sequel when Ali has to explain why the post office has forgotten to obtain a signature for a recorded delivery. Oooooooh baby! bhattyclease
  • Score: 3

11:22am Tue 24 Jun 14

Boosey says...

Never seen a parking attendant in 10 years, **** em, I'll park here!
Never seen a parking attendant in 10 years, **** em, I'll park here! Boosey
  • Score: 2

11:39am Tue 24 Jun 14

wrinkly38 says...

Why do people need Parents and Children parking spaces? What is the problem with supermarket car parks penalising there customers whether they are or whether they are not Parents with Children or Disabled. Beware Supermarket Managers, your profits are dropping week by week.
Stop this nonsense stop slotting folk into Parents and Children, Disabled, and your average Joe Public, they should be welcomed with open arms where ever they park, THERE CUSTOMERS!
Why do people need Parents and Children parking spaces? What is the problem with supermarket car parks penalising there customers whether they are or whether they are not Parents with Children or Disabled. Beware Supermarket Managers, your profits are dropping week by week. Stop this nonsense stop slotting folk into Parents and Children, Disabled, and your average Joe Public, they should be welcomed with open arms where ever they park, THERE CUSTOMERS! wrinkly38
  • Score: 0

1:30pm Tue 24 Jun 14

wrinkly38 says...

Popeonarope wrote:
All of the allocated spaces are misused by people without children. Ive seen cars, vans, motorbikes and workvans all parked in the spaces, none of which have any child seats in them let alone children with them.
This is the first time I've ever heard anyone being issued a ticket.
Hopefully this will deter the few that justify it because they are 'special'.
Dream on Mate!
[quote][p][bold]Popeonarope[/bold] wrote: All of the allocated spaces are misused by people without children. Ive seen cars, vans, motorbikes and workvans all parked in the spaces, none of which have any child seats in them let alone children with them. This is the first time I've ever heard anyone being issued a ticket. Hopefully this will deter the few that justify it because they are 'special'.[/p][/quote]Dream on Mate! wrinkly38
  • Score: -5

1:43pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Nat On The Field says...

Wider spaces are needed for disabled customers, parents with children and women who are expecting! Regular spaces arn't wide enough to manage!
Wider spaces are needed for disabled customers, parents with children and women who are expecting! Regular spaces arn't wide enough to manage! Nat On The Field
  • Score: 5

1:50pm Tue 24 Jun 14

CaptainPC says...

Popeonarope wrote:
All of the allocated spaces are misused by people without children. Ive seen cars, vans, motorbikes and workvans all parked in the spaces, none of which have any child seats in them let alone children with them.
This is the first time I've ever heard anyone being issued a ticket.
Hopefully this will deter the few that justify it because they are 'special'.
Why are people with kids special?

No wonder all the kids are fat if they can't walk 50 yards. Lazy blighters.
[quote][p][bold]Popeonarope[/bold] wrote: All of the allocated spaces are misused by people without children. Ive seen cars, vans, motorbikes and workvans all parked in the spaces, none of which have any child seats in them let alone children with them. This is the first time I've ever heard anyone being issued a ticket. Hopefully this will deter the few that justify it because they are 'special'.[/p][/quote]Why are people with kids special? No wonder all the kids are fat if they can't walk 50 yards. Lazy blighters. CaptainPC
  • Score: 1

1:55pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Nat On The Field says...

I wouldn't mind how far away the space is from the shop. It's all about the width of the space. Distance to walk is not relevant.
I wouldn't mind how far away the space is from the shop. It's all about the width of the space. Distance to walk is not relevant. Nat On The Field
  • Score: 3

2:04pm Tue 24 Jun 14

LocalBoy1 says...

Poor Ali, such dreadful injustice...):):):):
Poor Ali, such dreadful injustice...):):):): LocalBoy1
  • Score: 1

11:57pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Aryldi says...

Parents fitting children into child seats need to open their doors up wide in order to reach in and do so. It's not laziness, just practicality. I have no problem with them having wider spaces to use, rather than scratching my car door reaching in to strap their children in safely.

Not everyone with a disability qualifies for a blue badge. Fortunately, most supermarkets do not limit their blue bays to those with a permanent (badged) disability, but also those unfortunate enough to break a leg, and those whos disability isn't quite bad enough or consistent enough to qualify for a blue badge. With this in mind, I have used a disabled space to park when I was barely able to walk due to a flare up of my arthritis, despite not qulaifying for a badge. I was worried and asked the attendant if it was ok to park there before going in. He was very polite, agreed without argument, kindly kept an eye out for me leaving, gave me a hand to the car with my trolley, and returned my trolley for me. This was an Asda store, and I would say that having attendants was definitely worth it.

