|PCSO Cheryl Moore outside |
St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School
The first stage of the campaign will be to warn and advise parents of their bad parking, and as a reminder they will be given an air freshener containing the campaign slogan, ‘Don’t be a zigzag shark.’
This will be followed where necessary, by enforcement in conjunction with officers from North West Leicestershire District Council where drivers who fail to heed the advice will be issued with fixed penalty notices or prosecuted. In cases of obstruction this could result in their vehicle being towed away.
In parallel with the ongoing campaign of education and enforcement, pupils at two schools in Whitwick: Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, and St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School, will be participating in a road safety poster competition, with prizes donated by the Leicestershire Police Road Safety team.
PCSO 6580 Cheryl Moore from the Bardon Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Inconsiderate and illegal parking near to school entrances places children at risk. We would urge parents to park safely and legally, even if it means having to walk a few minutes to the school.
“We are hopeful that our campaign will strike a chord with parents and that they will think carefully about where they park when dropping their children off at school.”
Christine Killip, Headteacher of St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School said: “We are introducing several initiatives to encourage parents to consider the safety of the children when travelling to school especially by car. Our School Council has been proactive in seeking improvements to the traffic problems by meeting with a local councillor and traffic officer and they are promoting the values of a positive community to which we hope parents will respond.”
Anyone wanting further information about parking issues can contact North West Leicestershire District Council by ringing 01530 454598, or by email email@example.com
PCSO Cheryl Moore of North West Leicestershire Local Policing Unit can be contacted by ringing 101. Follow the instructions to leave a message for an officer and when prompted key in her identification number 6580.