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Parking row in street in Brighton after new restrictions introduced
A parking feud has erupted among neighbours after new parking restrictions flooded a road with cars.
Havelock Road in Brighton is one of many roads around the Preston Park area to have experienced parking difficulties since the council imposed new parking restrictions on July 1.
Furious residents have been leaving notes on a car parked near a junction on Havelock Road, prompting the perpetrator to respond by launching a scathing attack on the note-leavers.
On a poster pinned to a tree, the alleged dangerous parker said: “To the massive loser that keeps leaving notes on my car, I’m not sure if you have recently been wondering round the streets of Preston Park with your eyes closed and a pocket bulging with nonsense flyers, but if you take a look around you cannot fail to notice a distinct lack of parking.
“Join a group and meet some friends you sad, sad individual.
“My parking does not affect anyone, so grow up and get a life.”
It seems the mystery parker was unable to find a parking space on the road, so reverted to parking on the corner of a junction instead.
Dawn Plimmer, owner of New Dawn Beauty Boutique on Havelock Road, said: “I think the lack of in areas like Stanford Road, where the parking restrictions are in place, has pushed the parking problem up here.
“There’s a lot of work going on here at the minute, so you’ve got vans and lorries double parking and people parking right on junction corners.
“It’s so dangerous, when you’re driving you can’t see down the road and this is a residential area so there’s lots of children about who use the road to walk to and from school.
“It’s having an effect on business with customers arriving late to appointments because they’re having to park so far away.”
This latest feud comes after father-of-two Tim Healey from Preston Drove, Brighton, was refused a parking permit allowing him to park 200m from his home.
The council held a meeting last night at Stanford Avenue Methodist Church for residents to come forward with their problems.
In a joint statement, Preston Park councillors Amy Kennedy, Mike Jones and Leo Littman said: “Once again, as local councillors we are very sorry to hear of the parking difficulties people have been experiencing recently, and we hope to be able to work with residents and the council to find some rapid solutions to these problems soon.”
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