PARENTS in Wrexham are once again being warned about parking outside schools after concerns were raised by residents.

In May, Wrexham Council, alongside North Wales Police put out a statement asking parents to improve parking at schools, following a 'near miss' with a pupil. 

Concerns have once again been raised, this time regarding parking outside Wat's Dyke School in Garden Village. 

Inspector Luke Hughes discussed the issue during his daily update on Thursday (June 29) and said that NPTs would be monitoring the area. 

He said: "Concerns raised about parking outside Wats Dyke School (similar issues as discussed previously). Neighbourhood policing teams will monitor the location and attended at pick-up time yesterday to observe. 

"My standard appeal is, please don’t be a lazy pants and drive if you can. It's only a short distance. Fresh air is good for us all. If you have to drive, please park legally and sensibly."

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The council once again reiterated its message on parking outside schools in the area.

Cllr Mark Pritchard, leader of the council, with responsibility for parking enforcement, said: “Parking during drop off and pick up times is a problem in many areas and I know officers will take enforcement whenever they see irresponsible parking.

"Outside schools there’s clear zig zags and often double yellow lines – it’s illegal to park on these and doing so, even if you’ll only be five minutes, could land you with a fine from the council or police, but worse than that you could be endangering a child’s life which no-one wants to be responsible for. Please park legally.”

Cllr Hugh Jones, lead member for environment, with responsibility for road safety, said: “Not only is parking at any time in restricted areas inconsiderate and illegal it’s hugely irresponsible and dangerous.

"They’re there to ensure children can cross safely. Parking on pavements and blocking residents access is both selfish and irresponsible and appropriate action will be taken against offenders.”

“Parents and carers must ensure their cars are parked legally at all times and if it’s difficult to find a space please park further away."

“We would once again ask parents to park and drive safely and considerately around schools. Where distances allow please use alternative travel methods such as walking or cycling.”