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School’s safety plea to parents

Pupils Nathan Adams, Hannah France and Hayley Bailey-Henstock with headteacher Sally Henshall with PC Amanda Blunt and councillor Stan Wilson outside  Grove Lea Primary School, they would  like yellow lines putting outside the school gates and the kids have written letters to the council asking for help.  (h610a429)

Pupils Nathan Adams, Hannah France and Hayley Bailey-Henstock with headteacher Sally Henshall with PC Amanda Blunt and councillor Stan Wilson outside Grove Lea Primary School, they would like yellow lines putting outside the school gates and the kids have written letters to the council asking for help. (h610a429)

Concerned youngsters are calling on Wakefield Council to help stop parents parking outside their primary school.

Year six students at Grove Lea Primary School in Hemsworth have written to the council asking for single yellow lines to be installed outside the school.

They fear there could be an accident if their walk to and from school isn’t made safer.

Sally Henshall, headteacher, said: “We’ve had an ongoing issue with parents parking outside the school grounds since the school opened six years ago.

“We have mentioned the issue in newsletters, asking that parents don’t park there and instead use the allocated spaces at Tesco.

“As part of real life writing our year six students have looked into the issue and have written to the council’s highways and engineering department to ask for single yellow lines to be put in place outside the school in order to continue to make it safe for all children.”

Coun David Dagger, Wakefield Council cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “Road safety is one of our top priorities and we are working with West Yorkshire Police on a new initiative to help residents understand road safety and reduce dangerous parking.

“We will be contacting the school to see how we can work with them to reduce inconsiderate parking and minimise the problems this can cause and do urge all road users to park considerately at the beginning and the end of the school day.”

 

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