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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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45 drivers warned for illegal parking outside Cumbrian schools

Forty-five drivers have been officially warned by police for parking illegally outside schools.

School parking photo

Five fixed penalty tickets were handed to drivers in the clampdown by police and Allerdale Council.

Action was taken following complaints from schools and residents about the irresponsible parking by parents and carers in Workington and Maryport.

A police spokeswoman said: “One of the main problems that has been repeatedly reported is the areas in which vehicles are parking outside the schools at drop-off and collection times.”

Vehicles have been regularly obstructing the ‘Keep Clear’ zigzag signs outside of schools as well as stopping at bus stops, on double yellow lines and parking next to dropped kerbs causing an obstruction.

And even though the enforcement fortnight has now ended, police are urging people to keep parking legally, sensibly and with consideration. Police and council officers have said that they will continue with the enforcement.

One of the schools which has problems with parking is Beckstone Primary at Harrington.

Only last month headteacher David Warbrick appealed to parents to drive more sensibly to keep pupils safe by not adding to the congestion at Eadie Street, which leads to the school.

People living near to the school said that drivers were ignoring traffic signs and parking there.

Have your say

It's a joke, in Harrington when people need to get to work and you try and get up church rd.It's bad enough local cars parking on the bend at the bottom of Victoria square never mind every one else parking every where and any where, the council need to get this sorted.

Posted by Ray Hodgson on 12 March 2013 at 20:38

Its the same outside Kingmoor schools in Carlisle! Some parents think they have the god given right to park on pavements, double yellows etc n block people getting past to pick up/drop off their kids right outside school. Yet park only a street away and theres plenty of space. Its only a matter of time before a child is injured and theyll be the first to complain

Posted by Concerned on 11 March 2013 at 08:40

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