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Subject: Shopkeeper sounds alarm over traffic wardens

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/07 at 10:43 am

Courtesy of Richmond & Twickenham Times:

A businessman has found a novel way to sound off about the traffic wardens he claims were "swarming" a south-west London shopping street and damaging trade.

Martin Herdman, of Herdman Carpets in Crown Road, St Margarets, said he was so sick of wardens ticketing customers that he rigged up a sound system and blasted a recorded air raid siren whenever a warden appeared.

He said: "We did get a few - and after a couple of days they have not come down. It's had the desired effect."

The parking problem on the road is acute according to the independent traders based there, many of whom rely on passing trade.

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