Fed-up Swansea residents' complain of five years of parking problems
RESIDENTS of a street in Morriston say they have been plagued with parking problems for the last five years.
Homeowners on Mynydd Garnllwyd are calling for urgent action over the issue as they it's impossible to find a space outside their homes.
They also fear their children's safety is being placed at risk with cars parked all over the place and claim traders in the area are using the street as a car park.
Mum-of-two Rebecca Field, aged 26, of Mynydd Garnllwyd, Morriston, said she had encountered parking problems since moving in a couple of months ago but her neighbours had suffered far longer.
Traders are said to be taking up some of the parking spaces.
A Swansea Council spokesman said they were aware of residents' concerns and were looking into the issues raised.
Mrs Field said: "My neighbours have complained about having trouble parking outside their homes for five years and I have had problems since I moved in during the last two months.
"I have had no joy since I have been here after contacting the council.
"It's dangerous for the children even to go in and out of the car as traffic is having to squeeze past because there are cars parked all over the place.
"I have had my wing mirror hit so many times and one of my neighbours has got his wing mirror hanging off.
"There's problems here every day."
She added: "I have asked the council for residents' parking but the best thing for safety is to have a drive or drop the curb for us.
"The council want £2,500 per house for the curb to be dropped but we are living in council accommodation."
Mrs Field said the majority of the time she had to park outside other people's homes further down the street. She said: "It's horrendous we have to park half way down the road.
"I've had to park outside my neighbours' houses who are old ladies and then their relatives have to park half way down the road."
She said those living on the street would be yelled at if they looked to park outside their homes.
Mrs Field said the local authority had offered to put in place a line along the street but she didn't believe it would make a difference to those looking to leave their cars there.
"You get shouted at by people for parking outside your own house," she added.
"The council did say what if you can get a white line on the road — but that's not going to stop people.
"We are willing to pay for drives but we cannot afford the price of dropping the curbs."
A Swansea Council spokesman said: "We are aware of the residents parking concerns and are looking into the matter."