Parking banners to boost pupils’ safety at school gate

Cllr Annabelle West (second from right) and other key partners, at St Thomas a Becket Catholic School SUS-151002-151808001
Cllr Annabelle West (second from right) and other key partners, at St Thomas a Becket Catholic School SUS-151002-151808001
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Upperton ward councillors have donated £150 from the Devolved Budget Scheme to help combat parking problems at St Thomas a Becket Infant and Junior Schools.

Parking or waiting on yellow zig-zag lines outside the school is a persistent and dangerous problem and puts the safety of school children at risk.

Cllrs Annabelle West, Tom Liddiard and Alun Cooke, in partnership with Sussex Police, the NSL and the school community, agreed to fund two large banners to encourage people to park safely.

The new banners send a clear message to the local community: No waiting, no parking, no excuse! They have been fixed to the school entrance and to the railings opposite the school on Kings Drive.

Cllr West said, “The safety of the children is paramount.

“We were delighted to be able to provide funds for the banners from the Devolved Budget Scheme.”

Rachel Turner, headteacher of the infant school, added, “We are so grateful to Upperton ward councillors for their support and for securing the funding for our new safety banners.

“Our thanks also extends to Sussex Police, the Parent Teacher Association and members of our governing body for their tireless efforts in promoting road safety outside our schools.”