Council staff are in the firing line from angry residents.
Now a top councillor has appealed for the public to show respect to the people doing their jobs - and has vowed that the authority will take offenders to court..
The latest incident saw a traffic warden verbally abused and spat at after giving a man a parking ticket in Huddersfield.
The man was hauled before Kirklees magistrates and given a 12-month community order, 80 hours of unpaid work and a £360 bill for costs.
A council spokesman said: “We are issuing a reminder that all staff deserve to be treated with respect and that anyone breaking the law should expect to be prosecuted.
“Traffic wardens may not be the most popular people, but the council want to remind everyone that anyone who verbally and physically abuses an officer will have further action taken against them.
“The recent attack saw one of the council’s wardens, or as they are officially known as Civil Enforcement Officer,being verbally abused before having a ticket thrown at him and then being spat at. The perpetrator was charged with assault.
“The incident took place at Brook Street car park occurred after the officer gave the driver a penalty charge notice for being double parked”.
It wasn’t the only incident: a taxi driver punched a female officer and another officer was bitten by a dog at the owner’s command.
The wardens ensure vehicles are parked safely and legally, that traffic flows smoothly and there is no congestion on the roads.
They also ensure the safety of all road users including pedestrians, children, mother’s with prams and wheelchair users.
Clr Peter McBride Cabinet Member for Place said: “Nobody deserves to be abused when they come to work.
“These officers carry out a difficult job in a difficult environment, and I am pleased that in this instance we have been able to take legal action against the perpetrator.
“Whilst we all know how frustrating it can be to be caught breaking the rules whether on purpose or by accident, I urge you to hold your temper and consider your actions - throwing anything from a piece of paper to part of a sandwich is considered an assault, and we will report these incidents to the police”.
Anyone who wishes to appeal a penalty notice can find out how by visiting www.kirklees.gov.uk/parking , emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01484 223222.