I had occasion to visit B&Q on Tuesday August 2 and found to my utter disbelief that, as pictured, palettes of wood and a trampoline were on sale from two bays of designated disabled parking.
I challenged the management on this and both going out to view the situation I asked how she could justify this?
Her astounding reply was that “it had been there nearly a month and you are the first to complain...”
I asked her if this was the basis of her justification and said this was the second time this year that I had pointed out to management for using these bays for retailing.
She said they “Would be removed that day.”
I had occasion to return on Friday August 5 to find that only the trampoline had been removed!
This is no doubt a flagrant abuse of the planning application which would have been passed prior to building. As Norman Baker the Transport Minister has recently openly backed the Disabled Motoring UK’s ‘Baywatch Scheme,’ I will be surprised for him not to be interested to hear of B&Q’s cavalier approach to this form of abuse.