Disabled mother 'humiliated' after school calls her out for 'dangerous, illegal' parking in newsletter

Anita Partridge, the 52-year-old mother of two, insists her actions were lawful and that the newsletter has completely humiliated her


                            Disabled mother 'humiliated' after school calls her out for 'dangerous, illegal' parking in newsletter

A disabled mother says that she was "humiliated" after her parking was branded "dangerous" in a school newsletter.

Maney Hill Primary School in Sutton Coldfield, West Mids, released a photo of Anita Partridge’s Audi Q5 in a section of the letter titled 'Dangerous Parking.' 

But as a Blue Badge holder, the 52-year-old mum-of-two insists her actions were lawful and that the newsletter has "completely humiliated" her while other careless motorists also park on double yellow. The Blue Badge Scheme webpage says; “Badge holders may park on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours, but adds “The Blue Badge is not a license to park anywhere."



 

The newsletter said: “It is disappointing to receive another photograph of dangerous parking outside school. "Please remember that the double yellow lines are there for a purpose. At corners, visibility for pedestrians and drivers is reduced."

It added: "The double yellow lines are there to keep corners clear of vehicles so that pedestrians can cross safely and drivers can turn into roads safely."

“Please be a considerate driver and do not park on double yellow lines outside school or anywhere else.”

Anita told the Birmingham Mail: “I’m a disabled driver and have a Blue Badge which allows me to park on double yellow lines."



 

“I know the double yellows are there to protect the junction but, where I park, there is still a clear 20 metres behind where I’m parked to Mottrams Close which is a cul-de-sac. I have four conditions and shouldn’t be walking," she added.

“My car has been identified in the school newsletter. I was shocked and completely humiliated. Mums of children in the same class as my son told me and they know I am a Blue Badge holder. I said I’m a Blue Badge holder. I’m entitled to park for up to three hours on double yellows," she justified.

“I wasn’t right on the corner. I wasn’t blocking anybody in."