Disabled mum 'humiliated' after school shames her double yellow line parking

A disabled parent said she was left ‘humiliated’ after a Sutton Coldfield school labelled her parking as ‘dangerous’. Credit: BPM

A disabled mum says she was left 'humiliated' after a Sutton Coldfield school labelled her parking as 'dangerous' in their newsletter.

The Maney Hill Primary School included a photograph of the car in the newsletter's section headlined 'Dangerous Parking'.

But the 52-year-old Anita Partridge, who is a Blue Badge holder, maintains she has parked safely and legally while dropping her son off at the school.

The newsletter read: “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. 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.”

The mum says she was left 'shocked and humiliated' when her car was identified in the school newsletter.

She insists she was not right on the corner and not blocking anyone in.

The Government's Blue Badge Scheme website states that the Badge holders 'may park on a single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours'. However, it says the Blue Badge is not a licence to park anywhere:

The mum-of-two says she was now offered a disabled parking at the school.

Sarah Whitehead, the Maney Hill Primary School headteacher said: