Pupils plead for parking thought

A primary school is urging parents to take a moment to think about where they are parking their cars in a bid to respect their neighbours.

IPSWICH: A primary school is urging parents to take a moment to think about where they are parking their cars in a bid to respect their neighbours.

Sidegate Primary School is situated close to sheltered and supported housing, Morecambe Court.

And in a bid to help their elderly neighbours the school has erected signs warning parents to avoid parking across garages and driveways when they drop off and collect their children.

Headteacher Andrew Waterman said he hopes parents will respect the signs and be considerate when the park.

“We have a really good mutual relationship with Morecambe Court. Our pupils have recently been over to drop of harvest parcels and when we held our Second World War day here one of the residents came over to speak to the children about what life was like as an evacuee,” Mr Waterman said.

“We were concerned after talking to residents to hear their concerns about parents parking across their driveway.

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“As good neighbours we felt it was important to fund the new signs to just remind parents about the particular needs of the residents living at Morecambe Court.”

Mr Waterman said the new signs were just a gentle reminder to parents who in general are very considerate about where they park their cars at the start and end of the school day.

He added: “Morecambe Court is a very important part of our local community who need to be supported and respected.”