Plans for no-parking zone after problems at village school

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PLANS to create a no-parking zone in Cleadon Village are a step closer.

Residents in Sandgrove, off Boldon Lane, handed a petition to the council last month calling for restrictions to be put in place on the street.

The cul-de-sac is used by parents dropping off and picking up children from Cleadon Village Primary School.

Requests were made for the introduction of driveway protection markings and waiting restrictions opposite.

The school has no on-site parking, and the surrounding streets fill with cars each morning and afternoon during the school run.

The Britannia pub made its car park available, but councillors say the problem remained.

Now councillors have given the go-ahead for the parking restrictions to be put into place.

Coun Jeff Milburn said: “It is great news for residents who have had to put up with people parking in their street without consideration for too long.

“Some have even reported to me that the parents have been verbally abusive to them when they have been asked to move their cars.

“It’s an inconvenience and stops them from being able to come and go from their own houses as they please.”

Driveway protection markings, enforceable by the police, will be put outside every property.

No Waiting, No Loading will be in place in the street between 8am and 9.30am and 3pm and 4pm, Monday to Friday.