Traffic calming set for primary school ‘hotspot’ in clampdown on dangerous parking

Traffic calming set for primary school ‘hotspot’ in  clampdown on dangerous parking

SAFETY MEASURES: Traffic calming measures are to be introduced on Malvern Road

HAS TO BE DONE: Cllr Sue Anderson

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TRAFFIC calming measures are set to be installed around a Bournemouth primary school, in response to residents’ complaints about inconsiderate and dangerous parking.

People living in Malvern Road and the surrounding area have long complained that inconsiderate parents block their drives and put children at risk during drop-off and pick-up times Now, two years after they first asked their ward councillors to take action, a raft of safety measures are being proposed.

These include a 20mph speed limit zone around St Walburga’s School, waiting and loading restrictions during school drop-off and collection times and the installation of speed humps.

Moordown councillor Sue Anderson said: “I expect there will be one or two people who won’t like the speed cushions but it’s got to be done, Malvern Road really is a hotspot and we can’t afford to have people racing around the schools.

“We’re really pleased that it’s going ahead.”

Richard Pearson, traffic and road safety manager, said work was due to start in the summer, subject to the results of consultation.

“These plans are part of the council’s safer routes to school initiative.

“This aims to improve safety around schools and encourage children and parents to use more sustainable modes of transport when travelling to and from school, as well as helping to alleviate congestion, improve health and reduce environmental impact,” he said.

“We have listened to residents’ concerns about safety around the school and plan to address these with a number of traffic measures.

“Some of the work will include the widening of the pavement outside of the school where at peak times the area is very congested.

“The work will also include installing traffic calming features to support the reduction of the speed limit of 20mph, and putting in place parking restrictions near to the school.

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10:17am Sun 22 Jun 14

Wesoblind says...

great more places where i have to do 4 mph as i own a very low car only to be overtaken by mums in their 4x4s with no patience causing alot more danger!
The single lane priority chicane things are much more effective but hey commen sense is very lacking these days!
great more places where i have to do 4 mph as i own a very low car only to be overtaken by mums in their 4x4s with no patience causing alot more danger! The single lane priority chicane things are much more effective but hey commen sense is very lacking these days! Wesoblind
  • Score: 34

10:18am Sun 22 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

Perhaps if kids walked to school like most of us did not so very long ago, rather than be ferried around in Chelsea Tractors for the 300 yard school run, there'd be less of a problem and less child obesity?
Perhaps if kids walked to school like most of us did not so very long ago, rather than be ferried around in Chelsea Tractors for the 300 yard school run, there'd be less of a problem and less child obesity? speedy231278
  • Score: 47

10:18am Sun 22 Jun 14

pete woodley says...

The Charminster ave/Malvern rd junction must be one of the most dangerous in Bournemouth,and used as a race track,but for bad parking Hillview rd takes some beating.
The Charminster ave/Malvern rd junction must be one of the most dangerous in Bournemouth,and used as a race track,but for bad parking Hillview rd takes some beating. pete woodley
  • Score: 6

10:29am Sun 22 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

How is traffic calming related to parking. I thought traffic calming was to slow people down. Would be better if the Council employed a part time traffic warden to issue fines for dangerous parking rather than put in a permanent fixture for 10 times a week
How is traffic calming related to parking. I thought traffic calming was to slow people down. Would be better if the Council employed a part time traffic warden to issue fines for dangerous parking rather than put in a permanent fixture for 10 times a week bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 46

10:39am Sun 22 Jun 14

alasdair1967 says...

Was going suggest sending the Camara car down there but hey ho the government have banned the use of the cash cows the only decent thing they have done recently !
Was going suggest sending the Camara car down there but hey ho the government have banned the use of the cash cows the only decent thing they have done recently ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 4

11:15am Sun 22 Jun 14

s-pb2 says...

Thought the residents were complaining about parking not speed. Yet the council are introducing measures around speed.

The solution still does not solve the problem.

The residents will have added problems now of being woken at 5am when a builders van goes over a speed bump and there is a crashing noise, and the sound of revving engines at all times of day and night as cars pull away from the bumps.

Im sure the council has a deal with Kwikfit because of damaged bodywork and knackered suspensions and the chiropractic clinic because as anyone with a bad back knows those speed bumps can cause agony!
Thought the residents were complaining about parking not speed. Yet the council are introducing measures around speed. The solution still does not solve the problem. The residents will have added problems now of being woken at 5am when a builders van goes over a speed bump and there is a crashing noise, and the sound of revving engines at all times of day and night as cars pull away from the bumps. Im sure the council has a deal with Kwikfit because of damaged bodywork and knackered suspensions and the chiropractic clinic because as anyone with a bad back knows those speed bumps can cause agony! s-pb2
  • Score: 36

11:30am Sun 22 Jun 14

muscliffman says...

How does very inconvenient, unsightly 24/7 traffic calming solve a school time parking problem? How many school time accidents are there on record at this location caused by speeding traffic in the past twenty-five years?

In any case there is no mention of public complaints about speeding, no doubt because outside school's at crucial times the roads are so crowded nobody could speed even if they wanted to - the speed situation when it matters is self regulating.

This anti-motorist local Councillor obsession with introducing permanent 24/7 20mph zones and dumping endless amounts of 'trendy' debris in the roads outside schools has gone way beyond ridiculous. This latest expensive traffic calming scheme like many before it will achieve nothing worthwhile, but it will get a Councillor's name in the media - and of course there is the real point of them!
How does very inconvenient, unsightly 24/7 traffic calming solve a school time parking problem? How many school time accidents are there on record at this location caused by speeding traffic in the past twenty-five years? In any case there is no mention of public complaints about speeding, no doubt because outside school's at crucial times the roads are so crowded nobody could speed even if they wanted to - the speed situation when it matters is self regulating. This anti-motorist local Councillor obsession with introducing permanent 24/7 20mph zones and dumping endless amounts of 'trendy' debris in the roads outside schools has gone way beyond ridiculous. This latest expensive traffic calming scheme like many before it will achieve nothing worthwhile, but it will get a Councillor's name in the media - and of course there is the real point of them! muscliffman
  • Score: 39

11:41am Sun 22 Jun 14

chris100 says...

