‘Irresponsible’ drivers close to Glasgow main faculty inflicting security considerations

Calls are being made for motion to cease “irresponsible” drivers from inflicting security considerations close to a Glasgow primary school.

Individuals have been parking on a turning circle near North Kelvinside Main, creating “an obstruction” — and one councillor has requested for ‘maintain clear’ markings or yellow traces within the space.

Cllr Martha Wardrop, Greens, mentioned the problem was a “main neighborhood concern” and he or she doesn’t “need anybody getting injured”.

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At a Hillhead space partnership assembly, Cllr Wardrop mentioned she was “involved about Maryhill fireplace station and the entry and egress due to site visitors points at North Kelvinside Main”.

David Murdoch, from the fireplace service, mentioned whereas they haven’t confronted “vital” obstruction, he would encourage the general public to “maintain entry routes clear”.

Cllr Wardrop mentioned the police have requested for bollards to be put in.

Describing the parking as “irresponsible”, she added: “We have to get bollards, yellow traces and clear markings put in as a matter of urgency for the security of everybody.”

A council official mentioned he had met with a neighborhood police officer who was working to deal with the problem.

On the Hillhead assembly, Graeme Morrow, additionally from the fireplace service, confirmed the issue had been reported to him and mentioned he was planning to interact with the council over double yellow traces.

“So when the fireplace engines are coming out and in they’ve bought a transparent turning circle,” he added. “But in addition to make that safer for the children which are attending faculty.”

After the assembly, Cllr Wardrop mentioned she had visited the college in December and located 9 automobiles parked within the turning circle.

“This turning space has been used as a parking lot for the reason that introduction of parking controls inside different elements of the North Kelvin space,” Cllr Wardrop mentioned.

“On account of this, dad and mom dropping off or accumulating youngsters are unable to make use of the turning space. The parked automobiles are inflicting an obstruction and ongoing highway security considerations for academics and fogeys.

“I’ve requested the council present ‘maintain clear’ or yellow line markings on the turning space roadway to forestall automobiles utilizing it as a parking lot.”

Mr Murdoch, native senior officer for Metropolis of Glasgow, mentioned: “While we now have not been affected by vital obstruction on this space, we might all the time encourage members of the general public to be thoughtful of emergency companies when parking their automobiles and maintain entry routes clear.

“Our emergency response drivers are extremely expert and are skilled in navigating many highway and site visitors challenges.”


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