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Youngsters in Kilburn and Denby help police to encourage safer parking around their schools

Posted on 1st August 2014

PC Neil Hopwell with poster competition winner Sophie Boot of Kilburn Infant and Nursery School and Headteacher Joanne BaillieYoungsters in Kilburn and Denby have been helping police to encourage drivers to park safely around their schools.
 
Pupils at Kilburn Infant and Nursery School, Kilburn Junior School and John Flamsteed School have taken part in a poster competition to promote road safety.
 
The project was set up by the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team as part of their priority to target road safety issues around schools and throughout the general area, including speeding and parking.
 
To help the team, youngsters from each of the schools were asked to design a poster to encourage parents and drivers to park responsibly at school start and finish times.
 
TPC Neil Hopwell with poster competition winner Bethany Shearing of Kilburn Junior Schoolhe 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 had some really great designs and it was a tough decision to pick just one winner from each school.
 
“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 on the signs, the winners each received a road safety pack including high visibility vest, pencil case, stickers and other goodies.
 
To contact the Kilburn Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, or email belper.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.
 
You can also follow them on Twitter: @KilburnSNT

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