Parking attendant slaps ‘sinister’ notes on cars on our street… but now neighbors are putting up their OWN signs
A parking war has erupted on a suburban street after a vigilante left “sinister” notes on cars.
Locals are divided over the messages pasted to windscreens in the Bedminstera area of Bristol, and some have now put up their own signs.
People on the British Road were shocked to discover a mysterious parking attendant was living among them.
One of the notices read: ‘Dear Vehicle Owner/Driver, Residents on British Road have noticed that you park regularly but do not live on this street.
“Please be mindful of local residents wishing to park near their properties. We kindly ask you to park your vehicle on the street where you live in the future.”
Shockingly, one of the notices was posted on an unmarked van with a ‘BT engineer on call’ sign inside the vehicle on the dashboard.
A handwritten addendum to the pre-printed tag on this vehicle read: “You don’t work for BT!!!”
Now, as anger and curiosity grew among the houses on the suburban street, a neighbor took matters into his own hands.
They wrote a note claiming they weren’t the park rangers and hung it in their window for everyone to see.
It read, “FYI: It’s not us who leave the notes on cars!”
A British Road resident who wished to remain anonymous agreed Bristol Live: “Parking is an absolute nightmare here and people spend a lot of time driving around looking for a parking space so I understand people getting frustrated but it’s a bit scary.
“Whoever wrote this doesn’t speak for everyone on this street. How do they know that those who own the vehicles don’t live nearby?
“And because parking is a nightmare here, sometimes you have to park quite far from home.
“There are too many cars and not enough roads. But the main thing is, whoever posted that notice doesn’t seem to realize that they have no greater claim to the street outside their hometown than anyone else.”
Kimberley Keenan sympathized with the resident who left the notes
She said: “I live on a street with the same situation.
“There is no parking system for residents, more houses are being built by the minute and there is no parking for them.”
She stressed that the local high street is very busy and two-hour no-parking times make it worse.
The local resident even claimed she sometimes had to wait up to 40 minutes to find a parking space.
Another local, Nicholas Helps, said: “I see both sides of this argument…. Where I object is that a minority of drivers confuse “park” with “save”.
“We were recently unable to park in front of our home because an unknown driver (not a neighbor) parked a battered 30 year old RV in front of the gate for a month without moving it.
“Because of muppets like this, the council will be introducing a parking control program in a couple of months, which will ultimately pass the cost on to residents through a permitting system.”
This comes as people across the UK are finding damning notices on their windscreens.
An angry neighbor even left a note slamming a cop’s parking space shut – despite the cop exiting the vehicle in a daring footrace.
The Hampshire Police officer returned to his car to discover the angry parking ticket after chasing two suspects down a side street.
The note said, “Seriously? What about the valet? ask yourself!
Ned Clarke, 39, found a message on his windscreen from another motorist who claimed he had parked too close.
The sarcastic note read: “Nice parking job a**.
“How about you give me more than three inches to move?
“I know you think this is huge, but your d*** size is smaller than you think. Happy New Year.”
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