FURIOUS residents have called for traffic wardens to stop issuing them with tickets outside their Swindon homes.

Locals in Limes Avenue, Pinehurst, say they can park nowhere else other than on double yellow lines.

They say road markings allowed a bus route to run through their street – but the bus has not been operational for at least a decade.

Some tickets have been issued as early as 6am and 7am.

Mum-of-six Kleo Robinson, 45, has been issued with 15 tickets since September last year. Six were slapped on her car in the last week. Nine of these tickets have since been revoked.

“It’s getting to the stage where it feels like a personal vendetta,” said Kleo.

“It’s really irritating people now. Where are we suppose to park?

“If we park on our side of the road we get tickets.

“It’s strange as well as someone seems to be blacking out these double yellow lines.

“Then the council comes out and paints it up again.

“The residents on the other side of the road can park outside their homes but we can’t.

“I really hope a solution can be found.”

Coun Maurice Fanning (Lab, Gorse Hill and Pinehurst) said he was aware of the situation and sympathised with residents.

“It sounds like the enforcement officers are being a little more over-zealous than they used to be,” he said.

“They could do with using a modicum of restraint.

“I know it’s difficult. We need to look at this otherwise these problems will continue.

“If we don’t introduce dropped kerbs and allow parking in front gardens these problems are never going to ease.”

North Swindon MP Michael Wills said: “I’ve been dealing with this issue for some months. This is clearly a big problem and is yet to be resolved.

“I would like to say that council officers are taking a constructive approach to the problem and I’ve always found these officers willing to do their best for the people of Swindon.”

Swindon Council spokesman Richard Freeman said: “We are aware of the matter and are looking into it.”