Show some discretion

Not everything that can be done should be done.

There was a perfect illustration of this when in a deserted city centre at 9.05am on Bank Holiday Monday, a traffic warden was seen carefully attaching a penalty notice to a German car which had been left overnight in Chapel Street.

Yes, the signs do say parking is voucher-controlled from 0900 to 1800 Monday to Saturday – but wouldn’t it have been better to allow some discretion, and impress this visitor with our hospitality rather than our efficiency?

David Wilson

North Walls,