A primary school in Ham has been asking parents how they could make Ham and Petersham a safer place for their children.

St Richard's CE Primary School, in Ashburnham Road, closed the carpark on April 27, and requested all parents to walk to school, or park further away from school gates.

They put up banners on the school fence, dressed Junior Safety Officers in sandwich boards and had local police on hand to answer any safety questions.

One common question was whether cyclists are allowed to cycle on pavements - the answer is no.

However, if the road is deemed to be dangerous, sometimes they ignore cyclists who have to use the pavements to get through.

A big issue around schools is parents who don't switch off their engines, causing pollution through idling.

Then-Councillor Jean Loveland, who lost her seat in the election, was also present and helping out.