A CLAMPDOWN on anti-social parking and driving outside schools has taken place in Denbighshire.

As part of Road Safety Week, Denbighshire County Council (DCC) officers carried out spot checks at schools and spoke to a number of motorists about road safety.

Police Community Support Officers and Civil Enforcement Officers also attended schools to deter parents from parking on zig zags and double yellow lines.

Emlyn Jones, DCC's head of planning and public protection services, said: “I’d like to thank all the pupils, teachers and parents who engaged with Road Safety Week in Denbighshire. The campaign to raise awareness was a success and helped spread the message that anti-social driving and parking around the county’s schools puts children’s lives in danger.

“We will continue to work with schools and urge parents to observe the Highway Code and facilitate the safeguarding of children. The message is simple, parking on pavements and zig zags forces children to walk on roads which are busy and congested during these hours.”

Last week, The Journal reported of the efforts of St Asaph VP Infants school during the week, which saw its pupils picket their school to call for better road safety measures, including a Zebra crossing, and for motorists to be mindful of their speed.

A spokesman for DCC said: “We have been working closely with the school on road safety measures.

"The highway layout outside the school prohibits the installation of a crossing. Currently a school crossing patroller operates at the site providing safe and managed crossing for pupils.

“The council is working with St Asaph City Council to secure funding for a post to be installed on the A525 near St Asaph Infants, this will be used for the portable speed indicator sign that is currently being deployed in identified locations around Denbighshire."