Posted on 14th October 2013
Police are asking parents to be considerate to pedestrians, other road users and homeowners when parking near a Glossop school.
In recent weeks, members of the public have complained about drivers double parking near St Luke’s C of E Primary School, in Spire Hollin, and blocking the road for other motorists.
Others have been spotted blocking driveways and pavements, meaning pedestrians have been forced to walk into the road at busy times.
Officers from Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team will be on patrol in the area to advise drivers about their parking and to encourage them to think of alternative places to wait for their children.
PCSO Lee Willows, from the team, said: “The majority of drivers are very considerate but there are a few who have caused huge problems for others with their parking.
“In some cases arguments have broken out between drivers and we want to stop this problem now before it escalates any further.
“Causing an obstruction is an offence and we may take action against anyone caught doing that, and we will work with parking enforcement officers to make sure any parking restrictions are obeyed, too.
“The simple solution is for drivers to be mindful of where they are parking and if a road, pavement or driveway is blocked even for a minute, park somewhere else.”
To speak to Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team, call 101.