Uplyme councillors raise concerns over parking on yellow lines

UPLYME parish councillors have expressed safety concerns over drivers parking on double yellow lines on the junction of Lyme Road and Cooks Mead.

It is thought the problem is caused by parents dropping off and picking up children from a nearby childminder, and the primary school.

Parish councillors reported their concerns to the highways department at Devon County Council and chairman Chris James reported at this month’s meeting that they had been advised that children can be dropped off and picked up on double yellow lines.

“Basically they are saying anyone can ignore double yellow lines at any time to drop children off,” he added.

“They are there for safety reasons, surely. It’s dangerous for the children and for passers-by.”

Vice-chairman Paulene Frost added: “All because mothers and fathers are too lazy to park in the car park and walk across the road.”

Councillor Dave Ostler also expressed concerns over safety, and said the situation could get worse when the new primary school is built next to the village hall.

It was agreed to follow up the matter further with contacts in the highways department.

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