A SOLIHULL motorist has slammed local police after he was slapped with a £30 parking ticket outside his own home.
Craig Gill from Odensil Green told the Solihull News that he has parked partly on the kerb - as do all his neighbours - for years without any problems.
The 27-year-old said it was necessary as otherwise cars found it a struggle to pass by.
He also claimed it would be almost impossible for emergency services to navigate the green if all householders parked only on the road.
The Birmingham City Football Club employee said: "Its only since Land Rover started work on a multi-storey car park, that the police are trying to stop their workers from parking in nearby streets.
"All my neighbours think thats a brilliant idea but I was the only one given a fixed penalty ticket.
"The police could have had the decency to knock on my door and warn residents that they would be doing this.
"I will pay the fine but I want to highlight that local residents are not happy with Land Rover staff parking here."
Parking on a pavement is not illegal unless it causes an obstruction, according to government website www.parliament.uk.
Since 1991, parking on pavements has been a decriminalised offence in many parts of the UK and is essentially the responsibility of individual local authorities.
However, the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 can give police the power to prosecute for driving on the pavement and obstruction.