During the severe winter of 2009, we had problems with neighbours parking on the pavement over the entrance to our pathway. My wife had broken her ankle earlier that year and had great difficulty walking, and I had cleared the pavement and our pathway to allow her access to our home, only to find neighbours parking on the pavement over entrance to our pathway, although we had complained about the parking. This led to an altercation between the neighbour and ourselves ending in us being threatened. The neighbour was subsequently charged, though case was eventually dropped by Procurater.
Since then we have had to park a vehicle outside our home to ensure that the neighbours do not park on the pavement opposite our pathway, as the father seems to think the pavement is a public carpark, as he continually parks on it, causing problems to anyone with a pram, wheelchair (which my son requires 24/7). He also parks within about 12inches of the rear bumper of my sons car, although we have a sticker on the rear window stating we require access for a wheelchair.
This is not the only case of parking on the pavement in our village, but he seems to think there is nothing wrong with this practice even although there is no-one parked across from him.
Police took action against people who perpetually park on a public FOOTPATH.