When I am well, I am more than happy to walk as far as I need to from a "normal" space.
Parents fitting children into child seats need to open their doors up wide in order to reach in and do so. It's not laziness, just practicality. I have no problem with them having wider spaces to use, rather than scratching my car door reaching in to strap their children in safely. Not everyone with a disability qualifies for a blue badge. Fortunately, most supermarkets do not limit their blue bays to those with a permanent (badged) disability, but also those unfortunate enough to break a leg, and those whos disability isn't quite bad enough or consistent enough to qualify for a blue badge. With this in mind, I have used a disabled space to park when I was barely able to walk due to a flare up of my arthritis, despite not qulaifying for a badge. I was worried and asked the attendant if it was ok to park there before going in. He was very polite, agreed without argument, kindly kept an eye out for me leaving, gave me a hand to the car with my trolley, and returned my trolley for me. This was an Asda store, and I would say that having attendants was definitely worth it. When I am well, I am more than happy to walk as far as I need to from a "normal" space. Aryldi
  • Score: 3

12:06pm Wed 25 Jun 14

angryangryangry says...

Nat On The Field wrote:
Wider spaces are needed for disabled customers, parents with children and women who are expecting! Regular spaces arn't wide enough to manage!
Exactly! Many a time i have gone to supermarkets and no space in the parent places, so have found a space with spaces vacant next to my car so that i could get the kids in and out, only to return and find someone has parked next to me, therefore being unable to open to car door wide enough to get said kids in!
I do believe that these spaces should be for parents with very small children, rather than parents and their teenagers etc who can quite easily get in and out the car themselves!
[quote][p][bold]Nat On The Field[/bold] wrote: Wider spaces are needed for disabled customers, parents with children and women who are expecting! Regular spaces arn't wide enough to manage![/p][/quote]Exactly! Many a time i have gone to supermarkets and no space in the parent places, so have found a space with spaces vacant next to my car so that i could get the kids in and out, only to return and find someone has parked next to me, therefore being unable to open to car door wide enough to get said kids in! I do believe that these spaces should be for parents with very small children, rather than parents and their teenagers etc who can quite easily get in and out the car themselves! angryangryangry
  • Score: 2

1:48am Thu 26 Jun 14

watford sheeple says...

WOW I remember we fought a war for this kind of behaviour , does it really matter I mean really , who cares you know plato wrote that a society falls when so many laws are made that know one respects them any more and they become useless , see if you make everyone a criminal for nothing then everyone becomes a criminal , people seem to think cctv is a good thing and people cant park here and can park there and blaah blahh blahh , we used to control 2 thirds of the globe now look at us what a crying crying shame
WOW I remember we fought a war for this kind of behaviour , does it really matter I mean really , who cares you know plato wrote that a society falls when so many laws are made that know one respects them any more and they become useless , see if you make everyone a criminal for nothing then everyone becomes a criminal , people seem to think cctv is a good thing and people cant park here and can park there and blaah blahh blahh , we used to control 2 thirds of the globe now look at us what a crying crying shame watford sheeple
  • Score: -1

8:45am Thu 26 Jun 14

CaptainPC says...

Nat On The Field wrote:
I agree that there should be a sign nearby stating what the boundaries are. I'm a mother of a 2 year old and currently pregnant. I use the spaces (when they're available) because I need to be able to open the door wide to allow room to put my daughter in the car. It is also necessary to have enough space to get in and out of the drivers seat with a bump. There have been times when I've parked in a regular space with room to get out but have come back to find that there's not enough space to get in with a bump.
This article is confusing regarding whether or not the booster seat was there. But if a child is in a booster seat instead of a baby seat then surely the space could be better used by someone with a younger child who needs to lift them in. A 3 year old should be climbing in.
I believe Tesco require a sticker in the car window which only allows you to use the space until your child is 3 years old.
Why don't you shop where you can walk? No wonder everyone is so fat #lazyfatwhingers
[quote][p][bold]Nat On The Field[/bold] wrote: I agree that there should be a sign nearby stating what the boundaries are. I'm a mother of a 2 year old and currently pregnant. I use the spaces (when they're available) because I need to be able to open the door wide to allow room to put my daughter in the car. It is also necessary to have enough space to get in and out of the drivers seat with a bump. There have been times when I've parked in a regular space with room to get out but have come back to find that there's not enough space to get in with a bump. This article is confusing regarding whether or not the booster seat was there. But if a child is in a booster seat instead of a baby seat then surely the space could be better used by someone with a younger child who needs to lift them in. A 3 year old should be climbing in. I believe Tesco require a sticker in the car window which only allows you to use the space until your child is 3 years old.[/p][/quote]Why don't you shop where you can walk? No wonder everyone is so fat #lazyfatwhingers CaptainPC
  • Score: -1

9:27am Thu 26 Jun 14

Nat On The Field says...

