Daytrippers have set up camp in a town centre car park in Southend. Twelve motor homes had arrived in the Seaway Car Park, Chancellor Road, by yesterday afternoon.Ouch! That must cost them an arm and a leg in parking fees!
…a Pleasant Road resident, 46, who asked not to be named, said: “I use that car park as a cut through, but I’ve stopped now, because their children have been playing football, having picnics, shouting things.
“I don’t know if they have been paying to park either.”
One worker at a nearby business said: “At first, a few of them turned up over the weekend, but most of them arrived early Monday morning.
“You do worry about more and more showing up if they don’t leave. I wonder if they are paying their parking charges? ”Oh, I’m sure the council will be right down there if they don’t! They aren’t going to just let this slide, with revenue at stake. Are they?
The council said it would not be issuing parking tickets but didn’t want to comment any further.If that sounds odd, well, of course, they aren’t daytrippers. And so, aren't subject to the rules and charges that we mere mortals are…