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Shopping spree sunk
10:00am Wednesday 17th October 2012 in Letters
Sir – A light-hearted verse about parking in Witney:
I feel like going on a shopping spree
As I drive towards the picturesque market town of Witney, I see the sign ‘Car park at Woodford Way’
But when I arrived it said full, to my dismay.
Next stop the High Street, opposite the taxi rank, I am sure to get one there.
I need to do some shopping but only 30 minutes’ parking, not enough time to spare.
Alas, I thought, I will try the multi-storey, at least the parking is free.
But when I arrive at the barrier, the sign said no spaces,
It was not a pretty sight to see the look on the drivers’ faces.
One last chance, I thought, would be to use the parking bays near Church Green but to my disappointment only two-hour waiting.
No good to me, with traffic wardens at the ready, stop-watch in hand.
I drove away from town with a wallet full of money.
But nowhere to park and spend it, which is not very funny.
Maybe I will park down the Leys and walk back into town.
But no, too late, that was full as well.
Well that’s enough, what the hell.
Back home, have a cup of tea.
Park the car, then get the bus back to Witney.
D Willis, Colwell Drive, Witney