TRAFFIC mayhem is so bad outside a Peebles primary school the janitor is doubling up as a makeshift traffic warden.

Community councillor and parent Alan Mackenzie has voiced his worries about road safety and a lack of parking at Kingsland Primary School, in Neidpath Road.

He told the recent meeting of Peebles Community Council meeting that the school’s headteacher had written to parents asking them to leave their cars at home.

He added: “The car parking at Kingsland School is inadequate and it is carnage at certain times of the day, when the pick up and drop off times are. 

“It’s got to a level now where the janitor is having to be a traffic warden and it’s not right.

“I have a child at the school and received a letter asking me not to take a car. 

“I walk the majority of the time, but sometimes I need to take a car because I’m going somewhere else after.”

Tweeddale East councillor Shona Haslam (Cons) said: “We understand the challenges at Kingsland School and have worked closely with the management team on this issue. 

“Supervision is in place in the car park at peak times. We would ask those who can walk or cycle to school to do so, and those that have to drive to park considerately and be patient.”

The parking problems have been an ongoing issue at the school for more than a year.

In 2016 the Peeblesshire News previously reported concerns about dangerous parking at Kingsland Primary.

We told how parents had problems dropping off and picking up their children from the school, with many having to arrive up to half an hour before the 3.25pm bell to get a space.

Other issues included motorists illicitly parking in disabled bays and blocking other drivers.

Angry parents took to social media, posting complaints and pictures of cars parked dangerously in a bid to highlight the problem.