Our street is a car parking nightmare

Echo: Trevor Innard Trevor Innard

ANGRY residents have demanded action is taken against motorists using their road as a car park.

Residents in Crowborough Road, Southend, claim their road is choc-a-block with cars because no permit restrictions are in place.

Permits were introduced to nearby Baxter Avenue in 2008 with more restrictions brought in to Victoria Avenue 18 months ago, but residents in Crowborough Road say council and police workers are using their road to park in, as it is close to Southend Victoria Station.

Trevor Innard, 60, handed over a 100-name petition to the council in May calling for action to be taken, but he has heard nothing from the authority since.

He said: “The council does not want to introduce permits in our area, as it clearly uses this road for their own means.”

“People are thinking of moving over this. Why should we when the bloody-minded council is causing this?”

Mr Innard revealed a neighbour had received eight parking tickets in the last 11 months as he cannot access his driveway and is forced to park illegally.

David Norwood, his wife and 16-year-old daughter also live on the road.

But they are now considering moving after Mr Norwood was prevented leaving his house to get to hospital last week by a car blocking his drive.

Mr Norwood said: “That was the last straw.

“I love my house so much, but they are not doing anything about the problem. I can’t take it anymore.”

 

Ian Gilbert, councillor for
Victoria ward admitted parking
is a problem throughout
the borough.

Mr Gilbert said: “I have
written to the chief executive
of the council and the police
station asking their staff to
park more responsibly, if that
is part of the problem.

“One thing we must do if
Victoria Avenue is redeveloped
is to ensure staff have
adequate parking at their
place of work.”

Mr Innard has met with
councillor David Norman
after filing a petition with
nearly 100 signatures to the
council in May.

Mr Norman said: “I have
facilitated at least two meetings
with the team leader of
traffic management. We have
written letters, involved the
police and informed traffic
wardens.

Mehmet Mazhar, from
Southend Council, said: “We
have done our best to assist
Mr Innard.
“After councillors met Mr
Innard, we wrote to advise residents
what to do if a vehicle
was obstructing their driveway
and how to contact us to
arrange enforcement action if
necessary.

“We also contacted all council
staff – in case any were
parking in these roads.”

 

She said: “I’ve supported him with everything he’s done, but it feels like we’re banging our heads against a brick wall.

“Two days out of five I leave for the school run and when I come back there’s a car blocking my drive.”

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11:52am Wed 18 Dec 13

depotman says...

if you report a car that's are parked across your driveway the council will do nothing about it unless you are prepared to give your name and you may have to go to court if the person disputes the ticket.
if you report a car that's are parked across your driveway the council will do nothing about it unless you are prepared to give your name and you may have to go to court if the person disputes the ticket. depotman

12:17pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

ONE CAR PER HOUSEHOLD....
ONE CAR PER HOUSEHOLD.... Nowthatsworthknowing

12:49pm Wed 18 Dec 13

ShipShape says...

I think its a disgrace that the Echo has flagrantly risked having Trevor's innards splashed all over the road by not making him wear a Hi Vis jacket whilst having his picture taken.
(And a fine picture it is too, kudos to the photographer, he has captured the glint of desperation and hopelessness in the subject's eye.)

I digress, how many more members of the public will be put at risk by this Newspaper's wanton disregard for their readership's safety?

What if a child were to read this article and decide that they too will photograph their chums on the road? The poor little mites copying the example set by the Echo and neglecting to don the necessary PPE to step out onto the highway? It's tantamount to murder!

WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
I think its a disgrace that the Echo has flagrantly risked having Trevor's innards splashed all over the road by not making him wear a Hi Vis jacket whilst having his picture taken. (And a fine picture it is too, kudos to the photographer, he has captured the glint of desperation and hopelessness in the subject's eye.) I digress, how many more members of the public will be put at risk by this Newspaper's wanton disregard for their readership's safety? What if a child were to read this article and decide that they too will photograph their chums on the road? The poor little mites copying the example set by the Echo and neglecting to don the necessary PPE to step out onto the highway? It's tantamount to murder! WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN! ShipShape

1:00pm Wed 18 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Phone Apcoa and someone will gladly take details and come round and ticket a vehicle that is blocking your access.
as for cars parking in a street well they have to park somewhere, maybe all those homes with empty driveways could let the spaces out.
Phone Apcoa and someone will gladly take details and come round and ticket a vehicle that is blocking your access. as for cars parking in a street well they have to park somewhere, maybe all those homes with empty driveways could let the spaces out. DogsMessInLeigh

1:04pm Wed 18 Dec 13

emcee says...

