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Spondon pupils help raise awareness of considerate parking around local school

Posted on 25th June 2014

Police are asking parents to be considerate to homeowners when parking near a primary school in Spondon.

Officers received a number of reports from local residents in connection with problems caused by the parking of vehicles close to Borrow Wood Primary School at the start and finishing times.

PCSO Kate Hodnett from the Spondon Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team decided to launch a poster campaign and encouraged pupils from the local school to play a part in raising awareness of this issue.

Last month, PCSO Hodnett approached Borrow Wood Primary School and asked if she could work alongside pupils who could draw and design a parking campaign poster that could be used to raise awareness.

Around 30 of the Year 6 pupils participated and were asked to come up with positives for parking further away from the school and the negatives of parking at the school which were to be incorporated in the poster.              




They were also asked to use the slogan ‘PARK and STRIDE’ to bring home the message that parents are able to park in the Yarn Spinner public house car park and take a short walk to the school to drop off and collect their children.

PCSO Hodnett said:” The children, aged between nine and 10 years of age came up with some pretty awesome posters but we chose one winner.

“That poster has now been transferred onto solid boards which have now been located around all the entrances to the school and at the Yarn Spinner as well.

“Hopefully parents will get the message that this is not only considerate for residents living near the school but safer parking for themselves and their children.

“It is also likely the children will have talked about the project back at home which again alerts parents to the importance of thoughtful parking.”

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