Today (Thursday 3rd September 2020) must have been the worst day ever for the residents of Coningsby, Bracknell during Brakenhale drop off and collection periods.
Traffic, blocking, massive pollution - we had it all.
The behaviour and abuse various residents have suffered verbally and tresspassed on by people dropping off and picking up Brakenhale pupils is totally out of control.
The Brakenhale head is responsible for the traffic around the school and its facilities, but nothing has ever been done to eliminate the harrassment we face. It is time Coningsby becomes a residents only area as already mentioned before.
Last term was bad enough with up to 15 sixth formers parking their little polluting vehicles on pedestrian walks and blocking the traffic in Coningsby.
I've heard from neighbours that parents were turning on our drives and even gardens today. We own our homes, yes including our drives and gardens. We take pride in our road and are a very close community. Each year the number of cars increase. We have jobs to go to and children who are from 0-11yrs that need taking to childcare or primary school. Being unable to drive down our road due to the sheer number of parents is completely unacceptable. Add to that the number of ignorant people leaving car engines running for 10-30mins and adding pollution is intolerable. We've seen some horrific behaviour towards our neighbours and myself, I've seen some dangerous driving and some of us have suffered damage to our cars.
Also, given we have a wide age range in our street, emergency services access also needs to be a major consideration.
We will get all residents signatures and issue to the local council to support our residents claims.
Please advise the residents with a workable solution.
UPDATE: May 14th 2021 still no change and today another of many terrible experiences for several Coningsby residents when trying use our road at school pick up time. One of these days a child is going to be knocked down outside the school or a serious car crash is going to occur because the parents collecting their children cannot use the road system correctly and get VERY abusive when asked to move.