PARENTS at Ysgol Bro Banw have expressed their concerns about “dangerous” parking which is putting pupils at risk.

Problems have been noticed over the last few months with cars parked in no parking zones and in the bus bay outside the school in Walter Road.

Some parents claim that the issue is putting children at risk, with multiple incidents of near misses in recent weeks.

They say the issue has been raised with the police and Carmarthenshire County Council, but that nothing has been done about the matter.

One parent said: “We are campaigning to stop people parking on zig zags and the bus bay outside the school.

“There is a pole outside the school but the no parking sign has fallen off and the council have not replaced it even after being asked to do so by a number of parents and even the Headteacher of the school.

“The council haven’t done anything even though a number of parents have requested help.

“These people need to understand that there are consequences to their actions.

“It is particularly bad on Mondays and Fridays because there aren’t any after school clubs so all the children come out at the same time. If it is raining those days it is really bad up there and so dangerous.”

Richard Waters, Highways and Transportation Manager, said: “We’re in the process of improving traffic signs and road markings at a number of school sites across Carmarthenshire, including Ysgol Bro Banw.

“In the meantime we continue to patrol school sites and work with the police to ensure the safety of pupils walking and cycling to and from school, particularly around school gates.

“If parents do have to drive to or from school sites, we ask that they park away from the gates and not park on keep clear markings to ensure the safety of all children.”

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police: "While it is not always an offence to park on zigzag lines, drivers who park in these areas could commit an offence by causing an obstruction of the highway.

"We would advise anyone who witnesses such an obstruction to telephone police immediately via 101.

"If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired you can also text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

"The public can also submit photographs or dashcam footage of any traffic concerns to us via"