Youngsters put safe parking in spotlight

Mitchell Flude, Joshua Flude, Tegan Whittaker and Freya Tidswell.
Mitchell Flude, Joshua Flude, Tegan Whittaker and Freya Tidswell.
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BOLSOVER children swapped their school uniforms for fluorescent reflective jackets when they went on patrol with police officers and council rangers in a bid to stop unsafe parking in the area.

The patrol comes after an increase in complaints to Derbyshire Police about parking around Palterton Primary School.

Residents are fed up with parents and carers blocking driveways and parking in unsafe areas when dropping off or collecting their children.

Pupils patrolled the streets talking to motorists and children about the dangers of parking near the school gates.

Police Community Support Officer Nicola Greenfield said: “Having the kids in uniform patrolling with us had a very large impact, turning heads and making people think before they put the safety of their kids and others at risk,”

Councillor Brian Murray Carr, Chair of Bolsover Community Safety Partnership, said: “This is an excellent example of partnership working, involving District Council Rangers, the police, the Community Safety Partnership team, the school and the community.”