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Cul-de-sac residents hit out at ‘rude and swearingparents they say block their driveways twice a day in primary school run and even stop elderly locals getting to ambulances

  • Locals ‘sickof school traffic chaos on their quiet street in Dudley, West Midlands
  • Street is used by ‘staff and parentswho attend Northfield Road Primary School
  • Residents say they receive ‘verbal abusewhen they ask parents to move cars
  • One elderly resident claimed ambulance was unable to park outside his home
  • Furious cul-de-sac locals have hit out at ‘rude and swearingparents who ‘block their driveways twice a daywhile on the primary school run.

    Residents have been left ‘sick and tiredwith the traffic chaos on their quiet street in Netherton, Dudley, West Midlands that is ‘used during the week to collect and drop-off pupils, and at weekends for football clubs’.

    One elderly resident claimed an ambulance was unable to park outside his home last week due to the huge volume of cars who had mounted the pavements either side of the road.

    Parents have been using Greaves Road, located at the back of the school, to drop off and collect their children who attend nearby Northfield Road Primary School.

    Die skool – rated ‘inadequateby Ofsted inspectorsteaches 411 leerlinge oud 4-11.

    Locals have also complained about the ‘verbal abusethey receive when they ask parents who have ‘taken overtheir street to move their cars from outside their homes.

    They also claim staff who work at the school park their vehicles on the street for the entire day.

    Residents have been left ‘sick and tiredwith the traffic chaos on their quiet street in Netherton, Dudley, West Midlands that is used during the week to collect and drop-off pupils, and at weekends for football clubs

    Parents have been using Greaves Road, located at the back of the school, to drop off and collect their children who attend nearby Northfield Road Primary School

    Parents have been using Greaves Road, located at the back of the school, to drop off and collect their children who attend nearby Northfield Road Primary School

    Locals have also complained about the ‘verbal abusethey receive when they ask parents who have ‘taken overtheir street to move their cars from outside their homes

    Sue Willetts, 63, who has lived in the street for 30 jare, gesê: ‘I have had a lot of people swear at me which is just not on.

    ‘When it’s three times a day that you can’t get in or out of your own driveway, it’s a problem. School staff park here as well as the parents.

    Her partner George Mortimer, 66, gesê: ‘The other day I asked a woman to move after she got out of her car.

    ‘She said I was picking on her because she was pregnant but I couldn’t see her.

    Keith Whitehouse, 78, who has lived on the road for 32 jare, gesê: ‘I couldn’t get the ambulance outside my house the other week and that has happened two or three times before.

    Mr Whitehouse said there was no respite for residents on weekends, with Sunday league football teams using the street as an unofficial car park while they play matches on the two pitches on the nearby Netherton Park.

    Northfield Road Primary School (op die foto) is rated 'inadequate' by Ofsted inspectors and teaches 411 leerlinge oud 4-11

    Northfield Road Primary School (op die foto) is rated ‘inadequateby Ofsted inspectors and teaches 411 leerlinge oud 4-11

    Keith Whitehouse, 78, (op die foto) who has lived on the road for 32 jare, gesê: 'I couldn't get the ambulance outside my house the other week and that has happened two or three times before'

    Keith Whitehouse, 78, (op die foto) who has lived on the road for 32 jare, gesê: ‘I couldn’t get the ambulance outside my house the other week and that has happened two or three times before

    Residents are hoping plans to build a car park with 25 spaces will be approved for land nearby

    Residents are hoping plans to build a car park with 25 spaces will be approved for land nearby

    Hy het bygevoeg: ‘The Sunday morning footballers come down and they just park anywhere they want and you get abuse if you ask them not to park in the cul-de-sac.

    ‘They just say ‘so-and-so offand all the rest of it and you just don’t want it.

    ‘If you approach them there’s an argument.

    ‘One man said to me ‘what the f*** has it got to do with you?’

    'Ek het gesê “ek bly hier, and how about I come down by your house and park it by your drive, and you couldn’t get off?”‘

    Residents are hoping plans to build a car park with 25 spaces will be approved for land nearby.

    The plans will go before Dudley Council’s planning committee in December.

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