Darwen headteacher's plea on parking complaints

First published in News

A PRIMARY school is asking parents to park further away after complaints from residents.

In a newsletter to parents of children at St Barnabas’ CoE Primary School, in Knowlesley Road, Darwen, the headteacher said people had complained about cars parked near their homes.

Alison Howarth said residents in Knowlesley Meadows, Kirkdale Close and Knowlesley Road had been affected.

She said: “Residents are rightly aggrieved that their roads are being used as car parks and that they cannot get to their homes.

“None of the roads in the vicinity of the school are wide enough to allow cars to turn around in them without endangering the lives of our children as they are doing so.

“Please consider how you would feel if this continually happened in your road or how you would feel if you knocked over and injured a child.

“Perhaps the best place to leave cars would be on Bolton Road or Cemetery Road, where the roads are wider, then walk the remainder of the distance to school.

“Or better still, leave them at home and let’s start using legs instead of wheels.”

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10:32pm Wed 13 Feb 13

King Fabulous says...

Or even better people who choose to buy a house near a school should stop whining about it getting busy at around 8.45 and 3.30, As the school was there first what on earth did they expect when they moved there?
Or even better people who choose to buy a house near a school should stop whining about it getting busy at around 8.45 and 3.30, As the school was there first what on earth did they expect when they moved there? King Fabulous
  • Score: -19

10:53pm Wed 13 Feb 13

darwen boy ben says...

TO ALL THE PARENTS OF St BARNABAS DO NOT PARK ON THE CAR PARK AS WELL IT IS FOR TEACHERS NOT FOR YOU
TO ALL THE PARENTS OF St BARNABAS DO NOT PARK ON THE CAR PARK AS WELL IT IS FOR TEACHERS NOT FOR YOU darwen boy ben
  • Score: 15

8:31am Thu 14 Feb 13

mother of 4 says...

If both parties could consider the others position there may be a compromise.....peopl
e dropping children off consider other people so many selfish motorists out there that think they have the right to park as near to school as they can even if means blocking a drive or road....and the residents the school was there before your house so should have realized what happens at 3pm and 9am every day term time......and accept this.
If both parties could consider the others position there may be a compromise.....peopl e dropping children off consider other people so many selfish motorists out there that think they have the right to park as near to school as they can even if means blocking a drive or road....and the residents the school was there before your house so should have realized what happens at 3pm and 9am every day term time......and accept this. mother of 4
  • Score: 9

4:07pm Thu 14 Feb 13

mikebuk says...

If schools expect parents and children to walk to and from there, make the teachers do the same.

Sorry, what was that ? - someone calling me back to reality.
If schools expect parents and children to walk to and from there, make the teachers do the same. Sorry, what was that ? - someone calling me back to reality. mikebuk
  • Score: -15

1:06pm Fri 15 Feb 13

King Fabulous says...

darwen boy ben wrote:
TO ALL THE PARENTS OF St BARNABAS DO NOT PARK ON THE CAR PARK AS WELL IT IS FOR TEACHERS NOT FOR YOU
Well quite, What on earth are we thinking about when we PARK LEGALLY on the road so that our children can be sent to school, Oh and while i'm at it if parking is such a problem why do some TEACHERS park on the road outside as well, I hope they have time for teaching in between their hypocritical outbursts and attempts to fleece us for every spare £ we have, Why not have a fundraiser for a bigger car park?
[quote][p][bold]darwen boy ben[/bold] wrote: TO ALL THE PARENTS OF St BARNABAS DO NOT PARK ON THE CAR PARK AS WELL IT IS FOR TEACHERS NOT FOR YOU[/p][/quote]Well quite, What on earth are we thinking about when we PARK LEGALLY on the road so that our children can be sent to school, Oh and while i'm at it if parking is such a problem why do some TEACHERS park on the road outside as well, I hope they have time for teaching in between their hypocritical outbursts and attempts to fleece us for every spare £ we have, Why not have a fundraiser for a bigger car park? King Fabulous
  • Score: -20

7:35pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Stop Backenders says...

King Fabulous wrote:
Or even better people who choose to buy a house near a school should stop whining about it getting busy at around 8.45 and 3.30, As the school was there first what on earth did they expect when they moved there?
you will be the first person to complain if your child got knocked down by lazy parents with big fat cars what they cant drive.Get off your big fat backsides and walk you lazy gits. Its Mothers like you that think they can park on school crossings and zigzags your the ploblem not the house holders. I wish someone would park over your drive every day we will soon see whos crying tears king prat that says it all you sound as thick as two short planks
[quote][p][bold]King Fabulous[/bold] wrote: Or even better people who choose to buy a house near a school should stop whining about it getting busy at around 8.45 and 3.30, As the school was there first what on earth did they expect when they moved there?[/p][/quote]you will be the first person to complain if your child got knocked down by lazy parents with big fat cars what they cant drive.Get off your big fat backsides and walk you lazy gits. Its Mothers like you that think they can park on school crossings and zigzags your the ploblem not the house holders. I wish someone would park over your drive every day we will soon see whos crying tears king prat that says it all you sound as thick as two short planks Stop Backenders
  • Score: 23

7:54pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Stop Backenders says...

