By Denna Bowman
Tensions are running high over parking issues surrounding the DVLA staff whose car tyres were slashed last week.
Around 40 cars had their tyres slashed – many of which belonged to the vehicle licensing office employees in Swansea – in what is probably a grudge attack over street parking.
A local councillor has added her voice to the row saying she understands residents’ frustrations with DVLA staff who had their tyres vandalised while they were at work.
Parking has long been a thorny issue in the communities around the Clase-based DVLA, with complaints about staff leaving their cars on residential streets.
Now Mynyddbach councillor Audrey Clement said: “While I cannot condone such behaviour, I do understand the frustration felt by residents living around the DVLA,” she said.
“In fairness to the DVLA, they have tried to address this problem but without success.”
The DVLA said everything was being done by the department to discourage staff from parking in residential areas.
A spokesman said: “We actively encourage the use of a range of parking facilities. These include, car sharing, subsidised works buses, prioritised permits, overflow parking and a park and ride facility at Felindre, which has capacity far greater than our needs.”