Angry parents say barriers at Brigg school making congestion worse
PARENTS have reacted angrily to the installation of barriers outside Brigg Primary School.
The barriers were introduced by North Lincolnshire Council in response to complaints about illegally parked caravans outside the school that parents said were blighting the route on Atherton Way, which is used as an access road to turn around in.
But instead of improving the situation, parents say it is leading to more problems – especially if cars are parked on both sides of the street.
Some motorists are even finding that when they go down the route, they have no option but to reverse back out because there is nowhere to turn around.
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Parents Sarah Skinn and Irena Parkin, who both have children at the school, said the problems were getting worse.
Mrs Skinn said: "The barriers and caravans being parked there are taking up about 20 parking spaces.
"Before you would be able to swing round
"I am concerned about the safety of the children.
"The only solution is to get rid of the caravans.
"All the school has said is that the barriers are temporary."
Mrs Parkin said: "It is absolute bedlam. It is definitely getting worse."
North Lincolnshire Council has confirmed it has received calls from a number of concerned parents about the issue of illegally parked caravans and says the erection of barriers is a temporary measure.
A North Lincolnshire Council spokesman said: "The council is still working hard to solve the problem on Atherton Way, Brigg."