Statement from Cllr Peter McDonald:

“I have been approached by a number of people who are extremely concerned that they will be prosecuted should they park their car in the dead-end part of Birmingham Road near the A38: to take walks through the woods that are open to the public. After fake warning notices of prosecutions were placed on vehicles parked there.

It is legitimate to park there if you are visiting residents, taking a stroll through the woods. Residents going for a stroll through the woods should not be harassed in such away. Many residents became upset when they wrongly believe they were breaking the law.

I have informed the police and hopefully action will be taken against those responsible for harassing people in such a despicable way,”