RESIDENTS in a Stafford street who have faced years of parking misery are hoping new wooden railings will finally put a stop to it.
Trenchard Avenue householders were left angry by scores of drivers using their road like a car park and churning up grass verges.
They feared many were using it to avoid paying parking fees at nearby Stafford Hospital, but they were left reeling by the mud trails and wrecked grass.
But now wooden railings have been installed after a fund-raising campaign by Staffordshire County Councillor Maureen Compton.
She said: “I wanted to stop the vandalism by cars of the grass verges. The highways department at the county council suggested I used my highways funding to build wooden railings.
“The staff at the borough council got to work on the design and now we have no parking on one side of the road and the chance for the grass to grow back.”