Plea to parents to stop parking problems at Leverington Academy

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Parents are fighting for improvements to prevent illegal parking outside a primary school.

The Leverington Road Safety Campaign fears that a child will be seriously injured if action is not taken to stop people from parking in front of the Leverington Primary Academy.

Members of the campaign are concerned that the view of cars coming around the bend is obscured by the parked cars.

They are calling on other parents to stop leaving their cars on the single yellow lines in front of the Wisbech Road site.

The group also wants to see double yellow lines laid in front of the school along with some bollards on the grass verges to prevent parking. They would also like a 20mph speed limit in front of the school.

One of the people behind the campaign is Christopher Clarke, who has three children at the school.

He said: “I am sure that this is something which happens at every school in the country but the location of our primary academy is quite dangerous.

“It has been an issue for two years but we had a minor incident in January when a little girl was slightly nudged by a car while crossing the road.

“Parents are parking there despite education from the school.

“I would ask them to think of other people’s children if not their own.

“Park correctly and get to school safely. We don’t want to see any ambulances outside the school. We really don’t want to have a more serious incident.”

Mr Clarke says letters have been sent home to parents and members of the campaign group had also posted pictures on Facebook of offending cars.

Members of the campaign met with members of Fenland District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council at the academy to discuss the problems and potential solutions.

The campaign group has also met with police in the past and is hoping for a regular presence at the school to prevent the parking issue.