Trapped by driveway parking bay

Bungling council workers have painted a new parking bay right across a homeowner’s driveway, leaving her afraid of becoming a prisoner in her own home.

The pensioner has slammed her local council after a parking bay was painted not just outside her house – but right across her driveway. The pensioner is now worried she will become a prisoner in her own home after bungling council workers put lines across her drive when a new parking scheme came into force last month.

“I have been in touch with the council constantly since the parking scheme was announced to flag this up,” said the 75-year-old.” But all that council officials can say is that drivers should know it is illegal to park in front of a driveway. “I couldn’t believe it when the workmen just turned up and started painted the bay right outside my driveway,” she said.

Director of Regeneration and Environment at Doncaster Council, Peter Dale said a new parking scheme came into force to combat the problem of day parking associated with the nearby hospital. “It is an offence to block access to a property and the scheme does not change this,” he added.