We’ve been frustrated by the saga of permit-only parking on the A30 service road in the centre of Camberley for a couple of years. It’s quite clear that the official signs stating that part of the road is permit-only parking are ineffectual. We frequently warn people about to park there that they are risking a £35 fine. Invariably they don’t realise that they need a permit.
For much of the two years, we’ve been asking whether it would be possible to paint ‘Permit Only’ on the roadway next to the affected bays. We raised this yet again at the recent meeting of the county council’s local committee. At last we have the answer. No, such wording is not legally-permitted. That’s very disappointing. But we did receive a promise that the council will look into the whole question of signage along that stretch of road yet again.
(Perhaps we should repeat our offer. As every time we warn someone against parking in ‘that part’ of the road – and we do so very frequently – we deny the council the £35 fine. So, if the council pays us £20 a day, we’ll stop giving warnings. Seems cheap at the price, don’t you think….)