Consider children’s safety

Lincolnshire County Council.
Lincolnshire County Council.

Officials at Lincolnshire County Council have responded to concerns about inconsiderate parking outside a Sleaford primary school.

Last week, The Standard reported on concerns for children’s safety during dropping off and picking up times at William Alvey CofE School, in Eastgate.

Some parents and carers, it had been reported on social media, were parking their vehicles on the pavement near the school, blocking the cycle path.

There had also been reports of vehicles left on the grass verge opposite the school.

Matt Jones, parking services officer at Lincolnshire County Council, stressed the steps already being taken 
to manage parking in the area, but also called on those making the school run to 
consider the wellbeing of pupils.

He said: “There are parking restrictions outside of the school and our enforcement officers regularly patrol the area.

“We would encourage parents if they must drive, to park safely, well away from the school, and with consideration for school children and pedestrians.”

He added: “If anyone does spot a problem, they can ring the Hotspot Line on 01522 511142 or email parking
services@lincolnshire.gov.uk and we will endeavour, if possible to send a civil parking enforcement officer to the area.”