Signs at Soothill school are for pupil safety
A SCHOOL has been forced to take extra measures to stop cars parking nearby – despite signs already being in place.
Mill Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Hanging Heaton has been putting out two A-boards on either side of the road to remind drivers not to park on the yellow zig-zag lines.
Headteacher Noreen Dunn said: “We face a continual problem when reminding people how dangerous it is to park on zig-zag lines.
“People need to be aware that it means children have to come out to cross the road from between parked cars.”
The school is situated on the corner of a steep hill and had previously backed the idea of a one-way system.
Parent Oliver Wray, of Laithe Croft Road, said: “The school isn’t situated in the best place – there is no zebra crossing and I think we could do with one.
“My daughter has only recently started here and about one month ago taxis were parked all along the zig-zag lines.”
Mrs Dunn said the new boards appeared to be working, but added the problem was hard to eradicate. “At first these things seem to have an impact but we need to keep at it.
“I still look out of my window and see cars parked there and have to go out to ask people to move on,” she said.
“Around six years ago we did have a lollipop lady but she retired and no one applied when we re-advertised.”
A Kirklees Council spokeswoman said: “We would remind motorists that parking in the zig-zag area outside school puts at risk children and parents trying to cross the road. We will be working with the school to assess the extent of the problem and how it can be tackled.”
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