A SCHOOL in Burton has warned parents about parking illegally outside its gates after 10 fines were handed out in the same day.
Council bosses slammed the conduct of parents of children at St Modwen’s Catholic Primary School, in Horninglow, which was singled out in a scathing report.
Parents were said to be parking dangerously in Belvoir Road, forcing the school to try and tackle the problem.
A ‘road safety letter’ was sent to all parents after 10 fell foul of traffic wardens on the same day.
Roads surrounding schools were being targeted especially as part of an East Staffordshire Borough Council operation.
Twenty fines were handed out near schools across Burton, meaning half had come outside the Horninglow school in just one day.
During the blitz on illegal parkers outside the school, some parents were said to have behaved ‘atrociously’ towards traffic wardens, forcing the school to intervene.
A spokesman for East Staffordshire Borough Council said: “These disputes related to inconsiderate parking and potentially dangerous driving manoeuvres being performed by some parents. In some cases it led to the officers issuing parking charge notices.”
In an effort to cool tensions, traffic wardens were invited into the school to meet with parents and let them know they would be in the area and to discuss any issues parents might have.
The borough council added that the school and some parents had been supportive.
A council report read: “The officers received positive support from other parents and the school, who sent out a strong road safety letter to parents the same day.
“When visiting the schools at the start and end of the day the community and civil enforcement officers go into the schools and introduce themselves to let the school know they are there, which gains their support and on one occasion the deputy head has also been outside with the officers.”