Sisters find notes 'stuck to Range Rover with silicone' after parking on street

Ellie Newman, 36, and her sister Jordana Timeyin, 39, park their cars on a street near where they both work in Whitefield, Greater Manchester. However, after returning from their shift at loan agency Bridgewater Acceptances on Thursday, the women found notes stuck on their windscreens with glue.

The note, written in black felt tip pen, read: “Please stop using this street as a car park.

“Residents are coming home from work/shopping and can not park on their own street!!”

But both Ellie and Jordana say they are legally allowed to park on the street as they pay tax.

Ellie, who lives in Whitefield, told Manchester Evening News: “There are no yellow lines.

“We work in the area and this is what we pay road tax for.

“Our offices have been there 20 years.

“This has happened about four times.

“We have had our car scratched and around four notes left, stuck on with super glue, gaffer tape and now silicone.

“This is criminal damage.”

Ellie’s friend and colleague Rachel Shard, 41, said she used to park her own vehicle on another nearby street, but also suffered vandalism.

She said: “It was costing me to get my car repaired so I won’t park here anymore.

“I think it is jealousy.”

Ellie says she has logged the incident to the police online.

And the row comes after Daily Express uncovered a loophole which allows random drivers to legally stop their car outside houses as homeowners or tenants have no preferential treatment.

According to the official RAC parking guide: “It is perfectly legal to park outside someone’s house, unless the vehicle is blocking a driveway or a wheel is over a dropped kerb.

“Other situations in which parking isn’t permitted include streets governed by residents’ parking permits or any of the restrictions outlined above, i.e. double yellow lines.”

Greater Manchester Police have been contacted for comment.

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