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Stallholder Facing Court Over Council's "Sneaky" Parking Changes

Friday November 7 2014

A STALLHOLDER is facing court and is quitting the open market after 14 years in a row over "sneaky" changes to parking rules.

Brent Stables, 55, who sells CDs and bric-a-brac on Tuesdays, is refusing to pay a £50 fine after falling foul of the new rules.

Mr Stables will give up his stall in mid-November and move to Penistone, where parking is free on Tuesdays, or Doncaster.

Until now, market traders were allowed to park their vans or cars until 11am on a service road near Jumble Lane's crossing. They were then asked to move their vehicles over a tannoy.

But under the new rules, stallholders have been given a 45-minute slot to park and set up their stalls.

Mr Stables, who said the council had not let anyone know about the changes, has been given 28 days to pay the fine or face prosecution.

Mr Stables said: "All I'm trying to do is earn a crust. I'm so upset about the sneaky way the rules have been changed.

"If you run a stall alone, it's a struggle to unload your car and set up the stall in 45 minutes.

"I had a stall lined up on the pedestrian precinct for when the demolition of the market starts but I have given notice to quit.

"It will cost the council £1,000 a year in rents and parking fees because I used to put my car in the multi-storey car park after 11am."

Mr Stables said about 30 other stallholders had been fined.

Coun Kath Mitchell, cabinet support member for place, said: "There hasn’t been any change to loading/unloading times around the markets since January 2012.

"Large signage in the area advises traders that they can park for one hour with no return within one hour.

"We are unaware of any problems with traders loading/unloading however, any traders that are experiencing any issues should contact the market management team.

"If any trader has received a parking fine they should follow the council’s guidance on how to challenge it. They can find this information on our website"

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Reply Posted by Madbitch on Friday November 7 2014 at 10:39
HAHAHA classic coun kath Mitchell says they were un aware of problems with loading and un loading issues....

Reply Posted by Paul on Friday November 7 2014 at 14:57
Lunnie leftys?
That should be Loony Lefties
And there's no need to shout

I see why you call yourself madbitch.

Reply Posted by Soflass on Friday November 7 2014 at 11:09
The only loonies around here are those who think of this council, or the Labour Party for that matter, as in any way left. They are to the left of the Tories, though trying not to appear so and obviously to the left of Loony UKIP and EDL but they are to the right of the German National Socialist Party so that's not too hsrd. It just goes to show how far this country has lurched to the right when a council that closes Remploy and promises to close Barnsley's last dedicated employer of disabled people is thought of as left. Also it may have escaped your notice that knighthoods are not generally bestowed upon leaders of the loony left.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Friday November 7 2014 at 12:36
Keep Voting Labour.????????

Reply Posted by Kate Elsley on Friday November 7 2014 at 13:16
Get the Loonies out and get ukip in we are sinking

Reply Posted by Mark on Friday November 7 2014 at 13:28
what does that even mean ?

Reply Posted by Ron on Friday November 7 2014 at 13:51
Why are people under the impression that UKIP aren't a capitalist party? They would probably charge more for the parking

Reply Posted by harry on Friday November 7 2014 at 14:03
Ron you keep voting labour like the majority of Barnsley folk.. stuck in the 70,s and can not see what the town is becoming.. a run down town stuck in a time warp like the folk of Barnsley, Getting battered on everything time labour mess it up, and we has tax payers always suffer.. time for a change even if is was toby tyke party, sorry but labour has run our town DOWN and people are scared to death for a change for the better..

Reply Posted by Helen on Friday November 7 2014 at 14:09
I concur Harry, most of my family has voted Labour for the last 30yrs or more, me for the 1st time will not be voting Labour has I also think a change would benefit the town, All I read recently his the cock ups Miller and his Brown tongue brigade are making, costing thousands which we can ill afford,

Reply Posted by to harry and Helen on Friday November 7 2014 at 15:09
So you think that UKIP is the answer?

