Petition launched by residents who claim cars from nearby Coopers BMW garage are frequently parked across their driveways

Residents have been complaining of staff from the nearby BMW Garage parking down the road tearing up

Residents have been complaining of staff from the nearby BMW Garage parking down the road tearing up grass verges, blocking driveways and preventing traffic from coming down the road. White House Road, Ipswich. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Residents in White House Road and Limerick Close in Ipswich have been battling for cars to stop parking down their road, after daily incidents of driveways and pavements being blocked and grass verges being torn up.

Angry residents claim the problem started around a year ago, with cars from the nearby Coopers BMW garage thought to use the road to park their cars.

Elizabeth Cooper, 65, who lives down Limerick Close, said that people with pushchairs or wheelchairs were unable to use the pavements, as cars often blocked the bungalows designated for disabled people.

She added: “It’s outrageous – we have got a petition up at the moment.”

The issue came to a head last week when an ambulance was unable to get down Limerick Close, and had to park at the end and walk down to one of the properties.

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Family members of a man who died were also unable to park their cars because of the amount of non-resident cars that were parked there.

Albert Grant, Ipswich borough councillor for Whitehouse, said: “We have been trying to talk with the garage, but technically you cannot stop them parking there.

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“We have also been trying to get yellow lines or parking permits down there too.

“I know the residents have started a petition, and I will be presenting it to the council.”

A spokesman from BMW declined to comment.

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