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Fed-Up Kids Campaign Against Illegal Parkers

Thursday February 5 2015




FED-UP children at a Barnsley primary school are starting a campaign against parents who park dangerously.

Youngsters at Tankersley St Peter's Primary School are alerting parents to the dangers of 'inappropriate parking' - after a car mounted a pavement and almost hit a pupil.

Parents also regularly park on the yellow zig-zag areas outside school at the beginning and end of the school day and sometimes park on the pavement.

Headteacher Jayne Proctor-Blain said children are now planning to put up laminated posters outside school appealing to parents to park safely.

She added: "At my previous school, children made 'parking tickets' and put them on the windows of parents' cars. They seemed to take more notice if the message actually came from the children.

"Parking is an ongoing problem but it happens in a lot of schools. Parents do it when they're in a rush. It's a few parents who don't respect the rules."

Coun Roy Miller said: "We've been made aware of the parking incident described and will be increasing our enforcement patrols in this area.

"We take vehicles parking on yellow zig-zags very seriously and will seek to take enforcement action against anyone who contravenes this parking restriction as they're putting children at risk."

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