Reminder to park safely and responsibly outside schools in Matlock following concerns

Police story.
Police story.

Safer Neighbourhood officers in Matlock are reminding parents and other drivers to “park responsibly” near to schools in the area.

It follows concerns from residents in the Hurds Hollow and Dimple Road area, near to All Saints Infant and Junior schools, about inconsiderate parking which causes difficulties in getting on or off driveways, footpaths and access roads.

PC Gary Ferguson, of the local Safer Neighbourhood said: “We’ve had a few concerns raised by residents in the Hurds Hollow and Dimple Road area that parking is causing a problem, particularly at school start and drop off times.

“As well as making it more difficult for people to get on and off driveways, footpaths and access roads safely, a heavily parked up road near to a school can make it more difficult for youngsters to be seen as they cross the road, increasing the chances of them being hurt.

“Please park safely, legally and with consideration to the local community the next time you’re in the area, and if you’re on the school run, consider walking or other ways to get to and from school.

“You could even park responsibly a little further away and walk a few minutes to the school. This will really help us to keep our roads safe for all.”

Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams are carrying out patrols in the area, giving advice to drivers and carrying out enforcement where necessary and appropriate.

Anyone with concerns about parking or road safety in their area can contact their local Safer Neighbourhood policing team on 101.