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Residents have been urged not to use cones to reserve parking spaces in Lichfield.
People living around the Beacon Street area have long campaigned for restrictions to prevent city centre workers using local streets.
But some have now begun using cones as a deterrent.
However, a spokesperson for the Beacon Street Area Residents’ Association have urged members not to do so.
“We are aware that some residents are using cones to deter casual parking and placing their own notes to vehicle windscreens,” they said. “We are advised but he police that this action should not be taken.
“If you have a problem you should report it to the authorities.
“Unless the parked vehicle is contravening the law on the public highway, no action can be taken.”
Despite issuing the guidance to residents, the group has said it understands the feelings of people living in the area.
“Unfortunately, we can see no solution to the parking problems plaguing our streets,” they added. “We have sympathy for the residents of Beacon Street and the side roads who feel frustrated about the lack of action.”
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