People parking illegally or unsafely in school zones will face an infringement notice as Greater Shepparton City Council cracks down on the practice.JENNA BISHOP July 14, 2014 3:32am
Greater Shepparton City Council is cracking down on unsafe or illegal parking in school zones as children across the region return to school today.
Council will be issuing infringement notices to anyone caught parking or unloading children in an unsafe or illegal manner.
Citizen services manager Laurienne Winbanks said the change came about as a response to complaints from parents and residents about people parking illegally in school zones.
Council believes it is happening at most schools in the region.
‘‘Previously our parking enforcement officers would ask drivers to move on if they were seen to be acting in an illegal manner, however this has not diminished the number of complaints we receive about people doing the wrong thing,’’ Ms Winbanks said.
‘‘Photographs will be taken of any cars parked illegally and infringement notices will be issued in the post.
‘‘Enforcement officers will attend schools on a rotational basis, and at schools which continue to generate complaints.’’
Ms Winbanks said the measures were to change behaviours to ensure school children had access to a safe environment.
‘‘We ask that parents dropping off their children in and around school zones adhere to signage and park in designated areas,’’ she said.
Council has also written to all school principals informing them of these enforcement changes and to seek their assistance to inform their school community.
Thousands of people attended the Shepparton dawn service on Anzac Day, with the RSL tipping it could be the biggest ever.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Do you have the 2015 Riverine Herald Baby of the Year?
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.