A parking fine which caused confusion in a street unexpectedly targeted in a clampdown has finally been cancelled.

Stuart Barton, 43, was one of several motorists ticketed for leaving his vehicle with two wheels on the pavement in narrow Eagle Terrace in Woodford Green.

Surprised residents had parked this way for years to enable a smooth flow of traffic, but many fell victim to the clampdown in April.

However, Church End councillors Hugh Cleaver and Richard Hoskins wrote to residents urging them to appeal against the fines, claiming they broke a town hall agreement not to penalise drivers in these circumstances while a borough-wide review was carried out.

But Mr Barton's appeal was rejected, while those launched by his neighbours were successful, leading to uncertainty over the rules.

On June 20 the Guardian contacted Cllr Shoaib Patel, cabinet member for environment, transportation and crime, who promised officers would look into the matter.

And, in a letter received by Mr Barton today, Nicholas Demarco of the council’s parking complaints team, said: "It would appear that this PCN slipped through the net and should have been cancelled.

"In mitigation I must advise that our notice processing team deal with a huge volume of correspondence on a daily basis."

Mr Barton was relieved at the outcome.

He said: "I’m sure this fine wouldn’t have been cancelled if I hadn’t got the media involved.

"I’m also very grateful to the local councillors for their support and help. If anyone else in Eagle Terrace had their appeal turned down I would urge them to ask for it to be reconsidered."

Cllrs Cleaver and Hoskins have asked for assurances that no more tickets will be issued for parking with two wheels on the pavement in Eagle Terrace until the review is completed.

The Guardian is awaiting a statement from Redbridge Council.