Residents have blasted ‘disrespectful’ parents who park their cars in Hucknall Cemetery while taking their children to school.
At a meeting of Welbeck Community Association, one member said: “This is just not acceptable.”
Use of the cemetery as a car park was described as ‘very disrespectful’, as well as creating a danger of accidents.
It was reported that a mum had to drag her young child onto grass to avoid a car leaving the cemetery.
The burial place is across the road from Broomhill Junior School and Butlers Hill Infant School.
Resident Christa Bales said: “I think this is something that needs to be addressed quite urgently.”
She added that she would phone the head teachers of both schools the next morning, asking them to get the message across to parents that they should park more responsibly.
Members accepted that mums and dads were often in a hurry to drop their children off at school in the mornings.
But they thought ‘mindless laziness’ was often to blame because a lot of parents did not want to walk any distance from where they left their cars.
Coun John Wilkinson, a Hucknall Labour member of Nottinghamshire County Council, said parents needed to be constantly reminded that they should park in a proper manner.
Broomhill Junior School and Butler’s Hill Infants said they have tackled the situation as best they can.
“We sent a text out to parents as soon as it was raised asking them not to use the cemetery road for parking or turning,” said a spokesman for both schools. “We have also mentioned it in our newsletters and in assembly in the hope that it will be resolved.”