Will the council do anything about the fake double yellow lines that have been put down opp number 206 ?? As they have been reported 4 times yet they have done nothing
Will the council do anything about the fake double yellow lines that have been put down opp number 206 ?? As they have been reported 4 times yet they have done nothing chris100
  • Score: 18

12:39pm Sun 22 Jun 14

The Liberal says...

Not sure why the need for speed humps, but the parking restrictions at school drop-off/pickup times seem a good idea to reduce congestion.
Not sure why the need for speed humps, but the parking restrictions at school drop-off/pickup times seem a good idea to reduce congestion. The Liberal
  • Score: 23

12:59pm Sun 22 Jun 14

inglegrump says...

Well I hope they make a better job of it than the absolute fiasco at Hill View that the councils favorite contractor caused. Humps rebuilt 3 or 4 times, a hump on a junction and chaotic project management. Result, it achieved nothing and cost a fortune.
Well I hope they make a better job of it than the absolute fiasco at Hill View that the councils favorite contractor caused. Humps rebuilt 3 or 4 times, a hump on a junction and chaotic project management. Result, it achieved nothing and cost a fortune. inglegrump
  • Score: 19

1:07pm Sun 22 Jun 14

folkprotector says...

So, everyone who does not want to have better parking and speed restrictions at this location is basically showing little regard for the increased need to protection of children. They are being protected from the very people who imply they don't want their speed reduced and want to be able to park wherever they want with no regard to regulations or sense
So, everyone who does not want to have better parking and speed restrictions at this location is basically showing little regard for the increased need to protection of children. They are being protected from the very people who imply they don't want their speed reduced and want to be able to park wherever they want with no regard to regulations or sense folkprotector
  • Score: -21

1:07pm Sun 22 Jun 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Was going suggest sending the Camara car down there but hey ho the government have banned the use of the cash cows the only decent thing they have done recently !
Camera cars have not been banned by the government, they are just stopping greedy councils using them as cash cows. The council will still be able to use them to patrol schools and bus lanes.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Was going suggest sending the Camara car down there but hey ho the government have banned the use of the cash cows the only decent thing they have done recently ![/p][/quote]Camera cars have not been banned by the government, they are just stopping greedy councils using them as cash cows. The council will still be able to use them to patrol schools and bus lanes. fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 9

1:18pm Sun 22 Jun 14

folkprotector says...

folkprotector wrote:
So, everyone who does not want to have better parking and speed restrictions at this location is basically showing little regard for the increased need to protection of children. They are being protected from the very people who imply they don't want their speed reduced and want to be able to park wherever they want with no regard to regulations or sense
Makes me wonder what type of reader gave a thumbs down to my comment... perhaps the very people I'm commenting on.
[quote][p][bold]folkprotector[/bold] wrote: So, everyone who does not want to have better parking and speed restrictions at this location is basically showing little regard for the increased need to protection of children. They are being protected from the very people who imply they don't want their speed reduced and want to be able to park wherever they want with no regard to regulations or sense[/p][/quote]Makes me wonder what type of reader gave a thumbs down to my comment... perhaps the very people I'm commenting on. folkprotector
  • Score: -30

1:24pm Sun 22 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

Wesoblind wrote:
great more places where i have to do 4 mph as i own a very low car only to be overtaken by mums in their 4x4s with no patience causing alot more danger!
The single lane priority chicane things are much more effective but hey commen sense is very lacking these days!
Tough, kids safety comes much higher up my priority list than the suspension of your car. An alternative is to find another route, unless of course you live there, in which case you do have my sympathy to some degree.
[quote][p][bold]Wesoblind[/bold] wrote: great more places where i have to do 4 mph as i own a very low car only to be overtaken by mums in their 4x4s with no patience causing alot more danger! The single lane priority chicane things are much more effective but hey commen sense is very lacking these days![/p][/quote]Tough, kids safety comes much higher up my priority list than the suspension of your car. An alternative is to find another route, unless of course you live there, in which case you do have my sympathy to some degree. breamoreboy
  • Score: -22

1:26pm Sun 22 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Perhaps if kids walked to school like most of us did not so very long ago, rather than be ferried around in Chelsea Tractors for the 300 yard school run, there'd be less of a problem and less child obesity?
Excellent idea. People could also walk or cycle to work like they used to do not so very long ago.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if kids walked to school like most of us did not so very long ago, rather than be ferried around in Chelsea Tractors for the 300 yard school run, there'd be less of a problem and less child obesity?[/p][/quote]Excellent idea. People could also walk or cycle to work like they used to do not so very long ago. breamoreboy
  • Score: -4

1:31pm Sun 22 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

chris100 wrote:
Will the council do anything about the fake double yellow lines that have been put down opp number 206 ?? As they have been reported 4 times yet they have done nothing
Why waste more taxpayers' money on something that has no legality anyway?
[quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: Will the council do anything about the fake double yellow lines that have been put down opp number 206 ?? As they have been reported 4 times yet they have done nothing[/p][/quote]Why waste more taxpayers' money on something that has no legality anyway? breamoreboy
  • Score: -1

