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« on: May 17, 2012, 09:21:07 PM »

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Just wondered if anyone knows who owns the car park on Railway Road adjacent to the start of the Middlewood Way?  (Not the station car park!)

A scrap metal merchant seems to be regularly using the car park, particularly at weekends, taking up 4 or 5 spaces that could (should?) be for the use of visitors to the Middlewood Way, allotments etc.  Clearly attracted by the site's proximity to Rose Hill tip. 

When I raised this with Stockport MBC they told me it's not their property so they are unable to enforce parking byelaws.  The site has only recently (last 2-3 years?) been much improved - resurfaced, kerbed and lines painted; I wonder who paid for this work if it's not a Council facility?

Steve
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 09:43:16 PM »

Hi

Just wondered if anyone knows who owns the car park on Railway Road adjacent to the start of the Middlewood Way?  (Not the station car park!)

A scrap metal merchant seems to be regularly using the car park, particularly at weekends, taking up 4 or 5 spaces that could (should?) be for the use of visitors to the Middlewood Way, allotments etc.  Clearly attracted by the site's proximity to Rose Hill tip. 

When I raised this with Stockport MBC they told me it's not their property so they are unable to enforce parking byelaws.  The site has only recently (last 2-3 years?) been much improved - resurfaced, kerbed and lines painted; I wonder who paid for this work if it's not a Council facility?

Steve

Hello Steve,

I think that it might have been Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority. Just to be sure why don't you ask your local Councillor ?
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Heritage
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 02:55:17 PM »

Might have been the scrap metal bloke  Cool
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012, 03:37:29 PM »

Why don't you just ask the guy on Sunday. It seems to me that he's just doing a but of recycling and making an honest bob in the process. I'm all for enterprise.
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 06:03:59 PM »

Absolutely spot-on. Let's stop the middle class hand wringing, timid 'does anyone know...' forum-speak, and just ask people straight about things!
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 06:49:17 PM »

Absolutely spot-on. Let's stop the middle class hand wringing, timid 'does anyone know...' forum-speak, and just ask people straight about things!


Be carefully they are not bigger than you of coarse .
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2012, 02:00:07 PM »

I can't see why you're bothered Steve. He's recycling a few thing, giving them an extra bit of life and offering a fairly cheap solution so someone doesn't have to import another white good. Furthermore, he's not on the dole and the government hasn't had to invent ajob for him to have a living so everyone's a winner.

Ok the Cycle path has one less parking space but there is an empty car park just next door. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2012, 05:10:56 PM »

I can't see why you're bothered Steve. He's recycling a few thing, giving them an extra bit of life and offering a fairly cheap solution so someone doesn't have to import another white good. Furthermore, he's not on the dole and the government hasn't had to invent ajob for him to have a living so everyone's a winner.

Ok the Cycle path has one less parking space but there is an empty car park just next door. 

Duke - Steve was claiming he was taking several parking slots, not one. I've no idea if he's claiming dole or not whilst having a pitch at Rose Hill (not my business). You seem to know for a fact he isn't claiming! Hmmmm, I'm sure you know it all.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 09:35:50 PM »

Is it seriously the case that we are truly bothered about the scrap metal bloke? Surely the guys who work at the tip...sorry, community recycling facility...would have nobbled this guy were he posing a public nuisance or breaking some statutory bye-law. As for hand-wringing about whether or not he pays the VAT man...well...methinks some people doth protest too much....
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2012, 09:35:08 AM »

Is it seriously the case that we are truly bothered about the scrap metal bloke? Surely the guys who work at the tip...sorry, community recycling facility...would have nobbled this guy were he posing a public nuisance or breaking some statutory bye-law. As for hand-wringing about whether or not he pays the VAT man...well...methinks some people doth protest too much....

Heritage, we're all "hand-wringers" on here - including you and me. Why else would we be commenting about this "issue" on this site, Saturday Night & Sunday Morning? 
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 10:14:33 AM »

Let's agree to stop!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2012, 09:21:35 PM »

This car park is never full so what harm is the scrap man doing.".:-)
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2012, 08:29:23 AM »

The car park on railway road is often full at weekends, particularly when the middlewood way is fully open. as for the council not being responsible, I contacted the council a few months ago about 2 cars which appeared to be abandoned there (untaxed) and they were moved within 2 weeks.
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2012, 10:20:42 AM »

The car park on railway road is often full at weekends, particularly when the middlewood way is fully open. as for the council not being responsible, I contacted the council a few months ago about 2 cars which appeared to be abandoned there (untaxed) and they were moved within 2 weeks.

Whilst that area is often full, the car park at the station is never full, there is a lot of capacity for people with cars & bikes.
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2012, 12:58:46 PM »

the station car park is for rail users only.
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