Plassey Street in Penarth is evidently continuing to present a stiff challenge to those drivers who just can’t be doing with leaving their vehicle several yards from where they need to be .
The police could issue a Fixed Penalty Notices – carrying 3 penalty points – but as local police have told Penarth Council – they have to use a squad car to get from the police station to Plassey St and then find somewhere to park that before the can start taking any action …and by then, errant motorists have been known to unsportingly drive away.
Another attractive parking spot turns out to be on the dropped kerb on the “build-out” just at the junction of Plassey St with Albert Road . The handy thing about dropped kerbs – the ones with the dimples for the sight-impaired on them – is that they make it easy to drive onto and off the pavement without any nasty jolts. …The downside is that they’re surrounded with those pesky double-yellow lines – but again it wasn’t a day when the Vale’s enforcement officers were in town .
The good news is that not all cars attracting attention in Penarth are illegally parked.
This painstakingly-prepared “Rat-look” vintage Volkswagen – at the kerbside near Monty Smith’s – has a roof rack carrying a bike, a surfboard, and displays a wide variety of stickers including “This vehicle is not abandoned”, “Cool as Penguin piss” , “In cable-ties we trust” and “On an adventure – before dementia”.