King Fabulous wrote:
darwen boy ben wrote:
TO ALL THE PARENTS OF St BARNABAS DO NOT PARK ON THE CAR PARK AS WELL IT IS FOR TEACHERS NOT FOR YOU
Well quite, What on earth are we thinking about when we PARK LEGALLY on the road so that our children can be sent to school, Oh and while i'm at it if parking is such a problem why do some TEACHERS park on the road outside as well, I hope they have time for teaching in between their hypocritical outbursts and attempts to fleece us for every spare £ we have, Why not have a fundraiser for a bigger car park?
Typical selfish numb as nuts attitude approach until it happens on your door step,
Then you can join King Fabulous the Arrogant crying like a spoilt child with a Big Fat Dummy in his or her mouth what goes around comes around with people like you.
No, I do not have anything to do with the residents but I cannot stand hypocrites like you who would not put up with this if it were on their door step.
[quote][p][bold]King Fabulous[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]darwen boy ben[/bold] wrote: TO ALL THE PARENTS OF St BARNABAS DO NOT PARK ON THE CAR PARK AS WELL IT IS FOR TEACHERS NOT FOR YOU[/p][/quote]Well quite, What on earth are we thinking about when we PARK LEGALLY on the road so that our children can be sent to school, Oh and while i'm at it if parking is such a problem why do some TEACHERS park on the road outside as well, I hope they have time for teaching in between their hypocritical outbursts and attempts to fleece us for every spare £ we have, Why not have a fundraiser for a bigger car park?[/p][/quote]Typical selfish numb as nuts attitude approach until it happens on your door step, Then you can join King Fabulous the Arrogant crying like a spoilt child with a Big Fat Dummy in his or her mouth what goes around comes around with people like you. No, I do not have anything to do with the residents but I cannot stand hypocrites like you who would not put up with this if it were on their door step. Stop Backenders
  • Score: 25

9:29pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Stop Backenders says...

Darwin boy Ben I hit the wrong key sorry about the staement I apologise and take it back what I said but big fat mouth King Fabulous the Arrogant is numb as nuts and I stick with what I say about people like them.
Darwin boy Ben I hit the wrong key sorry about the staement I apologise and take it back what I said but big fat mouth King Fabulous the Arrogant is numb as nuts and I stick with what I say about people like them. Stop Backenders
  • Score: 12

3:09am Sun 17 Feb 13

King Fabulous says...

Hmmmm, I see that I still occupy the lofty heights of the moral 'High Ground' while the bitter plebs (Stop Backenders I do mean you!) wail and gnash their poorly kept teeth, If you feel so strongly about people legally and safely parking where they have every right to then send a letter to your MP and try and get the rules changed, Now kindly be about your business you tawdry little man.
Hmmmm, I see that I still occupy the lofty heights of the moral 'High Ground' while the bitter plebs (Stop Backenders I do mean you!) wail and gnash their poorly kept teeth, If you feel so strongly about people legally and safely parking where they have every right to then send a letter to your MP and try and get the rules changed, Now kindly be about your business you tawdry little man. King Fabulous
  • Score: -10

12:07pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Stop Backenders says...

King Fabulous wrote:
Hmmmm, I see that I still occupy the lofty heights of the moral 'High Ground' while the bitter plebs (Stop Backenders I do mean you!) wail and gnash their poorly kept teeth, If you feel so strongly about people legally and safely parking where they have every right to then send a letter to your MP and try and get the rules changed, Now kindly be about your business you tawdry little man.
Get your dummy out that is about right, its people like you that look down on others thinking there nothing but **** on your plastic shiny shoes. You are so for up your own backside with your own selfish views of others that you cannot see what a big tool you are.
Your high and mighty attitude points to a spoiled selfish little figure of a man or Plastic Barber Doll, which ever, who thinks they are above everybody else. The name says it all I do believe.
PS - do not forget to put your plastic teeth back in after spitting out your Big Fat Dummy.
[quote][p][bold]King Fabulous[/bold] wrote: Hmmmm, I see that I still occupy the lofty heights of the moral 'High Ground' while the bitter plebs (Stop Backenders I do mean you!) wail and gnash their poorly kept teeth, If you feel so strongly about people legally and safely parking where they have every right to then send a letter to your MP and try and get the rules changed, Now kindly be about your business you tawdry little man.[/p][/quote]Get your dummy out that is about right, its people like you that look down on others thinking there nothing but **** on your plastic shiny shoes. You are so for up your own backside with your own selfish views of others that you cannot see what a big tool you are. Your high and mighty attitude points to a spoiled selfish little figure of a man or Plastic Barber Doll, which ever, who thinks they are above everybody else. The name says it all I do believe. PS - do not forget to put your plastic teeth back in after spitting out your Big Fat Dummy. Stop Backenders
  • Score: 13

12:20pm Sun 17 Feb 13

King Fabulous says...

