Fed up residents block drivers with WHEELIE BINS to save parking space on street – but are they right?

FED UP residents have resorted to blocking drivers with WHEELIE BINS in order to reserve parking spaces – but is the trashy practice wheelie acceptable?

Bins were laid side-by-side in a Birmingham street, with one driver of a people carrier hogging two parking spaces next to them.

But this meant the car juts out into the middle of the road, forcing drivers through a narrow gap just so they could drive past.

It is not known if the driver of the white people carrier put the bins there.

A shocked passer-by who saw the scene in Oldfield Road, Balsall Heath, told Birmingham Live the behaviour is "ridiculous".

They said: "The bins were flat and did not have waste in them. The white people carrier parked there next to the bins.

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"It was double parked next to the bins. The car was sticking out into the road. The bin was placed so the lids did not open.

"It was ridiculous. It was taking up two spaces."

The surprised resident added how they were confused because the space is not in the way of anyone's driveway and does not block access to properties.

The wheelie bins are the latest in a long line of bizarre items used by Birmingham residents to claim back parking spaces on their streets.

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It follows a parking mad resident who CHAINED wheelie bins to the tarmac outside their home with a lock only they could open.

Suhad Miah from Handsworth in Birmingham spotted the garbage behaviour outside his pal's home.

He told The Sun: "That road is really bad for parking, you can't even drive down it – it's a nightmare.

"It is a congested area – but this was something different."

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While in March, residents in Sparkhill and Sparkbrook, also in Birmingham, were left enraged after discovering trollies full of concrete were being used to block spaces.

Bricks were also used to secure the trollies in place – presumably to keep motorists from rolling into spaces outside homes.


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