Quote: "...a neighbour had received eight parking tickets in the last 11 months as he cannot access his driveway and is forced to park illegally."
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Nobody has forced this neighbour to park illegally. There must have been somewhere to park legally. Maybe not in the direct vacinity of this neighbours home but if that is only space available then it is the neighbours choice to park illegally. Also, why is that particular neighbour highlighted. Surely if it was a real problem with being "forced" to park illegally then there would be many others with a collection of parking tickets.
Quote: "...a neighbour had received eight parking tickets in the last 11 months as he cannot access his driveway and is forced to park illegally." - Nobody has forced this neighbour to park illegally. There must have been somewhere to park legally. Maybe not in the direct vacinity of this neighbours home but if that is only space available then it is the neighbours choice to park illegally. Also, why is that particular neighbour highlighted. Surely if it was a real problem with being "forced" to park illegally then there would be many others with a collection of parking tickets. emcee

1:06pm Wed 18 Dec 13

emcee says...

depotman wrote:
if you report a car that's are parked across your driveway the council will do nothing about it unless you are prepared to give your name and you may have to go to court if the person disputes the ticket.
And the problem with that is? If it is so much of an issue for these people they would gladly do this.
[quote][p][bold]depotman[/bold] wrote: if you report a car that's are parked across your driveway the council will do nothing about it unless you are prepared to give your name and you may have to go to court if the person disputes the ticket.[/p][/quote]And the problem with that is? If it is so much of an issue for these people they would gladly do this. emcee

1:29pm Wed 18 Dec 13

emcee says...

I have never been a fan of permit parking for residents. All it does is shove any problems elsewhere, such as we see here. If permit parking for residents is to be used it needs to be used in a blanket fashion, not just selected streets.

Bottom line is that there are just too many cars using the streets. Households with two or more cars are now common place. Also, so many properties are now converted to flats you have two or more housholds in the same building whereas it used to be only one. On top of that we have the prospect of thousands of more homes being built in Southend and, thus, even more cars on the streets of Southend.
This sitution will never, ever get better. We are all stuck with it. An improved public transport system (cheaper, more routes and more reliable) may take the pressure off but that is not going to happen anytime soon, especially when profit comes before provision of service.

Brace yourselves, things ARE going to get far worse.
I have never been a fan of permit parking for residents. All it does is shove any problems elsewhere, such as we see here. If permit parking for residents is to be used it needs to be used in a blanket fashion, not just selected streets. Bottom line is that there are just too many cars using the streets. Households with two or more cars are now common place. Also, so many properties are now converted to flats you have two or more housholds in the same building whereas it used to be only one. On top of that we have the prospect of thousands of more homes being built in Southend and, thus, even more cars on the streets of Southend. This sitution will never, ever get better. We are all stuck with it. An improved public transport system (cheaper, more routes and more reliable) may take the pressure off but that is not going to happen anytime soon, especially when profit comes before provision of service. Brace yourselves, things ARE going to get far worse. emcee

2:06pm Wed 18 Dec 13

the governments corrupt says...

Looks like the typical moaner. Fat old bald guy. Clearly has nothing else to do in his spare time. It's not 'your street'. The only place in 'your' street you own Is YOUR house! So parking is aloud for anyone. However, blocking driveways is obviously frustrating, and should be dealt with accordingly.
Looks like the typical moaner. Fat old bald guy. Clearly has nothing else to do in his spare time. It's not 'your street'. The only place in 'your' street you own Is YOUR house! So parking is aloud for anyone. However, blocking driveways is obviously frustrating, and should be dealt with accordingly. the governments corrupt

