Winterbourne signs are a friendly warning to school run drivers

July 04 2022
Winterbourne signs are a friendly warning to school run drivers

A WINTERBOURNE school is the first in the village to receive some new signs aimed at reminding parents on the school run to park safely.

Neighbourhood beat team PCSO Jacqui Mccormack and PC Paula Stone worked with Winterbourne parish clerk Sally Watkinson and South Gloucestershire ward councillor Nicholas Labuschagne to find funds to pay for new road safety signs and bollards for three primary schools on their beat, with the first to be given Elm Park.

Jacqui said: "Parking around all our schools is a problem.

"It’s hard to be at every school as we have three primary and one senior school on the beat and work shifts, so we cannot be at all drop-off and pick-up times, so this is an added initiative to help keep the children safe.

"It's a polite reminder to all parents and family who drop off their children to think about where they park and to keep the zig-zags clear – regardless of whether it’s just for a short time, even a minute!"

Elm Park has also been celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, with pupils given medals funded by the PTFA, dressing in red, white and blue, and Year 6 pupils serving families and friends at a special afternoon tea.

Head teacher Carol Bond said: "It truly was a remarkable way to join together and celebrate such an incredible achievement."

PCSO Jacqui Mccormack & PC Paula Stone with Elm Park head Carol Bond, pupils and Councillor Nicholas Labuschagne