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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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    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 11th May 18, 5:16 PM
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    unforeseen
    Followed up by retaliation against any cars that are perceived to be owned by the complainants such as superglue in locks, unexplained scratches on cars, caltrops being accidentally left under wheels.

    A criminal act on one side will naturally cause the same to happen from the other side.

    The keyboard warriors took less than 12 hours to get to the suggestions of criminal acts. Well done. You're getting better.
    • waamo
    • By waamo 11th May 18, 6:08 PM
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    Stick some bins where they park. People are lazy and will park further down rather than move them.
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    • spiro
    • By spiro 12th May 18, 8:59 AM
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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.
    Originally posted by martinthebandit
    You don't need glue, just spray the glass with water and then smooth the paper onto it. Sticks just like it's been glued and you can't get done for damaging the car becuase the screen happened to be wet when you put the note on it.
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    • vikingaero
    • By vikingaero 12th May 18, 9:13 AM
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    If you have a couple of mates/neighbours, then you can bounce a car out of the way with one person at each corner.
    The man without a signature.
    • iolanthe07
    • By iolanthe07 12th May 18, 2:14 PM
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    Some of the advice here just invites retaliatory keying.
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 12th May 18, 2:19 PM
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    You don't need glue, just spray the glass with water and then smooth the paper onto it. Sticks just like it's been glued and you can't get done for damaging the car becuase the screen happened to be wet when you put the note on it.
    Originally posted by spiro
    It could still be classed as criminal damage.
    • Gers
    • By Gers 12th May 18, 6:32 PM
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    Gers
    I found this from a posting on an old police forum from 2011 so can't vouch for the information being up to date:

    The general rule we applied when I worked Division was as above on the basis that, if it was blockinging the car getting off and it would of been clear to a driver who parked the car it would cause an obstruction to someone trying to leave,

    HOWEVER if they returned home and found the obstruction it would still get a ticket, but no Removal as the other party could park elsewhere at that time
    .

    https://www.ukpoliceonline.co.uk/index.php?/topic/46265-obstructing-a-private-driveway/

    The conversation goes on.
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 14th May 18, 8:35 AM
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    First step, a polite note tucked under one of the window wipers.
    Originally posted by martinthebandit
    The OP's tried that already, hence this thread.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 14th May 18, 8:52 AM
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    If the road is that narrow are they blocking access for fire engines and ambulances?

    If so I would approach the police as a 'concerned resident' rather than a 'blocked parker'.
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