Burn­side par­ents slam park­ing risk to pupils

Danger at bus drop-off

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

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

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