1:40pm Sun 22 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

folkprotector wrote:
folkprotector wrote:
So, everyone who does not want to have better parking and speed restrictions at this location is basically showing little regard for the increased need to protection of children. They are being protected from the very people who imply they don't want their speed reduced and want to be able to park wherever they want with no regard to regulations or sense
Makes me wonder what type of reader gave a thumbs down to my comment... perhaps the very people I'm commenting on.
Thumbs up from me. You must however remember that here we're not in the real world, this is the Bournemouth Echo site where Dr Who's inverse square law reigns supreme. Just to remind everybody it's the ratio between the size of the brain and the size of the mouth.
[quote][p][bold]folkprotector[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]folkprotector[/bold] wrote: So, everyone who does not want to have better parking and speed restrictions at this location is basically showing little regard for the increased need to protection of children. They are being protected from the very people who imply they don't want their speed reduced and want to be able to park wherever they want with no regard to regulations or sense[/p][/quote]Makes me wonder what type of reader gave a thumbs down to my comment... perhaps the very people I'm commenting on.[/p][/quote]Thumbs up from me. You must however remember that here we're not in the real world, this is the Bournemouth Echo site where Dr Who's inverse square law reigns supreme. Just to remind everybody it's the ratio between the size of the brain and the size of the mouth. breamoreboy
  • Score: -19

2:54pm Sun 22 Jun 14

SelenaOverton says...

Hey Ho another nonsensical distraction about nothing whatsoever.
Anything anything except to focus on the real issues.
This is a good one it implies we live in a caring and concerned society.

Suggestion - all citizens required by law to put on a virtual reality headset for an hour and to watch articles like this or alternatively verify they watch BBC News a minimum of 3 times a week.

Oh sorry .....sorry....I feel dementia coming on....hope they find a cure quickly. I need more articles like this to prevent my getting dementia and retain my sanity......well at least house prices have gone up 20% in the last year ...good news at last......feel better now....Thank you Daily Echo I need to go and whack my face with a wet rag.......thank you...
Hey Ho another nonsensical distraction about nothing whatsoever. Anything anything except to focus on the real issues. This is a good one it implies we live in a caring and concerned society. Suggestion - all citizens required by law to put on a virtual reality headset for an hour and to watch articles like this or alternatively verify they watch BBC News a minimum of 3 times a week. Oh sorry .....sorry....I feel dementia coming on....hope they find a cure quickly. I need more articles like this to prevent my getting dementia and retain my sanity......well at least house prices have gone up 20% in the last year ...good news at last......feel better now....Thank you Daily Echo I need to go and whack my face with a wet rag.......thank you... SelenaOverton
  • Score: -4

2:56pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Craftyclara says...

I really hope these new measures help, however, I live in a road with a school halfway along it, also is one way with traffic calming humps & a 20 mph limit, and I can categorically state that humps & limits are regularly ignored, I often feel like standing on the pavement with a hi viz jacket & false speed gun to try to effect some sort of common sense.
I really hope these new measures help, however, I live in a road with a school halfway along it, also is one way with traffic calming humps & a 20 mph limit, and I can categorically state that humps & limits are regularly ignored, I often feel like standing on the pavement with a hi viz jacket & false speed gun to try to effect some sort of common sense. Craftyclara
  • Score: 0

3:02pm Sun 22 Jun 14

uvox44 says...

sadly these things are more or less forced into being. Why? Because the decency and consideration for others that means people drive and park with consideration for others seem to be largely a thing of the past . It is very sad to see a nation that used to be known for its politeness and thoughtfullness to others be reduced to such a "i'm alright sod everyone else level!". It also used to be that parents ( and at the risk of being accused of sexism that largely means mothers because despite the so-called age of equality it is still overwhelmingly women who collect their kids) were known for their careful driving , in fact the more brain deaded macho men speed merchants used to joke about women drivers and their caution - sadly these days women have indeed achieved equality in BAD driving, too fast, no thought , on moblies etc. It is a sign of a culture that has largely lost its way , that is now so superficial and self-obsessed that any thought of others is seen as a distraction from the business of arrogant and selfish self-worship.
sadly these things are more or less forced into being. Why? Because the decency and consideration for others that means people drive and park with consideration for others seem to be largely a thing of the past . It is very sad to see a nation that used to be known for its politeness and thoughtfullness to others be reduced to such a "i'm alright sod everyone else level!". It also used to be that parents ( and at the risk of being accused of sexism that largely means mothers because despite the so-called age of equality it is still overwhelmingly women who collect their kids) were known for their careful driving , in fact the more brain deaded macho men speed merchants used to joke about women drivers and their caution - sadly these days women have indeed achieved equality in BAD driving, too fast, no thought , on moblies etc. It is a sign of a culture that has largely lost its way , that is now so superficial and self-obsessed that any thought of others is seen as a distraction from the business of arrogant and selfish self-worship. uvox44
  • Score: 10

3:37pm Sun 22 Jun 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

Good grief a photo of a back bench councillor.Now how did that get pass 'The Don'. Oh, i forgot, it'll soon be election time in 2015 and she want's you vote then disappear for four years like the rest of them .Must be a family trait as her son is invisible in Charminster.

Could be too late,well i hope it is.
Good grief a photo of a back bench councillor.Now how did that get pass 'The Don'. Oh, i forgot, it'll soon be election time in 2015 and she want's you vote then disappear for four years like the rest of them .Must be a family trait as her son is invisible in Charminster. Could be too late,well i hope it is. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 5

4:12pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Wackerone says...

breamoreboy wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Perhaps if kids walked to school like most of us did not so very long ago, rather than be ferried around in Chelsea Tractors for the 300 yard school run, there'd be less of a problem and less child obesity?
Excellent idea. People could also walk or cycle to work like they used to do not so very long ago.
Excellent idea breamoreboy. You might not be able to remember but that's exactly what we used to do, walk to school and cycle to work. They were the days. Unfortunately, we now live in a world full of lazy, moronic bar stewards.
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if kids walked to school like most of us did not so very long ago, rather than be ferried around in Chelsea Tractors for the 300 yard school run, there'd be less of a problem and less child obesity?[/p][/quote]Excellent idea. People could also walk or cycle to work like they used to do not so very long ago.[/p][/quote]Excellent idea breamoreboy. You might not be able to remember but that's exactly what we used to do, walk to school and cycle to work. They were the days. Unfortunately, we now live in a world full of lazy, moronic bar stewards. Wackerone
  • Score: 6

4:26pm Sun 22 Jun 14

P Barker says...

Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.
Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500. P Barker
  • Score: 3

4:28pm Sun 22 Jun 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

Wackerone wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Perhaps if kids walked to school like most of us did not so very long ago, rather than be ferried around in Chelsea Tractors for the 300 yard school run, there'd be less of a problem and less child obesity?
Excellent idea. People could also walk or cycle to work like they used to do not so very long ago.
Excellent idea breamoreboy. You might not be able to remember but that's exactly what we used to do, walk to school and cycle to work. They were the days. Unfortunately, we now live in a world full of lazy, moronic bar stewards.
I think we also live in a world where both parents have to work to make ends meet. When I grew up it was the norm for only one parent to work, so there was time to walk the kids to school and time to prepare healthy meals for them.
[quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if kids walked to school like most of us did not so very long ago, rather than be ferried around in Chelsea Tractors for the 300 yard school run, there'd be less of a problem and less child obesity?[/p][/quote]Excellent idea. People could also walk or cycle to work like they used to do not so very long ago.[/p][/quote]Excellent idea breamoreboy. You might not be able to remember but that's exactly what we used to do, walk to school and cycle to work. They were the days. Unfortunately, we now live in a world full of lazy, moronic bar stewards.[/p][/quote]I think we also live in a world where both parents have to work to make ends meet. When I grew up it was the norm for only one parent to work, so there was time to walk the kids to school and time to prepare healthy meals for them. fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 8

4:48pm Sun 22 Jun 14

MikeGB says...

We live near a school and a church. Sometimes it is very difficult to get in and out of our drive due to inconsiderate people parking for a few minutes to drop off or collect their children. There are shocking examples of parking to be seen almost every school day, and Sundays are often just as bad with churchgoers ignoring normal parking etiquette. However I have resisted any urge to complain as I know the outcome will be speed bumps, chicanes, traffic calming measures and parking fines for residents 24/7 365 days a year, and minimal inconvenience for the culprits.
We live near a school and a church. Sometimes it is very difficult to get in and out of our drive due to inconsiderate people parking for a few minutes to drop off or collect their children. There are shocking examples of parking to be seen almost every school day, and Sundays are often just as bad with churchgoers ignoring normal parking etiquette. However I have resisted any urge to complain as I know the outcome will be speed bumps, chicanes, traffic calming measures and parking fines for residents 24/7 365 days a year, and minimal inconvenience for the culprits. MikeGB
  • Score: 13

4:56pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Was going suggest sending the Camara car down there but hey ho the government have banned the use of the cash cows the only decent thing they have done recently !
Apparently the camera car can still be used to cover schools and bus lanes which is what they were originally brought in for until some senile duffer realised that yet more money could be fleeced from local residents, so great news for anyone dropping someone off from work or stopping for a couple of seconds on yellow lines.
Any way back to the original story, I fail to see how traffic calming measures deals with inconsiderate parking, seems like unnecessary expense for an already hard pressed council.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Was going suggest sending the Camara car down there but hey ho the government have banned the use of the cash cows the only decent thing they have done recently ![/p][/quote]Apparently the camera car can still be used to cover schools and bus lanes which is what they were originally brought in for until some senile duffer realised that yet more money could be fleeced from local residents, so great news for anyone dropping someone off from work or stopping for a couple of seconds on yellow lines. Any way back to the original story, I fail to see how traffic calming measures deals with inconsiderate parking, seems like unnecessary expense for an already hard pressed council. Hessenford
  • Score: 3

5:09pm Sun 22 Jun 14

yasinac says...

SelenaOverton wrote:
Hey Ho another nonsensical distraction about nothing whatsoever.
Anything anything except to focus on the real issues.
This is a good one it implies we live in a caring and concerned society.

Suggestion - all citizens required by law to put on a virtual reality headset for an hour and to watch articles like this or alternatively verify they watch BBC News a minimum of 3 times a week.

Oh sorry .....sorry....I feel dementia coming on....hope they find a cure quickly. I need more articles like this to prevent my getting dementia and retain my sanity......well at least house prices have gone up 20% in the last year ...good news at last......feel better now....Thank you Daily Echo I need to go and whack my face with a wet rag.......thank you...
Dementia is hardly an illness to use if trying to be funny. IT'S NOT.
[quote][p][bold]SelenaOverton[/bold] wrote: Hey Ho another nonsensical distraction about nothing whatsoever. Anything anything except to focus on the real issues. This is a good one it implies we live in a caring and concerned society. Suggestion - all citizens required by law to put on a virtual reality headset for an hour and to watch articles like this or alternatively verify they watch BBC News a minimum of 3 times a week. Oh sorry .....sorry....I feel dementia coming on....hope they find a cure quickly. I need more articles like this to prevent my getting dementia and retain my sanity......well at least house prices have gone up 20% in the last year ...good news at last......feel better now....Thank you Daily Echo I need to go and whack my face with a wet rag.......thank you...[/p][/quote]Dementia is hardly an illness to use if trying to be funny. IT'S NOT. yasinac
  • Score: 9

5:14pm Sun 22 Jun 14

yasinac says...

P Barker wrote:
Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.
I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work.
[quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.[/p][/quote]I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work. yasinac
  • Score: -2

5:38pm Sun 22 Jun 14

spooki says...

