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School-run parking is a nightmare again
3:43pm Wednesday 25th April 2012 in Letters to the Editor
NOW the Easter holidays are over, back they come like locusts.
I mean the school parents in their cars, parking on the pavements, parking on bends, blocking T-junctions and throwing rubbish out of their cars.
If these people read the Highway Code these are all offences and this is happening three times a day.
When your drive is blocked and you say anything to them, you get abuse back telling you we should not have bought a house near a school.
For their information I have lived here for more than 14 years. We don’t need all this abuse and law-breaking. My wife is disabled and she can’t even walk on the pavement, she has to go in the road. This also goes for mums with pushchairs.
I suggest all the council officials, police and traffic wardens visit these roads from 8.30am until 9.15am, then again at lunchtime and in the afternoon when it’s time to come home from school. Then they will see the problem themselves.
We have been to the nearby school, have phoned the council and spoken to the police – each one tells you to get in touch with each other.
So tell me where do we go from here? We would be prepared to have permit parking. – REG DUFF, Catharine Close, Chafford Hundred.