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Van man gets angry when neighbors use carts full of concrete to save parking spots in road wars

A VAN man blasted drivers desperate for leaving trolls full of CONCRETE BLOCKS to save their parking space.

The worker spoke of the long distance residents of Sparkhill and Sparkbrook, Birmingham had to go to save their place.

Residents have filled carts with concrete blocks to save their parking space

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Residents have filled carts with concrete blocks to save their parking spaceCredit: BPM

He says he’s seen sofas, cushions, hats, crates and bricks to make room for hard-to-reach spaces – but said the strollers take things “to another level”.

The man, who did not want to be named, said he most recently saw two demons facing each other in the street, weighed down by concrete slabs.

Rocks have also been attached to the rear of the wheel to secure them in place.

He told Birmingham Mail: “I was driving through Sparkbrook and I saw a parking lot with concrete blocks inside monsters.

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“There’s concrete behind the wheels to prevent them from rolling away.

“They took the right amount of space to get a car or a larger vehicle.”

The worker explained that there were no road markings on the road, adding that it was “crazy” that some would think they could hold a seat.

“It’s unacceptable if that’s the only space available,” he said.

The limited parking has caused a series of horrific driving incidents – with some cars being left on the road, blocking emergency services and motorists.

Today, The Sun Online saw cars parked vertically at the seaside, on intersections and on speed boards.

Outside one house, a sign in the front garden begged: “Please keep this space. It needs medical attention.”

Mohammed Ali, 40, who works at a fast food restaurant on busy Stratford Road, said: “Parking here is a nightmare. The area is very densely populated and the roads are narrow.

“Many people put their cones outside their homes in the hope that no one will park there. But the driver will just move the cone.

“Because there’s nowhere to park, people just park where they can. A lot of cars will be parked on the double yellow lines and on speed bumps.

“For many days the road will be blocked because there are cars in the way.”

Last month, police hit the streets to impose parking fines on many cars.

West Midlands Police have named and shamed drivers online to showcase “the careless behavior that residents have to endure”.

And Birmingham City Council had to install cotton balls on sidewalks “to keep pedestrians safe” outside shops.

Emergency services have also been shut down because of lazy drivers.

In April, the fire brigade was forced to scream, bang on doors and honk horns to get people to move their vehicles.

Garbage trucks are also unable to collect garbage because the roads are blocked.

Imran Mahmood, 57, a local resident, added: “People just drive where they like. I’m not surprised someone is using a stroller. It’s frustrating having to find a spot.

“We need a valet around here every day. They’ll make a lot of money.”

A car can be seen parked on the speed bump on the road

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A car can be seen parked on the speed bump on the roadCredit: John Siddle
Two motors ran across a bend in the road - one bravely faced the flow of traffic

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Two motors ran across a bend in the road – one bravely faced the flow of trafficCredit: John Siddle
This parked car doesn't know if it's coming or going

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This parked car doesn’t know if it’s coming or goingCredit: John Siddle
Limited space in the area means cars have to be parked wherever possible

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Limited space in the area means cars have to be parked wherever possibleCredit: John Siddle

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