A mum has spoken of her daily frustration at parents who are parking illegally when collecting their children from school.

The mum, who does not wish to be named, says selfish parents abandon their cars on double yellow lines and park on kerbs when collecting children from Endsleigh Holy Child Voluntary Catholic Academy in north Hull.

She says the problem is particularly bad in Inglemire Avenue and claims Hull City Council has ignored her concerns - although the council has confirmed its wardens have made 71 visits to the street since the start of the year.

The mum fears the "lazy parking" would prevent emergency services accessing the residential street at both school drop off and pick up times.

She is now calling for cameras to be installed as a deterrent - to force parents to either walk to school or park elsewhere.

The mum said parents park illegally every day

She said: "Inglemire Avenue is bad at both school drop and pick up. People think they can park on double yellows even when its on a bend which is very dangerous.

"It is a b****y nightmare, there is not even enough space to walk down the footpath as you have to squeeze yourself between the car and the fence.

"There is no room if a car is parked opposite for an ambulance or fire engine to get through if attending an emergency.


"A lot of people have no consideration for others or care if what they are doing is illegal. All they care about is is as long as they are parked and can drop off or pick up their child for school."

The mum has made complaints to Hull City Council, but says her concerns were ignored. Hull City Council say its wardens have visited 71 times this year, spending a total of 22 hours on the street.

The mum says the car drivers parking on Inglemire Avenue are a 'nightmare'

She said: "I got no response, so gave up on the council.

"I see the local traffic warden and show him the vehicles particularly ones that do it constantly and they keep an eye on them.

"But as soon as people see a traffic warden they drive past and find a space further round but when no warden they park illegally.


"Traffic warden is only seen about once or twice a month round here as they say that they have around eight other schools that are a really bad for illegal parking.

"I also reported and sent pictures to our local councillor, who unfortunately passed away last year, and she reported this several times and even spoke to the head of the school.

Illegally parked cars at school pick up time on Inglemire Avenue

"I feel for the traffic wardens who monitor the schools as they do have their work cut out and seem to be under staffed.

"They could put a camera up as that will catch registrations like the ones in bus lane."


Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for streetscene, said parents are told to only use cars in "exceptional circumstances."

She said: “Hull City Council encourages parents of children at all Hull schools to only use cars in exceptional circumstances to drop off children.

“Since the start of this year, the council’s parking enforcement officers have made 71 visits to Inglemire Avenue, where the school is situated, totalling more than 22 hours of visit time.

"No drivers should park on double yellow lines as this contravenes the Traffic Management Act 2004.”

Endsleigh Holy Child Voluntary Catholic Academy declined to comment.

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