Pupils to help shame drivers

Tesco'PCSO's Kaz Hoyle & Joanne Richardson pictured with the Safety Posters designed by children to slow drivers down
Tesco'PCSO's Kaz Hoyle & Joanne Richardson pictured with the Safety Posters designed by children to slow drivers down

Drivers who flout parking regulations near Hilderthorpe School will be shamed by students and PCSOs next week.

Designed to highlight the problems caused by parking around the start and end of the school day, pupils accompanied by PCSOs will be handing out posters and taking the details of any offending motorists.

A competition to create the best posters was run in the school and the four winning designs will be handed out from 3.10pm next Thursday afternoon.

There are a number of parking restrictions near Hilderthorpe school and nearby residents are unhappy about the amount of cars converging on the area which often block drives during school pick up and drop off times.

PCSO Joanne Richardson, who is helping to organise the initiative, said: “We hope that drivers might be more embarrassed about breaking the parking rules if they are being reminded of it by a student.

“We will be taking the details of any offending vehicles and issuing the driver with a yellow card.”

Drivers who have been given a yellow card and offend on a later occasion will receive a red card and have their details passed on to the council.

The posters will be fastened to gates to remind drivers of the congestion they are causing and the safety problems posed to residents and students.

If motorists continue to ignore parking regulations after the initiative then parking attendants may be forced to operate near the school in the future.