Reader's Letter: Another Blocked Drive way


Yet another blocked driveway on Ashdene Road. This is becoming increasingly more commonplace than it should be.

It is a result of ignorant and particularly lazy people dropping off and picking up from, not just Ashdene Primary School but all primary schools.

Pressure has been put on the police to act by booking these law breaking citizens but without their visual presence on a regular basis and support for the local community by head teachers, this persistent problem will accelerate out of control and who knows what the outcome will be.

Please note that this was not the only driveway blocked in the school vicinity plus double parking and parking on pavements.

Just think of the revenue that could be raised by booking all these inconsiderate road users!

Reader's Letter


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

Diane Rhodes
Friday 2nd October 2015 at 1:23 pm
I am appalled at the way people park around this area during school drop offs and pick ups!
You can barely manoeuvre a small car in and out of the spaces to allow oncoming traffic to pass. The cars are double parked, parked across corners, less than 10m from junctions, opposite junctions in every direction. I even witnessed a black Audi parked in the middle of the mouth/opening of an avenue. Admittedly there was someone in the driving seat, but come on people, this is inconsiderate at best and a danger to the young children who are walking on the pavements with vehicles haphazardly parked all around! It's frightening...
Sarah Paterson
Friday 2nd October 2015 at 1:24 pm
Unbelievable! I can't see how the police can provide a presence outside all schools though. They just don't have the resources. Couldn't any car parked dangerously or obstructing be photographed including the number plate and details passed to the police?
Vince Chadwick
Friday 2nd October 2015 at 3:50 pm
One just cannot begin to comprehend the sheer selfishness and disregard for others that enables anyone to do that. It's a pity the photograph does not include the registration plate.
James MacDonald
Friday 2nd October 2015 at 5:27 pm
Some drivers couldn't care less and we are let down by the police/PCSOs when they hand out warnings. Same old.
Ade Whitaker
Friday 2nd October 2015 at 5:46 pm
I feel sorry for those living nearby - total lack of consideration. A lot of the selfish drivers probably only live a short walk away from the schools anyway.
Nicola Storer
Friday 2nd October 2015 at 9:05 pm
Oh the number plate was recorded & reported to the Police via 101 at the time of the incident by a bystander, but as I am sure us considerate folk appreciate the Police have more serious calls to respond to. It is just such a shame that small minded people make life difficult for others. Headteachers do not need to educate the children in their care of safe journies to and fro to school, need to educate the children's so called 'responsible' parent/carer
David Hoyle
Friday 2nd October 2015 at 9:32 pm
It's like this every day outside the school on Ullswater Road Handforth.Nothing will ever happen until a child is knocked down,but no doubt certain drivers would still carry on parking stupidly if that happened. No more warning letters or verbal warnings hit them with a fine every time.
Pete Taylor
Friday 2nd October 2015 at 11:21 pm
Conservative voters, eh? What did you expect? ;-)
Vince Chadwick
Friday 2nd October 2015 at 11:38 pm
If the numberplate was on the photo on this site, the identity of the car and its self-centred driver would be in the public domain. Anyone who knows them and their car would be aware of what a selfish person they are. But they probably know that already!

It is an offence to park across a dropped curb like that, quite apart from it being entirely anti-social. One appreciates the police are too busy to prosecute these selfish motorists, so public naming and shaming might be the way to go.
Terry Roeves
Saturday 3rd October 2015 at 4:20 pm
Pre- war Germany.....illegally parked car......
1. Policeman would let one tyre down.
2. Not moved? Let another tyre down.
3. Later, all four tyres down.
4. Still not returned? Policeman would crease car body with his truncheon.
We should never take the law into our own hands, but lobby your MP for a change. This has much to commend it, so long as there's a policeman available of course.
Howard Piltz
Saturday 3rd October 2015 at 4:31 pm
I am sorry to say that this is just one example of the pretty awful standard of driving in the WILMSLOW area today. Pretty bloody awful, and in particular drivers of BMWs and Range Rovers (I prefer to call them Cheshire Tractors as 90% off their drivers don't even know why Chelsea is!). I call on our local MP - I wonder who that is? - to give local
Police sufficient funds to act. And by the way - "keying" the confounded car blocking a drive way will only get the perpetrator in even worse trouble, tempting though I am quite certain it is.
Laurie Atterbury
Saturday 10th October 2015 at 10:15 am
I’d park my car at the end of my drive and get neighbours to do the same. Alternatively liaise with neighbours and block these people in with cars, nose to tail, and charge a release fee; they’ll soon get the message. This, of course, depends upon how well you get on with your neighbours?
Diana Jennings
Wednesday 14th October 2015 at 6:34 pm
Its the same at all schools sadly, Dean Oaks near to where I live is no better, in fact its horrendous at school times, double parked cars and 4 x 4's, we have double yellows lines but the just park on them completely ignoring them, they park up on the grass verges outside our homes which many of us residents care for and maintain. Ours is a small square estate and there used to be a voluntary one way system that worked really well but that's gone over the years and parents just drive up the pavements to squeeze past. Drives are blocked frequently but if you say anything you just get a mouthful back. I did contact the school asking for help but sadly I didn't get a very helpful reply and nothing happened. So if you park on our estate to drop your children at school please think before you park and indeed think before you drive and perhaps walk with your children to school as many do.
Gary Barton
Wednesday 21st October 2015 at 11:59 am
Cheshire East is now setting up a working group to look at the problems caused by traffic/parking near schools at dropping off and picking up times. The group will work with the Police and Schools to consider what can be done. I have asked to be part of the working group as the Wilmslow West and Chorley ward covers many of Wilmslow's schools (e.g., Ashdene, Lindow, Fulshaw, Pownall, and Wilmslow Prep).