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School-run park problems aired

PARENTS who drive their children to school are giving residents a major headache, a meeting was told this month.

PARENTS who drive their children to school are giving residents a major headache, a meeting was told this month.

Transport and highways members heard that parking restrictions were introduced to several streets where mums and dads park up.

They were told that many roads were becoming congested - even dangerous - in the mornings and afternoons.

Councillor David Jamieson, cabinet member for transport and highways, said that more needed to be done to persuade parents to leave their cars at home.

“This is a widespread problem across the borough, with parents driving incredibly short distances to their children’s school,” he said.

“I don’t quite understand it myself - having three children who walked to school every day and look the better for it.”

Children should be able to walk to school or use public transport where possible, he said.

Waiting restrictions have been imposed in Southfield Avenue and Wentworth Avenue, in Castle Bromwich.

Resident Gary Philpotts feared that drivers were just “a heartbeat” away from a serious accident. “There’s something like 100 cars coming up and down the road and it’s becoming very dangerous during school-run time,” he said.

Problems have also been reported in Kineton Green Road and Chestnut Close, in Olton.

 

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