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Llanelli car owner finds dog mess smeared over vehicle as parking row escalates

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: August 25, 2014

Pete Harris pictured with his car which has been the subject of a parking row

Pete Harris pictured with his car which has been the subject of a parking row

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A Llanelli parking row escalated to disgusting levels when a car owner found dog mess smeared over the handles and windows of his vehicle. 

Pete Harris - who lives in New Street - said he had been parking on Derwent Street because it was the nearest parking he could find.

Shortly after parking in the area he started to find anonymous laminated notes attached to his car.

One read: "As a non-resident please find somewhere else to park. Be considerate to the people who do live here. Thank you."

Mr Harris continued to park in the area as there were no restrictions.

"As a tax payer and someone who pays their road tax it's my right," said Pete.

"I heard nothing from them for a few weeks and then walked to my car to drive to work one morning to find dog poo smeared on both car door handles preventing me from entering.

"Obviously this made me feel disgusted and horrified that anyone could do such an un-dignified act.

After washing off the excrement, Mr Harris contacted the police, but the following week he discovered more had been wedged under the handles and had dried in.

"I felt very embarrassed having to turn up to a car wash with it on my car," he said.

"I reported this to the police again and this time have not heard from then since. I no longer park in the street."

Elli ward councillor Pam Edmunds said: "It's despicable that someone could do something like that and I'm glad he reported it to the police.

"People should be able to park wherever is convenient if there are no restrictions."

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  • charioteer17  |  August 29 2014, 8:09AM

    Ah that's why cyclists say cars are dangerous to them...they keep running into them on pavements.

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  • cymroun  |  August 28 2014, 10:04PM

    No problems with cyclists on pavements in skewen at all, over here pavements are for parked cars only............

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  • charioteer17  |  August 26 2014, 11:01PM

    I wonder what mistaken idea has led to some cyclists thinking they "own" the pavement? !00% of cyclists are pedestrians at some time or other therefore the pavement is theirs to use maybe?

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  • chelsea1955  |  August 26 2014, 9:57PM

    HOW DREADFULL MOGGS

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  • chelsea1955  |  August 26 2014, 7:26PM

    Pete Harris as the right to park where he can park safely and not blocking access, the SCUM that did this needs to be BROUGHT BEFORE THE COURTS, hope when they catch this lowlife they print his/her address so WE CAN ALL TAKE A BUCKET LOAD AND PUT IT THROUGH THEIR LETTER BOX

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  • TheMatthew  |  August 26 2014, 3:35PM

    Sadly, some motorists have a sense of entitlement and think they have some special right. This maybe why they are negatively rating, because they know that they're in the wrong. Who cares. People can have whever opinion they like, but opinions don't change the facts. There is no such thing as road tax. Payment of VED doesn't entitle you to special privilege on the road and anyone who is contributing to general taxation is contributing to the upkeep of roads. End of. A few people made comments about the territorial attitude of some residents. That's the same everywhere. But unless it's an area with residents permits, you have no special right to park outside your front door, you don't own the road outside anymore than any other motorist. Clearly the person who did this is irritated because Pete Harris has probably blocked "their space" meaning they have suffered some inconvenience. Excuse the pun but that's just tough sh*t. To smear someone's vehicle with dog excrement is a disgusting and pathetic thing to do.

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  • llareggub  |  August 26 2014, 3:20PM

    Thanks TheMatthew. I can't understand the negative ratings either. Telling people the truth that there is no such thing as road tax and paying VED doesn't give you the right to park anywhere, has provided a lot of negativity. Are they disagreeing with the truth or are they showing their disapproval of me highlighting the truth. I mean its not like I've said that there is no such thing as Father Christmas. I would understand the negative rates then! lol ;-)

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  • TheMatthew  |  August 26 2014, 1:31PM

    I don't know why llareggub's posts have been negatively rated. He / she is absolutely right. The road tax argument is often used to abuse cyclists (I've had this myself: "you don't pay road tax you shouldn't be on the effing road"). Any motorist who says this only ends up exposing their ignorance of what road tax is or, more corectly, was. It was replaced by Vehicle Excise Duty which is a tax on MOTOR vehicles not roads. A swift Google search reveals the following: The majority of adult cyclists own cars (as many as 87%). Hence they pay Vehicle Excise Duty, known, inaccurately, as 'road tax'. Winston Churchill started to abolish this tax in 1926. He didn't want motorists to think a token payment gave them "ownership" of the road. It was an ex-tax by 1937. 'Road tax' doesn't pay for the roads anyway, general and local taxation does that so even those cyclists without cars still pay for roads. The Road Fund (1910-37) only ever paid for the maintenance of a few 'national' roads, never local ones. Paying car tax gives no "right to the road" for motorists (or car-owning cyclists). There's much more on this subject on iPayRoadTax.com, a campaign to put the record straight on 'road tax'. Sadly, almost 80 years after it was abolished, some motorists ignorantly think that this payment gives them some sort of entitlement. It doesn't. http://tinyurl.com/qeyezcl

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  • llareggub  |  August 26 2014, 9:19AM

    "As a tax payer and someone who pays their road tax it's my right," said Pete There is no such thing as 'Road Tax'.

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  • llareggub  |  August 26 2014, 9:17AM

    waunarlwydd - car tax does no mean you can park anywhere you want, within reason or otherwise! Where on earth did you read that?? What about those cars that are tax exempt, are they exempt from this law of yours too? Tax is based on emissions and does not have anything to do with parking.

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