Small businesses are urging London councils to re-think their parking rules, saying they are being badly affected by new charges.
The Federation of Small Businesses has created a parking map, to raise awareness of the issue. Glen Goodman has been to one High Street to find out more.
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Eyewitnesses say a car veered across the road and mounted the pavement near Beavers Community Primary School in Hounslow, west London.
Inspectors also found the electric meter had been bypassed to avoid paying for electricity.
Anthony Birdee from Deptford in south east London tied the English bull terrier, named Muller, to a post in his garden.