Burnside parents slam parking risk to pupils
Danger at bus drop-off
Parents at Burnside Primary voiced their concern over poor parking near the school bus drop- off and pick-up locations.
Burnside pupils are currently being bussed to their decant building at the old Spittal Primary.
And some parents are worried that the number of cars stopping near the buses will lead to an accident.
Mum Julie Whiteside, whose daughter attends the school, said: “It’s one of those ones where the buses have been a fantastic thing for the school but there’s a minority of parents who aren’t parking with much care for others.
“There’s no need to park as near to the buses and the pick-up points, especially as there’s so many children there, and they do tend to spill out.
“You can park on the streets nearby. There’s no need to be coming up so close.
“I witnessed one person who drove up at great speed and parked in front of the bus so it couldn’t leave, while there’s all these kids milling around.
“There’s no reason for them to do that. We want them to be more considerate.
“Is it going to take someone’s child getting hurt before people realise they don’t need to be doing this?
“It’s only going to take one person to hurt a child so we’re hoping to make the whole community work together and make them aware of this.”
Shona Kumar of Brownside Road, has a daughter at the school and believes the situation at Crawfurd Road is made even worse by the lack of a lollipop lady.
She added: “I drop my daughter off at Crawfurd Road.
“I’ve got a baby and a pram as well and there’s not a safe place to cross there.
“People might be in a hurry but you get particular cars stopping right across the bus stops.
“On Victoria Road there is at least a lollipop lady, which helps when there’s so many people around, but Crawfurd Road hasn’t got one.
“There’s the Ace Place nursery on the same road too and some of the staff there are essentially acting as lollipop ladies and trying to help children get across the road.
“It’s just inconsiderate.”
There’s no need to park as near to the buses
Bus concerns Work continues at Burnside Primary