Is this the shortest double yellow line in Surrey?

Cars were parked in the way during painting so it ended up shorter than planned

Cars were parked in the way during painting so it ended up shorter than planned

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Is this the shortest double yellow line in Surrey?

It was painted on Wednesday morning in West Ewell by Surrey County Council, but because cars were parked in the way they ended up somewhat shorter than planned.

The truncated lines, stretching just a few metres, appeared on the corner of Riverholme Drive and Chessington Road and were spotted by John Godfrey who contacted the Epsom Guardian.

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Mr Godfrey, who lives in the street, said cones were put out well before Wednesday but cars continued to park on that side of the road.

He said: "They came along in the early hours of the morning and put down yellow lines. But they left out bits where the cars are.

"It’s really funny for the council to do that. I think it’s hilarious."

A Surrey County Council spokeswoman said their contractors will be coming back to make the lines join up with those further down the street.

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She said: "We don’t find it hilarious when we write to residents saying they have got to move the cars because we need to paint lines and they don’t.

"The joke may be on them. This is a problem our guys have all the time. They put notices through doors and people ignore them."

 

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11:30pm Fri 28 Mar 14

pdfbt40 says...

Strange. SCC don't have a problem uplifting cars when there is an (unwanted) cycle race.
Strange. SCC don't have a problem uplifting cars when there is an (unwanted) cycle race. pdfbt40
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11:28am Mon 31 Mar 14

EwellMan says...

pdfbt40 wrote:
Strange. SCC don't have a problem uplifting cars when there is an (unwanted) cycle race.
Good one.....Surely if they put up notices like they do for street cleaning noting that cars will be clamped then it wont happen. Same thing happened near me recently when they were road resurfacing (well you can sort of call it that!! more like gluing some inferior product on top of the old surface) rather than remove a car bloking the carriageway they resurfaced around it!! Complete incompetance!!! But then why do councils care when they perform badly or make costly bad decisions? All they do is raise council tax the following year to compensate! Abuse of taxpayers money.
[quote][p][bold]pdfbt40[/bold] wrote: Strange. SCC don't have a problem uplifting cars when there is an (unwanted) cycle race.[/p][/quote]Good one.....Surely if they put up notices like they do for street cleaning noting that cars will be clamped then it wont happen. Same thing happened near me recently when they were road resurfacing (well you can sort of call it that!! more like gluing some inferior product on top of the old surface) rather than remove a car bloking the carriageway they resurfaced around it!! Complete incompetance!!! But then why do councils care when they perform badly or make costly bad decisions? All they do is raise council tax the following year to compensate! Abuse of taxpayers money. EwellMan
  • Score: 1

7:02pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Juan2013 says...

EwellMan wrote:
pdfbt40 wrote:
Strange. SCC don't have a problem uplifting cars when there is an (unwanted) cycle race.
Good one.....Surely if they put up notices like they do for street cleaning noting that cars will be clamped then it wont happen. Same thing happened near me recently when they were road resurfacing (well you can sort of call it that!! more like gluing some inferior product on top of the old surface) rather than remove a car bloking the carriageway they resurfaced around it!! Complete incompetance!!! But then why do councils care when they perform badly or make costly bad decisions? All they do is raise council tax the following year to compensate! Abuse of taxpayers money.
Moan moan moan moan moan...cheer up old bean. You're starting to sound like an old broken record.
[quote][p][bold]EwellMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pdfbt40[/bold] wrote: Strange. SCC don't have a problem uplifting cars when there is an (unwanted) cycle race.[/p][/quote]Good one.....Surely if they put up notices like they do for street cleaning noting that cars will be clamped then it wont happen. Same thing happened near me recently when they were road resurfacing (well you can sort of call it that!! more like gluing some inferior product on top of the old surface) rather than remove a car bloking the carriageway they resurfaced around it!! Complete incompetance!!! But then why do councils care when they perform badly or make costly bad decisions? All they do is raise council tax the following year to compensate! Abuse of taxpayers money.[/p][/quote]Moan moan moan moan moan...cheer up old bean. You're starting to sound like an old broken record. Juan2013
  • Score: -1

10:12am Wed 2 Apr 14

EwellMan says...

