I CANNOT believe the ridiculous situation where charges for parking on the New Ground on Portland are being made.

All four parking areas are now open but on Saturday afternoon there were just 18 vehicles parked there, some of them camper vans which remained overnight.

There was a man collecting the parking fees, presumably, as it was a Saturday, being paid double time.

At the same time Yeates Road was packed with parked cars, all the way down past the reservoir.

This was obviously going to happen once someone in authority had decided to charge in the car parks.

How stupid was this?

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