Par­ents fu­ri­ous af­ter hous­ing work­ers’ van forces chil­dren to walk in the road

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

HOUS­ING bosses have apol­o­gised af­ter work­ers blocked a pave­ment forc­ing chil­dren to walk in the road.

The van, which be­longed to Peaks and Plains Hous­ing Trust, parked up on Par­kett Heyes Road in Bro­ken Cross dur­ing rush hour.

It forced dozens of par­ents and chil­dren on their way to Bro­ken Cross pri­mary and the chil­dren’s cen­tre to walk in the road.

Kay Cross, who was walk­ing her daugh­ter Mad­di­son to school, took a photo of the blun­der on Fe­bru­ary 24 and her hus­band, Dar­ren, con­tacted the Ex­press.

Dar­ren, 43, of Princess Way, said: “I was fu­ri­ous when Kay told me what had hap­pened. It was such a dan­ger­ous thing to do. Forc­ing par­ents and peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties into the road, not to far from a cor­ner. It was a ter­ri­ble ac­ci­dent wait­ing to hap­pen.”

A spokesman for Peaks and Plains said: “We ex­pect all our mem­bers of staff to park re­spon­si­bly on the pub­lic high­way.

“We can only apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience caused to lo­cal res­i­dents and will be tak­ing the ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion to en­sure that this does not hap­pen again.”

●● The van parked on the pave­ment in Par­kett Heyes Road, Bro­ken Cross

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