The HUGE neighbors have launched a war on Manchester City fans who park their cars on their busy streets on match days – by blocking the road with crates of their cakes.
Elaine Burns is even nicknamed “The Breaker” for regularly battling motorists who dare try to park on their side street in Greater Manchester.
Locals blamed the match day chaos for their bad luck, after fans brazenly flouted parking restrictions.
People who live in the streets around Etihad even insist that wardens don’t bother to fine those who break the rules – so have recruited a brave citizen to tackle the bad violators. worst.
City fan Tony Almond, 77, who lives on Charlesworth Street told The Sun: “Elaine doesn’t mess around and she always tells people.
“She’s just a baby.
“The whole road is packed with cars on match days. I had to put trash cans to block the road and prevent people from parking.
“It’s only for licensees, but you don’t see too many guards coming around to enforce the rules.”
Elaine earned the nickname “The Bouncer” after repeatedly confronting motorists parked in their street and telling MAN: “They don’t care, they just get tickets.”
Tony also claimed that coaches and buses full of fans were selfishly blocking street corners when they were desperate to park – posing “danger” to those trying to cross the busy main road.
He added that if he needed to go shopping, he had to leave early and come back quickly, or risk losing the space outside his home.
Elaine doesn’t have any mess and she always tells everyone
Tony added: “Once someone parked their car outside and I asked them to move. But they only gave me two fingers.
“So I called the managers and they came round and lifted the car into a van and took it away.”
Other residents have complained about drunken fans getting back into their cars, saying “absolute chaos”.
Marie Riley, 60, said: “Here is the spirit as the game goes on – absolute chaos.
“Some cars showed up with fans drinking and bottles could roll down the street and break so there were shards of broken glass everywhere.
“Sometimes we have to park our car further away when we go shopping and carry our bags home.
“I have seen ticket managers but they don’t seem to care and are happy to pay parking fines. That’s why we were forced to put crates on the road. ”
Margaret Fox, 55, who lives on nearby Hinkley Street, added: “All the cars get really annoying on match days and when the new arena is built it will only make everything got worse.
“But I don’t agree with having year-round restrictions. It would be a real pain for visitors to scroll through and many older people wouldn’t know how to get them online.
“It would also be a real hassle only twice for visitors.”
Currently, Manchester City Council has a number of residential parking options around the Etihad Stadium, but they are considering implementing a new one to prevent nightmare parking problems.
That’s the spirit here as the game goes on – absolute chaos.
Under the new plan, that means parking restrictions are in place every day of the week, and some streets will only allow permit holders to park between midday and 11pm.
Others will limit their stays to a maximum of 90 minutes during that time fighting the parking wars.
Visitors will have to apply for permits online, with residents assuming they will be limited to a maximum of two permits for friends and family, and the digital system discouraging seniors.
A business license can also be applied for, but will cost £45 per year.
Councilor Tracey Rawlins, environmental executive at Manchester council said: “Through other Manchester resident parking schemes, we know they can make a positive impact for those who live within its boundaries.
“As Manchester continues to grow, especially in East Manchester, we need to make sure measures are in place to support those who have called this their home for years.
“The further development of the Etihad Campus as well as the construction of a new stadium is very exciting for the future of the city, but that is unlikely for the residents and local businesses.”
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8497395/neighbours-wage-war-against-drivers-street-wheelie-bins/ We’re waging war with WHEELIE BINS against our road drivers and have our own one-woman army called ‘The Bouncer’