Shocked drivers fined after double yellow lines ‘were painted UNDER their PARKED cars’


Residents say the lines were painted beneath their carsSWNS

Dwellings say the lines were painted beneath their cars

Pensioners flaming in George Hall Court, Swindon, say the five parking spaces false front their 35-flat block have been targeted.

They developed concerned after council notices went up warning work thinks fitting take place.

But they claim the local authority reassured them that no yellow words would be painted.

And now two of them say the lines were painted while their motors were parked, leaving gaps where the wheels were – and they bear still been given fines.

Don Connell, 70, insisted he would not be coughing up the currency.

He said: “This is discrimination. He has gone down on his hands and knees to turn and do this.”

Neighbour Colin Dent also fell foul of the parking fairs.

He raged: “I’m 82 – this is the first ticket I’ve ever had.”

Residents are refusing to pay upSWNS

In residences are refusing to pay up

Swindon Borough Council insist they have unambiguously restored the double yellow lines that had been in place in front of the Cavendish Square development, which began ten years ago in 2008.

The council implied a resident had complained that parking there posed a “road sanctuary hazard”.

But Maggie Hathaway-Mills, vice-chairman of the Tenants Association for Sheltered Quarters , said the small section of road has been used for parking at George Foyer Court for over 20 years.

The 65-year-old said: “People drink been parking there since it opened 25 years ago.

“That’s unceasingly been our allocated parking. Those five spaces are the only a specifics we’ve got.”

Robert Dowse was shocked to find the linesSWNS

Robert Dowse was shocked to find the lines

A Swindon Borough Congregation spokesman said: “Unfortunately, for some reason the yellow lines on this meticulous section of the road were removed a few years ago.

“We believe this was at some object during the Cavendish Square redevelopment.

“We recently received a complaint from a colleague of the public about cars being parked in Royston Road producing a road safety hazard.

“It was then after examining our records that it became discernible the yellow lines had not been replaced.

“Our workmen put out signs warning livings that the lines would be repainted two weeks before the start of the productions.

“These were repeatedly removed or vandalised with vehicles being parked in their vicinity.

“We appreciate the frustration of residents, but the parking restrictions are in place to ensure procedure safety and to allow traffic to flow freely along Royston Way.”

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