Residents Petition Council on Parking Policy
Urged not to ticket cars parked on pavement
Residents in a series of Brentford streets have signed a petition to ask the Council to change their policy of ticketing cars parked on the pavement.
The residents had traditionally parked with one side of the car on the pavement because of the narrow roads thus allowing traffic to pass. However, recently Council parking attendants have been issuing Penalty Charge Notices for cars parked in this way.
A petition was organised by local resident David Dewhurst who has gathered 104 signatures so far with only 4 people refusing to sign. He is therefore claiming that 95% of residents support the call for a change.
The petition states: 'We, residents of Challis Rd. Eastbourne Rd. and Clements Place, request Hounslow Council to end the prosecution of residents who park on the pavement when either it does not significantly obstruct pedestrians and/or where to park fully in the road would block traffic."
February 15, 2008