Juan2013 wrote:
EwellMan wrote:
pdfbt40 wrote:
Strange. SCC don't have a problem uplifting cars when there is an (unwanted) cycle race.
Good one.....Surely if they put up notices like they do for street cleaning noting that cars will be clamped then it wont happen. Same thing happened near me recently when they were road resurfacing (well you can sort of call it that!! more like gluing some inferior product on top of the old surface) rather than remove a car bloking the carriageway they resurfaced around it!! Complete incompetance!!! But then why do councils care when they perform badly or make costly bad decisions? All they do is raise council tax the following year to compensate! Abuse of taxpayers money.
Moan moan moan moan moan...cheer up old bean. You're starting to sound like an old broken record.
Not moaning, just stating a fact!!!

Do you not think before you type?

Do you not think that that wasting money like this is wrong? Who pays for the re-visit? Thats right the taxpayer? That money could of ben used for good causes? Schools, nursing homes, police.......anythin
g.

Its a sad day when people like you seem to think wasting public money is accaeptable and the reason that the council continues to do it with no regard for the public purse. The council seems to have the issue of the left foot does not know what the right foot is doing.
[quote][p][bold]Juan2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EwellMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pdfbt40[/bold] wrote: Strange. SCC don't have a problem uplifting cars when there is an (unwanted) cycle race.[/p][/quote]Good one.....Surely if they put up notices like they do for street cleaning noting that cars will be clamped then it wont happen. Same thing happened near me recently when they were road resurfacing (well you can sort of call it that!! more like gluing some inferior product on top of the old surface) rather than remove a car bloking the carriageway they resurfaced around it!! Complete incompetance!!! But then why do councils care when they perform badly or make costly bad decisions? All they do is raise council tax the following year to compensate! Abuse of taxpayers money.[/p][/quote]Moan moan moan moan moan...cheer up old bean. You're starting to sound like an old broken record.[/p][/quote]Not moaning, just stating a fact!!! Do you not think before you type? Do you not think that that wasting money like this is wrong? Who pays for the re-visit? Thats right the taxpayer? That money could of ben used for good causes? Schools, nursing homes, police.......anythin g. Its a sad day when people like you seem to think wasting public money is accaeptable and the reason that the council continues to do it with no regard for the public purse. The council seems to have the issue of the left foot does not know what the right foot is doing. EwellMan
  • Score: 1

6:54pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Juan2013 says...

EwellMan wrote:
Juan2013 wrote:
EwellMan wrote:
pdfbt40 wrote:
Strange. SCC don't have a problem uplifting cars when there is an (unwanted) cycle race.
Good one.....Surely if they put up notices like they do for street cleaning noting that cars will be clamped then it wont happen. Same thing happened near me recently when they were road resurfacing (well you can sort of call it that!! more like gluing some inferior product on top of the old surface) rather than remove a car bloking the carriageway they resurfaced around it!! Complete incompetance!!! But then why do councils care when they perform badly or make costly bad decisions? All they do is raise council tax the following year to compensate! Abuse of taxpayers money.
Moan moan moan moan moan...cheer up old bean. You're starting to sound like an old broken record.
Not moaning, just stating a fact!!!

Do you not think before you type?

Do you not think that that wasting money like this is wrong? Who pays for the re-visit? Thats right the taxpayer? That money could of ben used for good causes? Schools, nursing homes, police.......anythin

g.

Its a sad day when people like you seem to think wasting public money is accaeptable and the reason that the council continues to do it with no regard for the public purse. The council seems to have the issue of the left foot does not know what the right foot is doing.
And I too am stating a fact that you are once again moaning. It is equally a sad and misguided individual like yourself who thinks because we pay our council tax the world should be a perfect place...wake up
[quote][p][bold]EwellMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Juan2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EwellMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pdfbt40[/bold] wrote: Strange. SCC don't have a problem uplifting cars when there is an (unwanted) cycle race.[/p][/quote]Good one.....Surely if they put up notices like they do for street cleaning noting that cars will be clamped then it wont happen. Same thing happened near me recently when they were road resurfacing (well you can sort of call it that!! more like gluing some inferior product on top of the old surface) rather than remove a car bloking the carriageway they resurfaced around it!! Complete incompetance!!! But then why do councils care when they perform badly or make costly bad decisions? All they do is raise council tax the following year to compensate! Abuse of taxpayers money.[/p][/quote]Moan moan moan moan moan...cheer up old bean. You're starting to sound like an old broken record.[/p][/quote]Not moaning, just stating a fact!!! Do you not think before you type? Do you not think that that wasting money like this is wrong? Who pays for the re-visit? Thats right the taxpayer? That money could of ben used for good causes? Schools, nursing homes, police.......anythin g. Its a sad day when people like you seem to think wasting public money is accaeptable and the reason that the council continues to do it with no regard for the public purse. The council seems to have the issue of the left foot does not know what the right foot is doing.[/p][/quote]And I too am stating a fact that you are once again moaning. It is equally a sad and misguided individual like yourself who thinks because we pay our council tax the world should be a perfect place...wake up Juan2013
  • Score: -2

10:07pm Wed 2 Apr 14

EwellMan says...

