Dangerous college parking poses serious risk to safety, says leading Medway blogger

A leading Medway blogger has attacked parking arrangements at the new Mid Kent College campus in Gillingham.

Alan Collins, who runs local news and opinion site AlanWCollins, has described the way in which students are parking as being “very likely to cause a major accident, very soon”.

Mr Collins commented, “I was driving up Prince Arthur Road at around 9am – when most students are making their way into the campus.

“Aside from the expected hoardes of students flocking in on foot, several insist on parking directly opposite the campus – dangerously parked half on the road and half on the pavement.

“This poses a significant and serious risk to the safety of the students and other road users.

“Something needs to be done … and quickly … about this parking situation, otherwise it is very likely to cause a major accident, very soon.”

But Mr Collins, whose blog was recently voted into the Total Politics Top 100 Conservative Blogs for the second year in a row, does not believe that it is the students themselves who are at fault.

“Let’s be clear, this is not a problem of the students’ own making. Mid Kent College seems to expect students to use alternative forms of transport, without giving them a clear choice.

“The roads around the campus are mostly residential, so, as a result, students are being forced into a corner, and are thus parking dangerously, decreasing the visibility up and down the road for drivers and pedestrians alike.

“Something needs to been done now, to avoid a serious incident in the near future.”