Gower pensioner a prisoner as motorists block his drive
A GOWER man says inconsiderate motorists have left him a prisoner in his own home.
Evan Windsor, aged 72, of Salisbury Close, Scurlage, claims the driveway to his house is regularly blocked by other diver's vehicles that stopped him from being able to drive out his property.
He said: "I live in a very remote area and non-restricted parking is limited compared to the number of houses.
"There is probably only about one parking space available per house and most households have more cars than this now.
"People are desperate to find a space closer to home.
"It is really upsetting as I just want to park on my driveway by my own front door without worrying about being blocked in.
"There are always lots of cars parking me in and it has stopped me leaving my house."
Mr Windsor said recently the cars had been churning up the grass near his property and creating a muddy area.
Two weeks ago Mr Windsor said this caused him to slip and fall over and he then had to go to hospital.
He said: "It is causing me a lot of problems and I slipped over and badly bruised myself.
"This has been going on for a long time now and it is making me worried and stressed.
"I should be entitled to go to my own front door and park my car.
"Some of the cars are right outside my window and I can hear them churning the grass up long after I have gone to bed.
"It is affecting my sleep and raising my stress levels.
"I do not feel I can go to my own home anymore and I often stay at relatives."
Mr Windsor said he had approached Swansea Council about the situation.
A spokesman for Swansea Council said: "Swansea Council would encourage motorist not to leave their cars on grass verges."
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