2:34pm Wed 18 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

emcee wrote:
depotman wrote:
if you report a car that's are parked across your driveway the council will do nothing about it unless you are prepared to give your name and you may have to go to court if the person disputes the ticket.
And the problem with that is? If it is so much of an issue for these people they would gladly do this.
If a parking warden comes along and then issue a ticket with photo evidence, it won't ever go to court so the person reporting it will not need to attend, from experiance Apcoa send someone round pretty quick and if theres no contravention then no ticket will be issued.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]depotman[/bold] wrote: if you report a car that's are parked across your driveway the council will do nothing about it unless you are prepared to give your name and you may have to go to court if the person disputes the ticket.[/p][/quote]And the problem with that is? If it is so much of an issue for these people they would gladly do this.[/p][/quote]If a parking warden comes along and then issue a ticket with photo evidence, it won't ever go to court so the person reporting it will not need to attend, from experiance Apcoa send someone round pretty quick and if theres no contravention then no ticket will be issued. DogsMessInLeigh

2:37pm Wed 18 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

emcee wrote:
Quote: "...a neighbour had received eight parking tickets in the last 11 months as he cannot access his driveway and is forced to park illegally."
-
Nobody has forced this neighbour to park illegally. There must have been somewhere to park legally. Maybe not in the direct vacinity of this neighbours home but if that is only space available then it is the neighbours choice to park illegally. Also, why is that particular neighbour highlighted. Surely if it was a real problem with being "forced" to park illegally then there would be many others with a collection of parking tickets.
Yes i don't think thats actually what happened....8 parking tickets, yeah right, you think they would have learned from the first ticket wouldn't you., its more like they couldn't find a spot outside or near to their home., just adding some weight to it more like.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Quote: "...a neighbour had received eight parking tickets in the last 11 months as he cannot access his driveway and is forced to park illegally." - Nobody has forced this neighbour to park illegally. There must have been somewhere to park legally. Maybe not in the direct vacinity of this neighbours home but if that is only space available then it is the neighbours choice to park illegally. Also, why is that particular neighbour highlighted. Surely if it was a real problem with being "forced" to park illegally then there would be many others with a collection of parking tickets.[/p][/quote]Yes i don't think thats actually what happened....8 parking tickets, yeah right, you think they would have learned from the first ticket wouldn't you., its more like they couldn't find a spot outside or near to their home., just adding some weight to it more like. DogsMessInLeigh

3:03pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Eric the Red says...

the governments corrupt wrote:
Looks like the typical moaner. Fat old bald guy. Clearly has nothing else to do in his spare time. It's not 'your street'. The only place in 'your' street you own Is YOUR house! So parking is aloud for anyone. However, blocking driveways is obviously frustrating, and should be dealt with accordingly.
Parking aloud? I do it quietly.
[quote][p][bold]the governments corrupt[/bold] wrote: Looks like the typical moaner. Fat old bald guy. Clearly has nothing else to do in his spare time. It's not 'your street'. The only place in 'your' street you own Is YOUR house! So parking is aloud for anyone. However, blocking driveways is obviously frustrating, and should be dealt with accordingly.[/p][/quote]Parking aloud? I do it quietly. Eric the Red

4:13pm Wed 18 Dec 13

John T Pharro says...

depotman wrote:
if you report a car that's are parked across your driveway the council will do nothing about it unless you are prepared to give your name and you may have to go to court if the person disputes the ticket.
It is a police matter, but will only act if the car blocks another car on the drive. Ironically if a car parks on your drive it is trespass and a civil (non police) matter. However, if you block the car trespassing on your drive, you will have committed the offence, even though it is your drive. Hard to believe, but true.
As to parking in the road. These people that complain do they NEVER park in the road other than outside their own house? It may be annoying if someone parks outside your house, but that's life.
[quote][p][bold]depotman[/bold] wrote: if you report a car that's are parked across your driveway the council will do nothing about it unless you are prepared to give your name and you may have to go to court if the person disputes the ticket.[/p][/quote]It is a police matter, but will only act if the car blocks another car on the drive. Ironically if a car parks on your drive it is trespass and a civil (non police) matter. However, if you block the car trespassing on your drive, you will have committed the offence, even though it is your drive. Hard to believe, but true. As to parking in the road. These people that complain do they NEVER park in the road other than outside their own house? It may be annoying if someone parks outside your house, but that's life. John T Pharro

4:35pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Blind Haze says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Phone Apcoa and someone will gladly take details and come round and ticket a vehicle that is blocking your access.
as for cars parking in a street well they have to park somewhere, maybe all those homes with empty driveways could let the spaces out.
Perhaps it's an urban myth, but I heard it was ok to park over a driveway if it was empty but you couldn't do it if there was a car on the drive.

