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Crackdown on parking on verges

MOTORISTS are being warned they could end up footing the bill for damage caused to grass verges if they continue to park on them.

MOTORISTS are being warned they could end up footing the bill for damage caused to grass verges if they continue to park on them.

A borough-wide campaign has been launched by Solihull Council to curb the growing problem which causes an unnecessary expense to repair.

Not only does it hit the council in the pocket, it also causes an eyesore for residents and a potential danger to road users.

Councillor Ted Richards, cabinet member for transport, highways and infrastructure, said: ”Inconsiderate people who park their cars on the borough’s grass verges are causing an unnecessary expense to Solihull tax payers.”

The council has initially been targeting the Lyndon and Elmdon wards - areas which have been particularly hit by the problem.

Letters have been issued on more than 50 cars caught parked on verges which warn drivers of the possibility they may have to pay if they are found to have caused damage.

Lyndon Councillor, Ken Rushen (Lib Dem), said: “We have problems at the Coventry Road end of Wagon Lane with double parking before you even mention grass verges.

“It’s a problem throughout the borough, and it’s getting worse because there are too many cars and too little space.”

 

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