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Pledge: PCSOs and Fulwood school pupils campaigning for better parking by parents

Pledge: PCSOs and Fulwood school pupils campaigning for better parking by parents

Parents in Fulwood are being asked to sign up to a pledge to make the school pick up and drop off a safer time of day.

Five schools in the area are working alongside the neighbourhood policing team to encourage parents to park safely during the school run.

St Anthony’s, Our Lady and St Edwards, Fulwood and Cadley, Queens Drive and Roebuck primary schools are the latest to sign up to the scheme which has already been rolled out successfully in other parts of the county.

The schools have drawn up a parking pledge with suggestions from the children asking parents to sign the pledge to park safely.

Barbara Gardner, headteacher at St Anthony Catholic Primary School, in St Anthony’s Drive, said: “One of the most serious issues that many Headteachers have to face when making the school and its surroundings safe for children, is the problem of parents needing to park at the beginning and end of the school day.

“Our local community support officer has been very helpful and is regularly around at the beginning and end of the school day.

“St Anthony’s is not the only school with this problem and the community support officers came up with the suggestion of a parking pledge which involved all the school community.”

Sgt Paul McLernon, of Lea neighbourhood policing team, said: “It is a campaign to raise awareness to ask parents to park considerately.

“It is making parents aware in the morning and pick up times so they don’t disrupt residents.

“The issue of parking around schools is something that is highlighted generally at most PACT meetings.

“The beat manager and PCSOs have come up with the parking pledge and the children have done posters.

“The whole thing is then presented in assembly. We are asking people to have a bit more thought and not park on zigzags or across driveways.

“We are hoping to raise awareness and get a few less complaints.”

 

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