Keep clear - Homeowner risks a fine if he parks outside his own home

Keep clear of the schoolwhich closed 18 jare terug! Homeowner risks a fine if he parks outside his own home after council workers paint signs in front of primary which closed in 2003

  • Greg Smith, 56, lives in a converted ex-school in Grewelthorpe, Noord-Yorkshire
  • He came home to find a ‘keep clearsign and zig zag lines painted on the road outside his house
  • Contractor allegedly said to ‘come out with a tin of black paint and paint it over
  • A Yorkshire homeowner was left dumbfounded after spotting a ‘Keep Clearsign painted on the road outside his home.

    Greg Smith, 56, lives in a converted village schoolwhich closed its doors 18 jare terug – in Grewelthorpe, Noord-Yorkshire.

    The large yellow sign was accompanied by zig-zag lines, which Mr Smith feared would put him in the ‘ridiculousposition of risking a fine if he parked outside his house.

    Greg Smith, 56, lives in a converted village school - which closed its doors 18 jare terug - in Grewelthorpe, Noord-Yorkshire

    Greg Smith, 56, lives in a converted village schoolwhich closed its doors 18 jare terug – in Grewelthorpe, Noord-Yorkshire

    Mr Smith’s complaints fell on deaf ears at first, as contract workers suggested he should black out the zig-zag markings after they had left, die BBC berig.

    Hy het gesê: ‘It was a bit stupid as [the contractor] realised it wasn’t a school anymore.

    The contractor was alleged to have said: “If I was you, I’d come out with a tin of black paint once I’ve gone and paint it over.

    News of the painted lines around the old school, wat toegemaak het 2003, quickly became a ‘standing jokein the village.

    Intussen, Mr Smith said he had tried and failed several times to get hold of his local authority’s highways team.

    The large sign was accompanied by zig-zag lines, which Mr Smith feared would put him in the 'ridiculous' position of risking a fine if he parked outside his house

    The large sign was accompanied by zig-zag lines, which Mr Smith feared would put him in the ‘ridiculousposition of risking a fine if he parked outside his house

    North Yorkshire County Council has since apologised for the error.

    Melisa Burnham, from North Yorkshire County Council’s highways team, gesê: ‘This is a genuine mistake and the lines and markings will be removed as soon as possible.

    ‘There will be no prosecutions for people parking on the markings in the meantime.

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