Putting paid to bad parking

Parkhill Primary Pupils'Teacher Andrew Morrison and Parkhill Travel Action Group with 'Pop Up Cop'
Parkhill Primary Pupils'Teacher Andrew Morrison and Parkhill Travel Action Group with 'Pop Up Cop'

Community police officers are working in partnership with the Parkhill Travel Action Group to reduce inconsiderate parking and speeding issues outside Parkhill Primary.

Pupils have formed the travel action group to promote safe walking routes to school in an effort to respond to parking issues and to tackle the build up of traffic around the school.

The group were recently introduced to the ‘pop-up cop’, a visual deterrent to speeding motorists.

PC Lorraine King said: “We are very keen to work alongside the pupils at our local primary schools to achieve better road safety and the work being done by the Parkhill travel group is commendable.”

Andrew Morrison, the teacher supporting the pupils, said “Our Action Plan, championed by the pupils, will include; scoping safe routes to school from nearby car parks, the potential development of a new safe crossing outside the school and working in partnership with Fife Council, Police Scotland and parents to reduce parking and speeding issues.

“I hope to have our Travel and Traffic Management Plan available to parents, police and online in the near future.”

We are very keen to work alongside the pupils at our local primary schools to achieve better road safety and the work being done by the Parkhill travel group is commendable

PC Lorraine King