‘Please don’t speed outside our school’

Northfold Primary pupils, parents and friends who are concerned about dog fouling, speeding and illegal parking around the school.

Northfold Primary pupils, parents and friends who are concerned about dog fouling, speeding and illegal parking around the school.

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PARENTS have warned “a child could be killed” if speeding drivers continue to race past a Cleveleys school.

Pupils, their parents and community chiefs have joined forces to blitz the area around Northfold Primary School and banish speeding drivers, illegal parking and dog fouling.

Concerns were raised to Coun Andrea Kay about the issues plaguing Ringway and surrounding streets.

Coun Kay said: “We’ve launched a Stamp It Out campaign. We don’t want speeding vehicles, people parking illegally on double yellow lines or dog fouling.

“We want safety for our pupils.

“Northfold is a fantastic school and does so much for its pupils.

“It has a walking bus. Staff go out every day, whatever the weather, to help children walk to school.

“But we get some parents parking on double yellow lines or blocking people’s driveways. They wouldn’t like it if it was on their doorsteps.

“And other drivers fly up and down the street. They should not be driving that fast when there are children going into school.

“People need to take responsibility for their actions.”

Speed limits on residential roads across Lancashire are due to drop from 30mph to 20mph under County Hall proposals.

Ringway is one of the areas which is set to become a 20mph zone before 2013 – but parents say action needs to be taken now.

One mother, who has two children at the school but did not wish to be named, said: “One car I saw looked like it was doing between 60 and 70mph. It frightened me.

“That would wipe someone out, it could kill a child.

“We want to make people aware and encourage them to slow down.”

Pupils at the school also wrote letters to Coun Kay expressing their disgust over dog fouling and have now been handed Wyre Council signs which warn that pet owners who do not clear up after their dogs can face fines of up to £1,000.

Cleveleys police say they are monitoring the speeding situation.

PC Emma McClaren, community beat manager for Cleveleys, said: “Northfold has got an issue with speeding down the road outside the school. We are hoping to get the road policing unit down there to do some speed enforcement.

“We ask people who spot speeding vehicles in the area to note down the vehicle registration numbers so we can take action.”