Disabled Parking At School ‘Not Enforceable’

The Five Islands School

The School Project Board is to address the new school parking issues.

It follows a number of complaints over the lack of spaces at the new site and the situation appears to have been made more difficult as three bays are still occupied by building materials.

And the two parking bays set aside for disabled users have been occupied by able-bodied drivers.

That’s prompted an appeal from child minder and parent, Helen Glenn, for motorists not to use the reserved spaces.

Helen says she appreciates that there are issues with safe access to, and parking at, the school but using a disabled space, “just for a minute” or because you are running late isn’t acceptable.

She’s urging parents who have found the situation difficult to take it up with the Town Hall.

St Mary’s police chief Colin Taylor says he has had meetings with the Council’s Penny Penn Howard over child safety concerns but as it currently stands the disabled spaces aren’t legally enforceable.

The School Project board is to write to all parents once they have had discussions with the police.
 



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