The only way parking restrictions work is if they're enforced! What's the point of putting up pretty signs and painting yellow lines on the road if no one's about to see them being used?
You can steer your car with your knees while you smoke a ciggy and yak on your phone if no one catches you doing it. I always try to follow the rules but after seeing some awful drivers out there, I sometimes wonder why I bother!
The only way parking restrictions work is if they're enforced! What's the point of putting up pretty signs and painting yellow lines on the road if no one's about to see them being used? You can steer your car with your knees while you smoke a ciggy and yak on your phone if no one catches you doing it. I always try to follow the rules but after seeing some awful drivers out there, I sometimes wonder why I bother! spooki
  • Score: 6

5:42pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

yasinac wrote:
P Barker wrote:
Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.
I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work.
Don't do a school run then, walk your kids to school, all you school run mums are what causes the problem in the first place with your inconsiderate parking, if it wasn't for the school runs we wouldn't have the danger outside schools in the first place when you turn the road into a car park.
[quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.[/p][/quote]I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work.[/p][/quote]Don't do a school run then, walk your kids to school, all you school run mums are what causes the problem in the first place with your inconsiderate parking, if it wasn't for the school runs we wouldn't have the danger outside schools in the first place when you turn the road into a car park. Hessenford
  • Score: 4

7:26pm Sun 22 Jun 14

yasinac says...

Hessenford wrote:
yasinac wrote:
P Barker wrote:
Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.
I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work.
Don't do a school run then, walk your kids to school, all you school run mums are what causes the problem in the first place with your inconsiderate parking, if it wasn't for the school runs we wouldn't have the danger outside schools in the first place when you turn the road into a car park.
I will continue to do my school run thank you, I actually drive down passed the school to park in a more convenient public car park and walk the rest of the way, And I have children, not goats, that are being brought up and not dragged up. If you'd like to look after my elderly relative for free like I do then I'd happily ditch having to pay to run my car. Maybe you need to see the bigger picture.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.[/p][/quote]I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work.[/p][/quote]Don't do a school run then, walk your kids to school, all you school run mums are what causes the problem in the first place with your inconsiderate parking, if it wasn't for the school runs we wouldn't have the danger outside schools in the first place when you turn the road into a car park.[/p][/quote]I will continue to do my school run thank you, I actually drive down passed the school to park in a more convenient public car park and walk the rest of the way, And I have children, not goats, that are being brought up and not dragged up. If you'd like to look after my elderly relative for free like I do then I'd happily ditch having to pay to run my car. Maybe you need to see the bigger picture. yasinac
  • Score: -1

7:52pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

yasinac wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
yasinac wrote:
P Barker wrote:
Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.
I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work.
Don't do a school run then, walk your kids to school, all you school run mums are what causes the problem in the first place with your inconsiderate parking, if it wasn't for the school runs we wouldn't have the danger outside schools in the first place when you turn the road into a car park.
I will continue to do my school run thank you, I actually drive down passed the school to park in a more convenient public car park and walk the rest of the way, And I have children, not goats, that are being brought up and not dragged up. If you'd like to look after my elderly relative for free like I do then I'd happily ditch having to pay to run my car. Maybe you need to see the bigger picture.
Maybe you need to ask yourself how people coped years ago without the school run, the roads are a lot less congested and safer when the kids are on holiday and the school run brigade are not clogging up the all the roads with their indiscriminate parking.
I fail to see the how driving your kids to school differentiates them from goats and also not being dragged up, are you insinuating that parents who walk their kids to school are of a lesser grade than you, what a snob.
[quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.[/p][/quote]I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work.[/p][/quote]Don't do a school run then, walk your kids to school, all you school run mums are what causes the problem in the first place with your inconsiderate parking, if it wasn't for the school runs we wouldn't have the danger outside schools in the first place when you turn the road into a car park.[/p][/quote]I will continue to do my school run thank you, I actually drive down passed the school to park in a more convenient public car park and walk the rest of the way, And I have children, not goats, that are being brought up and not dragged up. If you'd like to look after my elderly relative for free like I do then I'd happily ditch having to pay to run my car. Maybe you need to see the bigger picture.[/p][/quote]Maybe you need to ask yourself how people coped years ago without the school run, the roads are a lot less congested and safer when the kids are on holiday and the school run brigade are not clogging up the all the roads with their indiscriminate parking. I fail to see the how driving your kids to school differentiates them from goats and also not being dragged up, are you insinuating that parents who walk their kids to school are of a lesser grade than you, what a snob. Hessenford
  • Score: 5

8:54pm Sun 22 Jun 14

yasinac says...

