Readers have been quick to react to a Edinburgh homeowner who told a voluntary worker to stop parking his van outside their £1 million home because it “lowers the tone of the area”.
Boxer Bradley Welsh found a note stuck to his van in Drumsheugh Gardens in the West End of the Capital.
Brian and Bill, the owners of the flat, wrote: “To the driver, please can you stop parking this van outside my new flat as it is lowering the tone of the area PLEASE. “Also advertising trailer. Keep it for IND Estate, not the Newtown [sic]. Thank you. Brian & Bill x.”
But readers of the Edinburgh Evening News have been less than sympathetic to the ‘plight’ of Brian and Bill with some even urging buskers and others to park there as a form of ‘protest’
Writing on the Evening News page, Andy Mitchell said: “Post the street name in the Edinburgh trade group. We’ll all park our vans up there for the weekend”
And such an idea was backed by Christopher Paton who said: “Okay everyone who’s up for parking there cars, vans etc infront of Brian and bills million pound flat”
Steven Henderson even shared a map to nearby locations writing: “Just incase anyone in the trades wondering where’s a good place to park their van up for the weekend...”
Others couldn’t help but share their disgust at the comments. Annette Macaulay said: “Absolutely ludicrous! It’s public parking and ANYONE can park there. Brian and Billy who left the note have themselves “lowered the tone” of the area with their ignorance and narrow minded mentality.”
Jean Meighan added: “Outrageous, what a dreadful attitude to someone who is helping others. Even if he was a paid worker, he is parked legally and these “types “ have no right to the street just because they have a flat there ( do Mummy and daddy pay the rent for their little darlings).Shame on you, you massive snobs.”
Chris Watt spoke for much of the city saying: “Their attitude lowers the tone for the whole of Edinburgh.”