Millfield Primary School in Littleport have highlighted an ongoing issue with parking at pick up and drop off times.
Headteacher Deborah Hannaford has underlined the issue of parents driving children to school from the immediate local area - but the school has insuffiicient pick up and drop off space to cope with the traffic.
"We do try to ask parents to find alternative options - and most are extremely reasonable when we speak to them - but very little changes"
Reports from Millfield in Littleport mirror similar concerns that have been voiced in Bottisham recently, and in other areas of the district including Soham and Ely.
With a recent reduction in the immediate availability of both Constables and PCSOs, options for enforcement are being balanced against other demands for service.
Partnership and Problem Solving Sergeant, Phil Priestley has said:
"I doesn't mean that parking issues don't matter, and it doesn't mean that we won't do enforcement activity - we will, but we are having to make pragmatic decisions on a day to day basis about the deployment of resources. Our priorities remain with victims of burglary dwelling offences, with victims of serious sexual offences, and with vulnerable persons. We target criminality, and we are obliged to work within finite budgets.
The PCSO team that operate out of Ely police station are going to be working as a unit targeting areas of problem parking collectively, working through areas methodically, and unfortunately some people will receive penalty notices. This is not about 'easy targets' or generating revenue (which is a common response to this type of work). It comes on the back of partners and members of the public asking for this activity, and in the case of primary schools, it is about protecting small children who don't have sophisticated road sense."
Parents of children at Millfield Primary School will receive a letter via their ParentMail service to give fair warning that enforcement activity is going to be taking place on an unspecified date.
Police are asking all parents dropping children off at local primary schools to be thoughtful about the options they have, and arrangements available for parking.
PCSO Emma Graves.