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Annoyed residents block motorists with WHEELIE BINS to save space on the street – but are they right?

FED UP residents have resorted to blocking drivers with WHEELIE BINS to reserve parking.

Bins were placed next to each other on a street in Birmingham, with a people carrier driver taking up two parking spaces next to them.

Garbage cans were placed side by side on a Birmingham street and a people carrier driver parked next to them

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Garbage cans were placed side by side on a Birmingham street and a people carrier driver parked next to themCredit: BPM

But that meant the car jutted into the middle of the road, forcing drivers through a narrow gap just for them to pass.

It is not known whether the driver of the white people carrier put the garbage cans there.

A shocked passerby who saw the scene on Oldfield Road, Balsall Heath recounted Birmingham Live the behavior is “ridiculous”.

They said: “The bins were flat and had no rubbish. The white people carrier was parked there next to the garbage cans.

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“It was double parked next to the bins. The car was on the street. The garbage can was placed in such a way that the lids did not open.

“It was ridiculous. It took up two places.”

The surprised residents added how confused they were because the plaza doesn’t get in the way of a driveway or block access to the properties.

The bins are the latest in a long line of bizarre objects being used by Birmingham residents to reclaim parking on their streets.

It follows a Parking maniac resident CHAINING garbage cans to the tarmac outside their home with a lock that only they could open.

Suhad Miah, from Handsworth in Birmingham, has spotted the littering behavior outside his pal’s house.

He told The Sun: “This road is really bad for parking, you can’t even drive on it – it’s a nightmare.

“It’s a busy area – but that was different.”

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In March, residents of Sparkhill and Sparkbrook, also in Birmingham, were furious after the discovery wagon full of concrete were used to block spaces.

Bricks were also used to secure the trolleys in place – presumably to prevent motorists from rolling into spaces outside houses.

A park-mad local resident CHAINed garbage cans to the pavement in front of his house with a lock only he could pick

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A park-mad local resident CHAINed garbage cans to the pavement in front of his house with a lock only he could pickCredit: BPM
Residents of Sparkhill and Sparkbrook, also in Birmingham, were furious after discovering trollies filled with concrete were being used to block rooms

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Residents of Sparkhill and Sparkbrook, also in Birmingham, were furious after discovering trollies filled with concrete were being used to block roomsCredit: BPM

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