A woman who lives near Hull Fair says she was “squared up to” and called a “s***” after asking a Hull Fair visitor to move from her parking space outside her home.
Charlie Gorman, 28, of Sunny Bank, says that she was just trying to politely ask the woman, who did not have a permit to park in the street, to move on Monday evening.
But she says the terrifying response left her “intimidated” and she now feels scared to ask any other non-resident to move.
“I politely asked a woman without a permit to move from outside the house as she was in our spot, but she squared up to me and called me a s***,” said Miss Gorman.
“I was quite shocked and it was really intimidating. We pay to park here and have our passes so all I was saying was that she could get a fine and said that she was in our spot.
“I don’t get paid to move people on and was just trying to be nice but now I’m scared to say anything to anyone else.
“I live right at the back of the fair in Sunny Bank and have done for the last 13 years.
“We don’t knock the fair and knew when we moved here that we would get the noise. That doesn’t bother us and I get that it’s exciting for people to come and enjoy it every year.”
Over the fair’s first weekend, a number of residents living in the area around Walton Street complained they had been blocked in their homes by visitors and that cars had been left “all over grass verges and double yellow lines”.
And Miss Gorman says 2019 has been “the worst year ever” for fair goers parking along her street and claims people are not being dissuaded by the risk of an £80 fine.
“They want to park close to the fair, even though there are signs everywhere saying that it’s for permit holders only and a £80 fine if you’re caught.
“They are parking here until after 11pm and my mum can’t get a spot to park her minibus and is walking for miles to get to the house.
“She’s a childminder too and people are here from 4pm so all the kids then have to walk as well.
“I’m really frustrated for my mum and just don’t think what’s happening is fair at all.”
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