Council - Chadwell Heath residents are living in ‘absolute chaos’ after primary school expansion

Cllr Shoaib Patel

Cllr Shoaib Patel - Credit: Archant

Chadwell Heath residents are living in “absolute chaos” after a primary school expansion forced teachers and parents to park in a nearby street due to a lack of car park space.

At last night’s full council meeting in Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, Bradley Williams, speaking on behalf of residents in Tendring Way, told councillors about the “nightmare” they are facing on a daily basis ever since building work started at Grove Primary, Chadwell Heath Lane.

He said: “Ever since the expansion of the school, residents have teachers, builders, and parents causing a multitude of problems in our street. A simple parking restriction in the morning and late afternoon would help.

“It is absolute chaos. Refuse collectors are having to ferry rubbish by hand as the truck won’t fit down the street.”

Cabinet member for transport, Cllr Shoaib Patel, said all implications had been looked at before the expansion work was agreed by the council and a restriction would be subject to consultation.

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