I'm sure someone can correct me here though,
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Phone Apcoa and someone will gladly take details and come round and ticket a vehicle that is blocking your access. as for cars parking in a street well they have to park somewhere, maybe all those homes with empty driveways could let the spaces out.[/p][/quote]Perhaps it's an urban myth, but I heard it was ok to park over a driveway if it was empty but you couldn't do it if there was a car on the drive. I'm sure someone can correct me here though, Blind Haze

4:46pm Wed 18 Dec 13

_Lotus_ says...

emcee wrote:
Quote: "...a neighbour had received eight parking tickets in the last 11 months as he cannot access his driveway and is forced to park illegally."
-
Nobody has forced this neighbour to park illegally. There must have been somewhere to park legally. Maybe not in the direct vacinity of this neighbours home but if that is only space available then it is the neighbours choice to park illegally. Also, why is that particular neighbour highlighted. Surely if it was a real problem with being "forced" to park illegally then there would be many others with a collection of parking tickets.
If there were somewhere else to park legally, I believe the person blocking the drive would have parked there, so no, there would not have been anywhere nearby to park legally.

He should be able to park outside his home without, when he leaves his house for a short while, some idiot parking over his damned drive!

DO NOT PARK OVER DRIVEWAYS, that is why they have run ups on them, because they are a drive.

Incidentally, if omebody is blocked IN whilst they are parked on their own drive, you can get their car towed away. If you are NOT in your drive and somebody blocks the entrance nothing can be done.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Quote: "...a neighbour had received eight parking tickets in the last 11 months as he cannot access his driveway and is forced to park illegally." - Nobody has forced this neighbour to park illegally. There must have been somewhere to park legally. Maybe not in the direct vacinity of this neighbours home but if that is only space available then it is the neighbours choice to park illegally. Also, why is that particular neighbour highlighted. Surely if it was a real problem with being "forced" to park illegally then there would be many others with a collection of parking tickets.[/p][/quote]If there were somewhere else to park legally, I believe the person blocking the drive would have parked there, so no, there would not have been anywhere nearby to park legally. He should be able to park outside his home without, when he leaves his house for a short while, some idiot parking over his damned drive! DO NOT PARK OVER DRIVEWAYS, that is why they have run ups on them, because they are a drive. Incidentally, if omebody is blocked IN whilst they are parked on their own drive, you can get their car towed away. If you are NOT in your drive and somebody blocks the entrance nothing can be done. _Lotus_

5:40pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Bigbird21 says...

Duffer.

I have read the comments with interest about cars being parked in the road. .In 2011 a Company van was parked outside my house, and that is where it stayed for 11 months. I contacted the Police and the Council, who both said that as the vehicle was taxed and insured and had a valid M.O.T. is was legally parked, and there was nothing they could do about it. At the end of 11 months the owner took the van away for its M.O.T. and brought it back, and parked it outside my next door neighbours house, and that is where it stayed for about another 11 months. Last month the van was taken away again for its M.O.T. and it has now been parked opposite my house. The road is wide enough for a car to be parked both sides of the road and for cars to get through, but it is very difficult for large vehicles to get through, hence my offside wing mirror has been broken off. I again asked the Police and the Council for help, and was told to remove my car from outside my own house to prevent any further damage being caused to it. As the van is taxed until end of November, I am not very happy.

