Parking safety fears outside Rushden school

Park Safe :Rushden: South End Infant and Junior Schools, Wymington Road, 'Park Safe Be Safe''Friday 19th October 2012
Park Safe :Rushden: South End Infant and Junior Schools, Wymington Road, 'Park Safe Be Safe''Friday 19th October 2012
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Parents have called for the installation of double-yellow lines outside a junior school in Rushden because of dangerous parking.

The parents fear that the parking outside South End Junior School, in Wymington Road, Rushden, could lead to an accident.

South End infants and junior schools, Wymington Road

South End infants and junior schools, Wymington Road

Alan Bull, of Tulip Drive, Rushden, has a daughter at the school.

He said: “I think the parking is bad here and I’m surprised there hasn’t been an incident or accident.

“If I had my way we would have double-yellow lines installed.”

Sheree Gardner, of Wisteria Close, Rushden, who also has a daughter at the school, said she would like double-yellow lines installed down the length of the road to stop the dangerous parking.

She added: “I think it is bad – it’s dangerous for the children here. There’s a lot of cars turning in the road, people parked up on the kerb and not parking very well.”

Headteacher Noel Springett-McHugh said the school and its staff do everything to ensure children remain safe and always remind parents to park sensibly.

He said the school recently sent out a newsletter to parents reminding them of the risks of dangerous parking. He added: “We understand the concerns and we constantly share these concerns within our school community.

“The road is not on our property but we would urge parents to park safely and consider the safety of the children.”