The street I live on is often rammed and I have to park on nearby streets. I don't have a disability so it's no real problem for me to walk a few streets. I don't have resident only parking where I live, but think I would be a bit annoyed if it was and I was been asked to cough up £50 for it. It's not a massive amount of money, but who wants to pay £50 for something that was previously free? Running a car is expensive enough already (my tax due this month - £280 OUCH! Reminder to self, check how much tax and insurance are before buying a new car!!). When my Gran passed away we had a guy help us sort out her estate and her house was residents parking only. The guy parked on the street for an hour and got a ticket. He challenged it saying he was there on business helping deal with my grandmothers estate and I wrote a letter backing that up and the ticket was cancelled.