Parking spaces are for disabled

DISABLED parking in Blyth and Cramlington is strictly controlled and rarely seems to be abused.

By contrast, the eight disabled spaces in Bedlington main street are a joke and are continually occupied by people, often youngsters, who are obviously able-bodied.

Even delivery vans of various kinds are regularly seen taking space intended for people with walking difficulties.

Complaints are met with abuse or lame excuses such as ‘I’m just here for a few minutes to use the bank machine’.

Of course those are the ‘few minutes’ which send me, and others like me, to the huge main car park and a painful shuffle up the Tesco ramp.

Only once have I seen the police taking very welcome action against an offender.

With so much free parking close by I don’t think there is any excuse for this thoughtless or selfish behaviour.