Hessenford wrote:
yasinac wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
yasinac wrote:
P Barker wrote:
Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.
I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work.
Don't do a school run then, walk your kids to school, all you school run mums are what causes the problem in the first place with your inconsiderate parking, if it wasn't for the school runs we wouldn't have the danger outside schools in the first place when you turn the road into a car park.
I will continue to do my school run thank you, I actually drive down passed the school to park in a more convenient public car park and walk the rest of the way, And I have children, not goats, that are being brought up and not dragged up. If you'd like to look after my elderly relative for free like I do then I'd happily ditch having to pay to run my car. Maybe you need to see the bigger picture.
Maybe you need to ask yourself how people coped years ago without the school run, the roads are a lot less congested and safer when the kids are on holiday and the school run brigade are not clogging up the all the roads with their indiscriminate parking.
I fail to see the how driving your kids to school differentiates them from goats and also not being dragged up, are you insinuating that parents who walk their kids to school are of a lesser grade than you, what a snob.
No, I object to your use of the word kids, life has changed a lot since even the 80's when I was in school. More mums work, social care is on it's a**e so family members are left making up the huge gaps in care for elderly or disabled family members. We travel further for work than we used to. I love walking with my children, that's why I park further away. My original comment regarding it not always being mums on the school run stands, it's the usual handful in their expensive status symbol vehicles that park the most horrendously as they can afford the parking tickets.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.[/p][/quote]I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work.[/p][/quote]Don't do a school run then, walk your kids to school, all you school run mums are what causes the problem in the first place with your inconsiderate parking, if it wasn't for the school runs we wouldn't have the danger outside schools in the first place when you turn the road into a car park.[/p][/quote]I will continue to do my school run thank you, I actually drive down passed the school to park in a more convenient public car park and walk the rest of the way, And I have children, not goats, that are being brought up and not dragged up. If you'd like to look after my elderly relative for free like I do then I'd happily ditch having to pay to run my car. Maybe you need to see the bigger picture.[/p][/quote]Maybe you need to ask yourself how people coped years ago without the school run, the roads are a lot less congested and safer when the kids are on holiday and the school run brigade are not clogging up the all the roads with their indiscriminate parking. I fail to see the how driving your kids to school differentiates them from goats and also not being dragged up, are you insinuating that parents who walk their kids to school are of a lesser grade than you, what a snob.[/p][/quote]No, I object to your use of the word kids, life has changed a lot since even the 80's when I was in school. More mums work, social care is on it's a**e so family members are left making up the huge gaps in care for elderly or disabled family members. We travel further for work than we used to. I love walking with my children, that's why I park further away. My original comment regarding it not always being mums on the school run stands, it's the usual handful in their expensive status symbol vehicles that park the most horrendously as they can afford the parking tickets. yasinac
  • Score: 2

9:34pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

yasinac wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
yasinac wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
yasinac wrote:
P Barker wrote:
Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.
I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work.
Don't do a school run then, walk your kids to school, all you school run mums are what causes the problem in the first place with your inconsiderate parking, if it wasn't for the school runs we wouldn't have the danger outside schools in the first place when you turn the road into a car park.
I will continue to do my school run thank you, I actually drive down passed the school to park in a more convenient public car park and walk the rest of the way, And I have children, not goats, that are being brought up and not dragged up. If you'd like to look after my elderly relative for free like I do then I'd happily ditch having to pay to run my car. Maybe you need to see the bigger picture.
Maybe you need to ask yourself how people coped years ago without the school run, the roads are a lot less congested and safer when the kids are on holiday and the school run brigade are not clogging up the all the roads with their indiscriminate parking.
I fail to see the how driving your kids to school differentiates them from goats and also not being dragged up, are you insinuating that parents who walk their kids to school are of a lesser grade than you, what a snob.
No, I object to your use of the word kids, life has changed a lot since even the 80's when I was in school. More mums work, social care is on it's a**e so family members are left making up the huge gaps in care for elderly or disabled family members. We travel further for work than we used to. I love walking with my children, that's why I park further away. My original comment regarding it not always being mums on the school run stands, it's the usual handful in their expensive status symbol vehicles that park the most horrendously as they can afford the parking tickets.
Social care is on its A***, then you know what to do at the next general election than, as for parking tickets, until the law is changed to enable fines and penalty amounts to be levied on ability to pay, I.E how much you earn, then we will simply have to put up with it.
Why the objection the the word kids, it was in use over 50 years ago and still in use today, in fact its in the English dictionary.
I agree more mums work these days but if you are finding it hard to cope then perhaps you need to sort something out and stop blaming the world of the 21st century for your problems.
[quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.[/p][/quote]I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work.[/p][/quote]Don't do a school run then, walk your kids to school, all you school run mums are what causes the problem in the first place with your inconsiderate parking, if it wasn't for the school runs we wouldn't have the danger outside schools in the first place when you turn the road into a car park.[/p][/quote]I will continue to do my school run thank you, I actually drive down passed the school to park in a more convenient public car park and walk the rest of the way, And I have children, not goats, that are being brought up and not dragged up. If you'd like to look after my elderly relative for free like I do then I'd happily ditch having to pay to run my car. Maybe you need to see the bigger picture.[/p][/quote]Maybe you need to ask yourself how people coped years ago without the school run, the roads are a lot less congested and safer when the kids are on holiday and the school run brigade are not clogging up the all the roads with their indiscriminate parking. I fail to see the how driving your kids to school differentiates them from goats and also not being dragged up, are you insinuating that parents who walk their kids to school are of a lesser grade than you, what a snob.[/p][/quote]No, I object to your use of the word kids, life has changed a lot since even the 80's when I was in school. More mums work, social care is on it's a**e so family members are left making up the huge gaps in care for elderly or disabled family members. We travel further for work than we used to. I love walking with my children, that's why I park further away. My original comment regarding it not always being mums on the school run stands, it's the usual handful in their expensive status symbol vehicles that park the most horrendously as they can afford the parking tickets.[/p][/quote]Social care is on its A***, then you know what to do at the next general election than, as for parking tickets, until the law is changed to enable fines and penalty amounts to be levied on ability to pay, I.E how much you earn, then we will simply have to put up with it. Why the objection the the word kids, it was in use over 50 years ago and still in use today, in fact its in the English dictionary. I agree more mums work these days but if you are finding it hard to cope then perhaps you need to sort something out and stop blaming the world of the 21st century for your problems. Hessenford
  • Score: 0

10:04pm Sun 22 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Introduce US style school buses to get some cars off the road to reduce parking issues. And put some enforcement people to enforce the rules.
Introduce US style school buses to get some cars off the road to reduce parking issues. And put some enforcement people to enforce the rules. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 6

10:21pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Sid99 says...

