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Fury Over Parking Tickets Again Issued While Drivers Were Asleep In Their Homes

Fury Over Parking Tickets Again Issued While Drivers Were Asleep In Their Homes
Penalty charge notices have again been issued to drivers in the early hours of the morning in Tewkesbury

A motorist could barely believe his eyes when he woke up to find he had been issued with a parking ticket as he slept, again.

Dave Hudson revealed earlier this month that he wrongly received a ticket at 1am outside his home in Perry Hill, Tewkesbury.

Staff from CPM swooped on behalf of social housing provider Stonewater, issuing a number of tickets in the communal car park. At least eight residents close to where he lives were given a £100 parking charge notice.

Stonewater said at the time that it would be discussing the timing of the issuing of tickets with the parking firm “to ensure a reasonable approach is maintained”.

But Mr Hudson said he received another ticket on his car, eight days after the first incident, and this time it was issued at 5.39am.

He said: “CPM Parking have been at it again. I have had enough of their shenanigans.”

Fury Over Parking Tickets Again Issued While Drivers Were Asleep In Their Homes
Dave Hudson with the first ticket he was given in Perry Hill, Tewkesbury (Image: Dave Hudson)

He said the reason given for issuing the ticket was, as last time, because his car was parked ‘outside of a marked bay’.

But apart from a small number of disabled parking bays, there are no bays in the car park.

He said the ticket also had the added reason of ‘obstructive parking’ on it.

He added: “The car was in the same position as the last time I got a ticket on it but this time they gave a different reason.”

Mr Hudson said that as with his first ticket, it was quashed by Stonewater when he rang to complain about it.

Fury Over Parking Tickets Again Issued While Drivers Were Asleep In Their Homes
One of the cars issued with a ticket, in Perry Hill, Tewkesbury (Image: Dave Hudson)

But he said it had caused him, and other residents who also received tickets, further upset.

“I was absolutely fuming,” he said.

In a letter posted to Perry Hill residents, Stonewater said CPM’s patrols of the area had been suspended.

Karen Herbert, Stonewater’s area manager, said it had been brought to her attention that CPM had again issued penalty charge notices to a number of residents.

She said, in the letter: “I can confirm that I have spoken to the manager of CPM and all notices have been cancelled.

“We had initially agreed that notices would be issued for vehicles not displaying a permit but as I have said there will be no further patrols with immediate effect.

“We will shortly be reviewing the future arrangements for the parking scheme at Perry Hill.”