Armourguard leave no room for disabled to park

One of our readers has hit the roof and  is making a stand

This morning (26 September 2013 at about 9.40am) I had occasion to visit Mobil Greenlane CNR PEACH PARADE STREET & GREENLANE ROAD EAST 1050 AUCKLAND

When I arrived, an Armourguard vehicle was parked in the disabled carpark, there where other unused carparks, please see the … photos [below].

I went inside and asked the Armourguard staff why they parked in the disabled park.

I was told by the Armourguard staff that they need to park close to the door so they could fill up the ASB bank money machine. They seemed to think it was OK to use the disabled car park.

A Mobil staff member told me the Police park there (in the disabled park) so it must be OK.

I pointed out to both the Armourguard staff and the Mobil staff that it was not OK for Armourguard or the Police (except in an emergency and getting a coffee is not an emergency) to park in a disabled car park.

I would appreciate if

1. ArmourGuard could remind their staff that they are not above the law and are not allowed to park in a disabled car parks.

2. ASB who contract Armourguard to fill their ATM machines, remind Armourguard that their actions when contracting to ASB reflect on ASB.

3. NZ Police to remind their staff that police cars are not allowed to park in disabled car parks, except in an emergency.

4. Mobil to remind their staff that disabled car parks are for disabled people and to support Armourguard for parking in a disabled car park is wrong

5. Auckland Transport to remind Mobil and Armourguard of why the disabled car parks are there.

Frankly the actions of the ArmourGuard and Mobil staff do not reflect well on Armourguard, Mobil or ASB as corporate citizens. It seems crazy that millions of dollars are spent promoting each of your brands but actions like this can damage the brand.

I personally do not have a Disabled Carpark Sticker but my mother before she died had one and it was very annoying for her (and she had very limited mobility) to find the disabled carpark used by a person who did not need to use it.

I would appreciate that this email be forwarded to the appropriate person within each of the organisations and that I receive a reply stating the organisations policy on the use of disabled carparks by non-disabled staff and the actions each organisation proposes to take based on the information and photos in this email.

Kind Regards

Godfrey Livingstone

Good on you Godfrey.  We don’t have enough people like you that are willing to stand up and speak their mind when they see something wrong.

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