DRIVERS be warned – a team of pupils have been patrolling a school drop off zone in Penketh and they are not afraid to confront grown ups about the dangers of bad parking.

Year five students at St Joseph’s Primary on Walton Avenue have been tackling parking issues alongside PCSO Carl Beck and the council’s travel advisor, Lesley Paterson.

PCSO Beck, who does frequent parking patrols at St Joseph’s, chatted with children about the importance of staying safe at the school gates.

The junior PCSO scheme has so far been a great success at other schools across the town and Cllr Hans Mundry, executive board member for transport, said: “The scheme raises awareness among the parents that they need to park safely and considerately and it’s very enjoyable for the children.”