Inconsiderate parking is a problem outside ‘most schools,’ according to Tameside Council bosses.
Michelle Brammer shared a picture of a car parked fully on the pavement outside Aldwyn Primary School in Audenshaw.
She said: “It’s so dangerous, I’m surprised no one has been injured.
“The school has sent warnings in newsletters, but certain parents do not listen.”
Steve Marsland is the headteacher of Russell Scott Primary School in Denton, which is next to the busy Crown Point North retail park in the town centre.
He said the school has worked with police and the council on a project to send children out with enforcement officers – as mini PCSOs. The aim is to ‘embarrass’ parents to be considerate.
He added: “The Junior PCSO scheme we have initiated is giving the children a strong voice and allowing them to take responsibility within their community, to challenge the mums and dads to be more considerate and encouraging them to walk to school.“
Ian Saxon, director of operations and neighbourhoods at Tameside Council, said: “Inconsiderate parking is an issue at most schools.
“We work with schools and GMP to carry out ongoing awareness raising and enforcement.” more importantly to consider the safety of pupils.
“Pupils and parents are also encouraged to walk to school. For this issue to improve, we need those who choose to park outside schools to do so responsibly.” with parent parking and will work with them to see whether any other traffic calming measures can be implemented. We do have keep clear zig-zag markings outside a number of schools to help improve road safety which are enforced by our officers.”
Drivers are reportedly parking on double yellow lines around Cavendish Primary School in Didsbury