A PETITION collected by fed-up residents has led to a complete review of parking in a Fareham street.

Forty people who live in Paxton Road signed up because they were sick of commuters grabbing their spaces.

New businesses and developments had worsened parking issues in the packed street.

Now council chiefs have pledged to look at ways of solving the problem after the residents took their complaint to a Fareham Council meeting.

People living in the road are to be consulted on possible changes, including the introduction of restrictions at certain times of the day to stop commuters parking in the road.

Paxton Road resident Ken Potter, who represents 64 householders, spoke out at the meeting over the problems, which he says have worsened since he moved to the street in 1959.

He said: "Four large planning applications for Paxton Road have been accepted despite complaints from residents about parking problems.

"This road is supposed to be only for access, but the road is full of people parking there for the railway station.

"The traffic problems are not made by residents of Paxton Road.

"We don't think it's right that we receive letters from the council threatening us with double yellow lines.

"From the council, I think we are getting a second-rate service and paying top-rate money."

Transport supremo Councillor Arthur Mandry has instructed officers to investigate the options.

He said: "I sympathise with the residents. It's not only Paxton Road that is affected by this sort of indiscriminate way of parking. It is roads all around the town centre at the moment.

"It can't be done right away but it can be done in the future."

Fellow councillor Ernest Crouch added: "I look forward to when we have decriminalised parking and we can enforce this sort of thing ourselves.

"Hopefully we can do what's best for Paxton Road in the near future."