CaptainPC wrote:
Nat On The Field wrote:
I agree that there should be a sign nearby stating what the boundaries are. I'm a mother of a 2 year old and currently pregnant. I use the spaces (when they're available) because I need to be able to open the door wide to allow room to put my daughter in the car. It is also necessary to have enough space to get in and out of the drivers seat with a bump. There have been times when I've parked in a regular space with room to get out but have come back to find that there's not enough space to get in with a bump.
This article is confusing regarding whether or not the booster seat was there. But if a child is in a booster seat instead of a baby seat then surely the space could be better used by someone with a younger child who needs to lift them in. A 3 year old should be climbing in.
I believe Tesco require a sticker in the car window which only allows you to use the space until your child is 3 years old.
Why don't you shop where you can walk? No wonder everyone is so fat #lazyfatwhingers
Some of us can't afford to do the week's shop at a Budgens! There was no need to be so flipping offensive.
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat On The Field[/bold] wrote: I agree that there should be a sign nearby stating what the boundaries are. I'm a mother of a 2 year old and currently pregnant. I use the spaces (when they're available) because I need to be able to open the door wide to allow room to put my daughter in the car. It is also necessary to have enough space to get in and out of the drivers seat with a bump. There have been times when I've parked in a regular space with room to get out but have come back to find that there's not enough space to get in with a bump. This article is confusing regarding whether or not the booster seat was there. But if a child is in a booster seat instead of a baby seat then surely the space could be better used by someone with a younger child who needs to lift them in. A 3 year old should be climbing in. I believe Tesco require a sticker in the car window which only allows you to use the space until your child is 3 years old.[/p][/quote]Why don't you shop where you can walk? No wonder everyone is so fat #lazyfatwhingers[/p][/quote]Some of us can't afford to do the week's shop at a Budgens! There was no need to be so flipping offensive. Nat On The Field
  • Score: -1

10:53am Thu 26 Jun 14

garston tony says...

People who park in these spaces who have no kids or older kids who can manage perfectly well to get in and out of a car without needing the door fully open are just plain selfish. But isnt that the way of the world these days, screw everyone else i'm doing what I want to do.

The upper age limit should be four or five.

They are not always closest to the shop entrances either, unlike disabled bays which usually are. What I dont get about blue badges is that you dont have to have a disability which impairs your mobility to get one, I know someone who got a badge because they are partially deaf. That annoys me to, if you have no difficulty walking around then why should you get preferential parking treatment?! Blue badges should only be given to those that have mobility issues (and if your mobility issue is that youve over eaten and are fat then your parking bays should be at the furthest point of the car park so that you have to expend a few calories)
People who park in these spaces who have no kids or older kids who can manage perfectly well to get in and out of a car without needing the door fully open are just plain selfish. But isnt that the way of the world these days, screw everyone else i'm doing what I want to do. The upper age limit should be four or five. They are not always closest to the shop entrances either, unlike disabled bays which usually are. What I dont get about blue badges is that you dont have to have a disability which impairs your mobility to get one, I know someone who got a badge because they are partially deaf. That annoys me to, if you have no difficulty walking around then why should you get preferential parking treatment?! Blue badges should only be given to those that have mobility issues (and if your mobility issue is that youve over eaten and are fat then your parking bays should be at the furthest point of the car park so that you have to expend a few calories) garston tony
  • Score: 4

9:55pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Supreme Defender says...

cameluk wrote:
Don't understand why Asda needs parking attendants, its not as if people are parking there to visit Sainburys
Ha! love it :')
[quote][p][bold]cameluk[/bold] wrote: Don't understand why Asda needs parking attendants, its not as if people are parking there to visit Sainburys[/p][/quote]Ha! love it :') Supreme Defender
  • Score: 1

3:41pm Fri 27 Jun 14

CaptainPC says...

