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Parking on bend - child in the road unsupervised

Reported via desktop in the Other public road issue category anonymously at 16:16, Tuesday 12 October 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council 11 minutes later. Council ref: 3058303.

I wouldnt have bothered about reporting this but what I just saw really did worry me and a child could well get killed if the council dont look into this. There used to be double yellow lines on the corner of Harewood Gardens opposite Doddington Drive to stop cars parking. Since the work to fill potholes in the road, the yellow lines were never repainted on this bend iand several parents park their cars on this stretch of the road. Today a white Audi was parked on the bend at school picking up time and a lady was strapping a child into the rear seat from the road side (not pavement side) while her other infant child stood in the road completely out of view of her mother for over 30 seconds. The problem is that this child was obscured from view of drivers coming down Harewood Gardens by the Audi and her mother there was very nearly a fatal accident. I'm not overly bothered by people parking to drop off and pick up their children at Longthorpe school but the last thing I want to see is a child lose their life due to the negligence of their parent. However, in this case its also partly a responsibility of the council in that you have failed to repaint the double yellow lines that were originally on that bend. If a tragic accident were to happen, the council would inevitably be held partly to account. Please reinstate the double yellow lines soonest.

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  • Thanks for reporting this issue.

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 16:16, Tuesday 12 October 2021

  • Category changed from ‘Car parking’ to ‘Other public road issue’

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 16:27, Tuesday 12 October 2021

  • Thanks for making your report.

    It will be passed on to the relevant department. We will endeavour to provide you with an update within 10 working days.

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 16:27, Tuesday 12 October 2021

  • The Peterborough City Council Highways team have assessed this issue as a low priority and aim to repair it within 3 to 6 months.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 09:56, Tuesday 19 October 2021

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