Reply Posted by Keith on Sunday November 9 2014 at 22:28
How true Harry's comment is.

Reply Posted by Mr C on Friday November 7 2014 at 13:59
People cant see past the immigration policy's Ron UKIP are more Tory than Torys

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Friday November 7 2014 at 15:21
That the problem innit Mr C, people seem to forget that Farage is a former Tory banker. (that isn't a euphemism by the way!)

UKIP policy is more right wing than Tory policy.

UKIP is just a protest vote, the only good thing about thing about people intending to vote UKIP is the fact that the Lib Dums will rightly be relegated to fourth division politics.

I IMPLORE people to look beyond the only credible UKIP policy which is immigration and to actually look further into UKIP policy and you will see that a vote for UKIP isn't a vote for the working classes.

Reply Posted by Ray on Monday November 10 2014 at 11:52
On a local level though STeveo wouldn't any competition be better than what we have. Currently there is no opposition to these stale money grubbing labourites who are no more left than the tories at the moment. They care not for the working man.

Competition freshens things up and makes people work harder.

The main problem with the red guys is that they know no matter what they do they will be back in power for another term so do the absolute minimum. Protest votes should be used until we have some healthy opposition in this town to make the current lot work or even better get some of them out.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Monday November 10 2014 at 12:16
I agree Ray, change in Barnsley is what we all want.
They have had 80 years to make a difference and what have Labour actually achieved locally?
Not a lot!

I was obviously trying to mention the bigger picture and people voting UKIP at the next general election.
The Tories and Labour ARE running scared at the prospect of losing seats to UKIP, we know it and they know it too.

Labour are going to lose many seats because they have a leader that is about as charismatic as a haddock, haven't hardly mentioned the immigration issue and have said that they wont give us the one thing that people so desperately want:

A referendum on Europe.

They have moved from their left wing origins and are more centre right now, and again, this is going to lose them lots of votes.
Yes they are no longer the party of the working classes and that is why I will never vote for them again.

Reply Posted by Mr C on Friday November 7 2014 at 14:11
Sorry harry but how do you know its for the better why would the rich getting richer be for the better

Reply Posted by sid on Friday November 7 2014 at 14:47
Helen who are you going to vote for then I'm just curious as me and all my family have always voted labour but if I don't vote labour who has the best policy's for the working class as I and many others in Barnsley are all working class from working class backgrounds

Reply Posted by Ray on Monday November 10 2014 at 11:55
Sid Labour in our town does not support the working class, they support themselves. you only need to look at how these champagne socialists are doing the cutting within the council. Cutting essential services to the most needy whilst spending money elsewhere on unimportant areas whilst still awarding themselves payrises.

Did you know that Sir Steves salary went up over 100% in the years 2000 - 2013 thats during the recession years.

Reply Posted by my opinion on Friday November 7 2014 at 15:36
I will vote for the first party that actually carries out what it promises in its manifesto. Why is that someone can say they would do this this,and this, but then are not in any way held to account, when they decide to do that that, and that. None of them are worth electing, all they do is what's best for themselves and their friends, and nothing for the people that placed them in the job in the first place.

Reply Posted by Not important on Friday November 7 2014 at 15:53
It's not a case of having a change of party i dont believe that will help Barnsley but what we do need is less of one majority party. (Labour).

Reply Posted by anon on Friday November 7 2014 at 15:58
If you take all the policies a party has (not including UKIP in any of this as I don't believe in the right for a man to rape his wife bit) and decide which would you be least upset about if they didn't do it. For example Lib Dems who didn't do anything they promised were very disappointing for people who voted for them, will they do same again and if they did I'd be once again very disappointed and upset so I won't vote for them.

Reply Posted by hmm on Friday November 7 2014 at 17:10
UKIP plan to cut benefits for the poor and cut taxes for the rich. Getting rid of the top tier of tax for the richest and raising the threshold to 45,000 for high earners.

They also plan to remove inheritance tax for the rich whos parents leave them over £325,000.

