City workers paint yellow lines around businessman’s wife’s car while he is at work after objecting to plans for new parking restrictions on his street
- Hamid Beheshti, 58, has been living on the streets of Dorset for 24 years
- He says the council ignored his objections to the implementation of the yellow line
- In October, the municipality painted the yellow lines around his wife’s car
A businessman says he feels ‘bullied’ after overzealous officials painted double yellow lines around his wife’s car.
When Hamid Beheshti got home from work, he found that the council had painted his wife’s car, despite assurances that they would investigate his concerns beforehand.
The 58-year-old director of a management consultancy, who has lived on the street in Christchurch, Dorset, for 24 years, said the council had acted unfairly and ignored his pleas for a meeting to discuss the plans.
BCP Council began painting double yellow lines along Norfolk Avenue, a cul-de-sac, to reduce the presence of cars for the benefit of cyclists, pedestrians and elderly users.
However, Mr Beheshti says the problem is that trucks and vans park on the opposite sidewalk, suggesting bollards would reduce congestion more effectively than yellow lines.
He said: “In January 2020, I emailed and objected to this double yellow line implementation.
Mr Beheshti says he feels ‘bullied’ after overzealous officials painted double yellow lines around his wife’s car (pictured)
When Hamid Beheshti came home from work, he found that the council had painted his wife’s car, despite assurances that they would investigate his concerns beforehand.
Mr Beheshti (pictured) says he has been writing to the council since January 2020 but they have ignored his concerns
“I followed proper protocol and suggested that they consult me as someone who has lived here for nearly 25 years.
“They said they would, but they went ahead and put these rules down.
He added: ‘Here’s the punch line, on September 17 I got a call from a BCP council representative who left me a voicemail saying categorically they wouldn’t paint the yellow lines until they investigated and got back to me. come.
‘Not even a month later I leave for work and they come to paint double yellow lines in front of my house.
“My wife’s car was parked in the usual spot and they really painted her car. It’s laughable.
He continued: ‘We struggled to sleep last night because we feel bullied. We feel a lot of dishonesty here and someone 20 miles away is sitting in an office and doing this without visiting us.
“I just want to know why my objections have clearly not been considered?
A BCP Council spokesman said: ‘The proposed Traffic Regulations (TRO) for the new double yellow lines were advertised for public comment.
‘The purpose of the lines was to keep a cycle route free for cyclists.
In May 2020, two objections were received and considered as part of the legal and democratic process. It was then decided to proceed with the TRO and the lines were then marked after further assessment.’