Parking spaces are for disabled

I WOULD like, through your paper, to ask non-disabled drivers to refrain from using disabled bays in Cwmbran town centre and spare a thought for disabled people, especially wheelchair users, who need the extra width of the spaces to get into and out of their cars.

Also, any disabled people out there,who have experienced the same problem, start lobbying Cwmbran Shopping to start doing what they are paid to do. If anybody would like me to do that for them, please email me at brynley.jones11@virginmedia.com.

Brynley A Jones, Ton Road, Cwmbran

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7:31pm Tue 18 Sep 12

RachelLouise83 says...

I would just like to say that I agree with the point that you are making but may I add that on several occasions disabled car users have parked in the mother and baby spaces when I required that space to get the pram out of the car etc....surely that is wrong aswell?
I would just like to say that I agree with the point that you are making but may I add that on several occasions disabled car users have parked in the mother and baby spaces when I required that space to get the pram out of the car etc....surely that is wrong aswell? RachelLouise83
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4:29am Wed 19 Sep 12

chris227 says...

I personally don't park in them but the perception now by the general public is most people claiming disability are swinging the lead and so parking in these bays holds no stigma.
I personally don't park in them but the perception now by the general public is most people claiming disability are swinging the lead and so parking in these bays holds no stigma. chris227
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9:04am Wed 19 Sep 12

spanner100 says...

I also have the same complaint as Mr. Jones. Not long ago I attempted to park our specially adapted Disabled vehicle in a Disabled bay adjacent to the Taxi rank. A young "Lady" in a Sports Car was parked across the bay, so I asked her if she was Disabled...Her response....SHUT UP and FXXX OFF, and if you do not I will RUN OVER YOU AND YOUR CRIPPLED WIFE!!!!!. She then put her mobile phone down and drove off.What a charming example.Needless to say my sick Wife was terrified, as was I.
I also have the same complaint as Mr. Jones. Not long ago I attempted to park our specially adapted Disabled vehicle in a Disabled bay adjacent to the Taxi rank. A young "Lady" in a Sports Car was parked across the bay, so I asked her if she was Disabled...Her response....SHUT UP and FXXX OFF, and if you do not I will RUN OVER YOU AND YOUR CRIPPLED WIFE!!!!!. She then put her mobile phone down and drove off.What a charming example.Needless to say my sick Wife was terrified, as was I. spanner100
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9:15am Wed 19 Sep 12

Mervyn James says...

chris227 wrote:
I personally don't park in them but the perception now by the general public is most people claiming disability are swinging the lead and so parking in these bays holds no stigma.
So reading scurrilous rags and listening to ATOS and government hate abuse messages is justification for stealing their parking place when you are quite capable of walking yourself ? Would you KNOW a disability if you saw it ? Mental Health, deafness, learning issues, etc NONE of those are visible, and they are NOT scroungers, wind your neck in and get aware and get some compassion for other people you selfish git.
[quote][p][bold]chris227[/bold] wrote: I personally don't park in them but the perception now by the general public is most people claiming disability are swinging the lead and so parking in these bays holds no stigma.[/p][/quote]So reading scurrilous rags and listening to ATOS and government hate abuse messages is justification for stealing their parking place when you are quite capable of walking yourself ? Would you KNOW a disability if you saw it ? Mental Health, deafness, learning issues, etc NONE of those are visible, and they are NOT scroungers, wind your neck in and get aware and get some compassion for other people you selfish git. Mervyn James
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8:46pm Wed 19 Sep 12

chris227 says...

I have sympathy for the disabled but out of the 3 million that are on incap i would say 2 million are swinging the lead
I have sympathy for the disabled but out of the 3 million that are on incap i would say 2 million are swinging the lead chris227
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10:25am Thu 20 Sep 12

exMark says...

Don't you think its quite hypocritical how disabled people demand equality, yet complain when they don't have their own parking spaces?
Don't you think its quite hypocritical how disabled people demand equality, yet complain when they don't have their own parking spaces? exMark
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12:24pm Thu 20 Sep 12

Mervyn James says...

chris227 wrote:
I have sympathy for the disabled but out of the 3 million that are on incap i would say 2 million are swinging the lead
You would say, but you would never have any justification or proof, so you just 'assume' truth' without it ? Stop reading parers and tory hate messages, try seeing it from the side of the vulnerable under attack. I've no time, nor attach ANY credence to people who suggest fact with no proof. DLA 'rip offs' probably account for less than 5% who says ? the DWP did. Try facts not guesses.
[quote][p][bold]chris227[/bold] wrote: I have sympathy for the disabled but out of the 3 million that are on incap i would say 2 million are swinging the lead[/p][/quote]You would say, but you would never have any justification or proof, so you just 'assume' truth' without it ? Stop reading parers and tory hate messages, try seeing it from the side of the vulnerable under attack. I've no time, nor attach ANY credence to people who suggest fact with no proof. DLA 'rip offs' probably account for less than 5% who says ? the DWP did. Try facts not guesses. Mervyn James
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