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Olton mum celebrates parking victory

AN OLTON mum who slammed Solihull Council over a misleading road sign outside her

AN OLTON mum who slammed Solihull Council over a misleading road sign outside her home is claiming a partial victory after a parking ticket issued to a visitor has been cancelled.

Deborah Green, of Highwood Avenue, said she was incensed after her daughter's boyfriend was issued with the notice on Saturday November 8 and ordered to pay £35 by the local authority within 14 days.

He parked his Blue Nissan outside her property on the single yellow lined road, below a sign which reads no parking between the hours of 9am to 11am and from 2pm to 3pm on Mondays to Fridays.

Mrs Green, was adamant she would not pay the fine and was prepared to go to court over the issue.

She claimed Solihull Council's scheme was ridiculous, because 100 yards from her property another council sign read no parking Monday to Saturday from 9am to 11am and from 2pm to 3pm.

After the Solihull Times contacted the local authority, council officials investigated the matter and said they would be cancelling the ticket given to Mr Burgess.

Yesterday, Mrs Green said: "I am pleased the council has cancelled the ticket as I have never had a speeding or parking ticket in 25 years of driving."

"However, I am still annoyed that there are road signs along this road. I think residents living in Highwood Avenue should be issued with parking permits to allow visitors or family members to leave their vehicles outside their properties when visiting."

She is also planning to mount a petition and campaign with local residents to see if parking

Toby Wilson, parking services manager, said: "We have become aware that there are two restricted parking signs that give different information withing 100 yards of each other. We thank the resident for bringing this to our attention and we will now replace the wrong sign."



Cathrina Hulse
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