Parking action

Year 6 pupils putting up posters outside Cavalry Primary, March to stop illegal parking with PCSOs'left to right back Rachael Cheverton, Amelia Wallis, Carol Holloway'front Joel Murton
Year 6 pupils putting up posters outside Cavalry Primary, March to stop illegal parking with PCSOs'left to right back Rachael Cheverton, Amelia Wallis, Carol Holloway'front Joel Murton
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CHILDREN from Cavalry School in March are helping local police tackle the problem of illegal parking at their school.

In recent months there have been a number of complaints about illegal parking at the primary school and to help tackle the problem, Year Six pupils have been designing posters to raise awareness of the issue.

On Monday and yesterday (Tuesday) pupils assisted PCSOs in distributing the posters.

PCSO Rachael Cheverton said: “We have had numerous complaints about this issue so want to raise awareness of the impact it’s having.

“By working with the school and involving the children in this project we hope to tackle the parking problem through education rather than enforcement.”

Headteacher Val Spriggs said it is a minority of parents whose parking is making things extremely dangerous around the school for five or ten minutes first thing in the morning and in the early evening.

“The majority of our parents park thoughtfully and try to make sure the children are kept safe but there are a few who don’t have thought when parking their cars and park them on corners and in the bus bay, compromising children’s safety.

“It is these parents the police are trying to change with the help of the children.”