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Rogue parking demand for school road

By Ed Elliot, Penistone Reporter Thursday 20th March 2014

A CONCERNED crime and safety group leader intends to report rogue parkers to police after becoming fed up with cars blocking the road to a school and care home.


Jeanette Edwards, chairman of Penistone West Crime and Safety Group, has been campaigning to improve access to St John's Primary School and Buckingham Care Home, off Green Lane, Penistone, for months.

She plans to report vehicle number plates to the police and has also been given cards by the fire service to place on car windscreens to inform drivers of the issues of blocking a road and preventing emergency service access.

"I've never seen chaos like it," she said. "It's absolutely horrendous. I think it's time to name and shame.

"I'm going to contact the police, I've got car registration plates.

"They're parking in the car park of the Buckingham, as well as blocking the entrance. It just seems to me that they're not bothered any more.

"If there was a fire or they needed to get a patient out in an emergency, they haven't a hope in hell."