CONCERNS have been raised over the number of drivers posing a "danger to pupils" by parking in restricted areas outside a school in Tendring. 

Essex Police officers from the Harwich Community Policing Team visited Lawford Church of England Primary School, in The Ave, on Friday, January 19.

They headed for the site after receiving several reports from worried parents regarding motorists regularly parking on zig-zag and out-of-bounds areas. 

It is feared in doing so, the cars could prove a safety hazard for the youngsters who attend the school.

Essex Police bosses have now reassured the public, saying their officers will continue to monitor the situation as part of their You Said, We Did campaign.

A police spokesman said: “Parking in these areas causes a danger to pupils and families crossing the road because it makes it difficult for other road users to see people due to parked vehicles obscuring their view.”

The concerns come after residents elsewhere in Tendring also flagged issues with speeding drivers in Thorrington Road, in Great Bentley, and Wivenhoe Road, in Alresford.

After being deployed to both areas, officers captured a total of 30 vehicles exceeding the 30mph limit across two days.