Nat On The Field wrote:
CaptainPC wrote:
Nat On The Field wrote:
I agree that there should be a sign nearby stating what the boundaries are. I'm a mother of a 2 year old and currently pregnant. I use the spaces (when they're available) because I need to be able to open the door wide to allow room to put my daughter in the car. It is also necessary to have enough space to get in and out of the drivers seat with a bump. There have been times when I've parked in a regular space with room to get out but have come back to find that there's not enough space to get in with a bump.
This article is confusing regarding whether or not the booster seat was there. But if a child is in a booster seat instead of a baby seat then surely the space could be better used by someone with a younger child who needs to lift them in. A 3 year old should be climbing in.
I believe Tesco require a sticker in the car window which only allows you to use the space until your child is 3 years old.
Why don't you shop where you can walk? No wonder everyone is so fat #lazyfatwhingers
Some of us can't afford to do the week's shop at a Budgens! There was no need to be so flipping offensive.
How much does it cost to drive to Chavda. Sorry, but I find lazy people offensive.
[quote][p][bold]Nat On The Field[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat On The Field[/bold] wrote: I agree that there should be a sign nearby stating what the boundaries are. I'm a mother of a 2 year old and currently pregnant. I use the spaces (when they're available) because I need to be able to open the door wide to allow room to put my daughter in the car. It is also necessary to have enough space to get in and out of the drivers seat with a bump. There have been times when I've parked in a regular space with room to get out but have come back to find that there's not enough space to get in with a bump. This article is confusing regarding whether or not the booster seat was there. But if a child is in a booster seat instead of a baby seat then surely the space could be better used by someone with a younger child who needs to lift them in. A 3 year old should be climbing in. I believe Tesco require a sticker in the car window which only allows you to use the space until your child is 3 years old.[/p][/quote]Why don't you shop where you can walk? No wonder everyone is so fat #lazyfatwhingers[/p][/quote]Some of us can't afford to do the week's shop at a Budgens! There was no need to be so flipping offensive.[/p][/quote]How much does it cost to drive to Chavda. Sorry, but I find lazy people offensive. CaptainPC
  • Score: 2

3:44pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Nat On The Field says...

CaptainPC wrote:
Nat On The Field wrote:
CaptainPC wrote:
Nat On The Field wrote:
I agree that there should be a sign nearby stating what the boundaries are. I'm a mother of a 2 year old and currently pregnant. I use the spaces (when they're available) because I need to be able to open the door wide to allow room to put my daughter in the car. It is also necessary to have enough space to get in and out of the drivers seat with a bump. There have been times when I've parked in a regular space with room to get out but have come back to find that there's not enough space to get in with a bump.
This article is confusing regarding whether or not the booster seat was there. But if a child is in a booster seat instead of a baby seat then surely the space could be better used by someone with a younger child who needs to lift them in. A 3 year old should be climbing in.
I believe Tesco require a sticker in the car window which only allows you to use the space until your child is 3 years old.
Why don't you shop where you can walk? No wonder everyone is so fat #lazyfatwhingers
Some of us can't afford to do the week's shop at a Budgens! There was no need to be so flipping offensive.
How much does it cost to drive to Chavda. Sorry, but I find lazy people offensive.
I don't understand you. You say people should shop where they can walk and then you suggest they drive to Asda? What do you mean????
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat On The Field[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat On The Field[/bold] wrote: I agree that there should be a sign nearby stating what the boundaries are. I'm a mother of a 2 year old and currently pregnant. I use the spaces (when they're available) because I need to be able to open the door wide to allow room to put my daughter in the car. It is also necessary to have enough space to get in and out of the drivers seat with a bump. There have been times when I've parked in a regular space with room to get out but have come back to find that there's not enough space to get in with a bump. This article is confusing regarding whether or not the booster seat was there. But if a child is in a booster seat instead of a baby seat then surely the space could be better used by someone with a younger child who needs to lift them in. A 3 year old should be climbing in. I believe Tesco require a sticker in the car window which only allows you to use the space until your child is 3 years old.[/p][/quote]Why don't you shop where you can walk? No wonder everyone is so fat #lazyfatwhingers[/p][/quote]Some of us can't afford to do the week's shop at a Budgens! There was no need to be so flipping offensive.[/p][/quote]How much does it cost to drive to Chavda. Sorry, but I find lazy people offensive.[/p][/quote]I don't understand you. You say people should shop where they can walk and then you suggest they drive to Asda? What do you mean???? Nat On The Field
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8:39am Mon 30 Jun 14

CaptainPC says...

No, although I admit it wasn't clear, what I meant was if you weren't running a car you would have more money to shop locally.

I know you'll say you "need" a car, but I'd be willing to bet your parents or grandparents had more children and coped without one.

People who live in Watford don't really need cars.
No, although I admit it wasn't clear, what I meant was if you weren't running a car you would have more money to shop locally. I know you'll say you "need" a car, but I'd be willing to bet your parents or grandparents had more children and coped without one. People who live in Watford don't really need cars. CaptainPC
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