Okay. Obviously if each driveway can accommodate three cars, then that's different than if they could only accommodate one, as is the case in many places. You hadn't mentioned that before, nor had you mentioned that there are actually separate visitor parking spaces too.
However, your statement here - "none of the residents have an issue with guests parking" - seems to contradict something you said in your opening post - "people decide to use our private road as a place to park when collecting kids from a nearby school or visiting nearby houses. the residents would like to prevent this"
All I can think is that when you said "nearby" houses, you meant houses close to your road, but not actually on it? But even at that, surely there'd have to be a large number of people visiting those nearby houses at the same time if this is really a significant problem, particularly if your road has visitor parking spaces anyway?
And on your last point, are you now claiming that people are parking in your own driveway, rather than the road outside it? For what it's worth, I wouldn't like strangers parking in my driveway either. But if they park on the road outside, there's not much I can do about it.
Anyway, seems the main issue here is parking during the school run. Again, I'm not sure it's worth getting all that bothered about. Roughly 20 minutes, two or three times a day, for roughly 167 days (if a secondary school) or 183 days (if a primary school) a year.
You can't even use the "won't somebody think of the children?" approach, because surely children from your road wouldn't be outside playing at those times anyway, if they're on the way to or from school themselves.
I used to live myself in an estate of about 50 houses, which wasn't taken in charge by the council either, and was just up the road from a primary school of about 400 pupils, so almost exactly the same situation as yourself. People used to pull in there to drop kids off in the morning, and pick them up in the afternoon. I didn't think it was any big deal, and I'm not sure you should either.
Just my opinion. Feel free to disregard it.
Last edited by Uncle Pierre; 16-10-2020 at 19:03.
Reason: As pointed out later, school runs could be two or three times a day. Had originally said just twice a day.