WHEEL CLAMPERS have been out in force this morning, clamping people who are parking on residential streets to avoid parking charges.

Many town centre workers have started parking behind the new build flats on Sackville Street - not realising that it is a private permit parking area.

Resident Louise Harper posted a warning this morning after she watched six cars being clamped at 9am.

She said: "It's a private permit parking area, the whole of the area even the entrance to it.

"Even council workers who work at Gateway Plaza have been clamped. I see them drop there cars off and walk to work."

Many workers will now have to pay a fee to get their cars unclamped.