Public praised after plea over school parking

Traffic on Stanhope Road EMN-150102-154518001
Traffic on Stanhope Road EMN-150102-154518001

A multi-agency approach to tackle parking problems in a busy Horncastle street has been a success, say police officers.

There had been complaints from residents about parking in Bowl Alley Lane, particularly at the start and end of the school day.

The road is adjacent to Horncastle Primary School and St Lawrence School.

Police teamed up with staff from both schools and the County Council’s Highways department.

They also appealed for parents of children at the school to a park more considerately.

Residents had complained that at times they had struggled to gain access to their own properties.

There were also fears for the safety of children walking to school.

PCSO Nigel Wass said parking was much less of an issue but warned patrols would continue, particularly at recognised busy times.

He added: “It appears the message has got across and I would like to thank the public for their response.

“The parking situation has certainly improved and hopefully that will continue to be the case.

“We are still holding regular patrols and hope people continue to park sensibly.”

Meanwhile, PCSO Wass went on to urge drivers to take extra care in the vicinity of the two schools because a crossing patrol officer is out of action because of a long-term illness.

The crossing point - in Stanhope Road - is one of the most used in the town.

PCSO Wass said officers were trying to patrol the crossing but were unable to cover every day.

He said: “A lot of children do walk to school and I would ask drivers to slow down.”