Juan2013 wrote:
EwellMan wrote:
Juan2013 wrote:
EwellMan wrote:
pdfbt40 wrote:
Strange. SCC don't have a problem uplifting cars when there is an (unwanted) cycle race.
Good one.....Surely if they put up notices like they do for street cleaning noting that cars will be clamped then it wont happen. Same thing happened near me recently when they were road resurfacing (well you can sort of call it that!! more like gluing some inferior product on top of the old surface) rather than remove a car bloking the carriageway they resurfaced around it!! Complete incompetance!!! But then why do councils care when they perform badly or make costly bad decisions? All they do is raise council tax the following year to compensate! Abuse of taxpayers money.
Moan moan moan moan moan...cheer up old bean. You're starting to sound like an old broken record.
Not moaning, just stating a fact!!!

Do you not think before you type?

Do you not think that that wasting money like this is wrong? Who pays for the re-visit? Thats right the taxpayer? That money could of ben used for good causes? Schools, nursing homes, police.......anythin


g.

Its a sad day when people like you seem to think wasting public money is accaeptable and the reason that the council continues to do it with no regard for the public purse. The council seems to have the issue of the left foot does not know what the right foot is doing.
And I too am stating a fact that you are once again moaning. It is equally a sad and misguided individual like yourself who thinks because we pay our council tax the world should be a perfect place...wake up
"sad and misguided individual like yourself "

Oh the insults internet Troll!!!! Do you know me? NO, How do you know i'm sad or misguided? Maybe i have a disibility? Maybe i have a leabing difficulty? Why insult me for a comment on the forum? Its people like you that take an innocent and honest comment on a website like this and you would rather insult a fellow forum memebr than actually comment on the fact at hand. Its a form of bullying and for what some teenagers slef harm and even kill themself. So come on, sort yourself out. Stop the personal attacks and somment on the topic.

Should Epsom and Ewell be perfect....of course not but back to the article shoudl things like this happen and the tax payer pay twice....oif course not and it take any person with the smallest of brain cells to see that this is council wasting tax payers money.
[quote][p][bold]Juan2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EwellMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Juan2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EwellMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pdfbt40[/bold] wrote: Strange. SCC don't have a problem uplifting cars when there is an (unwanted) cycle race.[/p][/quote]Good one.....Surely if they put up notices like they do for street cleaning noting that cars will be clamped then it wont happen. Same thing happened near me recently when they were road resurfacing (well you can sort of call it that!! more like gluing some inferior product on top of the old surface) rather than remove a car bloking the carriageway they resurfaced around it!! Complete incompetance!!! But then why do councils care when they perform badly or make costly bad decisions? All they do is raise council tax the following year to compensate! Abuse of taxpayers money.[/p][/quote]Moan moan moan moan moan...cheer up old bean. You're starting to sound like an old broken record.[/p][/quote]Not moaning, just stating a fact!!! Do you not think before you type? Do you not think that that wasting money like this is wrong? Who pays for the re-visit? Thats right the taxpayer? That money could of ben used for good causes? Schools, nursing homes, police.......anythin g. Its a sad day when people like you seem to think wasting public money is accaeptable and the reason that the council continues to do it with no regard for the public purse. The council seems to have the issue of the left foot does not know what the right foot is doing.[/p][/quote]And I too am stating a fact that you are once again moaning. It is equally a sad and misguided individual like yourself who thinks because we pay our council tax the world should be a perfect place...wake up[/p][/quote]"sad and misguided individual like yourself " Oh the insults internet Troll!!!! Do you know me? NO, How do you know i'm sad or misguided? Maybe i have a disibility? Maybe i have a leabing difficulty? Why insult me for a comment on the forum? Its people like you that take an innocent and honest comment on a website like this and you would rather insult a fellow forum memebr than actually comment on the fact at hand. Its a form of bullying and for what some teenagers slef harm and even kill themself. So come on, sort yourself out. Stop the personal attacks and somment on the topic. Should Epsom and Ewell be perfect....of course not but back to the article shoudl things like this happen and the tax payer pay twice....oif course not and it take any person with the smallest of brain cells to see that this is council wasting tax payers money. EwellMan
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