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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Campaign for safer parking near schools is a success

A clampdown on anti-social parking outside schools has taken place in Denbighshire.

As part of Road Safety Week (November 18 to 24), Council officers carried out spot checks at schools and spoke to a number of motorists about road safety.

Police Community Support Officers and Civil Enforcement Officers also attended schools to deter parents from parking on zig zags and double yellow lines.

Emlyn Jones, Denbighshire County Council’s Head of Planning and Public Protection Services, said: “I’d like to thank all the pupils, teachers and parents who engaged with Road Safety Week in Denbighshire.  The campaign to raise awareness was a success and helped spread the message that anti-social driving and parking around the county’s schools puts children’s lives in danger.

“We will continue to work with schools and urge parents to observe the Highway Code and facilitate the safeguarding of children. The message is simple, parking on pavements and zig zags forces children to walk on roads which are busy and congested during these hours.”

The Council held its Park Safe Walk Safe competition to promote safe parking and driving around schools in the county with Ifan Micallef from Ysgol Bro Dyfrdwy, Cynwyd, winning a 50 Halfords voucher for his design.

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