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Duffer. I have read the comments with interest about cars being parked in the road. .In 2011 a Company van was parked outside my house, and that is where it stayed for 11 months. I contacted the Police and the Council, who both said that as the vehicle was taxed and insured and had a valid M.O.T. is was legally parked, and there was nothing they could do about it. At the end of 11 months the owner took the van away for its M.O.T. and brought it back, and parked it outside my next door neighbours house, and that is where it stayed for about another 11 months. Last month the van was taken away again for its M.O.T. and it has now been parked opposite my house. The road is wide enough for a car to be parked both sides of the road and for cars to get through, but it is very difficult for large vehicles to get through, hence my offside wing mirror has been broken off. I again asked the Police and the Council for help, and was told to remove my car from outside my own house to prevent any further damage being caused to it. As the van is taxed until end of November, I am not very happy. . Bigbird21

6:29pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Tich25 says...

This artical has now let the car thieves know where cars are left for quite sometime
This artical has now let the car thieves know where cars are left for quite sometime Tich25

7:23pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Joe Clark says...

true that you should not park across a drive way but there is NOTHING you can do and you have ZERO right over the bit of road outside your house as long as the car is not a danger, taxed, has MOT and it is insured then they have just as much right to park outside your home as they do outside theirs.
true that you should not park across a drive way but there is NOTHING you can do and you have ZERO right over the bit of road outside your house as long as the car is not a danger, taxed, has MOT and it is insured then they have just as much right to park outside your home as they do outside theirs. Joe Clark

12:16pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Katejm says...

You can park your car legally in the road provided it is taxed and insured and mot'd. You can also legally park over a persons driveway provided that there is not a car on the drive as you only have a legal right to exit onto the highway and not to leave it. Also the only people allowed to put cones in the road are the highway maintenance, police and for funerals with the relevant permission.
You can park your car legally in the road provided it is taxed and insured and mot'd. You can also legally park over a persons driveway provided that there is not a car on the drive as you only have a legal right to exit onto the highway and not to leave it. Also the only people allowed to put cones in the road are the highway maintenance, police and for funerals with the relevant permission. Katejm

5:46pm Thu 19 Dec 13

him_from_hockley says...

With all due respect to the guy, you can't live a minute from the council (the largest employer in Southend), a police station and a train station and not expect this?!? I'd be relieved the Carnarvon Road College isn't open anymore. :-)
With all due respect to the guy, you can't live a minute from the council (the largest employer in Southend), a police station and a train station and not expect this?!? I'd be relieved the Carnarvon Road College isn't open anymore. :-) him_from_hockley

2:54am Fri 20 Dec 13

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

If somebody blocked my driveway I would ram them, I have lots of insurance
If somebody blocked my driveway I would ram them, I have lots of insurance CHRISTMAS CAROL

8:18pm Fri 20 Dec 13

John T Pharro says...

CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
If somebody blocked my driveway I would ram them, I have lots of insurance
And for your sake a good lawyer.
[quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: If somebody blocked my driveway I would ram them, I have lots of insurance[/p][/quote]And for your sake a good lawyer. John T Pharro

9:49pm Fri 20 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Katejm wrote:
You can park your car legally in the road provided it is taxed and insured and mot'd. You can also legally park over a persons driveway provided that there is not a car on the drive as you only have a legal right to exit onto the highway and not to leave it. Also the only people allowed to put cones in the road are the highway maintenance, police and for funerals with the relevant permission.
interesting,,where does it state that regarding parking across access(Dropped curb) if no vehicle is on the drive..? what if there is a vehicle in the garage.?
[quote][p][bold]Katejm[/bold] wrote: You can park your car legally in the road provided it is taxed and insured and mot'd. You can also legally park over a persons driveway provided that there is not a car on the drive as you only have a legal right to exit onto the highway and not to leave it. Also the only people allowed to put cones in the road are the highway maintenance, police and for funerals with the relevant permission.[/p][/quote]interesting,,where does it state that regarding parking across access(Dropped curb) if no vehicle is on the drive..? what if there is a vehicle in the garage.? DogsMessInLeigh

