‘Dozy parking is endemic in Grantham!’

Dozy Parker, sent in by David Feld, of Third Avenue, Grantham.
Dozy Parker, sent in by David Feld, of Third Avenue, Grantham.
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“Abysmal driving” in Grantham spurred David Feld to capture on camera inconsiderate parking in a bid to highlight what he sees as an increasing problem.

David, of Third Avenue in Grantham, noted the Journal’s Dozy Parker campaign, which has seen photos sent in by furious readers, and took it to a whole other level.

Not much room here for the neighbouring car, in Wide Westgate.

Not much room here for the neighbouring car, in Wide Westgate.

In recent weeks, his trusty camera has not left his side as he has gone about his business in the town...making sure that no poxy parking goes unnoticed.

David, 57, said: “I’m fed up with the generally abysmal driving in Grantham. Drivers are impolite, don’t use indicators, have no idea how to use roundabouts, stop in yellow boxes, park where they like, park on the pavements with emergency lights when there’s no emergency - delivery drivers are worst - and so on.”

David describes dozy parking in Grantham as “endemic” and believes Market Place and Westgate to be where the worst parking takes place.

He added: “Signs at each end of Westgate indicate no parking except in designated bays. Bank customers and delivery wagons often park on Narrow Westgate, causing havoc. As for the parking bays on Wide Westgate themselves: well, my photographs speak for themselves!”

A Dozy Parker parks on a corner, and blocks a lane.

A Dozy Parker parks on a corner, and blocks a lane.

A particular bugbear is motorists’ inability to park within parking bay lines.

David said: “Being a driver, it annoys me when I’m trying to park and drivers are taking up two parking spaces. Other drivers end up circling around trying to find a parking space.”

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