Residents’ plea for action over parking issues

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Newby residents have presented a petition to the parish council after over concerns about illegal and inconsiderate parking outside Newby Primary School.

The 62-signature petition from people living in the vicinity of The Green, Newby was presented to members of Newby and Scalby Parish council at its meeting earlier this month.

The residents are requesting action be taken to deal with the present culture of “illegal, inconsiderate and anti-social parking by motorists” who were dropping off or picking up children at the school.

Residents feel that despite the school doing what it could, support and enforcement by other agencies is now necessary.

As a result the parish council has asked the police and Scarborough Council’s parking services to work together to prevent vehicles obstructing the highway, parking on grass verges, footpaths, entrances to drives and yellow lines as a matter of urgency.

The petition highlights the need to respect residents and other road users as well as the safety of everyone when dropping off or collecting children.

Reg Towse, chairman of the parish council said: “The problems caused by inconsiderate and illegal parking by drivers dropping off and picking up school children have been made abundantly clear by the residents.

“The parish council hopes to set up a meeting with the enforcement agencies, school and residents in order to find ways to solve the problem.”

Jane Wilson, deputy parking manager at Scarborough Council, said: “Responding to parking issues outside schools is a key priority for the Scarborough Borough Council.

“We look forward to liaising with all parties to see what more we can do to get the message out to motorists that inconsiderate parking is not acceptable.

“We will also target the school with enforcement patrols in an attempt to deal with any motorists infringing the parking restrictions.”

The parish council will review the situation at its meeting on April 13.