Illegally parked travellers' caravans 'blighting school run at Brigg Primary'
PARENTS have hit out at owners of illegally parked caravans outside Brigg Primary School.
They say the school run is being blighted by the caravans obstructing an access road which parents use to turn around in. The problem has become so bad that both parents and the school have made complaints to North Lincolnshire Council.
A parent of a child who attends the school, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "The travellers have set up camp on the road outside the school.
"There is a road that goes down and at the bottom of the road, there is a turning point and it is making it very difficult for people to go down there.
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"Some of us have been in contact with North Lincolnshire Council. They have said what will happen is they will put in a notice to remove them but the travellers will then appeal that."
She said around four caravans were parked up outside the school and had been there since just before the Christmas break.
Measures have already been taken to alleviate traffic concerns outside the school.
North Lincolnshire Council has installed a permanent 20mph advisory speed limit.
And in September 2011, parents who were parking on double yellow lines were targeted as part of a council clampdown.
Traffic officers ticketed offenders outside the school who were blocking the road and creating a hazard. Now, new calls are being made to alleviate the problem of the caravans blocking access.
A North Lincolnshire Council spokeswoman said: "The council has received calls from concerned parents about difficulties turning their cars around when taking and picking up their children from Brigg Primary School.
"This is due to gypsies and travellers being located at the end of Atherton Way, across from the rear entrance of the school.
"People are parking their cars along both sides of the road and next to the caravans, which is causing problems for others trying to leave.
"The council is working hard to solve the problem."
The school refused to comment.