It would be nice if the council made the cars park in the correct manor at the parade of shops by st walburga's, they made the parking bay's parallel with the road over two years ago and hardly a single car parks in them correctly. I pointed this out to them and they didn't give a hoot. Many a time a car reverses out of the bay into oncoming traffic on a blind corner causing cars onto the wrong side of the road. Perhaps they like it like that as a traffic calming measure.
It would be nice if the council made the cars park in the correct manor at the parade of shops by st walburga's, they made the parking bay's parallel with the road over two years ago and hardly a single car parks in them correctly. I pointed this out to them and they didn't give a hoot. Many a time a car reverses out of the bay into oncoming traffic on a blind corner causing cars onto the wrong side of the road. Perhaps they like it like that as a traffic calming measure. Sid99
  • Score: 5

10:34pm Sun 22 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

Wackerone wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Perhaps if kids walked to school like most of us did not so very long ago, rather than be ferried around in Chelsea Tractors for the 300 yard school run, there'd be less of a problem and less child obesity?
Excellent idea. People could also walk or cycle to work like they used to do not so very long ago.
Excellent idea breamoreboy. You might not be able to remember but that's exactly what we used to do, walk to school and cycle to work. They were the days. Unfortunately, we now live in a world full of lazy, moronic bar stewards.
My parents were so poor they never had a car. Dad cycled to work until he retired on his 65th birthday in the mid 80s.
[quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if kids walked to school like most of us did not so very long ago, rather than be ferried around in Chelsea Tractors for the 300 yard school run, there'd be less of a problem and less child obesity?[/p][/quote]Excellent idea. People could also walk or cycle to work like they used to do not so very long ago.[/p][/quote]Excellent idea breamoreboy. You might not be able to remember but that's exactly what we used to do, walk to school and cycle to work. They were the days. Unfortunately, we now live in a world full of lazy, moronic bar stewards.[/p][/quote]My parents were so poor they never had a car. Dad cycled to work until he retired on his 65th birthday in the mid 80s. breamoreboy
  • Score: 0

11:15pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Baysider says...

Hessenford wrote:
yasinac wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
yasinac wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
yasinac wrote:
P Barker wrote:
Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.
I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work.
Don't do a school run then, walk your kids to school, all you school run mums are what causes the problem in the first place with your inconsiderate parking, if it wasn't for the school runs we wouldn't have the danger outside schools in the first place when you turn the road into a car park.
I will continue to do my school run thank you, I actually drive down passed the school to park in a more convenient public car park and walk the rest of the way, And I have children, not goats, that are being brought up and not dragged up. If you'd like to look after my elderly relative for free like I do then I'd happily ditch having to pay to run my car. Maybe you need to see the bigger picture.
Maybe you need to ask yourself how people coped years ago without the school run, the roads are a lot less congested and safer when the kids are on holiday and the school run brigade are not clogging up the all the roads with their indiscriminate parking.
I fail to see the how driving your kids to school differentiates them from goats and also not being dragged up, are you insinuating that parents who walk their kids to school are of a lesser grade than you, what a snob.
No, I object to your use of the word kids, life has changed a lot since even the 80's when I was in school. More mums work, social care is on it's a**e so family members are left making up the huge gaps in care for elderly or disabled family members. We travel further for work than we used to. I love walking with my children, that's why I park further away. My original comment regarding it not always being mums on the school run stands, it's the usual handful in their expensive status symbol vehicles that park the most horrendously as they can afford the parking tickets.
Social care is on its A***, then you know what to do at the next general election than, as for parking tickets, until the law is changed to enable fines and penalty amounts to be levied on ability to pay, I.E how much you earn, then we will simply have to put up with it.
Why the objection the the word kids, it was in use over 50 years ago and still in use today, in fact its in the English dictionary.
I agree more mums work these days but if you are finding it hard to cope then perhaps you need to sort something out and stop blaming the world of the 21st century for your problems.
Oh let me guess..vote UKIP? That well known party committed to protecting our public services. Not. If you think the cuts to social services, etc have been bad so far they are nothing to what Nigel and Call Me Dave have planned for 2015 onwards.

ps @yasinac you'll have to excuse Hessenford he's really not all that bright.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yasinac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: Putting some sped humps near the school, wont stops the mums speeding the rest of the way down Malvern road. I've seen them fly past the play park by Endfield Road doing 45 mph, in a mad rush to get to the school around 1500.[/p][/quote]I think you're targeting your comments at the wrong people, I am a school run mum, I wouldn't like to say how many times I've stopped to give way on the road our school is on and a car has come screaming through the gap. Mainly middle aged men that can at last afford a performance car and don't factor in that it's also school time when he has to get to work.[/p][/quote]Don't do a school run then, walk your kids to school, all you school run mums are what causes the problem in the first place with your inconsiderate parking, if it wasn't for the school runs we wouldn't have the danger outside schools in the first place when you turn the road into a car park.[/p][/quote]I will continue to do my school run thank you, I actually drive down passed the school to park in a more convenient public car park and walk the rest of the way, And I have children, not goats, that are being brought up and not dragged up. If you'd like to look after my elderly relative for free like I do then I'd happily ditch having to pay to run my car. Maybe you need to see the bigger picture.[/p][/quote]Maybe you need to ask yourself how people coped years ago without the school run, the roads are a lot less congested and safer when the kids are on holiday and the school run brigade are not clogging up the all the roads with their indiscriminate parking. I fail to see the how driving your kids to school differentiates them from goats and also not being dragged up, are you insinuating that parents who walk their kids to school are of a lesser grade than you, what a snob.[/p][/quote]No, I object to your use of the word kids, life has changed a lot since even the 80's when I was in school. More mums work, social care is on it's a**e so family members are left making up the huge gaps in care for elderly or disabled family members. We travel further for work than we used to. I love walking with my children, that's why I park further away. My original comment regarding it not always being mums on the school run stands, it's the usual handful in their expensive status symbol vehicles that park the most horrendously as they can afford the parking tickets.[/p][/quote]Social care is on its A***, then you know what to do at the next general election than, as for parking tickets, until the law is changed to enable fines and penalty amounts to be levied on ability to pay, I.E how much you earn, then we will simply have to put up with it. Why the objection the the word kids, it was in use over 50 years ago and still in use today, in fact its in the English dictionary. I agree more mums work these days but if you are finding it hard to cope then perhaps you need to sort something out and stop blaming the world of the 21st century for your problems.[/p][/quote]Oh let me guess..vote UKIP? That well known party committed to protecting our public services. Not. If you think the cuts to social services, etc have been bad so far they are nothing to what Nigel and Call Me Dave have planned for 2015 onwards. ps @yasinac you'll have to excuse Hessenford he's really not all that bright. Baysider
  • Score: -1

12:23am Mon 23 Jun 14

chris100 says...

