I'm having an unusual problem and wondered if anybody else had experienced similar following a recent change in the law. A bloke has started parking his car on my drive and blocking access to my garage. He's adamant that there's nothing I can do about this, just as there's nothing farmers can do about pikeys setting up in their fields. Getting an eviction order is obviously a non starter as the car isn't there long enough and I don't have the money for a lawyer. I'm not going to damage his car as he'd no doubt be able to produce a string of mates who'd swear blind that they saw me doing it. I understand that I can't clamp the car as you now need a SIA licence to clamp cars. It's sometimes only there for a very short time so calling a professional clamping/towing company isn't really an option either. The police wont do anything as trespass is a civil matter. I understand there isn't an issue of squatting here as he's not inside my house. Vehicle access to my drive is gained through a lockable gate. I'd rather not keep it locked all the time as I have friends driving to see me and a neighbour occasionally parks there with my permission. Does anybody know whether I can lock the gates behind this bloke, thus trapping his car in the drive? There's a separate pedestrian entrance so there would be no question of the driver being imprisoned.