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Inconsiderate parking infuriates residents living near Sale school
12:00pm Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
CARELESS parents on the school run to Sale Grammar School are being encouraged to park their vehicles considerately and respect the Highway Code by an infuriated resident.
Lisa Rowley, who lives in Marsland Road near the school, has witnessed inconsiderate motorists park their cars on white zigzag lines – a finable offence.
And Ms Rowley is worried about the impact congestion is having not only in mornings and afternoons, but when extracurricular activities take place at the school.
“I don’t think people realise you are not supposed to park there. Some people need to look at the Highway Code, ” she said.
“When there is a car boot sale or parents evening or a production, it is an absolute nightmare. The way people park is just unbelievable.
“Many years ago I set up a meeting with the council, the police and the school to try and solve the issue.
“Some people have even parked on my drive way. We see it all the time.“
Not only is Ms Rowley concerned about the children’s safety, but also the ramifications it could have for Mayfield Care Home, located not too far from the school on Beaufort Road.
She believes if cars are parked on either side of the road, and an elderly resident requires help, it could have dire consequences.
“I don’t think many people know there is a nursing home and if an ambulance goes down there to get an old lady, they won’t be able to get there,” she said.
“It is one of my main concerns – if affects the flow of traffic.”
Similar concerns have been raised by Urmston residents, with concerns over parents parking inconsiderately and speeding near Flixton’s Junior and Infant Schools.
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