Yate infant school children go out on parking patrol

CHILDREN at a Yate infant school launched their own street patrol to stop unsafe parking.

Members of Broadway Infant School’s council put on high vis jackets and grabbed clipboards as they made sure drivers were not using the zigzag lines outside the entrance on Broadway.

The school has also bought ‘parking buddies’, signs reminding motorists to think before they park, after receiving a grant from Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust.

Headteacher Jodie Tumelty said: “Parking outside has always been a concern to the school, parents and local residents.

“Many cars park on the zigzag lines directly outside of school, which makes it unsafe for the families arriving and leaving the school.

“Parents and carers arriving at school on the morning the parking buddies were launched were very supportive and pleased to see the new initiative in place.

“Broadway hopes that these make a difference to the parking and safety of the school.”

The school councillors told drivers they were not allowed to park on zigzags from 8-10am and 2-4pm, and said: “It is important that cars don’t park on the zigzags because children could get hurt.”