Parents face fines for illegal parking outside schools


Since the start of the school term police officers have attended all the schools in Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Handforth to address the problem of illegal parking.

Since Thursday 3rd September a total of 82 Parking Advisory Notices have been handed out, 34 verbal warnings have been given to drivers and 9 Fixed Penalty Notices (£30 fine) have been issued.

PC Richard Wadsworth explained "We are responding to situations we have seen as well as to comments from the public. We have been trying to educate drivers as to their parking by either talking to them or issuing parking advisory notices. When parking has been particularly inconsiderate or dangerous a fixed penalty notice has been issued.

"Parking on pavements or where an obstruction is caused is not permitted. Vehicles are not allowed to be parked on zig zags or within 10 metres of a junction.

"We would ask all parents to park considerately and safely when attending schools in order to create a safe environment for children and parents alike. The parking operation will be ongoing on a regular basis and as the schools have been back for a few weeks now the period of grace is drawing to an end and we will give more consideration to the use of £30 fixed penalty notices as opposed to advisory notices."

Cheshire Constabulary will be working with the schools and Cheshire East Council in order to look at longer term solutions.

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Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

David Hadfield
Tuesday 22nd September 2015 at 3:01 pm
What a load of nonsense ........

Giving out 82 Parking Advisory Notices ?
Giving out 34 Verbal Warnings ?

But only 9 Fixed Penalty Notices issued ?

Drivers don't need "advice" as to where not to park.
We presume every driver has passed their Driving Test (we hope) so they know exactly where they can and cannot park .................

Everyone, yes EVERYONE parking illegally should automatically be given a Fixed Penalty Notice and never mind all this holding hands and please don't do it again !
James MacDonald
Tuesday 22nd September 2015 at 4:14 pm
Disgraceful, the police / PCSOs failing to protection the public, largely pedestrians. Ridiculous.
John Clegg
Tuesday 22nd September 2015 at 4:19 pm
Tues 22 Sept, about 4.20pm: Ryleys' own bright yellow minibus was awfully badly parked so far from the kerb in a space, I thought it had been double-parked.
They obviously don't care.
Or can't drive.
Dawn Kelly
Wednesday 23rd September 2015 at 6:43 am
Likewise AESG has a huge coach regularly parked on the zig zag lines on the junction with Brook Lane at both pick up & drop off times making it impossible to turn into Brook Lane and causing chaos in all directions. Can't AESG find somewhere more appropriate for this coach to park?
Lisa Reeves
Wednesday 23rd September 2015 at 8:48 pm
Police have confirmed another 3 written warnings, 8 verbal warnings and 4 fines were issued today in Alderley Edge to parents/carers picking up children from school.
Brian Davies
Thursday 24th September 2015 at 8:22 am
The only way I see to improve observing the rules is to add a penalty point with each parking ticket issued ,after a time people will start obeying the rules,30 pound fine is not a deterant
Mark Russell
Friday 25th September 2015 at 3:06 pm
Here you go, finally a solution to the problem. Teachers hand out parking tickets, no more excuses from police about lack of resource, problem goes away? I'm sure a % of the tickets can be diverted back to the school to compensate for the teachers time, win/win. Lets get on with sorting it out and stop parking like the above continuing.
Lesley Broome
Saturday 26th September 2015 at 9:31 am
These people appear to have disposable charge them £130 a pop..not 30...blimey you get more for a car park charge!! Or..clamp them...or put police bollards up all the way down the road..nobody can park then
Terry Bowes
Sunday 27th September 2015 at 12:57 pm
Quite agree Lesley!
If you are sat outside a school in a 50 or 60 grand car 30 quid is nowt.
Inconvenience is the solution,clamp them,tow away.
Having to go to the police pound pay a recovery fee and a fine will make them think twice!!
Jon Williams
Sunday 27th September 2015 at 2:25 pm
Went through the village this morning, orange Lamborghini parked outside Nat West on yellow lines, Land Rover outside Gusto on yellows, cars on yellows near Tesco's, just so lasy !