A ROW is brewing over inconsiderate drivers who park their cars in a narrow alleyway in the village, preventing residents from getting to their homes.
One, who did not wish to be named, said householders are fed up with the lack of consideration shown by the parents of pupils at Harefield Infant School in the High Street.
He said: "In the early morning and the afternoon we can't get to our private bays at the back because of cars, 4x4s, and vans parking partly on the footpath while they take their children to school. We have been battling with this for several months now."
Harefield Infant School headteacher, Maggie Pain said: "The huge majority of our parents are considerate to local residents and many walk their children to school.
"Those that need to bring cars may use the free car park off the High Street, or nearby roads.
"However I do sympathise with residents who can't get round the back to their homes if people park in the alleyway and I do periodically remind parents of this in our weekly newsletter."
Kathy Sparks, Deputy Director of Environment and Consumer Protection at HiIlingdon Council said: "The alleyway near Harefield Infant School is privately owned land and residents living adjacent to the alley are responsible for this area.
"Therefore, the council is unable to take any parking enforcement against vehicles obstructing or parking there during school times. "
The annoyed resident said: "I feel disgusted with the council's response. All the residents round here are fed up.
"The council obviously can't be bothered with our problem."