Father’s fury after a foot-high curb was installed preventing him from parking in his own driveway
- Colin Gibson, from Newmains, Scotland, had his driveway blocked by a foot-high curb
- Mr. Gibson now has to park on the street and his car has been damaged since
An irate parent has claimed he had parking blocked in his driveway after a foot-high curb was installed following the construction of a new £20m school.
Colin Gibson has lived on Park Drive, in the village of Newmains, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, for the past eight years, but problems arose after work on the new school was completed.
The builders of the new center of Newmains and St Brigid’s left Colin unable to park in his own driveway after building the high curb, forcing him to park on the road, where damage has already been done to his car.
He said: “The council and their contractors have built a path up to the new school, which is nice, but the sidewalk outside my house is a foot high, which means there’s no way it can get me, my wife or my son”. car in our way without getting damaged.
“I spoke to the council and the contractors when they were on site and asked them to do something about it, but I have nothing.
Father Colin Gibson (pictured) of Park Drive, Newmains, North Lanarkshire
The builders of the new center of Newmains and St Brigid’s left Colin unable to park in his own driveway after building the high curb (pictured), forcing him to park on the street
‘It’s very frustrating. In the space of a month since I was forced to park on the street I have had two exterior mirrors damaged, it’s ridiculous.
‘I spoke to a councilor who told me to seek legal advice. Why do I have to pay for a lawyer when I have done absolutely nothing wrong and someone else messed it up?
The joint campus, which also includes Newmains Family Learning Center for nursery children, is used by more than 500 children and staff since it opened last month.
A North Lanarkshire Council spokesperson said: “After a series of meetings between the resident and the main contractor, a proposal was developed to provide vehicle access to the rear of the property.”
“However, when the contractors recently approached the resident to confirm a start date to carry out the work, they were surprised to learn that their proposals were no longer acceptable.
“The contractors remain committed to agreeing to an acceptable solution with the resident to resolve this matter.”