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Was i bu or are the parents?

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Amy214 Tue 17-May-16 17:46:46

I live in a street thats fairly close to a primary school, there are 3 other streets that are also very close (probably closer) since the start of the year i have noticed more and more parents parking in resident bays and on the side of the road, after easter break it got worse, now there is around 20-30 cars parked all over the place even blocking our cars in (ok its only for 5-10 mins but what if someone had an emergency or an appointment?) today i was trying to get out to a doctors appointment with dd (if we are 5 mins late the appointments cancelled so i like to arrive earlyish) there were cars parked all the way up the right hand side of the road so i was on the correct side and the woman driving towards me wasnt. She refused to move until she eventually gave in because i couldnt reverse as there was a car behind me and she left the smallest amount of space for me to get by and she unleashed a monster amount of abuse at me. I told her not to park here as its not fair for the residents as we pay rent/mortgage etc.. And she then said my attitude stinks and she pitys my children and that she will be seeing me (probably to attack me or something) she also said she had a dog in the car so couldnt move her car for this reason hmm i called the head teacher of said school to complain about the parents and she said she will send letters out to them asking them to stop (if that doesnt work then i have to contact my local councillor) I assume they previously parked in the others streets and the residents also complained so they had to stop and now they moved to here. Was i right to complain? And was i BU to ask her not to park here?

SnookieSnooks Tue 17-May-16 19:14:50

Yes, YABR. Driver sounds barking!

MrMainwaringsWife Tue 17-May-16 19:16:52

What a horrible woman
Good luck , I think you'll need it

CoraPirbright Tue 17-May-16 19:18:07

I would be keeping a sharp eye out for her again. Take her registration number & description & report her to the police. She sounds utterly monstrous not to mention threatening.

littlemonkey5 Tue 17-May-16 19:23:23

I second that - take her details if you see her again! She threatened you and mentioned her dog, which I would be concerned about tbh (even a JRT can do some serious damage!).

Our school newsletter told parents not to park on the turning circle unless it has been ok'd by the school. Since Easter when the letter came out, the parking has been worse! Especially this week! I am having words tomorrow because I have been blocked in too.

Amy214 Tue 17-May-16 19:25:48

I never thought to take her registration number (my heart was thumping and dd was crying so i wanted get away as fast as i could) but ill make sure im sat by dds bedroom window tomorrow i remember what she looks likes and what her car looks like

leelu66 Tue 17-May-16 19:29:23

YANBU. At all.

nonicknameseemsavailable Tue 17-May-16 19:35:53

we get issues with parents too - I regularly ask the schools to remind parents to be sensible/safe/legal/considerate etc with their parking. it helps for a few weeks before they try it again.....

you are not BU.

BillSykesDog Tue 17-May-16 19:37:44

They don't do much. There is some absolute bitch of a woman who picks kids up from my school and parks playing absolutely horrendously loud and shit garage music from 8:15-8:45 in the morning and 2:45-3:20 in the afternoon. They won't do anything except for general newsletter reminders, even though they know exactly who it is. It's annoying now, but I have twins due in August and I will be tempted to shove a flippin' potato up her exhaust.

Amy214 Tue 17-May-16 19:50:16

I wouldnt mind if it was only 4-5 cars like at the start of the year but now its far too much.

SquinkiesRule Tue 17-May-16 19:51:00

Call your local community officer, ours was called and started to police the school entrance each day and also told parents not to park in certain spots across the zig zag lines and driveways . I got better then worse so she came back and told them again, so far they are doing better.

pictish Tue 17-May-16 20:13:09

She sounds a proper harridan but if it's legal street parking there's nothing you can or should expect to do about anyone doing so.
Parking in resident bays that are specific to residents is different.

Amy214 Tue 17-May-16 20:32:27

Pictish They block you in aswell so if you have somewhere to be you have to wait for them to come back and they dont apologise hmm i havent said anything for months (since it started) but today it was just too much and this weekend will be even worse due to there being an event on, which we can walk to wink

pictish Tue 17-May-16 20:36:34

Again that's different...blocking someone in is a total dick move.

Amy214 Tue 17-May-16 20:49:52

I hope that they stop, its summer soon so we will get some peace for a while smile

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