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Spalding taxis are on double yellows and disabled spaces

Can someone please explain to me why the taxis in Spalding are occupying disabled parking places, and parking on double yellow lines, both in Red Lion Street.

On occasion I go into Spalding town centre on a Sunday afternoon and am increasingly concerned by the number of taxis using disabled spaces.

I am a disabled driver and on two different Sundays recently at around 3pm I’ve wanted to park in Red Lion Street only to find local taxi companies are using the disabled parking bay/street parking as a taxi rank.

Taxis parked in Red Lions Street (13734551)
Taxis parked in Red Lions Street (13734551)

The signage quite clearly states parking is for ‘Disabled badge holders only 8am-6pm.

There are enough taxi ranks in the town for their use - or is it that we have too many taxis for a town of this size?

Perhaps South Holland District Council should be a bit more choosy who they issue taxi permits to!

And on another point, where is the traffic warden - he’s generally giving car drivers parking tickets on a Sunday, why not the taxi drivers?

Victor Lewis


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