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Fines for pavement parking outside Brighton and Hove Albion stadium
Rogue drivers who are parking on a pavement outside a football stadium to avoid double yellow line restrictions are facing a clampdown.
Cheeky motorists have been lining up along a pavement to avoid the restrictions outside the American Express Community Stadium in Falmer, convinced they would be out of the reach of the city’s parking wardens.
However, the game was up when an eagle-eyed resident spotted them and tweeted the picture to the council.
Wardens began issuing warning tickets last week, and started handing out fines from Monday, with 17 dished out on the first day alone.
Falmer Parish Council leader Melanie Cutress and the photographer who posted the picture on Twitter both claim they believe the drivers are University of Brighton students.
The road straddles across the boundary between East Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council land and lies right outside the entrance to the university’s Falmer campus.
Coun Cutress said: “They used to park there years ago and the pavement can get used as a car park on occasions.
“Through various times of the year, there are more people at the university because sometimes the nurses and teachers, who would usually be on placements, will be at lectures.”
A University of Brighton spokesman said they could not be certain that the motorists were students.
A Brighton and Hove City Council spokesman said: “Parking there is not permitted.
“The restrictions from yellow lines extend all the way across any adjacent pavement and half way across the road.”
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