Corby pupils teach parents how to park safely

Pupils show off  their new bikes, with parents, school staff, police and councillors
Pupils show off their new bikes, with parents, school staff, police and councillors

Pupils in Corby took part in a three-day operation to educate parents who park inconsiderately or illegally outside their schools.

Police officers and PCSOs from Corby Town Safer Community Team enlisted the support of pupils from Studfall infants and junior schools to help promote safer parking following complaints from residents.

The operation resulted in seven fixed penalty tickets being issued for offences, including parking within the school keep clear signs, parking too close to a junction and causing an unnecessary obstruction

Pupils were invited to design a poster promoting safe parking and the three winning entries were enlarged and placed on signs outside the schools. The winners, Rabia Chaudury, Catherine Clayton and Joseph Robertson, received bicycles, which were donated by councillors Julie Brookfield, of Shire Lodge ward, and Jean Addison, representing Rowlett ward.