A father has had to pay 70 parking tickets for illegally parking near his home./facepalm
Steven Spencer has lived in his house in Derby Road, Stapleford, for the last 12 years but the constant introduction of new parking regulations in surrounding streets has cost him up to £4,900 over the last five years.
Mr Spencer has only ever been able to park outside his house for an hour at a time, which was never a problem until new restrictions in the surrounding roads were brought in.And you never saw it coming? Really? This is rather like those people who buy a house near an airport and then complain bitterly when it announces more flights, or a new runway...
He says he is now forced to pay £1.50 a day to use one of the nearest car parks to Derby Road, which is five minutes' walk away in Halls Road. But he has been caught out numerous times trying to park for short periods outside his home.So...you know the restrictions are in force, but do it anyway? *taps Give-a-Fuckometer* Hmmm. Needs recalibration.
Improvements manager Kate Butler from Notts County Council added: "With all such schemes there is always some conflict of interest and we have to balance the needs of local residents alongside those of businesses in the area.
"The West End Street scheme itself doesn't have the capacity to allow all residents of Derby Road a permit. We have done our very best to provide a solution which keeps the majority of people happy."The majority of people who, I suppose, don't have cars?