Riverside Primary Academy | Parking at Pick Up and Drop Off Times

Parking at Pick Up and Drop Off Times

18 Oct Parking at Pick Up and Drop Off Times

When parking during pick up and drop off times could we please ask all parents and family members to be more considerate when parking around school. We have received a number of complaints from local resident about dangerous parking and blocking access to properties on both Wellington Road and Colliery Road, including the back lanes. We do encourage parents to walk to school where possible.

You are reminded that vehicles must not block access to the car park gates under any circumstances as this prevent access for emergency vehicles. This includes parking on or adjacent to the yellow ‘Zig Zags’. Parking Enforcement Officers do patrol the area and will issue fines.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Goodfellow.

  • David Barnaby
    Posted at 11:37h, 18 October

    Is it possible to look at getting yellow zig zag lines on Wellington road around the exit opposite Barry St? Crossing the road here is always difficult with vehicles double parked and stopped right in the junction

    • Mr Smith
      Posted at 14:23h, 18 October

      Thank you for informing us of this David. We will certainly look into this.

    • Mr Smith
      Posted at 08:35h, 19 October

      We submitted a request to Gateshead Council for this but unfortunately they advise they are unable to place the Keep Clear zig zags in this location as it is a standard junction and not the school entrance. Given the residential parking it would also be difficult to impose waiting restrictions in this area. They have suggested that parents/families use the refuge crossing outside Lennon’s opposite Tyndal Gardens to safely cross the road..

  • Christine Turnbull
    Posted at 22:16h, 18 October

    Noticed a few times the cars parking in the lane outside the back gates end up blocking so no-one can get through and no one can see to cross with children.
    The zebra crossing outside the garage in Dunston Road is useless as nobody stops. Kids have to go onto the road on Wellington road as people are grouped up talking or putting kids in cars. Nightmare