A police car has been photographed parked on the zig-zag markings outside Holmfirth High School.
The photos were taken in Heys Road by a parent at 3.30pm on Wednesday, March 29, at the height of pick-up time for parents collecting their children.
The parent, who asked not to be named, said the police car was parked on the opposite side of the road to the school’s main entrance with the front wheels encroaching onto the zig-zag markings.
The man said: “I don’t know how long it had been there, but there was a car’s width of space behind it beyond the drive. The police are quick enough to tell us not to park on zig-zags.”
Bad parking has long been an issue for many local schools on narrow and busy roads. The Examiner reported last May how parents and pupils at Dalton School staged a protest over dangerous parking following “near misses” between cars and children.
Craig Jansen, head of Holmfirth High School, said: “All we request is for parents to be considerate of other road users and local residents and the fact that we have children coming in and out of school at the beginning and end of the school day.
“The school communicates very effectively with our parents. The vast majority of our parents are respectful and considerate and we appreciate that.”
The Examiner understands that the police were not attending the school. West Yorkshire Police confirmed it was not one of their cars.