We fought off school-run drivers by blocking them with deckchairs when they made life hell… now cops have been called in
A NIGHTMARE school-run street is being patrolled by cops – after frustrated parents fought back against drivers using deckchairs.
Residents in South Wales battled against parents for years, but the feud has now escalated.
The feud stared a few years ago when families fought against dozens of cars flocking to their 19-house estate in Lon Derw street during school pick up hour.
Their homes are just few yards away from 200-pupil Brynmenyn Primary School in Bridgend.
Neighbours then took matters into their own hands and barricaded the road out of deckchairs to stop the traffic chaos.
Despite being a small cul-de-sac, furious homeowners said the area is still “carnage” and a hot spot for nightmare traffic.
Resident Mal Harris slammed: “It can be carnage out there at times, with dozens of cars lining the pavements and roads, blocking people in to their drive-ways, and causing tensions to flare.”
But the fight has sparked again and cops have been forced to patrol the streets.
Devastated Mr Harris claimed the disproportionate amount of traffic is now a safety threat and the police are not doing enough.
Mr Harris said: “Police have been out which does stop the issue for a short while, but obviously they can’t be here all the time and when they leave it goes right back to how it was before.
“Obviously it’s very stressful to the people who live here when they can’t get in or out of their properties.”
“To have this amount of traffic coming into a small estate like this is unsafe for the children and pedestrians as well.”
Fellow residents fearing the row might never end are now considering to move out.
A frustrated homeowner said: “We have this constant feeling of being watched, and while we feel for parents as they have to park somewhere.
“There are also cases where there is a complete lack of respect – with people lining the streets, blocking cars in their drives, and generally parking however they want.”
Locals have been complaining to the council for years, but they said nothing has been done.
Cllr Tim Thomas said: “While I am aware there remains concerns over the safety of the school drop-off point in Brynmenyn Primary, the council must adopt measures to resolve this.
“There would likely be a financial cost to this, but that would be a small price to pay for the safety of pupils within the school and outside in the community.”
Bridgend County Borough Council claimed residents should report any vehicle obstruction to SouthPolice.
A spokesperson said: “Safety is paramount and there are parking restrictions on the access road to the school to assist with road safety and to facilitate access to residential properties in the area.
“Civil parking enforcement officers, who are employed by BCBC, also patrol this area and enforce parking restrictions where appropriate.
“We would like to remind parents/carers that alternative options are available including active travel routes which offer safe access to and from the school.”
It comes as a furious parking row broke out in a quiet neighbourhood and both sides think they’re in the right.
One resident has left a note on a car windscreen slamming the “inconsiderate” parking of a man visiting a friend.
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