We watched this parking enforcement officer warn a lady who had just parked in the ‘permit-only’ section of the A30 service road. She thanked him and drove further along, to the 30 minutes parking section. Why, oh why, didn’t the council – borough and county – make this a standard practice, rather than slapping fines on innocent offenders? Surely, they didn’t just regard the change in parking regulations as an opportunity to raise money??