Posted: Wed 23rd Oct 2019

“Think before you park” signage purchased by Offa Community Council for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Oct 23rd, 2019

New safety signs encouraging drives to “think before they park” are being installed outside some schools around the town centre after a community council funded their purchase.

The “kiddie cut out safety signs” have been purchased by Offa Community Council in response to to parking and traffic issues outside the schools at drop-off and pick-up times.

Issues outside schools around the town centre and the county borough have been documented for sometime. Over the summer one reader contacted about issues at Poplar Road and Maderia Hill, with several others coming forward with parking issues.

The bilingual road signs, which feature cartoon images of children in sweatshirts with school logos on, will now be placed outside schools in town.

It is hoped that drivers will stop using the yellow hazard area outside schools to park while dropping children off.

Yesterday the one of the kiddie cut outs was delivered to Victoria School, on Poyser Street, by Chairman of Offa Community Council, Alex Jones. He was joined Offa Councillor Alun Jenkins and primary school pupils for the unveiling of the sign.

Mr Jones said: “Schools have requested help from Offa Community Council and we have delivered four bollards with the hope of funding another five very soon.

“Pupil safety around schools is of up most importance and we hope that these pupil shaped bollards will make road users think twice before parking on the hazard area.

“Some schools are lucky to have room for parking, however in Offa we have very busy schools in built up areas. We hope that our effort to ensure pupils safety will work”

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