I was given £85 fine after football fans parked outside my home and took my space – I'm livid

A DAD has been left furious when he was slapped with an £85 fine after football fans parked outside his home.

Danny Wilson was forced to park his BMW four doors away from his home in Fenton as his usual parking space was taken.

The dad said that after circling the area a number of times he was forced to park on the corner of Glebedale Road and Tirley Road.

He told Stoke-on-Trent Live: “I was furious. Normally it’s a nice and quiet road. Whenever Stoke are playing at home it’s a nightmare and dangerous.

"They are parking everywhere. They have got no respect and are parked on the corners everywhere and I’ve never seen a ticket on their cars.

“I went around the block four times and there was nowhere close where I could park. I’ve got a nice BMW and I’m not going to have it damaged because Stoke are playing.


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"I suffer from severe arthritis in my hip and I can’t walk great distances because it does cause a lot of pain. The whole area was rammed.

“Fans know that if they car share it’s cheaper to pay a parking fine than to park at the bet365 Stadium and that’s just messed up.

"I can understand where they are coming from but why should all the residents suffer so they could go to watch a game?

"My neighbour is a very old bloke and he shouldn't be walking miles to park. It was a nice day so it pulled even more people out to watch the match.

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“The parking was worse than normal. There’s a car park and it was completely busy, there was nowhere we could park.

"The council there was a little bit of a dropped kerb on the path, and that I was blocking it.”

Danny has since appealed the "insulting" fine and has called for the council to make the street permit-parking only on Stoke City matchdays.

He added: “They are not getting paid. I had to go to the chemist to get my prescription and when I came back one of the neighbours told me I had got a ticket.

"I was like ‘are you taking the p**s?’. A lot of the other streets have had problems with Stoke fans parking up there and the council has actually turned it to permit parking only but they haven't done it anywhere near here yet.

“We are hoping they will do it sometime in the near future. "

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A city council spokesman said: “The penalty was issued for a car parked on a pavement blocking the tactile dropped kerb intended to support people with disabilities, in particular those with a visual impairment.

"Mr Wilson is welcome to appeal the decision and the circumstances of the penalty will be looked into. Mr Wilson may contact us to find out more about residents’ parking schemes.”

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