Slideshow: Mini-police officers tackle parking issues

West Yorkshire Police have been busy working with Westerton Primary School to tackle parking issues.

The school has been working with PCSO Nicola Westle to put a stop to inconsiderate parking at pick-up and drop-off times.

Westerton, one of the largest school in Leeds with 750 pupils, worked closely with officers to try to resolve the issues by visiting owners of the vehicles.

Extra patrols were also carried out at key times, Fixed Penalty Notices to offending vehicles were issued and, along with a Road Safety Officer from Leeds City Council, PCSO Westle gave a talk to all 750 children.

She said: “Children then assisted us with ‘patrolling’ the surrounding streets of the school and giving out tickets that the children had designed themselves. The aim of this was to speak with bad parkers and parents about their parking.

“A school assembly and presentation took to place to explain what work had been done. Certificates and a road safety ‘goody’ were given to all 15 children who took part.

“We have received positive feedback from the headteacher and staff at the school, local residents and parents. The whole project was enjoyed by all and we would like to look at rolling the same project out to other schools in the area next term.”