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Two residents in my street have placed “No Parking” signs on their boundary wall which fronts on to a public road, and another sign stating “Wheel Clamping in Operation”. Are they legally entitled to do this?

Anyone is entitled to park on a public road, subject to any local authority or police restrictions in force, or (for example) where an official dropped kerb is in place. In any case, wheel clamping and the towing away of vehicles is now illegal, except where carried out by the police, local authorities, government agencies and bailiffs. Therefore parking notices warning that clamping and towing are in operation are no longer effective. So while it’s not technically an offence to display the sign, its message is unenforceable.

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