An Auntie success story

| 25/09/2017

Does writing to Auntie about a problem or concern actually make a difference?

Auntie’s answer: First, a confession: I wrote that question. But in my defence, I had a good reason, so keep reading. While I cannot say that I can always find the answer to a question or solve a reader’s issue, sometimes the planets align and things work out. Last week I wrote about a complaint regarding a condo’s misuse of fire lane signs (see Disputing fire lanes marked by condo), apparently so cars wouldn’t park there. It turned out that the Department of Planning had not set aside the area in question for a fire lane.

The reason I am bringing this up is because a helpful citizen then contacted us with the news that two days later the signs were removed from said condo. Not only was the problem addressed but it also seems to have been done in record time.

I will also point out that we were told at the same time of another condo that has signs for a fire lane preventing parking alongside the complex. Since I am feeling magnanimous right now, I won’t “name and shame”; instead I will give any and all wayward condo management time to remove any signs demarking non-existent fire lanes.

But my good mood won’t last forever and I am sure any affected readers will be anxious to inform me of further fire lane shenanigans. You have been warned.


Category: Ask Auntie, Parking Questions

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Keep up the GREAT work Auntie!

  2. Anonymous says:

    That IS a success story! Bonus stars for you Auntie.

  3. Morne Botes says:

    Another great success by CNS.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It’s about time that the shameful tactics employed by some property owners to deny the public access to their beaches is finally exposed and removed! Congrats Auntie!