Pupils draw the line on parking
PUPILS from Widnes have been working to reduce illegal and dangerous parking outside their primary school.
Youngsters at Spinney Avenue have formed a partnership with Cheshire police and Halton Borough Council’s road safety team.
They are aiming to change parents’ attitudes and habits to reduce congestion and dangerous parking outside the school.
Children have been working with the council on road safety messages in school, which have gone on their website.
They have also helped designed signs to put out during peak times and police have stepped up patrols at the site.
Halton Borough Council’s executive board member for transportation, Cllr Stan Hill, said: “We are committed to mak- ing Halton’s roads safer with a focus on school areas over the coming months. With co-operation from parents and delivery drivers and encouragement to park considerately around the area the journey to and from school can be made much safer.
“Spinney Avenue School took up the challenge to raise awareness of parents and members of the public parking illegally out- side the school causing potential hazards for the children crossing.
“We are also trying to encourage parents and children to walk to school to ease congestion and encourage a healthy lifestyle.”
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