Horsham Town Neighbourhood Wardens Maria Colenso and Charlie Nell recently joined forces with Horsham District Council’s Parking and Environmental Health teams, local police PCSOs and West Sussex Fire and Rescue service to run a Walk to School Week awareness campaign at five Horsham schools.
The aim was to raise awareness of air pollution and the health benefits of walking to school. They also reminded parents about safe driving/parking and not to park on zig-zag lines when dropping off and picking up their children.
The teams engaged with pupils and parents at drop-off and pick-up times and gave out leaflets highlighting the benefits of walking to school, where possible, and walking more in general. The campaign was deemed a success and another week is planned later in the year.