Praise for Morecambe schools car park campaign

Photo Neil Cross: Poulton-le-Sands Primary School pupils support the Park and Stride campaign for schools
Photo Neil Cross: Poulton-le-Sands Primary School pupils support the Park and Stride campaign for schools

The Visitor has been publicly thanked for highlighting the dangers of parking outside schools.

Our ‘Park and Stride’ campaign was praised at a Morecambe Town Council meeting for helping to encourage parents to park a safe distance away from schools and allow their children to walk the rest of the way.

The Visitor Park and Stride campaign logo.

The Visitor Park and Stride campaign logo.

Both David Croxall, clerk to the town council, and town councillor David Brayshaw thanked us for our news stories in recent weeks on the dangers of parking appropriately outside schools.

Morecambe Town Council has long campaigned for people to ‘Park and Stride’.

Head teachers from Great Wood, Lancaster Road and Poulton-le-Sands primary schools have also backed the campaign.

At the Morecambe Town Council meeting on Thursday, it was also announced that a major leafleting campaign will get under way to encourage parents to ‘Park and Stride’.

Leaflets will be given to parents and children at primary schools in the Morecambe area to highlight the need to keep schools clear of traffic when dropping off or collecting children.

The leaflet campaign is a joint venture between Morecambe Town Council and The Bay radio.

The council is also working with The Bay to promote the ideals of ‘Park and Stride’.