Just try living (and parking) in our road
I THINK it is hypocritical of Joan Mulkerrins (letters February 17) to accuse the residents living near to Glebe School, Ickenham for being NIMBYs for wanting residents only parking when she lives in Hillingdon East and nowhere near a school!
If a person can afford to buy and run a car then they should be able to afford to park it.
Many organisations have staff car parks and there are station car parks for commuters and high street car parks for shoppers.
There is absolutely no excuse for these lazy, tight-fisted individuals to block up residential roads.
We have the same problem in Highgrove Way and Warrender Way, Ruislip with staff and students from Bishop Ramsey School using our roads as a free car park due to the short-sighted lack of parking facilities when the school was rebuilt; the problem is compounded by evening and weekend events.
Then people using Highgrove Swimming Pool also park in our roads instead of using the official car park.
Furthermore, selfish, lazy parents regularly block the Highgrove Way/ Warrender Way junction every morning/afternoon, and also block resident’s private driveways whilst waiting in the afternoon instead of using the official drop-off and pick-up facility in Hulme Way. Traffic often comes to a complete standstill.
If anyone thinks that people shouldn’t buy a house near a school if they object to non-residential parking, our houses were built in the 1930s whilst Bishop Ramsey School wasn’t built until the 1970s.
Local residents deserve better treatment – enough is enough.
What is urgently required is residents only parking for Highgrove Way and Warrender Way and it needs to be in force for as long as the school and swimming pool are open to the public. JOHN NEUMULLER Warrender Way