The head teacher does ask for traffic wardens to patrol but all they do is stand around near the school gates by the zig zag lines

The problem is Malvern road by the infants entrance they park on both sides of the road and block the road up
The head teacher does ask for traffic wardens to patrol but all they do is stand around near the school gates by the zig zag lines The problem is Malvern road by the infants entrance they park on both sides of the road and block the road up chris100
  • Score: 4

6:48am Mon 23 Jun 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Hey guys if you don't want the speed bumps in your road can we have them in kinson road near to kinson primary school? They might actually do some good here!
Hey guys if you don't want the speed bumps in your road can we have them in kinson road near to kinson primary school? They might actually do some good here! easthoweafcb.
  • Score: 2

10:01am Mon 23 Jun 14

BarrHumbug says...

I think the schools should be made to open up their playgrounds to parking during drop off and pick up times to ease congestion, its the school that causes the problem they should be some way responsible towards solving it?

Obviously it would be nice if parents would walk their kids to school but thats never going to happen unless maybe some sort of incentive scheme were introduced? Free uniforms or school days trips for children who walk to school perhaps?
I think the schools should be made to open up their playgrounds to parking during drop off and pick up times to ease congestion, its the school that causes the problem they should be some way responsible towards solving it? Obviously it would be nice if parents would walk their kids to school but thats never going to happen unless maybe some sort of incentive scheme were introduced? Free uniforms or school days trips for children who walk to school perhaps? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 0

10:08am Mon 23 Jun 14

SelenaOverton says...

Solution is simple - for the 20 minutes or more whereby pupils disperse just put barriers up and close the roads roundabout. The children that want to be picked up by car wait till barriers are removed or of course mothers can park and come.
Bournemouth could call this policy - Mums' Park & Come.
Then this would be a non-issue - trouble is Daily Echo would lose one of its staple themes.
Police absolutly love closing roads - with any luck they would probably leave them closed for hours and hours
No problem though we can go and watch the BBC News for our daily report on the progress of research on dementia and while we watch it look at back issues of Daily Echo and their articles on this subject....ga ga ga ga just going to soak my head in a bucket of water ....back soon
Solution is simple - for the 20 minutes or more whereby pupils disperse just put barriers up and close the roads roundabout. The children that want to be picked up by car wait till barriers are removed or of course mothers can park and come. Bournemouth could call this policy - Mums' Park & Come. Then this would be a non-issue - trouble is Daily Echo would lose one of its staple themes. Police absolutly love closing roads - with any luck they would probably leave them closed for hours and hours No problem though we can go and watch the BBC News for our daily report on the progress of research on dementia and while we watch it look at back issues of Daily Echo and their articles on this subject....ga ga ga ga just going to soak my head in a bucket of water ....back soon SelenaOverton
  • Score: -4

6:47pm Tue 8 Jul 14

joaningonagain says...

As a resident at Malvern Road I can state that the measures are not just traffic calming as reported in this article - they are seeking to restrict whole sections of Malvern Road to no parking at any time and place no parking between 8am and 9.30am and 2 to 4pm outside all the houses on the adjacent roads. The whole idea was sold to the residents as traffic calming but no mention was made of restrictions - even the title on the Borough web site doesn't mention it. They are buried on a map on the back page of the proposal. When I discovered this I spoke to neighbours who were oblivious to the restrictions. We all feel very strongly that removing the right to park outside your own home or have visitors do so is a disproportionate reaction, which will move the problem of a few inconsiderate parents between certain hours for the 38 weeks of term time, to the residents, 52 weeks of the year as we will all be battling for spaces. It will also move the problem further down to other side streets during term time which already have parents parking for the Queens Park schools and Bournemouth School for Boys. Having lived here for 17 years, I appreciate that something needs to be done, but restricting residents from parking outside their own homes is not the answer. Unless there is a full time traffic warden presence the parents will flout the restrictions for a quick drop off, meanwhile the residents are being penalised the whole time. Where will it end?
As a resident at Malvern Road I can state that the measures are not just traffic calming as reported in this article - they are seeking to restrict whole sections of Malvern Road to no parking at any time and place no parking between 8am and 9.30am and 2 to 4pm outside all the houses on the adjacent roads. The whole idea was sold to the residents as traffic calming but no mention was made of restrictions - even the title on the Borough web site doesn't mention it. They are buried on a map on the back page of the proposal. When I discovered this I spoke to neighbours who were oblivious to the restrictions. We all feel very strongly that removing the right to park outside your own home or have visitors do so is a disproportionate reaction, which will move the problem of a few inconsiderate parents between certain hours for the 38 weeks of term time, to the residents, 52 weeks of the year as we will all be battling for spaces. It will also move the problem further down to other side streets during term time which already have parents parking for the Queens Park schools and Bournemouth School for Boys. Having lived here for 17 years, I appreciate that something needs to be done, but restricting residents from parking outside their own homes is not the answer. Unless there is a full time traffic warden presence the parents will flout the restrictions for a quick drop off, meanwhile the residents are being penalised the whole time. Where will it end? joaningonagain
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