Conservative Cllr Alan Siggers, who put forward the motion that was unanimously agreed, said: “If you want to buy a loaf of bread, it takes you longer to buy a scratch and sniff card for parking and put it in your car than it takes to buy the bread.”
Conservative Cllr Edwin Northover, who seconded the motion, said that he had received a parking ticket while stopping for a few minutes to buy a sausage roll at Percy Ingle's bakery.
These are valid criticisms. A car is absolutely essential when purchasing a large, heavy item like a loaf of bread or a sausage roll. And it’s no use Green fanatics arguing that Cllr Northover should have cycled to Percy Ingle’s. The state of the cycle stands outside this bakery’s High Street E17 branch never changes throughout the year. This is what they were like this morning. Frankly, you'd have to be mad to want to cycle in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
(Below) You can't move these carts. They are locked to the cycle stand.