My neighbour left a note on my car demanding I give up my licence over my parking – they want the space as they're old | The Sun

A DISABLED mum was left shocked after someone living nearby left a note on her car demanding she give up her licence because of her parking.

Wendy Robinson, 57, who has cerebral palsy and arthritis, was "disgusted" when she spotted the message tucked under the windscreen wiper of her car.

The writer slammed her for not parking with "consideration" and suggested she give up her driving licence – but Wendy claims she was neatly parked within a bay and not blocking access.

Wendy, who uses crutches to walk, claims a man even came out of his home to brag that he wrote the note and demand she give priority to him and other pensioners "because they're old".

The mum, who can't walk more than 20 metres unaided, said it's the third letter she's received ordering her to move her car from the unreserved car park.

She believes parking complaints are borne of people "discriminating" against her disability.

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Wendy, from a village near Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, said: "I live in a bungalow because of my disability.

"All the others [who live nearby] are over 65 and they don't like people who have got disabilities to live near them.

"There's five that have told me I'm not allowed to park there and I've got to give priority to them because they're old.

"They like to think it's private but it's not, anyone can park there, there isn't a sign up to say 'residents only'.

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"It's very upsetting, I'm being victimised. Disabled people shouldn't need to be like this, we live in a world where it's all supposed to be equal."

Wendy, who is unable to work due to her condition, said a woman knocked on her door at 11am on the Sunday morning about where her mobility vehicle was parked so she went to the car park.

When she got there she spotted the note and a man popped out of a nearby house and allegedly claimed to be responsible for it.

Wendy said that there is a car park for people who live in the area, but no one is allocated a space.

She said: "They like to think it's private and it's not, the council say it's first come, first served.

"The man said 'the note was from me. You're parked in my space'.

"He said 'I want you moved from here'. I said 'no I have a right to be here'. He didn't like it.

"He told my daughter 'she needs to give her licence up and the car back'. I've been driving for over 30 years.

Wendy said that it isn't fair that she is receiving backlash and claims she wasn't blocking anyone in.

She added: "I wasn't causing a disturbance with how I was parked. I just have to have extra width for the door because of me being on crutches and he doesn't like that.

"I'm getting backlash after backlash because I am the way I am and it's not fair to be discriminating against me.

"He could have knocked on my door and said 'can you move your car?' You don't expect to have a note put on the car. I wasn't blocking anyone in."

Wendy, who lives with 31-year-old carer daughter Hannah Robinson, said she struggles to get around.

She said she's tried to get a disabled parking bay but that the council won't let her have one.

Wendy said: "I was born with cerebral palsy – I've limited walking because I've got four sets of arthritis, four prolapsed discs,  a curved spine and a degenerative spine, which is crumbling. At the minute I've got a broken ankle as well.

"My ability to walk is severely compromised, I can walk less than 20 metres.

"When I first came here I used to park my car on some grass. Nobody used the grass but people complained and bollards were put there.

"I think people who leave anonymous notes are disgusting and lower than low."

East Riding of Yorkshire Council said that the bollards were erected following several complaints by neighbours regarding Ms Robinson driving over the curb and onto the grass to park directly next to her house.

The council claim Ms Robinson was warned not to do so several times by council officers prior to the bollards being erected.

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesman said: "The council is considering a need for a disabled spot in the area mentioned but it is worth noting this spot would be available for anyone with a disabled parking badge and could not be reserved specifically for one vehicle due to it being on-street parking.

"This is being considered currently.

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"The council does not condone any messages being left on vehicles which are found to be distressing in nature and will be writing to residents in the local area to clear up parking arrangements for the area to avoid any future confusion.

"Any further issues should be sent to the council for consideration via [email protected]."

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