PARKING: Brief stay bays are needed

It appals me to think there is no little give and take for parking as a carer needing to get an urgent prescription picked up, via a quick pull up, run in and run out.

I stayed longer standing trying to justify why I had pulled up outside of Paikes Lane in Alnwick, I could have been in and gone.

The warden was so unhelpful. Gone are the days of the old wardens, who would tell you to be quick and be back in a moment as they wait for you.

It led to me to driving round the town looking for somewhere to park. Despite the rain, it was a non-starter – full up all over.

Reducing time limits outside of Costa Coffee to 10 minutes would be a better solution for small tasks like this.

Disgruntled carer,

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