And they plan to aggresively allow fracking throughout the countryside and our towns. A process that pollutes and contaminates the land by injecting chemicals into it.

Vote Ukip and it will be a disaster for poorer towns like Barnsley

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Friday November 7 2014 at 18:55
You also forgot that UKIP want to scrap the minimum wage.
AND advocate abortion after 20 odd weeks.
AND Total privatisation of the NHS which would mean PAYING to go to see your GP or Hospital operations.


These are just a few of the proposed policies from the Nazi's in sheeps clothing.

Reply Posted by ray on Monday November 10 2014 at 12:04
I think we'll end up with fracking regardless of which party gets in, the government is forcing through new laws quickly and quieltly to allow the same fracking companies that have been kicked out of other countries to frack pretty much anywhere they want. In the US the companies had to pay the landowners that they went under - not the case here.

Reply Posted by Mr C on Friday November 7 2014 at 17:24
UKIP are just a racist version of conservatives people cant see past the immigration policy but if you vote ukip as a protest vote then you may end up with conservatives don't waist your votes doing protest voting do your homework and look at who is the best party for you none are perfect and they all want us to keep working keep paying tax none of them have your best interests at heart but look at the pros and cons

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Friday November 7 2014 at 19:04
I concur!!!

Reply Posted by Ada on Friday November 7 2014 at 17:47
Listen people, vote for anyone BUT labour!! It's time another party was given a chance. They cannot do a worse job that the present shower of incumbents!!! They are happy to put in their expense sheets every year. The amounts they claim is vulgar! Every man for themselves! Man and wife councellers are on to a good thing!

Reply Posted by rick on Friday November 7 2014 at 18:24
A good ploy by Barnsley Council they keep banging on about attracting more people into the town centre, then penalise and drive away the people who they need to bring in more visitors.

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Friday November 7 2014 at 22:05
I concur

Reply Posted by Left wing and proud on Saturday November 8 2014 at 19:31
Oh Tory boys and girls, you are trying to undermine the wavering labour voters, your waisting your precious stab the leader in the back time. Wavering labour voters are wavering because the party has lost it's working class roots and have moved to far to the right. Devaluation is heading for Yorkshire, power from the slags in Westminster is slowly slipping away, so the nasty party is doing its best to use its propergander machine the press to attack any party that falls short of there right wing views. The Cons don't care if Ukip gets seats on the Barnsley council, its suits them fine and dandy because Ukip are the true loonie right.

Reply Posted by Left wing and proud on Saturday November 8 2014 at 19:32
Devolution , even

Reply Posted by Fred on Saturday November 8 2014 at 21:33
@leftwing and proud
Ironically your typo is more accurate !!

Reply Posted by Ai on Sunday November 9 2014 at 10:23
A military government would be a good alternative or a true coalition with a military angle-UKIP and Labour are a joke and the Tories are worse-lets debate a military government? who better to protect our borders? who would not give in to political correctness? who would stand strong against enemies within?

Reply Posted by Left wing and proud on Sunday November 9 2014 at 10:36
Being secondary modern and proud, I don't need a right wing troll to dictate to me the facist doctrine of the Conservative party Fred @.

Reply Posted by A on Sunday November 9 2014 at 19:48
If you ask people why they vote Labour, the answer you receive is my father, grandfather and great grandfather voted Labour, so I do. Proof that a lot of em can't think or vote for themselves

Reply Posted by Mr C on Sunday November 9 2014 at 23:31
Were did I say you was voting UKIP helen I think its you that needs to dry your eyes and look at the post again I think it has touch a nerve you are a deluded buffoon helen

Reply Posted by ND on Tuesday November 11 2014 at 11:57
People need to start seeing the Green Party as a proper political outfit for the working class. They are more than just a"save the trees" party which is all people assume of them.

Reply Posted by Mr C on Tuesday November 11 2014 at 20:19
ND Green party David Icke used to be their leader I don't think they will get my vote

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