Parents facing parking blitz
POLICE are cracking down on parents who ignore parking restrictions outside a primary school. They have sent a warning to parents with youngsters at Alderman Jacobs School, Whittlesey, to obey the restrictions – or face a £30 fine. The strongly-worded mes
POLICE are cracking down on parents who ignore parking restrictions outside a primary school.
They have sent a warning to parents with youngsters at Alderman Jacobs School, Whittlesey, to obey the restrictions - or face a £30 fine.
The strongly-worded message has been sent out with the regular school newsletter and concerns parking outside the school area both in the morning and afternoon.
The letter says that previous requests by police and the school for parents to take note of lines and signs "are constantly being ignored and fall on deaf ears".
It says: "Experience has taught us that parking and use of vehicles can be an emotional subject on a good day. Mix this with schools/children and it can become extremely volatile and dangerous."
Roads next to and outside the school are marked with single yellow lines and time plates, making it an offence to stop on the yellow lines and creating a safety zone for children.
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The letter goes on to say: "The police and school are, therefore, taking this opportunity to remind you that the police together with the police community support officers will be issuing £30 fixed penalty notices to those people who continue to park in these areas."
Parents are also being warned that the layby at the front of the school is for dropping off only, not for parking. Tickets will be issued for vehicles parked in the layby between times stated on the plates.