Police issue parking warnings

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Concerns about children’s safety have sparked police to issue warnings to parents who park outside a primary school.

Numerous complaints were made to police by parents and residents worried about the number of cars parking on the roads outside Bell Lane Primary School in Ackworth.

They were worried about youngsters having to cross the heavily built-up road.

Drivers have been parking on double and single yellow lines which have parking restrictions during the day.

Letters have been issued to drivers parking outside the school, and a sign has been put up to remind drivers to park sensibly to reduce the risk of accidents.

Police also posted letters to nearby residents.

Insp Geoff Carter from the South East neighbourhood policing team said: “The roads are really narrow outside the school and the parking restrictions are there to ensure children are protected and kept safe.

“When drivers do not adhere to the rules it puts children at risk.

“We can’t be any clearer, drivers need to park elsewhere.”

Drivers will be given two weeks to find alternative parking otherwise fixed penalty notices of £30 will be handed out.

He added: “I prefer education rather than enforcement so I hope drivers take notice of this advice.”