RESIDENTS have voiced concerns over their increasingly congested road caused by school parents parking.

Homeowners have criticised cars who are parking on Ilfracombe Avenue to collect their children from St Margaret’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, which is on adjoining London Road, Bowers Gifford.

Karen Dopson, 45, lives on Ilfracombe Avenue and said she has seen ambulances and hearse cars unable to get up the road due to the volume of cars.

“It is crazy when you see the sheer volume of cars here. There are double yellow lines on the road but cars forgo this by simply pulling completely onto the grass.

“It is infuriating to see tyre-marks cutting up the grass outside our homes and it is about time action was taken.”

A spokesperson for the South Essex Parking Partnership said: “The Partnership has not received any requests for parking restrictions in Ilfracombe Avenue, Bowers Gifford. Ilfracombe Avenue is a residential cul-de-sac and at its junction with London Road has double yellow lines in place.”