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Prince Henry's has 'no intention' of removing disabled parking spaces despite rumours

Joshua Godfrey 17th Mar, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A VALE school has quashed rumours they are planning to remove disabled parking spaces in order to allow contractors to park there instead.

Prince Henry’s High School has told the Observer they have ‘no intention’ at all to do away with the three disabled parking bays at the front of the Victoria Avenue school following speculation they were going to do so.

The rumours on social media claimed that contractors, who often use the parking bays to offload heavy and bulky deliveries, would be able to use the parking spaces on a permanent basis, leaving the school without disabled parking bays at the front of the school.

Prince Henry’s Operations Manager, Alex Hulse, said contractors are asked to leave the spaces as soon as possible so they can be used by those who need them.

“We have no intention of removing the disabled bays at the front of school and we fully recognise the important part they play in enabling access to our site for those with limited mobility,” Mr Hulse said.

“The location of the Prince Henry’s site means that if we receive deliveries during the day, we cannot allow the vehicles to be driven near to students, as this could create a potential health & safety issue.

“Therefore, in order to minimise risk, we allow the use of the front of school for the contractors to park temporarily in order to unload any heavy or bulky equipment or materials.

“We always ask that they vacate the spaces as soon as is feasible or practical.”

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