Some time ago I recieved a note in my letterbox to tell me my narrow little street was being changed from timed free parking to timed paid parking. About two weeks ago workmen dug holes in the footpath. Then one evening I got home from work to find ticket machines in the footpath. Literally. The footpath is narrow and the ticket machines face the walls. They seem to have nothing on the back, and I wonder why they were not installed against the walls facing the street. They would be less of an obstruction that way and would also be easier to use.