Council reminds parents to ‘park considerately’

Eastleigh Borough Council is reminding parents and guardians to make sure they park properly and responsibly when dropping off/collecting their children from school as the new school year gets underway.

We have already received a number of reports from schools in the borough regarding inconsiderate and in some cases dangerous parking outside schools.  We will be working in partnership with the Police to educate local people and where appropriate issue penalty tickets.

Parking behaviours that have been identified in a nationwide survey by the British Parking Association and cause frustration for many of the public include:

  • obstructing the pavement
  • parking on junctions
  • on or blocking someone’s driveway
  • if the lines and signs say you can’t
  • in a designated bay you are not eligible to use
  • taking up more than one space

Cabinet Lead for Transport Cllr David Airey said,

‘With the new school year getting under way I would like to remind parents and guardians of the problems that can be caused by inconsiderate and selfish parking, for example blocking access to driveways, parking on pavements and grass verges. Such parking causes problems, in particular for the disabled, older people, people with limited mobility and those with small children. Complaints about poor parking are one of the most frequent issues raised by residents with me. I would encourage everyone to park responsibly and considerately but also to walk, cycle and use public transport to access schools.’