A DISTRESSED Drumchapel woman has revealed she was met with “smirking” and “rudeness” from carers who parked their car in front of a dropped kerb - blocking her disabled parents from crossing the road.

Sandra Lee Myles says her mum and dad were left sitting in their wheelchairs on Howgate Avenue for over 30 minutes because the Glasgow City Council workers had parked on a courtesy bay on the street, stopping both from getting down from the pavement.

And, speaking exclusively to the Clydebank Post, the 48-year-old, who cares for her parents full-time, explained it’s not the first time this has happened.

Sandra said: “The home carers are honestly brutal for parking in that particular area.

“Every single time, I mean, it's a daily, daily occurrence, and they've been spoken to numerous times, not just by me, they've been spoken to by other neighbours about there.”

And continued: “My mum sat there and she didn't say a word.

“I looked at my mum’s face and I could see that she was feeling quite anxious.

“She was annoyed, clearly because she couldn't obviously get off this pavement.”

The Drumchapel native’s mum is paralysed from the neck down after a tragic accident when she was a child.

The family - who live on Kinfauns Drive - use nearby Drumchapel Park to walk the service dogs who help with mobility care.

“That's the most convenient place for us to take the two wee dogs when they're off duty, into the park for their playtime and their exercise,” Sandra added.

Sadly, Sandra admits hers is not the only family impacted by the haphazard parking and described how a friend of hers, who lives on Howgate, watched as a family had to lift an elderly relative out of her wheelchair whilst they bumped it down from the kerb because of the same parking issue.

She said of the dropped pavement: “That's the only kind of safe place that we've got to get my mum and dad off the kerb.

“Either that or I've got to turn them around and bump them off backwards.

“It's a head injury my mum has, she got hit by a slate when she was 11, just turned 12, and it paralysed her from the neck down.

“So, I can’t be bumping my mum up and down pavements because it’s too painful for her, her whole body hurts when she has any kind of jolts or movements like that.”

Before adding: “The alternative for me is either to put my mum and dad into the wheelchair-accessible vehicle.

“But then that's two trips because the wheelchair vehicle only takes one wheelchair.

“So, I would need to do a double run, or I would need to get them off the pavement at the end of the street just at Howgate Avenue, there is a ramp that can get them off the pavement there.

“But that would mean mum and dad have both to drive on the road for quite a wee distance to get to the actual ramp at the other side facing oncoming traffic and then with traffic coming up at the back of them.”

The recent confrontation with local authority carers has left Sandra with a bad taste in her mouth, insisting the duo just “shrugged their shoulders” and became “quite vocal” with her.

A spokeswoman for Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “We are sorry for the inconvenience this caused residents.

“We expect members of staff with responsibility for vehicles to ensure that they comply with road traffic regulations where they apply and to always be mindful of the needs of other road users and pedestrians.

“We have reminded staff of our expectations in relation to the use of vehicles and professional behaviour.”