Shopping trip around town saw us hit with parking fine

From two Oswestrian shoppers 80 and 84 years old, here’s our typical fortnightly trip to Wellington town and market. Arrive approximately 9.15am, after leaving home in Baschurch around 8.30am, into Market Street.

First stop, coffee at Wetherspoons approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Next paper and magazine from McColl’s opposite Bonmarche, wife browsing half an hour.

Next to flowers and shrubs a little higher up street, looking for shrubs for our garden. Next to Home Bargains at top of street (20 minutes), next to Poundstretcher next door for toiletries, etc, (20 minutes).

Call in all charity shops on way down with a little banter in most (45-60 minutes) then to market, browse fruit and veg on entry (five minutes).

Then in café for another coffee (approximately 30 minutes).

Call at butchers stall for weekend joint. Next, card stall, birthday cards, etc, for family and friends (20 minutes) out to haberdashery stall for cotton or other items.

On to electric stall, batteries, bulbs, etc (15 minutes), then to the cave we call it, the man who has everything just outside door normally buy something, toilet break then in to Wilkos (approximately 30 minutes in there). Then back to car to dump all shopping, the car is mostly parked below medical centre in car park then back to Wetherspoons to meet friends for lunch about 1pm.

After lunch, a natter and a couple of coffees later we head for home, but at the car park a warden tells us we are two hours over and should not be parked there for more than three hours.

Ticket says three hours free parking but doesn’t say what to do if you are still in town spending between £50 and £80. Maybe four less feet to tread the streets and market. Many thanks council.

A N and P I Edwards, Shrewsbury

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