Parking woe at city climbing centre
OVERZEALOUS parking attendants in Gloucester have left staff at one business climbing the walls.
Staff at the Warehouse climbing centre, in Parliament Street, believe parking attendants are being too harsh to their customers and giving out too many tickets.
Simon Baldwin, site director at the centre, believes attendants are waiting for people to pull up outside before giving them a ticket.
He said: "We are in a constant battle with them, it really is ridiculous.
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"We have parents who pull up outside to drop their five year olds off and the attendants don't even let them watch their children to the door, they make them drive off immediately or risk getting fined – that raises safety issues in itself."
This is not the first time parking has been an issue at the Warehouse. Back in 2011 a petition was left on the front desk amid controversial changes to parking charges and well over a hundred people added their name.
Mr Baldwin believes much of the current problems are down to a lack of clarity as to where people can and cannot park.
He added: "At the minute our customers are easy pickings. I'm sure if you looked at the statistics you would see a lot of tickets being dished out in Parliament Street.
"We want to attract visitors to Gloucester, not put them off, and they need to know where they can and cannot park.
"At the moment it obviously isn't clear enough."
A Gloucester City Council spokesman said: "The area outside the climbing centre has parking restrictions including double yellow lines and a loading bay, which is for the loading and unloading of heavy or bulky goods, not passengers.
"These restrictions are in place to keep people safe. If anyone feels they have wrongly been issued a fixed penalty notice the appeal procedure is shown on the reverse of the ticket."