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Mum fears she could face daily fines as parking enforcement introduced

PUBLISHED: 11:56 16 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:04 16 January 2019

Kimberley Page with her three-year-old son Hunter. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Kimberley Page with her three-year-old son Hunter. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A mum-of-one fears newly-introduced parking enforcement in Norwich will leave her facing daily fines.

Kimberley Page struggling to get her three-year-old son Hunter in and out of the car in the tight space in the garage. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYKimberley Page struggling to get her three-year-old son Hunter in and out of the car in the tight space in the garage. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Kimberley Page and other residents living at Dray’s Yard in King Street have been told they can no longer park outside their garages.

Should they do so, they risk being fined by a Norwich-based parking enforcement company which started operating at the site last year.

Miss Page, 30, said: “I understand you can’t park anywhere, but it has never been an issue in this courtyard for the four years I have been here.

“My issue is that it’s impossible for me to park my car in my garage and so I will be ticketed daily.”

New parking enforcement at Drays Yard which could see people fined if they park outside of their spaces or garages. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNew parking enforcement at Drays Yard which could see people fined if they park outside of their spaces or garages. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Until Tuesday (January 15), when enforcement began, people living in the courtyard had been freely parking outside their garages.

But in September, Parking and Security Solutions started operating at the site.

A letter was sent to all residents in October informing them they were not allowed to park outside their garages or allocated bays, as stated in the lease.

A spokesman for the company stressed the parking terms had not changed, only that they would now be enforced.

The notice Kimberley Page has put in her car window. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe notice Kimberley Page has put in her car window. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Miss Page said she is unable to fit her car fully in her garage due to other items stored inside.

She claimed it was also not wide enough to get her son out of the vehicle.

“If the parking regulations had have been different four years ago I would not have moved in,” she said.

“If this parking issue cannot be changed I am going to be forced to move house.”

Kimberley Page upset at new parking enforcement regulations put in place at Drays Yard. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYKimberley Page upset at new parking enforcement regulations put in place at Drays Yard. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Another resident, who is aged in her 50s, said she had already been fined.

She said: “I lease a very small and tight garage, and it is almost impossible to get my car into it.

“I have arthritis in my knees and hips and need to be able to open my door wide to enable me to exit my vehicle.”

A spokesman for Parking and Security Solutions said: “Whilst we sympathise with the people affected, most residents adhere to these terms and only a small number encounter problems when they have relatives, partners and friends over who chose to park in the car park despite there being no space. “This in turn causes issues for other users of the car park.”

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