Lincoln parent urges residents to “shame” drivers parked illegally outside schools

A frustrated Lincoln parent has started a crusade against selfish motorists blocking school entrances by posting pictures of their questionable parking on Facebook.

Simon Cowdell set up the ‘Shaming people parking outside schools in Lincolnshire’ page in February this year after becoming “fed up” with what he perceived as a lack of action by Lincolnshire Police following an accident outside his daughter’s school.

Feeling unable to gain justice from the law, Simon has now gone down the route of shaming the lawbreaking motorists online.

His page has nearly 100 members, with other posters sharing their pictures of drivers failing to follow the rules of the road.

Below are some of the pictures published by the group.

Photo: Simon Cowdell

Photo: Simon Cowdell

Photo: Simon Cowdell

Photo: Simon Cowdell

Photo: Simon Cowdell

Photo: Simon Cowdell

Photo: Simon Cowdell

Photo: Simon Cowdell

Photo: Simon Cowdell

Photo: Simon Cowdell

Photo: Chez Miller

Photo: Chez Miller

Lincolnshire County Council has this week approved a pilot scheme targeting parents flouting the law on the school run by parking illegally.

Mobile CCTV cameras will be stationed outside eight Lincolnshire schools as part of the pilot which is set to begin in January 2017.

  • Sir Francis Hill School, Bristol Drive, Lincoln
  • The Priory Witham Academy, Shannon Avenue, Lincoln
  • William Alvey Primary School, Sleaford
  • Westfield School, Bourne
  • Bourne Grammar, Bourne
  • St Thomas’ School, Wyberton Low Road, Boston
  • Boston West Academy, Sussex Avenue, Boston
  • National Junior School, Castlegate, Grantham

The cost of the project will be £69,073.44, with the money coming from the council’s parking enforcement surplus.