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Solihull mum campaigns to stop 'dangerous' parking near school

Solihull Editorial 21st Sep, 2023   0

‘DANGEROUS’ parking near a Solihull school is ‘a serious accident waiting to happen’, a campaigner says.

Worried parent Nisha Sundal has demanded action around Sharman’s Cross Junior School.

She says parked vehicles on Sharman’s Cross Road do not allow enough space for two way traffic, and vehicles mount the pavement where children are walking and scooting on their way to and from school.

Nisha has launched a petition calling on Solihull Council to restrict parking on Sharman’s Cross Road between the zebra crossing to the Prospect Lane roundabout between the hours of 8am to 9am and 3pm to 4pm Monday to Friday.

She hopes this will help reduce the traffic on the road and make it safer for children, parents, residents and drivers during peak times.

Nisha said: “The main reason for my campaign is that the road is not safe for school children and pedestrians.

“The school has increased student intake in recent years and the Sharman’s Cross pub no longer offers free parking for parents picking up children from school.

“The road is a main road for travel between Solihull and Shirley and is also a bus route.

“As a result congestion on the road has got worse each year, and kerb mounting is a real problem with parked cars on one side and two way traffic trying to get through among all the parents and children.

“The road simply cannot cope with the volume of traffic.

“As a resident and parent I worry it’s a serious accident waiting to happen.”

Nisha says vehicles continue to drive at high speeds despite a 20 mile-an-hour limit introduced on the road.

She added: “This has also not reduced the number of vehicles on the road.”

Solihull Council has been contacted for comment.

For more or to sign the petition visit and search Sharman’s Cross Road.

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