OFFICERS from Bromsgrove Police were out and about yesterday as part of the ongoing Operation Lollipop aimed to combat illegal, inconsiderate and dangerous parking outside schools across the district.
Yesterday afternoon PC Durkin and PCSO Batty carried out high visibility patrols and spoke to numerous drivers regarding dangerous parking after complaints about the practice in Catshill.
The police officially launched the campaign at the start of the month in a bid to promote safer parking at schools in Bromsgrove, Rubery, Hagley, Alvechurch and Wythall as part of a ‘You Said, We Did’ scheme.
Officers want people to take photographs of vehicles parked in a dangerous or inconsiderate manner which could pose a risk to children, vulnerable people or other road users.
The operation is aimed at ensuring vulnerable road users and local communities feel safe, and the police say they appreciate people’s help with the scheme.
Digital images, when accompanied by the details of the time, date and location of the vehicle when the photo was taken, provide strong evidence enabling the police to take action.
“By encouraging the community to get involved, we hope to empower local people to keep our schools and young people safe by capturing details of offending vehicles and sending images to us,” added a police spokesperson.
Residents should send pictures to OperationLollipop@westmercia.pnn.police.uk