Wild parking war breaks out in an upmarket Sydney suburb as locals leave each other passive aggressive notes stuck to a lamppost
- Residents on Addison Street, Balmain pinned snippy notes to each other on post
- The street is very narrow and neighbours frequently park half on the pavement
- The exchanges mused members of a Balmain community Facebook group
A parking war has broken out in an upmarket Sydney suburb.
Neighbours in narrow Addison Street, Balmain, have resorted to communicating with each other via hand-written notes over parking issues.
The passive-aggressive notes were left pinned to a lamp-post on Addison Street, close to Birchgrove, an area famous for narrow streets and minimal off-street parking.
Neighbours in narrow Addison Street, Balmain have resorted to communicating with each other via uptight hand-written notes over parking issues
The passive-aggressive notes were left pinned to a lamp-post on Addison Street, close to Birchgrove – an area famous for narrow streets and minimal off-street parking
Another neighbour from Addison Street, Balmain left a snippy but still polite response to the first note
The notes, left by neighbours of the tiny street which has only a handful of homes, are tidily written and crisply lecture each other about proper parking etiquette and sharing.
‘We notice that this vehicle frequently parks in this area in areas that are not designated parking spaces and often unsafe for people entering/leaving Addison street on this corner,’ a note pinned to a lamp-post read.
‘Many residents on this street have challenges with access to convenient parking but we do not inconvenience the rest of the street in this manner,’ it said.
‘Please park this car in designated spots.’
A neighbour responded to that note, with their own irritated, but still polite, reply.
They also seemed to shop at the same office supplies store as the first note-writer – or they nicked one of pins already stuck to the lamp-post.
Birchgrove and Balmain are notorious for tight on-street parking and few garages
‘To the person who left this note. Go and live somewhere else with a garage!’
‘Parking is tight around Balmain, so if you live here, learn to share it others.’
The neighbour signed off with cheerful ‘Stay safe and have a happy weekend.’
The notes got an amused response in a Balmain community group.
‘These people have very nice handwriting,’ one member responded.
But another local wasn’t so impressed.
‘What kind of person TEARS the paper? Scissors my dear,’ they responded.