Redbridge Council raked in more than £138,000 in driving fines on a single street.

A Freedom of Information request, submitted by resident Anton Venter, revealed over 2,000 driving fines were issued on Fairlawn Drive, Woodford between December 2015 and February 2018.

During peak times, from Monday to Friday, turning into and driving down the street from St Ronan's Crescent is forbidden.

But neighbours claim the signs are "confusing and badly positioned" and the latest figures have sparked fury.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

The council’s income from the fines averaged £5,115 per month.

In the 2016-2017 financial year alone, fines brought in £61,180.

It is not known how many of these fines were contested – successfully or not.

Mechanic Robert Marks also told the Guardian he recieved a £65 fine for travelling down Fairlawn Drive when returning a car to a customer who lives there.

He charged the customer £75 for servicing their car, but was left with just £10 to show for a day's work after the fine.

Mr Marks said: "While nothing is said the council will continue to issue penalty notices on a poorly signed design system to benefit themselves.

"I can see the funny side, we work and they the Council collect with the aid of their honey trap."

A gate at the entrance to Fairlawn Drive used to be shut during restricted times to prevent access, but more recently this has been left permanently open.

Mr Venter is deeply concerned by the council’s handling of the situation.

He said: “It’s just not right. I have 36 years’ experience, I know what’s required and what you can and can’t do. There are certain criteria that must be met.

“This persecution is still continuing daily.”

Redbridge Council has been widely criticised for its traffic enforcement tactics recently.

The council’s RingGo cashless parking system has also caused confusion and in February 2018, Inside Out London investigated whether parking fines in Redbridge were being enforced fairly.

That same month, the BBC reported the council didn’t have authorisation from the Department for Transport for its parking bay suspension signs.

Redbridge Council did not respond to request for comments.