Driver angry over Marlow car park hazard after pole mysteriously appears

Bucks Free Press: Driver angry over car park hazard after pole mysteriously appears Driver angry over car park hazard after pole mysteriously appears

A BEMUSED motorist who nearly drove into a lone pole which sprang up overnight in a Marlow car park has criticised the council for not marking it more clearly.

The Marlow Free Press reader, who asked not to be named, was dropping her children off at Court Garden Leisure centre for a weekly lesson when she encountered the 12ft-high metal menace.

And narrowly avoiding an accident with the camouflaged grey pole, which sits inside the entrance to Pound Lane, she asked why the council had not alerted people to its sudden presence.

She said: "On my weekly visit to Court Garden this week, nearly drove into what can only be described as a near miss parking hazard.

"What daft council contractor decided to erect a pole in the middle of the entrance to a public car park without putting up a warning sign or any hazard tape!

"I nearly drove into on my visit. Maybe WDC think their new car parking system soon to be installed needed a couple of accidents to put it on the front page.

"I should imagine that it won't be long before someone obliges!"

Wycombe District Council, which operates the car park, said the rogue pole is part of the new automated barrier system currently being rolled out across town.

Spokesman Nick Sykes said: "The pole in question is part of the new parking system which is currently being installed. The contractor did place some barriers around the pole, but we have found that some people have been interfering with barriers and hole covers.

"We have replaced the missing barriers whilst works are being finished off, which will include new bollards.

"We apologise for any inconvenience whilst works are in progress."

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11:44am Wed 2 Jul 14

s6blr says...

The driver must be the Village Idiot and TVP should call around her house and immediately impound her vehicle and take her license as she clearly is a threat to others on the road if she cannot pay attention!

What an idiot! And to complain to BFP highlighting her ignorance -- Epic!
The driver must be the Village Idiot and TVP should call around her house and immediately impound her vehicle and take her license as she clearly is a threat to others on the road if she cannot pay attention! What an idiot! And to complain to BFP highlighting her ignorance -- Epic! s6blr
  • Score: 50

11:49am Wed 2 Jul 14

erm says...

I drove down a road with lots of grey poles the other day and managed to avoid them all
I drove down a road with lots of grey poles the other day and managed to avoid them all erm
  • Score: 48

12:11pm Wed 2 Jul 14

DeeeKay says...

To be fair, I almost drove into the pole as well.
However, I just remembered it next time instead of writing to the newspaper!
To be fair, I almost drove into the pole as well. However, I just remembered it next time instead of writing to the newspaper! DeeeKay
  • Score: 24

12:50pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Allymay says...

You should always be aware whilst driving. changes are made daily. And rather than poles appearing , you get pedestrians walk out from nowhere. I hate to think what the response would have been if it was a child walk out. They've got to stop giving out driving licences to people who apply on the back of cornflake packets. !!!
You should always be aware whilst driving. changes are made daily. And rather than poles appearing , you get pedestrians walk out from nowhere. I hate to think what the response would have been if it was a child walk out. They've got to stop giving out driving licences to people who apply on the back of cornflake packets. !!! Allymay
  • Score: 24

6:50pm Wed 2 Jul 14

bluefeet says...

Imagine the headline "driver angry over road hazard after pedestrian mysteriously appears". It's a worry really.
Imagine the headline "driver angry over road hazard after pedestrian mysteriously appears". It's a worry really. bluefeet
  • Score: 14

9:00pm Wed 2 Jul 14

big don g the 1st says...

What an idiot. And BFP too for printing this.
What an idiot. And BFP too for printing this. big don g the 1st
  • Score: 15

12:47pm Fri 4 Jul 14

chepping100 says...

Is pole dancing is a popular in Marlow?
Is pole dancing is a popular in Marlow? chepping100
  • Score: 6

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