Police action at Francis St is welcomed

Liam Mackle at St Francis' Primary School.
Liam Mackle at St Francis' Primary School.
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Police action to clampdown on irresposnible parking outside St Francis’ Primary School has been welcomed.

Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Mackle has welcomed the PSNI enforcement measures outside the school.

A community meeting was held recently to discyss the problem and Cllr Mackle said: “The ongoing situation with parents parking irresponsibly on footpaths outside the primary school has escalated.

“As such local PSNI officers will now issue tickets to those drivers parking in a manner that places pedestrians, of whom many are young children, in danger.”

He went on: “St Paul’s chapel ground remains available to those bringing children to and from school, however, a significant number of people fail to make use of this.

“I would call on all parents to take a responsible approach and use the chapel facilities.

“I have also contacted Transport NI about traffic calming measures for Francis Street and am awaiting their response.”