17:50 Friday 10 January 2014

"Horrendous' parking in village to be addressed

Written bySARAH BOULD

08/01/14 Parking outside schools - burton, burtonFrustraition over the parking around St Modwens Primary School in Beloir Rd and Cl in Burton at the times of picking up and dropping off children at the school..Belvoir Cl 08/01/14 Parking outside schools - burton, burtonFrustraition over the parking around St Modwens Primary School in Beloir Rd and Cl in Burton at the times of picking up and dropping off children at the school..Belvoir Cl

ONGOING parking problems in a South Derbyshire village will see a survey carried out in an attempt to resolve the issue.

Etwall Parish Council has received complaints from residents about vehicles parking in the centre of the village and ‘clogging it up’.

A recent letter of complaint from a resident said that cars were being left on kerbs and grass verges.

Councillor Keith Rushby said the situation was ‘horrendous’ in Willington Road and Egginton Road on Monday, the first day of term for pupils at John Port School, which is in the centre of the village.

Chairman of the council Karen Cresswell said: “We will carry out a local survey to see who is parking there.

“Some of the residents have long-standing complaints – it has been highlighted in the parish plan.

“School drop-off and pick-up times are major issues.”

Graham Golding, business manager at the school, said if parking restrictions were implemented the school would support them. He added that the school can accommodate all of its students on the school site.

Meanwhile, a primary school in Burton where a number of parents were fined in October continues to have issues with parking outside the school.

St Modwen’s Catholic Primary School, in Belvoir Road, was singled out in a report by East Staffordshire Borough Council which said parents were parking dangerously nearby.

A ‘road safety letter’ was sent to all parents after 10 fell foul of traffic wardens on a single day.

Some parents were said to have behaved ‘atrociously’ towards traffic wardens.

A spokesman for the school told the Mail it was very difficult for parents to park because of where the school was situated.

They said: “We are always going to have problems because of where we are, but there have been no major issues recently.

“A couple of parents have contacted the council’s highways department.

“People park were they shouldn’t park.”

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