Mayor congratulates Junior Road Safety Officers

 Mayor of Merton, Councillor Krystal Miller, presented Bond Primary School pupils with certificates of recognition for their work as Junior Road Safety Officers.

Junior Road Safety Officers meet the Mayor of Merton

Junior Road Safety Officers meet the Mayor of Merton

Five pupils at Bond Primary School have been working as Junior Road Safety Officers with their teachers to ensure that parents park safely around their school. Keeping an eye on motorists using the road outside their school every Tuesday and Thursday morning, the Junior Road Safety Officers make sure that the area is kept safe for their fellow pupils and that cars don’t park on the school’s zig-zag yellow lines. The Junior Road Safety Officers hand out their own tickets to those who park irresponsibly and ask them to park properly in future.

To reward the pupils for their road safety work, Merton Council’s parking enforcement team brought the Junior Road Safety Officers in to the civic centre in Morden to show them their enforcement vehicles and to meet the Mayor.

Mayor of Merton, Councillor Krystal Miller said: “Well done to the Junior Road Safety Officers of Bond Primary School and their teachers for their excellent work in educating their parents and local motorists about road safety. It is a pleasure to meet such an enthusiastic group of pupils.”

Headteacher at Bond Primary School, Mrs Despo Stevens, said: “The pupils at our school have been well educated about road safety and after experiencing parking problems around the school we decided to get them on board to encourage their parents and motorists to use our roads in a way that keeps them safe for everyone. We’re very proud of our five Junior Road Safety Officers and the enthusiasm they show in educating others about road safety.”