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Chichester schoolchildren start traffic campaign

Danger - Pupils from St Richard's Catholic School campaigning to stop the cars parking outside their school.

Photo by Louise Adams  C121690-1 Chi Richards School

Danger - Pupils from St Richard's Catholic School campaigning to stop the cars parking outside their school. Photo by Louise Adams C121690-1 Chi Richards School

TRAFFIC-conscious schoolchildren have launched their very own campaign to keep the roads near their primary 
school safe.

A group of 16 children from St Richard’s Primary School, in Cawley Road, Chichester are endeavouring to stop parents from parking on the road near the school and the nearby doctor’s surgery.

Parent governor Amy Owen said: “Parking has always been difficult down Cawley Road and parents are always encouraged to use the car parks in Chichester.

“In the past parents parking down Cawley Road have obstructed patients from parking at the surgery, and an ambulance from reaching the doctor’s surgery.”

The children’s marketing campaign has included a competition for other school pupils to design road signs, flyers to be handed out at the end of the day and number plates to be written down each day by the children and published in the school newsletter at the end of the week.

Mrs Owen added that with building work taking place at the school and the intake of pupils increasing from 30 to 45 children per year, road safety and awareness was becoming increasingly important.

She said: “There are many contractors and their lorries at the school, making the safety of the children even more of a priority, and congestion on the roads in central Chichester even more of an issue.”

 

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