Search

Upminster dad gets ticket for parking on his own property

PUBLISHED: 12:32 14 February 2017

Roy Newman has appealed a ticket issued on his car in his front garden.

Roy Newman has appealed a ticket issued on his car in his front garden.

Roy Newman

A man was woken up with a surprise when he found a parking ticket on his car, in his front garden.

Roy Newman, 49, of Roseberry Close, Upminster, was fast alseep when woken by his son who presented him with the ticket.

Mr Newman, who had a dropped curb created outside his home to enable his car to be parked in his front garden, said he was shocked.

“It’s unbelievable,” he said.

“Whether they’re [the council] trying to make money out of people, I just don’t know. There is no way you cannot see it’s my front garden.

“I was speechless. When my son came in with the ticket I couldn’t believe it. I’ve lived at my house for 16 years. I had the drop curb for years and years.”

Mr Newman has appealled the ticket issued at 8.02am on Saturday February 4.

A council spokesman said: “The ticket may have been given in error, so we urge the recipient to appeal so it can be investigated properly, and revoked if a mistake has been made.”

“They should squash it,” continued Mr Newman.

“The reason given for the ticket was parked on a grass verge. But it’s my front garden.”

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 19:00

Social care was the main issue on the agenda when Havering MPs met with the new minister for local government earlier this week.

Yesterday, 17:00

A police officer in the parks department has been presented with a prestigious award after helping to save a man’s life.

Yesterday, 15:00

A mental health charity is delighted that it has won funding that will benefit the community.

Yesterday, 14:36

A man has been taken to hospital after suffering from a stab wound to the arm.

Yesterday, 13:49

A man wanted in connection with a burglary in Brentwood has links to Romford, Barking and Dagenham.

Yesterday, 12:00

Celebrations are underway as the rating of the trust providing mental heath care for Havering’s residents has been upgraded by inspectors.

Yesterday, 10:04

A man’s body has been found outside a block of flats this morning.

Yesterday, 09:52

Residents will soon be able to get urgent healthcare advice and prescriptions issued from GPs, paramedics and pharmacists over the phone.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Lisa and Jennie are cousins who grew up in the borough. Their grandmother, ‘Nanny Fish’ was a huge part of their lives, and while she had dementia and increasing needs, she really benefited from having care in her nephew’s loving home. This experience was the inspiration for Lisa and Jennie to set-up their own home care service.

Breaking News

Yesterday, 10:04

A man’s body has been found outside a block of flats this morning.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now