POLICE in Wem visited a primary school in the town to talk about road safety awareness and safer parking earlier this week.

Officers from Wem Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) attended St Peter's CE Primary School in Shrubbery Gardens on Tuesday (May 9) and met head teacher, Sarah Kynaston and pupils.

They want to increase driver awareness with regards to parking and spoke about how it will help lead to a safer school.


A Wem SNT spokesperson said: "Wem SNT had the pleasure of attending St Peters CE Primary school in Wem today.

"We we able to deliver two mini police officer signs and to meet headteacher Sarah Kynaston along with pupils from the school to talk about safer parking.

"Working with school staff we are aiming to increase awareness in regards to parking, asking drivers to park considerately and not to park on zig-zag markings.

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"Raising awareness to change driver behaviour is part of the solution to having a safer school.

"The signs were funded by the office of Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion, and have been delivered to school across West Mercia to help keep our children safe.

"Reducing collisions and casualties on our roads, continues to be a priority for West Mercia Police."