Parking in Hemel

Parking


1. In my late teens parking by the kerb outside where we lived was ok, so long as we didn't interfere with the bus stop. Then the council decided to put down a yellow line, so we had to park elsewhere. 

2. So we parked in a free public bay off a public road (Dacorum Way, it used to be called). Then the council decided to reserve those bay spaces just for council employees. So we had to park elsewhere. 

3. So we parked in a public car park used for visitors to the council offices. Then the council decided to make entry to this area limited to council staff card only. So we had to park elsewhere. 


4. So we tried squeezing into spaces left in a road nearby. Then the council decided to restrict parking in that road to 1 hour. So we had to park elsewhere. 

5. Sometimes we were lucky and could get into spaces in a nearby residential road. Then the council decided to bring in residents only parking (for people living in that residential road). 


6. So we had to park elsewhere, to parking spaces beside the nearby park, actually. It was even further to walk back to the house than all the other previous options. Then the council decided to introduce a charge to park in this car park: 50p for a maximum of 2 hours.

7. So I moved. 



8. My first flat - 1977/8



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