RESIDENTS responded with caution after councillors extended parking restrictions around Stanmore Tube Station.
Twenty roads have been added to the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ), including Berry Hill, Chevalier Close and parts of Pangbourne Drive. Householders regularly complain about motorists parking cars on pavements and grass to catch the Jubilee Line to Wembley.
The CPZ means residents can purchase parking permits if they want to park on the road during restricted times, but other drivers will be subject to a £50 fine.
Helen Benjamin, of Pangbourne Drive, said: "It is a problem, we see the arguments when people get blocked in.
"I think something has to be done, but it will be difficult for people visiting us. People will not want to visit at certain times."
Tony Raymond, of the Stanmore Society, said: "I think it is a method of raising money rather than helping residents.
"Elderly people do not have the money to pay the charges."
Councillor John Nickolay believes the restrictions will benefit the area: He said: "Residents do not have to buy permits, they can choose to park off road; most of the houses have parking in front.
"It is a tried and tested system and most residents wanted to be included in the zone."
The changes will come into affect in August.