TRAF­FORD

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

The sit­u­a­tion isn’t much bet­ter in Traf­ford.

Gemma Maria Higham said her drive­way is reg­u­larly blocked by par­ents drop­ping off chil­dren at The Firs Pri­mary School in Sale.

She said: “Lit­er­ally ev­ery day par­ents block drive­ways, block line of sight on cor­ners and park on dou­ble yel­low lines.

“They also get into ar­gu­ments with com­mu­nity sup­port of­fi­cers. Our drive­way can be blocked for up to 45 min­utes.

“We once had an emer­gency ap­point­ment which we missed as we couldn’t get off our drive for over one and a half hours, as it was par­ents evening at the school.

“It’s been go­ing on since we bought the house in June 2015.”

The is­sue is also bad out­side St Hilda’s Pri­mary School in Fir­swood, Stret­ford.

Head­teacher Anne Homer, said the school has is­sued leaflets to par­ents dis­cour­ag­ing them from park­ing on the road out­side the school. The coun­cil are plan­ning to put yel­low lines on the road out­side, how­ever par­ents still park on the yel­low lines al­ready on the road be­hind the school.

Mrs Homer said: “We are very con­cerned about the po­ten­tial risk to our pupils and any other road users out there.”

St. Johns Vianney schools is op­po­site St. Hil­das, and the traf­fic issues have a knock on ef­fect for both schools, she said.

An­other mem­ber of the pub­lic sent in pictures of prob­lem park­ing out­side St Teresa’s Pri­mary School in Fir­swood.

The schools is at the bot­tom of a cul-de-sac, and par­ents of­ten block the end of the road, she said.

She told the M.E.N there were ‘shock­ing prob­lems with ir­re­spon­si­ble par­ents.’

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