> Alleyn's can't simply duck away from this.
They've been ducking away from it for years. In all their Open Day literature it even stated that there was plentiful free parking in the residential streets surrounding the school.
> And, frankly, for an educational establishment to be turning a blind
> eye to clear breaches of transport etc. regulation is hardly an appropriate lesson for their pupils.
The school claim it's nothing to do with them, it's the fault of the coach companies. The coach companies deny all knowledge (or more to the point, they're not interested in hearing the complaints and becasue it's several different coach companies, they all just blame the others because their drivers would never do anything like that, sorry Sir/Madam, you must be mistaken). The council (who are responsible for enforcing parking infringements and engines idling) lack the willpower and resources to do anything more than show a token effort every once in a while and one even responded to a complaint by saying "oh it's OK, the pollution blows away"
That in itself is staggering - a council enforcement officer, paid for by council taxes basically saying "yeah, not going to do anything about this breach in the law here". Congratulations Southwark Council, it's that attitiude from humanity as a whole over that past 200 years or so that has comprehensively wrecked the entire planet. Nice to see you're continuing along the same path. Also, can I have my council tax that funded that idiot re-paid please?
It's got to the point where it needs a regular group of activists down there with placards and banners and someone to pull the external engine cut-off switch if it's left idling!