A resident living near a High Wycombe school say he and his neighbours lives are being made an “utter nightmare” by parents parking inconsiderately.

Steve Watts, who lives near St Michael’s School in Daws Hill Lane, said parents at the drop off and pick up times show “complete disregard” for residents.

He said: “No enforcement is made of the utter recklessness and complete disregard of the residents, the other parents and the highway code.

“And as the drivers know there will be no ramifications it basically becomes a free-for-all of lawlessness.”

He shared photographs of cars parked fully on the pavement and on double yellow lines.

Garret Fay, executive head teacher at the school, said parking is an “ongoing issue” and said he communicates to parents the “importance of parking considerately”.

He said: “We encourage parents to park considerately and appropriately. St. Michael’s Catholic School is part of the local community and our parents are too. We hope that all members of the community work to support each other.

“Following the information that you have brought to our attention, we will again write to all St Michael’s parents reinforcing our expectations.

“We will also communicate with Wycombe District Council, again encouraging them to use their parking enforcement team appropriately.”

A spokesman for Transport for Bucks said the road forms a part of their regular enforcement activity during the week and over weekends and where cars are parked on double yellow lines then penalty charge notices are issued.

They added that “regrettably”, parking on the footway is not illegal outside of the London boroughs.

Deputy leader and cabinet member for transport, Mark Shaw said: “I would encourage all of our residents to think about where they park and what effect their actions will have on others.

"Double yellow lines are installed at this location for safety reasons. I will continue to lend my support to efforts that will allow our team to issue PCN to people who park on footways.

"People forget that pushchairs and wheelchairs need to use the footway and often can’t cross easily at the point of obstruction.”