FURIOUS driver Philip Reese has been slapped with a parking ticket for parking his car outside his house.
Philip, who lives in Victory Road in Tredworth has been parking in the same place for years.
But he was given the ticket because the front wheel of his car was touching the yellow zigzag lines outside his house.
He said: “The zigzag lines are here because there is a school near my house. “I have been here for 30 years and for the last few years I have said the council should get rid of the bollards.
“It is difficult for me to fit my car into the space.
“I have a Skoda car and when I need to park I need to check the bollard behind and the zigzag lines in front.
“I need to make sure it fits in.”
Parking restrictions on the road mean drivers cannot stop on the marking between Monday to Friday from 8.15am to 9.15am and 2.45pm to 3.30pm.
Philip has now challenged the £35 parking ticket which was given to him on February 5.
He said: “I was given another ticket a while back but I admit at that time the car was parked six inches over.
“This time it was just touching. I couldn’t move it back because of the bollard.
“We have been asking for these bollards to be removed which will give all the drivers move room to park outside their houses.
“A while back the council removed some double yellow lines on the street but I don’t know why they kept the zigzag lines.
“At home times it is busy but parents have to pick their children up, which is understandable.”
City councillor Usman Bhaimia (L, Barton and Tredworth) said: “The double yellow lines were removed four years ago but the zigzag lines were over looked and not removed.
“Mr Rees was parking his car in front of his house after the road was blocked on the right side in front of the school for years.
“Victory Street has six bollards which need to be removed to make space for six cars parking to ease the parking problem and avoid accidents.
Jim Daniels, Parking Manager at Gloucestershire County Council said, “Parking outside school gates is a national problem and zigzag lines are put in to keep children safe.
“There is ample parking nearby without the need to park illegally.”