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BIN BLOCKADE HAS STOPPED PROBLEM PARKING'.

RESIDENTS who used bins to block their road due to "horrendous" parking say their protest has been a success.

Last month homeowners on Maes Cybi in Holyhead, Anglesey put bins at the end of their road to prevent parents dropping their children off at the new Ysgol Cybi from using their road to park on.

They said there is a car park at the school, but parents are not bothering to use it.

They claimed that since the school opened they had witnessed "horrendous" parking on the street, with fears being raised that a child could be seriously injured as a result.

But since the school returned from its Christmas break this week, residents on the street said they had noticed a marked improvement in the attitude of parents.

Gemma Whittaker said: "It's been much quieter and smoother and feels safer now they found the car park.

"I am hoping it continues this way now for everyone's benefit and safety."

She said residents on streets around the region which suffer with anti-social parking should follow their example.

Mrs Whittaker said: "I think they should all go through the right channels with the right people and if it falls on deaf ears then they should do what they need to do to get their voices heard."

Fellow resident Enfys Owen said that no parents used the street to park on Monday morning, and that only a handful drove down the road.

She said: "We have had peace and quiet and a bit of respect.

"I think the move we made woke everyone up to the reality. It totally made a difference to our street."

Ysgol Cybi opened in September following a PS9m project to replace Ysgol Y Parchedig Thomas Ellis, Ysgol y Parc and Ysgol Llaingoch.

The school caters for children aged three to 11.

Holyhead High School is located opposite, but the residents said parents parked elsewhere when dropping off children at the high school.

A council spokesperson previously said: "We are aware of the concerns raised in respect of Maes Cybi and will be working with local partners to consult with residents on options to improve the situation."

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Date:Jan 11, 2018
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