Police call for responsible parking during school drop-off and collection times
Parents are guardians are being urged to park responsibly during school drop-off and collection times.
It comes after several complaints were made to North Wales Police about inconsiderate parking outside Wats Dyke Primary School, in Garden Village.
Officers from the Neighbourhood Team say cars were found parked on pavements and zig-zag lines – which prohibits parking and overtaking where those lines are in place.
As a result patrols will take place outside of Wats Dyke and other primary schools in the area to help crackdown on irresponsible parking.
A spokesperson for NWP Wrexham Town, said: “Officers from our Neighbourhood team were outside Wat’s Dyke Primary yesterday afternoon following complaints from residents around the parking of cars at drop off and collection times.
“We were disappointed to find parents parking on the pavements and even worse, on the zig zag lines. One parent will now be learning the lesson the hard way after this example of poor parking.
“We understand that morning routines don’t always go to plan but there is no excuse for selfish and inconsiderate parking.
“The school day starts and ends at the same time every day, so if you want a space close to the school then perhaps consider leaving a few minutes earlier to guarantee your favoured spot.
“You will see us more often in the coming weeks outside of local schools and we will be enforcing the rules so please don’t be offended if we ask you to move your car.
“The pavements are for pedestrians, if you think that you need to park on the pavement to prevent the road being obstructed then you need to look elsewhere to park your car.
“This is all about the safety of the children, parents and carers on the school run.
“Finally, if you see us out and about come over and say hi, we’d love to chat to you we will be at all of our local schools.
“Remember, park safely and don’t forget that Santa’s watching – don’t get on his naughty list.”
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