Parents 'spat and sworn at' over zig-zag parking outside Boston school
ONGOING issues with drivers parking on zig-zag lines outside a school near Boston have been raised again by a concerned parent.
Mother Linda Clare says parents parking on the zig-zags outside St Thomas Primary School in Wyberton are not only causing a danger to children crossing the road but are blocking the road to passing through traffic.
Mrs Clare, whose daughter attends the school, said about 13 cars are illegally parked in the mornings and afternoons.
She said: "Something needs to be done about this.
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"These cars are extremely dangerous.
"There is a reason these road markings are outside the school and people should show more respect.
"I am aware that some parents have asked people parking on the zig-zags to move on but they were spat at and sworn at.
"Some sort of enforcement needs to be in put in place to ensure people stop parking illegally at school times."
The issue of parking on the zig-zags has been ongoing since 2007 when an initiative was launched by local PCSO Nerys McGarry aimed at combating the same problem.
A police spokesman 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 of getting the message across.
"In recent months, initiatives have included signage and banners, radio broadcasts and even pupils staging 'accidents' outside the school gates to shock motorists into behaving more responsibly.
"The problem continues to be a priority and we will carry on tackling it through education and enforcement.
"But we also rely on parents to play their part and avoid parking in places that puts their own and other people's children at risk."