Pupils' plea for safer parking at Craigdhu Primary

Friday, 30 November, 2018


Group image pupils and adutsDrivers around Craigdhu Primary in Milngavie are being reminded of the importance of parking safely, carefully and considerately when dropping off or picking up at the school.

Pupils recently took part in a competition run by the Council's Community Safety Team to design a banner to be put on railings at the school.

P6 pupil, Lily Gibson's eye-catching design featuring the slogan, 'Think before you stop, choose a safer spot!' was selected and she recently helped unveil the 10ft banner.

The banner is a colourful reminder to parents and carers not to park on the zig zags but to find somewhere to leave the car that doesn't risk children's lives when crossing.

Councillor Susan Murray, Vice Convener of the Council’s Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee met Lily as her banner was unveiled.

She said, “Unfortunately, careless, selfish and dangerous parking around schools continues to be an issue so the children have taken matters into their own hands and hope that people will respond by adopting better habits."

Lily added, "I am so happy to see my picture on the giant banner. It was great fun to do but there's a serious message behind it. I hope it makes a difference and we can start to feel safer when walking and crossing the road."

Councillor Murray concluded, “Regardless of the time pressures we face or how heavy the rain is, parking on corners, across entrances, on zig zags and in other inconsiderate places is not acceptable. It quite simply puts lives at risks. I am joining the children in asking the adults to do better and consider how to make the journey safer. If walking is not an option then parking safely should be a priority.”


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