We’re furious after being hit with parking fines – but it’s because the spaces are too small

Angry residents have been annoyed that they are being fined for parking because the parking bays are too small.

Several locals in Romford, east London, have been fined for parking outside car park lines.

Many Romford residents say the parking lots just aren't big enough


Many Romford residents say the parking lots just aren’t big enoughPhoto credit: SWNS

However, many claim that the rooms are not large enough to fit within the confines.

Lee Street, 46, is a vendor who delivers to the area and asks why he got a ticket four weeks ago.

The Romford man said he parked on the street for years, getting his van as close to the curb as possible.

He thinks the pens have always been too small and thinks the wardens were considerate beforehand.

Mr Street said: “If the bays aren’t wide enough, how are we supposed to get supplies?”

“Traffic cops should use common sense when issuing speeding tickets.”

Another resident, Alicia Perfect, was also recently fined for parking in the area and said minor violations cost locals dearly.

Ms Perfect, 20, is now appealing the £30 fine she was given after her Toyota Aygo struggled to fit in a bay and she was forced to park with the wheel out.

She said: “It’s just unfair, especially when you’re paying for your parking.”

“I used to go to Collier Row, but now I don’t because it’s not worth the risk.”

She claimed that many parking machines in the area were not working, meaning people were unable to shop locally for fear of being fined for wrong parking or for not having a parking ticket.

A Havering Council spokesman admitted one machine on Collier Row Road was not working but said two others were.

They added that motorists have the option to pay for tickets online through the RingGo app.

Another resident, Lorna Brockington, took to Facebook to urge the city council to listen to locals and take action before repeated fines paralyze the high street.

She wrote, “This has to stop.”

“This aggressive ticketing will drive people out of our stores, which will ruin some businesses’ footfall.”

Havering Council has stated that all car parks are of normal standards.

A council spokesman said: “We are unable to comment on specific cases but can confirm that all car parks are to normal standards and that there were three machines on this road and two were operational at the time. “Fines have been imposed.

“There are also ways to pay online through the RingGo app.

“If someone believes they have received a fine in error, they can appeal online.

“The service responds to appeals within 56 business days.”

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Drivers have been warned that parking under a tree could cost them a £1,000 fine.

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Lee Street wants traffic cops to use


Lee Street wants traffic cops to use “common sense” when issuing speeding ticketsPhoto credit: SWNS

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing Alley@ustimespost.com.

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