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Craske’s mission to make parking more expensive; or even impossible

15th August 2011

Phone parking only

Today is the day the parking meters around the centre of Bexleyheath are no more, replaced by parking by mobile phone only. To use the system, you must have a credit or debit card and a mobile phone with credit on it. It helps to have registered yourself with the company operating the scheme but for many people unfamiliar with the system it will be difficult to park legally today as the large number of windscreens bearing penalty notices bear witness. Maybe I should add, if the notice in Chapel Road is typical, it would be an advantage to be eight feet tall so that you can read it.

If you don’t own a mobile phone, then buzz off, Bexley council doesn’t want you doing business at the local shops.

If you do own a mobile phone - I don’t think I am alone in not having one - you will have to pay for any phone call that may be required at the appropriate rate, the usual parking charge and ten pence on top of whatever that adds up to. The notice below speaks of SMS, iPhone Apps and Android. I think I know what an SMS might be but Android is something I had lo look up in the dictionary. It says “automaton in the form of a human being”. So that's Craske himself then. A heartless machine shaped a bit like a human being.

Phone parking only
Phone parking only
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