Police urge motorists to park sensibly

Pelham Road, Skegness, where motorists have been accused of putting lives at risk through 'inconsiderate parking'.
Pelham Road, Skegness, where motorists have been accused of putting lives at risk through 'inconsiderate parking'.
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‘Nothing is being done about problems with parking outside a school’ in Skegness, claim residents living nearby.

Ongoing issues with cars parking on double yellow lines, particularly at Skegness Junior Academy’s closing time, may cause an accident, says a resident living near Pelham Road.

“You should see the amount of cars parking on double yellows at about 2.50pm each day, it’s ridiculous,” said the resident, who did not wished to be named.

“It’s okay for people picking up children to park there but not the residents, they would get a ticket. I’ve spoken to the school and they don’t seem to want to do anything about it. It’s been going on for ages and the police say they don’t have the staff to have the area policed everyday,” they explained.

Assistant Mr Philip Allan said: “This is a continuing problem. We do keep the school gate closed to avoid accidents already and we urge parents to contact the police.”

Sgt Hickinbottom for Lincolnshire Police said: “Inconsiderate parking is a problem that affects schools right across the county and all the Neighbourhood Policing Teams work tirelessly to educate parents and to find new ways to get the message across. In recent months, we have seen pupils staging ‘accidents’ outside the gates to shock motorists into acting more responsibly.”

“Safety outside our schools is an important priority for all Neighbourhood Policing Teams but there are limited policing resources and it will never be possible for every school to be patrolled at the relevant times each and every day.

“We urge drivers to behave in a responsible manner for the sake of their own and other people’s children and we will continue to tackle the problem through education and enforcement alongside our other competing demands.”