ROYSTON'S ongoing issue with parking outside schools is a cause for concern.

There's been a particular problem with parking and subsequent congestion on Church Street, after owners of the Klondyke WMC had closed the gates to the pub car park, preventing parents from using the land during the school run.

The pub owners and parents previously had a friendly agreement which allowed parents to use the area, but the pub's since closed its gates following complaints of litter being dropped.

Cllr Tracey Cheetham said that there are also problems with cars parking outside St John the Baptist Primary School.

"Parents are routinely parking on the zigzag lines outside of the school,'' she said. "Cars are parking on the pavement and children are having to walk on the road to get past them."

"We've had so many near misses and I'd hate for there to be an incident there."