We were stuck in a stationary queue of cars on the first ramp of Main Square car park for so long yesterday that we switched the engine off, and the radio on. We cursed for being so stupid as to arrive late on a Saturday morning. Next time we won’t bother to come at all.
The frustrating thing is that – as these photos that we took after we’d finally parked show – there were loads of empty parking spaces.
Yes, it’s partly the fault of drivers who hold up everyone else while they wait for a parking space to clear lower down in the car park and who then shuffle backwards and forwards to park in it, causing even greater hold ups. But it’s also the fault of the borough council that has made negligible efforts to speed the flow through the car park. We’ve been accused in the past of having no respect for the council; well, as far as this particular issue is concerned, we don’t. Why on earth discourage people from visiting the town? Is Farnborough bribing those responsible?