Motorists who have parked without trouble in their quiet Heston street for 30 years are furious after a traffic warden ticketed more than a dozen cars in one morning.
Residents who live in The Warren told the Chronicle they are disgusted after being issued confusing parking fines from out of the blue last Wednesday.
They claim around 15 cars were given a ticket for parking 'with one or more wheels on any part of an urban road other than a carriageway'.
Satinder Luthra, 30, a technical project manager, was given two tickets because his two cars were parked slightlyover a section of the pavement which is marked as a parking bay.
He fumed: "I've lived here for 30 years and have never heard of cars being ticketed. There are no signs and we haven't had any information that we can't park here. Many residents just take it for granted that we can park our cars here. I'm disgusted and frustrated."
When Mr Luthra called the council to complain he was directed to the traffic department.
Officials then sent him to the parking department, which sent him back to traffic.
He said: "It's frustrating that we don't know the parking issue and the council won't clarify it."
The £50 tickets will double in price after 14 days if not paid but Mr Luthra said he and his neighbours are going to contest them.
Balvinder Bir, 51, a trade union rep, added: "We park with two wheels on the pavement because it's more dangerous for cars if we're parked in the road. The traffic here can be appalling with a school so close and we're preventing trouble by keeping off the road."
A spokesman for Hounslow Council said: "The footpath and grass verge is part of the public highway. It is illegal to park on them unless there are marked bays. It is a serious safety risk."