POLICE are set to increase patrols around primary schools in Evesham due to parking complaints.

Neighbours living close to schools in the town have become fed up of bad parking during school run hours and have contacted police.

PC Alex Prentice, of the Evesham safer neighbourhood policing team, said: "We have received a number of complaints regarding the parking at various primary schools in our area at both drop-off and pick-up times.

"Local officers will be patrolling the area at relevant times and will deal with any persistent offenders."

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West Mercia Police have advised parents to either walk or allow time to find a parking space and be prepared to walk a short distance to the school.

The Evesham safer neighbourhood policing team also advised:

  • Do not drop your children off on the yellow zigzag lines.
  • Do not block residents' driveways
  • Do not park on or opposite junctions
  •  Do not park on a bend, a dropped kerb or the brow of a hill.
  • Do not block pavements which would force pedestrians onto the road.
  • Always aim to let your children out by the door nearest the kerbside.

if you see any illegal or dangerous parking, you can send either video or photographic evidence to Op Snap.

Op Snap enables members of the public to report and submit digital footage showing potential traffic offences via a secure online form.

For more information, visit www.westmercia.police.uk//police-forces/west-mercia-police/areas/west-mercia/campaigns/campaigns/2019/operation-snap.