Sparks fly in Hatfield clamping row

A MYSTERY duo took matters into their own hands after car parking attendants struck outside a school this week.

The pair were passing by Howe Dell School in Hatfield last Thursday afternoon, where more than a dozen cars belonging to mums picking up their children were clamped right in front of their eyes.

Around 10 angry parents had to cough up �120 to Parking Control Management (PCM) to get the clamps removed.

But one mum was more lucky.

Armed with an angle-grinder, two men removed the clamp themselves amid a flurry of sparks.


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But the gesture did nothing to appease others, who called the Welwyn Hatfield Times to complain about the clamping.

The problem arose after new posters suddenly appeared stating non-permit parking was only allowed on Salisbury Hall Drive, Dragon Road and The Runway at limited times on weekdays.

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Parents were never informed of the change, nor saw the posters.

For more reaction to this story, see this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, out now.

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