Having just read your thoughtful and measured response I can assure you that I have NEVER worn plastic shoes and the nearest I have ever got to a 'Plastic Barber Doll' is a Barber jacket (did you perhaps mean Barbie doll?) anyhow your remarks only serve to show you cannot sustain an reasoned argument, However I do not blame you for this as it is probably a result of your schooling which I presume was, at best, to a secondary modern standard, No offence
Having just read your thoughtful and measured response I can assure you that I have NEVER worn plastic shoes and the nearest I have ever got to a 'Plastic Barber Doll' is a Barber jacket (did you perhaps mean Barbie doll?) anyhow your remarks only serve to show you cannot sustain an reasoned argument, However I do not blame you for this as it is probably a result of your schooling which I presume was, at best, to a secondary modern standard, No offence King Fabulous
  • Score: -10

12:32pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Stop Backenders says...

Snob as well i think everybody as nailed you for what you are and stand for.
Tell you what you have made my day, so its time to go I know you love me realy what more can I say so bye for now and think of me. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Snob as well i think everybody as nailed you for what you are and stand for. Tell you what you have made my day, so its time to go I know you love me realy what more can I say so bye for now and think of me. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Stop Backenders
  • Score: 11

12:34pm Sun 17 Feb 13

King Fabulous says...

Going so soon, 1-0 to me I think, ttfn and have a lovely Sunday.
Going so soon, 1-0 to me I think, ttfn and have a lovely Sunday. King Fabulous
  • Score: 0

12:35pm Sun 17 Feb 13

King Fabulous says...

PS...I hope you didn't use tongues in all those kisses!
PS...I hope you didn't use tongues in all those kisses! King Fabulous
  • Score: 2

12:53pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Stop Backenders says...

I,m saving them for the crazy women who just cant do without me?
Now let me go
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I,m saving them for the crazy women who just cant do without me? Now let me go xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx **** xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx **** Stop Backenders
  • Score: 8

1:17pm Sun 17 Feb 13

King Fabulous says...

Give them my best and tell them i'll be around later to finish off what you could only start, ;-)
Give them my best and tell them i'll be around later to finish off what you could only start, ;-) King Fabulous
  • Score: 0

11:23am Mon 18 Feb 13

1970justin says...

Parking outside the school shouldn't really bother the residents in the morning, as most will be at work and the retired can probably go out at anytime, but I can understand they are not to happy about being unable to park outside their houses after school..............
but the school was there first and surely they know what time all the parents cars are going to be there.....so either stay in or don't come back in that time period...........it is not just this school the residents complain about the parent parking at ST Pauls Hoddlesden.........T
here is no real answer or remedy to this...........just work together...........b
ut people will always find things to complain about.......and if it's not to far, then walk it will do the kids a lot of good.............JNT
Parking outside the school shouldn't really bother the residents in the morning, as most will be at work and the retired can probably go out at anytime, but I can understand they are not to happy about being unable to park outside their houses after school.............. but the school was there first and surely they know what time all the parents cars are going to be there.....so either stay in or don't come back in that time period...........it is not just this school the residents complain about the parent parking at ST Pauls Hoddlesden.........T here is no real answer or remedy to this...........just work together...........b ut people will always find things to complain about.......and if it's not to far, then walk it will do the kids a lot of good.............JNT 1970justin
  • Score: 1

6:59am Tue 19 Feb 13

darwen12 says...

darwen boy ben wrote:
TO ALL THE PARENTS OF St BARNABAS DO NOT PARK ON THE CAR PARK AS WELL IT IS FOR TEACHERS NOT FOR YOU
One rule for you one for parents Think Not
[quote][p][bold]darwen boy ben[/bold] wrote: TO ALL THE PARENTS OF St BARNABAS DO NOT PARK ON THE CAR PARK AS WELL IT IS FOR TEACHERS NOT FOR YOU[/p][/quote]One rule for you one for parents Think Not darwen12
  • Score: -4

6:59am Tue 19 Feb 13

darwen12 says...

darwen boy ben wrote:
TO ALL THE PARENTS OF St BARNABAS DO NOT PARK ON THE CAR PARK AS WELL IT IS FOR TEACHERS NOT FOR YOU
The Car Park is fair game to all GET OVER IT
[quote][p][bold]darwen boy ben[/bold] wrote: TO ALL THE PARENTS OF St BARNABAS DO NOT PARK ON THE CAR PARK AS WELL IT IS FOR TEACHERS NOT FOR YOU[/p][/quote]The Car Park is fair game to all GET OVER IT darwen12
  • Score: -4

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