‘Inconsiderate’ parents blocking neighbours’ driveways, residents claim

Mayespark Primary School. Pic: Google Streetview

Mayespark Primary School. Pic: Google Streetview - Credit: Archant

People living near schools urged Redbridge Council to take action against parents parking across residents’ driveways.

Speaking at the local forum in Parkside Community Centre, Goodmayes, last night (Wednesday), one resident told the panel neighbours of nearby Mayespark Primary School, in Goodmayes Lane, were “suffering” due to “inconsiderate parents”.

One resident said: “I encounter what you’re talking about daily. It’s even been known to be a teacher that’s gone to school.”

Responding, council leader Cllr Jas Athwal said the authority had been running a trial to target problem parents at a number of schools across Redbridge.

“What we want to do is roll out a scheme across the borough where residents can sign up with the council, so if anybody parked in your driveway or in front of your driveway can automatically be ticketed.

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“At the moment the council has to have your permission to issue a ticket.

“It would be foolish for us to do that 24/7. Perhaps we need to do it around 8.30am to 9.30am, the school opening times, and around 3pm to 4pm.

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“It’s something we are working towards.”

Cllr Athwal said any extra money made from the scheme could go towards fixing potholes and other highways improvements.

Are you a neighbour of a school or a parent? Join the debate - tweet us @ilfordrecorder or email laura.burnip@archant.co.uk.

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