10:29am Sat 21 Dec 13

John T Pharro says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Katejm wrote:
You can park your car legally in the road provided it is taxed and insured and mot'd. You can also legally park over a persons driveway provided that there is not a car on the drive as you only have a legal right to exit onto the highway and not to leave it. Also the only people allowed to put cones in the road are the highway maintenance, police and for funerals with the relevant permission.
interesting,,where does it state that regarding parking across access(Dropped curb) if no vehicle is on the drive..? what if there is a vehicle in the garage.?
Check it out with the police you will find it correct. Same if there is a car in the garage. However, the police will probably do nothing until they receive a complaint. Lots of people park a car on their own drive and if they have another across the bottom. Although illegal if it saves using up parking spaces common sense prevails.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Katejm[/bold] wrote: You can park your car legally in the road provided it is taxed and insured and mot'd. You can also legally park over a persons driveway provided that there is not a car on the drive as you only have a legal right to exit onto the highway and not to leave it. Also the only people allowed to put cones in the road are the highway maintenance, police and for funerals with the relevant permission.[/p][/quote]interesting,,where does it state that regarding parking across access(Dropped curb) if no vehicle is on the drive..? what if there is a vehicle in the garage.?[/p][/quote]Check it out with the police you will find it correct. Same if there is a car in the garage. However, the police will probably do nothing until they receive a complaint. Lots of people park a car on their own drive and if they have another across the bottom. Although illegal if it saves using up parking spaces common sense prevails. John T Pharro

10:02am Sun 22 Dec 13

Amyinnard1 says...

him_from_hockley wrote:
With all due respect to the guy, you can't live a minute from the council (the largest employer in Southend), a police station and a train station and not expect this?!? I'd be relieved the Carnarvon Road College isn't open anymore. :-)
I'm this guys daughter, we moved here 11 years ago and it wasn't that bad back then but living also by the football stadium is also a joke we have just bend accepted permission to drop the curb outside our house so no body can park there which has also burnt a massive hole in there pockets you pay a mortgage you expect to be able to park outside your own house or own your own driveway without someone parking there for you :)
[quote][p][bold]him_from_hockley[/bold] wrote: With all due respect to the guy, you can't live a minute from the council (the largest employer in Southend), a police station and a train station and not expect this?!? I'd be relieved the Carnarvon Road College isn't open anymore. :-)[/p][/quote]I'm this guys daughter, we moved here 11 years ago and it wasn't that bad back then but living also by the football stadium is also a joke we have just bend accepted permission to drop the curb outside our house so no body can park there which has also burnt a massive hole in there pockets you pay a mortgage you expect to be able to park outside your own house or own your own driveway without someone parking there for you :) Amyinnard1

1:00pm Thu 26 Dec 13

emcee says...

Amyinnard1 wrote:
him_from_hockley wrote:
With all due respect to the guy, you can't live a minute from the council (the largest employer in Southend), a police station and a train station and not expect this?!? I'd be relieved the Carnarvon Road College isn't open anymore. :-)
I'm this guys daughter, we moved here 11 years ago and it wasn't that bad back then but living also by the football stadium is also a joke we have just bend accepted permission to drop the curb outside our house so no body can park there which has also burnt a massive hole in there pockets you pay a mortgage you expect to be able to park outside your own house or own your own driveway without someone parking there for you :)
No, you are wrong. Having a dropped curb outside your property does not mean you have an absolute right to use it to drive onto your property from the highway, only a right to use it to exit your property, onto the highway. Therefore, if a car is blocking you from driving onto your property there is little you can do about it. If a car is blocking your exit then you can report said vehicle. Also, you may have a right to park ON your property but you have no right to park outside it.
[quote][p][bold]Amyinnard1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]him_from_hockley[/bold] wrote: With all due respect to the guy, you can't live a minute from the council (the largest employer in Southend), a police station and a train station and not expect this?!? I'd be relieved the Carnarvon Road College isn't open anymore. :-)[/p][/quote]I'm this guys daughter, we moved here 11 years ago and it wasn't that bad back then but living also by the football stadium is also a joke we have just bend accepted permission to drop the curb outside our house so no body can park there which has also burnt a massive hole in there pockets you pay a mortgage you expect to be able to park outside your own house or own your own driveway without someone parking there for you :)[/p][/quote]No, you are wrong. Having a dropped curb outside your property does not mean you have an absolute right to use it to drive onto your property from the highway, only a right to use it to exit your property, onto the highway. Therefore, if a car is blocking you from driving onto your property there is little you can do about it. If a car is blocking your exit then you can report said vehicle. Also, you may have a right to park ON your property but you have no right to park outside it. emcee

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