Ealing motorists are celebrating after the council announced plans to scale back its unpopular night time parking enforcement patrols across the borough.
Regular night time patrols from 11pm to 7am will be phased out, with parking attendants only placed on late night duty for special events that are likely to create parking problems.
Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, said: “Night time parking enforcement causes more complaints than solves problems.
“I want to refocus the service so that we concentrate on the things that really bother people, such as drivers parking inconsiderately or dangerously during the day, causing hazards and congestion for other road users.”
A dedicated parking enforcement line is also being set up to help residents whose roads are blighted by people parking inconsiderately.
Reisdents will be able to call the helpline and report problems such as blocked driveways to parking attendants who will be dispatched to deal with the issues.
The council has notified its contractor, NSL, and it is expected the changes will take effect from November.