ANTI-social motorists who are making residents’ lives around a Felpham school a misery should be targeted.
The call from the area’s county councillor has come after the latest meeting to discuss the proposed expansion of Downview Primary School.
Cllr Graham Jones (UKIP, Felpham) said: “It is evident to me that there is a minority of road-users who show little consideration to the residents of Wroxham Way and the surrounding area.
“We must target these people that are not only bringing misery to residents of the area, but also endangering the lives of the children who go to the school by inconsiderate parking.
“I welcome any steps the county council will bring in to crack down on this anti-social behaviour.”
The meeting took place at County Hall last Friday with Cllr Jones, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton MP Nick Gibb, residents’ representatives from Wroxham Way, Downview’s headteacher and Cllr Peter Evans, who heads the county’s council young children’s service.
Cllr Jones said he welcomed the school’s expansion to 600 pupils. The decision was taken before his election last May, but he said he agreed it was the quickest option to provide much-needed extra school spaces.
“I do understand the concerns of residents but, having only just picked up these issues following the May elections, I took the view my role was to ensure measures were put into place in order to improve the quality of life for those residents who suffer on a daily basis from the problems related to the road-users who transport their children to and from school.”
Expansion of the school will be subject to the usual planning process, he said.
The option for a new school on site six, which was a few years away, would last for a further seven years to leave the option open until then.