A DISABLED woman was left stunned after the council suddenly came up to her house without warning and cut her designated parking bay in two.

Stacey Reilly, 45, of Campsie Road in Port Glasgow has mobility issues due to arthritis and needs her car to get around.

She applied for a disabled parking space at the end of 2016 and had to wait more than a year before it was granted because of a new housing development being built in the area.

She was hugely relieved when the markings were finally laid out, only for the space to be halved without warning.

Stacey said: "It was one space and then it was cut in half.

"Nobody even told us it was happening.

"It's a disgrace and making a mockery of the disabled."

Stacey says she is now unable to get into the car with her walking frame.

She told the Tele: "We need to leave space on both sides of the car so I can get in with my frame.

"And my husband needs to bring in all the equipment I need.

"Its not even a proper disabled space now.

"They've chopped it in half and there's no yellow markings."

Stacey says she is even more angry about the fact that no one from the local authority got in touch with her.

She said: "I wasn't give the chance to object.

"This is making it hard for me to get out and about."

Stacey's husband Jan lodged a formal complaint with the council over the bizarre move.

He said: "Stacey needs extra space to get in and out of the car but there would be complaints if we drove over the new line to the other space."

Red faced Municipal Buildings bosses have now had to admit they are in the wrong.

They say that they are taking steps to put things right.

A spokesman for Inverclyde Council told the Tele: "We have fully investigated the complaint we received from Mr Reilly.

"We have upheld the complaint and we accept that we made mistakes.

"The council would like to apologise to Mr and Mrs Reilly.

"We will be taking action to remedy the situation.

"We have written directly to Mr Reilly to let him know the outcome of his complaint.”