Bradford Council install parking meter that won't accept English money

18 June 2013

parking space If you believe the idea that Bradford is a thunderously racist place, then you can imagine how unhappy residents were when they found that the council had installed a ticket machine which refused to accept English coins.

Of course, this meant the people of Yorkshire were being hit with parking fines, to add insult to injury.

Bradford Council eventually visited the machine to investigate. Turns out the ticket machine was only accepting euros because it was French. Ooh la la.

Two ward councillors Debbie Davies and Roger L'Amie (sounds a bit French) were among those who had tried to use the machine at the car park.

"The pound coin simply would not fit in the slot,' said Davies. "There wasn't anything blocking it, it didn't go in and then fell out, the machine just couldn't take the pound."

Councillor Davies added: "After some 12 weeks of standing there doing nothing - the 'out of order' signs have been removed and for the first time it's operational. Suddenly my pound coin fitted perfectly and it issued me a timed and dated ticket. It's a miracle."

TOPICS:   Motoring


  • Chewbacca
  • vibeone
    Chewbecca sums this 'news' up nicely.
  • Inspector G.
    I'd say that the manufacturer sent a parking meter with the wrong countrie's coin system installed in error. It's hardly beyond the realms of possibility.
  • chewbacca
    Racist angle provided first paragraph. Lucy is just the apprentice and Mof is the master.
  • Chewbacca
    What my post did originally say was:
  • Chewbacca
    (insert obvious Bradistan/foreigners joke here)
  • Chewbacca
    moderation queue doesn't like Brad ford is tan....
  • Phuck Y.
    countrie’s ? Awwwww, could you not decide whether it was plural or possessive? You spastic!
  • Chris
    what kind of inadequacy bore such pedantry? nobody proof reads comments. i can barely be bothered using punctuation. mistakes happen hear and they're.
  • Paul L.
    Very funny but unfortunately, this story is not true. The ticket machine was installed in the car park but not activated, that was why it was not accepting pound or any other type of coins. As soon as the machine was activated it worked perfectly, as the story says. Just like the other 50 machines installed in Bradford car parks bought from the same company which all accept English coins not Euros.

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