Friday, April 11, 2014

Parking row sees tank on streets of Bristol

Traders angry with plans for a residents' parking zone in Bristol have driven a 1942 Sherman tank around the streets of Clifton in protest.

Mayor George Ferguson wants to roll out the city-wide scheme to deter commuter parking on residential streets.

Mr Ferguson wants to implement a blanket roll-out of parking zones within 18 months, with residents paying between £48 and £96 for permits.

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Organiser Tony Miles said the protest "wasn't just about boys' toys" but to get a "serious message" across. "The good people of Clifton are speaking out that something has to be done about parking," he said. "We've chosen the tank because it represents power and a way to defend your territory when you go to war," Mr Miles said.

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