Man frustrated as bus takes over Tweed street
THE bus blocking a busy Tweed Heads street has been moved.
Mr Chant said the bus was driven away just before midday Monday after a Tweed Shire Council ranger attended the site.
A Tweed Shire Council spokeswoman said the bus was “not considered abandoned” as the council knew who owned it.
A TWEED Heads resident was left livid after an old bus was left apparently dumped outside of his Ivory Cres home several weeks ago.
Ian Chant said the stripey blue bus, with no number plates, had been taking up valuable parking space in the street since before February 25.
Aside from being frustrated by the bus, which angles out from the kerb, Mr Chant was upset the owner was given a week’s warning that it could be impounded.
He was afraid the owner could easily move the bus and leave it at another location for weeks on end without consequence.
“The guy’s rorting the system,” Mr Chant said.
“If you’re going to impound it, impound it. Take it away.”
While he has parking under his block of units, Mr Chant was concerned visitors and employees at the nearby Tweed Hospital would struggle to find a park, especially as tradesmen came and went at a building site across the road.
“It’s taking up valuable parking for the nurses,” Mr Chant said.
“I’d rather a nurse park here.”
Mr Chant was worried the owner would get away with using his street as “free parking” without consequence.
“What this does is to say it’s okay to just dump your car or bus here,” he said.
“It arrived in the middle of the night and I dare say it’ll go in the middle of the night. The council put a note on the windscreen but it blew away the next day.
“The council should be looking after the ratepayers.”
Tweed Shire Council has been approached for comment.