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Pupils join in the fight against reckless parking

PC Neil Hopwell with poster competition winner Sophie Boot of Kilburn Infant and Nursery School and Headteacher Joanne Baillie.

PC Neil Hopwell with poster competition winner Sophie Boot of Kilburn Infant and Nursery School and Headteacher Joanne Baillie.

Inconsiderate parking around schools in Denby and Kilburn has prompted pupils to join a campaign to help combat the problem.

Complaints over parents causing obstructions when they drop off and pick-up pupils at Kilburn Infant and Nursery School, Kilburn Junior School and John Flamsteed School saw police step up patrols.

Now children have taken part in a poster competition to encourage parents and drivers to park responsibly with the help of the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team.

The winning designs, one from each school, have been transferred onto sign boards by the police and will be displayed around the school entrances ready for the start of the new term in September.

PC Neil Hopwell, of the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We hope that, as well as seeing us on patrol at school start and finish times, the posters will act as a reminder to park considerately at all times.

“We really wanted the posters to carry the message that safer parking is for the benefit the children most of all and for others crossing the road, as well as being respectful to those living nearby.”

As well as their design being displayed winners received a road safety pack filled with goodies.

 

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