A KEIGHLEY ward councillor said she hopes white lines newly painted on kerb sides near a local secondary school will help resolve recent parking problems.

Cath Bacon, of Keighley West, said major building work at Beckfoot Oakbank resulted in staff who would normally park on the school site leaving their vehicles in Ingrow Lane instead.

"They were parking on Ingrow Lane's junctions with Elmwood Terrace, Elmwood Road and Elmwood Drive, which was very unsafe," she said.

"It has been going on since about March. I've been working with residents to help regenerate this area, and it was one of them who first raised the matter with me.

"Things got worse over the summer when exam invigilators were parking on these spots too. We were told the situation would improve after exams, but it flared up again in September.

"I've no problem with the school's leadership, who I know have been telling and advising staff not to park on these junctions. But it was still ongoing."

She said she had been in touch with Bradford Council officers and the police, adding that as a result, two weeks ago, white "Keep Clear" lines were painted along kerbs on the affected junctions to help keep them free of parked vehicles.

Cllr Bacon said: "I’m so glad white lines have been applied to the junctions of Ingrow Lane and nearby streets. The parking situation was so bad that had they not been done, it was only a matter of time before a bad accident happened."

Beckfoot Oakbank School declined to comment when contacted by the Keighley News.