Junior PCSOs

A group of Junior PCSOs are helping to enforce the rules of the road and reduce dangerous driving in Salford.

The eight-year-old ‘bobbies’ from Lewis Primary School and Christ Church CE Primary School in Eccles are hitting the beat with traffic wardens from Greater Manchester Police to ask drivers to be aware of their speed and parking choices near local schools.

The scheme, a partnership between GMP and City West Housing Trust, is run with schools every three to four weeks during term-time.

Wendy McCormack, Executive Head Teacher at Christ Church CE Primary School and Lewis Street Primary School, said: “Speeding and unsafe parking is an ongoing concern for both schools.

“This project has enabled the children to take part in a real life problem solving activity which they have taken very seriously. Although the situation has improved, we plan to continue this partnership with the support of the PCSOs.”

PCSO Tracey Tynan, from the Salford West Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This is a great project and it really has made a difference to some of the traffic issues around the school already. Road safety around schools is really important to everyone; this is a good way to remind children and parents about how to stay safe.”