Would all Thomas' Clapham parents please consider others when driving their kids to school and ensure they park in designated parking bays rather than illegally on street corners?
Every morning without fail I see chaos on the streets near your school because parents park illegally and right on the corners of nearly every surrounding nearby street (Honeywell Road, Chatto Road, Kyrle Road, Wisley Road, Alfriston Road, Wroughton Road, etc.). This makes it very dangerous for the children who are walking (and I notice that a lot of your children are walking or scooting alone) for two reasons: 1) because it makes it difficult for children to venture out around these parked cars to see if any other cars are driving down the street or if it is clear, 2) because it creates more havoc for the cars trying to use these roads with traffic banking up and drivers becoming quite irate.
And yet there are always free spaces just a little way further up all of these roads – if Thomas' parents would leave a little earlier they could park properly and walk the extra 10-30m.
Yesterday, at 8:15am there were four cars parked illegally on each corner of Wroughton Road near Broomwood Road, this morning at 8:15am there were two. This causes utter chaos for other drivers, including the Thomas' coach driver, as they try to get through that junction – which further makes it difficult for the Lollipop lady to get the children across the road safely.