Sandfields residents hit out at parking problems outside Tywyn Primary School
NUISANCE parking near a busy Port Talbot school has been causing more than just a headache for residents.
Parents of children at Tywyn Primary School are being blamed for blocking up the roads and driveways during drop-off and pick-up times.
The issue dominated an Sandfields East meeting which was attended by several angry and frustrated residents.
One said: "It is absolute chaos in the morning.
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"People just don't walk their children to school any more.
"People are parking in front of driveways and it is inconsiderate.
"You can't just have a word with these people. I have been sworn at.
"If there was an accident things would change.
"I think we should name and shame these people."
Another resident added that it was really bad at the Channel View end.
"I have put notes on the windscreen but it is the way it is," she said.
The issue of speeding was also raised by a Channel View resident.
"They are speeding around," she said.
"They won't stop for you — you have to get out of the way for them."
The meeting heard suggestions from residents, including the school creating a new gate for parents.
Councillor Ted Latham said: "I personally think the school could go to the expense of making an entrance or opening up their car park, but you will still get people who clog it up and park by the gates.
"It is like this across all of the town's schools at pick-up and drop-off times."
PC Dale Davies said they were able to deal with speeding and illegal parking but not with inconsiderate parking.
"We can patrol and we can get a speed camera," he said.
"You just have to keep re-visiting it."
PSCO Paul James said they would carry out patrols at the relevant times at both Sunnybank Road and Channel View.
The complaint was listed as a Pact priority.