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    • niamhrado
    • By niamhrado 10th May 18, 10:23 PM
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    A car keeps blocking our access to the road
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    • 10th May 18, 10:23 PM
    A car keeps blocking our access to the road 10th May 18 at 10:23 PM
    My property and a few others in my block includes an allocated parking space which runs perpendicular to the road. The road itself its quite narrow and has double yellow lines all the way down. Every evening this week a car has parked on the road directly opposite the parking spaces. Due to how narrow the road is I have been unable to get my car out tonight. My car is quite large and they are also blocking my neighbour's van from getting out due to the size. I have left a note asking them to park elsewhere but it has been ignored. What should my next port of call be? I am not so fussed about being able to get INTO my space but they are blocking me from getting out which from what I understand is illegal. I have no way of finding out whose car it is as there are lots of blocks of flats in the area and I can't go around asking them all.
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    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 10th May 18, 10:52 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:52 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:52 PM
    The police might place an advisory note on it I suppose but you need to find out who the car belongs to if you are going to get it addressed properly.

    A temporary measure might be for you and your neighbour to work in concert, one of you parking in that spot for a week and moving when the other needs to come and go, just to deter the third party from parking there, but if the third party is a commuter or visitor, they may keep parking there anytime it's free anyway.
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    • niamhrado
    • By niamhrado 10th May 18, 10:58 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:58 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:58 PM
    Thanks for your reply, the car is parked on the road which has double yellow lines all the way down so we wouldn't be able to park in that space
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 10th May 18, 11:08 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:08 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:08 PM
    If your access is blocked I believe you can phone the police who will check the vehicle's reg and get in touch with the owner.

    Had to do this at work once as a car was parked opposite the gates for our van parking and it was impossible to get it out, and local PCSOs were round quite fast (must have been a slow day). Mortified to discover the errant car belonged to someone on the premises at the time! But their parking improved!
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    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 11th May 18, 12:08 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 12:08 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 12:08 AM
    Thanks for your reply, the car is parked on the road which has double yellow lines all the way down so we wouldn't be able to park in that space
    Originally posted by niamhrado

    If its on double yellows surely an anonymous phone call to the council would sort this?
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 11th May 18, 6:18 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 6:18 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 6:18 AM
    If its on double yellows surely an anonymous phone call to the council would sort this?
    Originally posted by consumers_revenge
    Sounds like double yellows on private property not a public highway so not enforceable.
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    • tonyh66
    • By tonyh66 11th May 18, 6:24 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 6:24 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 6:24 AM
    get whoever administers the double yellows to start ticketing the car
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 11th May 18, 6:34 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 6:34 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 6:34 AM
    I think we need to know

    1) Is the offending car actually parked on double yellow lines, or are the lines just on the side of the road the OP parks?

    1) Is this a public highway or on private property? If the later then the double yellow lines are just yellow paint.
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 11th May 18, 8:15 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 8:15 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 8:15 AM
    How about getting a couple of residents (or friends) to park as close to the front and rear of the offending car in order to inconvenience THEM?
    • Bigphil1474
    • By Bigphil1474 11th May 18, 8:34 AM
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    OP - if it's on the public highway - police for blocking access, local council for parking fine. I expect the latter is likely to be swifter as there's money in it, but there should be an NPT (Neighbourhood Police Team), who would work with PCSO's etc. to deal with relatively low level policing issues. They can access PNC and find out owner details - if they are local, they can have a word. Could be a pool car for local bad uns, or a perfectly legit car with a dopey owner. If it's not a public road, then they are doing nothing illegal, just annoying to you. Bear in mind it's probably double yellowed to allow access, particularly for fire service to flats. If it's high level flats you could maybe speak to local fire brigade and raise concerns about emergency vehicle access in case of a tower block going up in smoke?
    Your 1st post sounds like they are moving the car every day? Could you find out when they are going out, and try and catch them for a friendly chat?
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 11th May 18, 8:38 AM
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    How about getting a couple of residents (or friends) to park as close to the front and rear of the offending car in order to inconvenience THEM?
    Originally posted by bertiewhite
    I think if the plod couldn't be bothered to do anything, which in all honesty, there's a good chance they'll be too busy dealing with all that major crime they bang on about , this would be my choice. Let's park two cars nice and close to the boy, see how he feels when he can't get to the shops to buy some milk.

    A call to the council as well perhaps?
    • bobbymotors
    • By bobbymotors 11th May 18, 10:13 AM
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    If no CCTV around, buy cheap wheel clamp off ebay, clamp it, throw the keys away and ignore. It'll never park there again.
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 11th May 18, 10:19 AM
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    If no CCTV around, buy cheap wheel clamp off ebay, clamp it, throw the keys away and ignore. It'll never park there again.
    Originally posted by bobbymotors
    Great shout. Sometimes it's easier than getting the old useless boys in blue involved. Too much paperwork anyway.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 11th May 18, 10:50 AM
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    Get a jack and jack it out the way or tow it. If you know a few big burly men you could bounce it out the way too.

    I know someone who managed to push a car out the way then left it in middle of road (wheels were turned slightly). Don't think owner knew what had happened when he was finally notified about his car whereabouts.
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 11th May 18, 11:14 AM
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    Get a jack and jack it out the way or tow it. If you know a few big burly men you could bounce it out the way too.

    I know someone who managed to push a car out the way then left it in middle of road (wheels were turned slightly). Don't think owner knew what had happened when he was finally notified about his car whereabouts.
    Originally posted by LeeUK
    Some of these ideas are fantastic. I'd love to see PC Plonkers face when he says "who moved this", "well it certainly wasn't you, was it? It's been sat here for 3 months and you haven't turned up once"
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 11th May 18, 3:10 PM
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    Great shout. Sometimes it's easier than getting the old useless boys in blue involved. Too much paperwork anyway.
    Originally posted by Stoke
    Find cut off clamp thrown through windscreen of whatever car they decided belonged to the owner of the clamp.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 11th May 18, 4:04 PM
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    Great shout. Sometimes it's easier than getting the old useless boys in blue involved. Too much paperwork anyway.
    Originally posted by Stoke
    Thered be no paperwork needed.
    • bobbymotors
    • By bobbymotors 11th May 18, 4:59 PM
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    Find cut off clamp thrown through windscreen of whatever car they decided belonged to the owner of the clamp.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    ha! probably not...they'd know everyone would be watching them getting the clamp cut off.

    They wouldn't park there again though....
    • prowla
    • By prowla 11th May 18, 5:07 PM
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    I once had an issue with a neighbour blocking me in; I told them that if they carried on doing it I woud buy an old banger and park it there permamently so nobody could use the space.
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 11th May 18, 5:09 PM
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    First step, a polite note tucked under one of the window wipers.

    If that doesn't work then a small polite note superglued to the passenger side of the windscreen.

    If that fails, very large less polite note superglued to the drivers side of the windscreen.

    If that fails then it's the wheel clamp option.
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