Monday, June 02, 2008

Simon Cowell to launch Councils Have No Talent?

Rumour has it that Simon Cowell is going to launch a new show ...

Council's Have No Talent

When they visited Yorkshire no-one showed any sign of competence in the parking department.

However, not wanting to be overshadowed by other local councils like Leeds, Harrogate, York and Scarborough featured on the BBC (story posted below) ... Huddersfield jumped in with a performance that ensured three XXX's ... vying for a place in the regional semi finals.

The report below had the crowds going wild ...

Oh, Mr Mayor, you can’t park there!
Jun 2 2008 by Nick Lavigueur, Huddersfield Daily Examiner

KIRKLEES parking chiefs have been left red-faced after it emerged Huddersfield Town Hall’s permit parking bay is illegal.

The Ramsden Street bay fails Government rules on various counts, with the sign and road markings both failing to conform to regulations.

A simple search on the Government Transport Department’s website would have revealed that only white markings are allowed for permit holder bays and not the yellow used for the council’s private space.

And Kirklees could be further embarrassed after it emerged that dozens of parking bays across the district are unlawful, including most of Batley town centre and parts of Dewsbury and Holmfirth.

The council refused to comment, but a highways department statement said:

“We will look into issues with parking spaces if the details of the location and problem are reported directly to us.” More ...

Well, looks like we had better do our civic duty and the letter has gone off to Kirklees Council asking them to suspend enforcement of all non-compliant bays immediately, to begin the process of offering refunds without delay and to make public their application to the Department for Transport which confirmed that all restrictions were signed in accordance with the law.

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