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Residents see red over double yellows
10:30am Friday 4th October 2013 in News
RESIDENTS are becoming increasingly frustrated over the council slapping parking fines on their cars when they live on a dead end.
Householders on the junction of Elaine Street and Marsh House Lane, Orford, have claimed the only people who park on the road are the residents who live on it and fines are regularly written off once calls are made to the council.
Yet over the last few years the group have alleged double yellow lines are regularly re-painted and traffic wardens visit the site to repeatedly ticket cars which are not causing an obstruction.
Gemma Wareing, who says residents have finally had enough, added: “The road was different 20 years ago but in the six years I’ve lived her it’s always been a dead end.
“The attitude of the traffic wardens and the council stinks and they won’t come out to look at the road and see that there’s nowhere else for people to park.
“One of my neighbours was ticketed, got it written off and then the next morning was ticketed again.
“Everybody is sick of it.”
Residents have also raised concern about the levels of street crime and said their cars are more vulnerable to being broken into if they are forced to park further away.
A council spokesman said: “There are valid restrictions in place and recently they have been renewed and the double yellow line restrictions are now clearly visibly.
“Motorists may challenge a penalty charge notice and careful consideration will be given to all mitigating circumstances provided.”
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