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Raising awareness at Ysgol Santes Helen, Caernarfon

Pupils from Ysgol Santes Helen, Caernarfon have been working with the Gwynedd Môn Road Safety Partnership to raise awareness of inconsiderate parking outside their school.

Drivers have been parking on yellow zigzag lines outside their school and causing problems for pupils as they try to cross the road safely towards the school.

A poster designing competition to encourage drivers to ‘keep the yellow zigzag lines clear’ was recently held at the school, and the winning design has been used as a banner and signs and placed outside the school.

Councillor Gareth Roberts, Gwynedd Council’s Environment Cabinet Member said:

“The Council’s road safety officers have been working closely with schools across the county to raise awareness amongst pupils about road safety issues.

“The project at Ysgol Santes Helen is a great example of the school, pupils and the Council working together to come up with a practical answer to the problems caused by drivers parking on the yellow zigzag lines outside the school. I hope the new banner and signs will encourage drivers to think twice before parking on the zigzag lines and causing difficulties for the pupils as they cross the road to school.

“I’d also like to thank Councillor Ioan Thomas as the local member for his positive contribution to this important scheme, and staff at the school.”