ACARER has taken to social media to name and shame inconsiderate drivers who are hampering her disabled mum.
53, has been using her Twitter feed @natterback and Facebook to post pictures of cars parked on the pavement at Ebbdale Close, in central Stockport.
She says they are causing obstructions to the footway, especially for people such as her mum June Johnson, who is 85 and uses a wheelchair due to medical complaints including a fractured heel, arthritis and a heart condition.
But when Lorraine, who lives nearby on Higher Hillgate, asks people to move they refuse and are often rude so she has taken to the internet to express her growing displeasure.
She said: “I am getting more and more frustrated by the amount of car owners who park on this street, partly on the pavement because it is a narrow road.
“It is so inconsiderate and means people can’t get past.
“I explained this to one person and he just said, ‘ tough’, and I’m faced with this sort of attitude almost every single day.
“So I’ve put pictures on Twitter as proof of what is going on and will do until it is sorted out.
“It is dangerous as it often forces you to walk on the road and you can’t always see cars coming.”
Lorraine has asked Stockport Council to put yellow lines on the road so any inconsiderate parkers can face enforcement action.
This would leave residents still able to park on their drives.
But permit parking is not an option as a survey found insufficient residents on Ebbdale Close want the expense of pay- ing for this.
The road is a popular choice for drivers to leave their cars as it is a short walk to Stockport town centre.
Councillor Martin Candler, executive member for supporting places, said: “Stockport Council doesn’t have currently any powers to enforce against pavement parking unless there are yellow lines on the carriageway.
“If a vehicle is blocking the footway or is parked dangerously, residents can contact the police’s non-emergency number to report the matter.
“Bollards to prevent vehicles driving onto the footway to park can be installed at specific locations but widespread use in residential areas is discouraged due to cost and maintenance implications.”