Residents dispose of wheelie bins in a desperate attempt to reserve a parking space
Wheelie bins have been laid side by side on a busy Birmingham street in a bid to prevent other drivers from stopping
Desperate locals resorted to overturned wheelie bins on the road in an attempt to save a parking space.
Wheelie bins have been laid side by side on a busy Birmingham street in a bid to prevent other drivers from arriving.
But that didn’t stop one driver, with a minivan seen double parked next to the bins, from narrowing the lanes to approach traffic.
A shocked passerby who saw the scene in Oldfield Road, Balsall Heath, told Birmingham Live: “I was returning to my car from a funeral and saw her on the way.
“The bins were flat and had no trash. The white minivan parked there next to the bins.
“It was double parked next to the bins. The car was overtaking the road. The bin was placed so the lids wouldn’t open. It was ridiculous. Someone’s driveway.”
Wheelie bins were the latest in a long line of obstacles used by households to desperately claim spaces on the road in the blink of an eye and you’ll miss them.
In March, furious residents used carts full of rocks to reserve parking spaces.
Two carts were seen placed facing each other outside homes in Sparkbrook, weighted down with concrete slabs. Rocks had also been wedged behind the wheels to hold them in place.
And a driver was stunned after finding a wheelie bin “selfishly” chained to the ground to save a parking space.
Chad Miah was trying to find a parking space near his friend’s house when he came across a wheelie bin blocking an empty parking space, when he went to move it Chad was amazed to find that the wheelie bin was chained to the ground.
Chad’s friend was getting married and the only parking space nearby had a wheelie bin anchored to the tarmac blocking anyone using it, Birmingham Live reports.
Chad attempted to free the obstacle from its moorings near his friend’s property in Handsworth, Birmingham, but discovered it was secured with a chain and padlock to an anchor at the bottom of the road.
Furious Chad told reporters: “My mate lives across the street and he was getting married that day.
“I went to move the bin, only to find that whoever had done this had drilled it into the ground with a bolt and hook. The bin was attached to a metal chain and had a padlock on it.
“They had to strain to do it, just to save a parking space. I was jerking him off, but he wasn’t moving. I’ve seen it all now.”
Residents have gone to extraordinary lengths over the years to secure coveted parking spaces in front of their homes.
Some have placed cones, sofas as well as municipal bins to ensure they have a place to park.