School ready to report parents to the police
Drivers causing safety problems at Burnside Primary
Parents parking irresponsibly at a Rutherglen primary will be reported to police, the school has warned.
Burnside Primary regularly has parents parking on Glenlui Avenue when dropping off or collecting their kids, causing several problems for both youngsters at the school and for local residents.
Staff at the school have now consulted community police for advice on how to stop the problem, with persistent bad drivers being told they will be reported to the cops if it carries on.
The school’s depute head Alyson McGovern said: “It really is an important cause because that is a tight entrance-way for the school.
“We’ve had community police onboard with this and we want to make it safer for the children, because there could be an accident in the future if this carries on.
“We are now asking for the number plates of the cars doing it consistently to be reported to the school.
“We have parents that are regularly parking on double yellow lines too, which is causing issues for any parent with buggies and prams to just get up the road.”
Pupils recently moved back to their Glenlui Avenue premises after a multi-million pound refurbishment.
They previously had issues with parking at the school, when pupils were being dropped off by buses travelling to and from the decant site in Spittal.
However, after an initial period of settling in once the new building opened, the parking problems soon reappeared.
Ms McGovern said: “It was slightly improved when we first moved back in, but people are more settled and have just started parking there again.
“We need the kids to arrive safely because their safety is paramount, and the lines are there for a reason.
“We do now have a larger car park at the school but that’s needed for people working at the school and for actual visitors to the school.
“It is a minority doing this, but it is still spilling out into Blairbeth Road and it’s becoming a tricky situation.
“There are also members of the local community there, who have nothing to do with the school, but are being affected by this taking place every day.
“We’ve had the community police on site for a few occasions and they’ll be on board from now.”