Dangerous parking may kill pupil, says parent
A WORRIED parent has warned traffic congestion and dangerous parking outside a school could claim a pupil’s life if nothing is done.
The mum claimed an already-bad situation outside Bryncethin Primary near Bridgend has been made worse because coaches carrying pupils from the nearby high school were also using the road.
“The road is so dangerous. It’s an accident waiting to happen,” she said.
“And now there are five to seven coaches bringing pupils from Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen down Heol Canola and past the school as the pupils are leaving.
“It’s horrendous. One of our children is going to be killed.
“Three children were knocked over by cars last year but thankfully were not seriously injured.”
The woman, who did not wish to be named, said people also park on the yellow zig zag lines by the school gates.
“I saw a child have a close call the other day as someone had called them across the road and a car came the other way. I have made 137 phone calls to Bridgend council since last Thursday and nobody has returned my calls.”
A Bridgend council spokesman said: “Unfortunately, congestion around schools during peak times is a national problem, and the buses are not the main issue here. To help ease the situation at Bryncethin Primary, the local community council has provided a car park directly opposite the school that parents can use. A new mobile CCTV vehicle will soon be visiting the location to ensure that people are parking properly and are not causing an ob- struction, and as with all local schools, the council’s Road Safety team will be closely monitoring the situation.”
A mum claims traffic congestion and parking by Bryncethin Primary School is putting pupils’ lives at risk