Neston Primary School sign up to Parent Parking Charter

1 August 2017

School children and adults in Neston have teamed up to make travelling and attending school safer.

Neston Primary School in partnership with the local PCSO, Cheshire West and Chester locality and road safety officers have developed a new Parent Parking Charter that is specific to their school.

At the heart of the charter is the school children’s wish to make their school a safe environment where their parents and guardians avoid dangerous parking and congestion.

A school competition was run to design the front of the school charter.

The winner of the competition was Ellie Lewis a Year 2 pupil, chosen from 12 entries into a competition. She said; “I was really pleased my design was chosen and I hope that everyone will be safe drivers and parkers from now on”.

Cheshire West and Chester Council Ward Councillors, Louise Gittins and Nigel Jones both supported the Charter through their Member Budgets, which enabled two banners to be produced and each child to receive some reflective items.

Parents and carers dropping off school children were asked to sign the charter to agree to abide by the guidelines in it.

Councillor Louise Gittins, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing said: “It’s been fabulous to see the school children’s enthusiasm in this initiative – they have really got involved in shaping the parking charter for their school. 

“I hope that the parents and carers who have signed up to the charter will adhere to it and that the culture of drivers will change”. Mr Rob Golding, Head Teacher at Neston Primary said: “We are very grateful to PCSO Tudor, our ward councillors and the staff from Cheshire West and Chester Council for their help in creating and launching our Parking Charter. I hope that together we can limit the number of incidents of poor parking and increase the safety of pupils, road users and pedestrians”. 

Ellie Lewis

Parking Charter group


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