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Three school rule breakers given fines and criminal record

 Published on: 26th March 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Three people who broke the rules of the Shepherd Primary School Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) were given fines and criminal convictions.

Three Rivers District Council successfully prosecuted a three people for breaching the PSPO on Wednesday, March 20. 

All three had breached the order by dropping off or picking up children in a banned zone – causing danger to other children and other drivers. One parent had breached the order on multiple occasions – and all had failed to pay their Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) or make any communication with the council. 

The court ordered person ‘A’ to pay fines and costs of £350 for a breach, person ‘B’ to pay fines and costs of £350 and person ‘C’ to pay fines and costs of £580 for two breaches.

The cases were heard in the absence of the perpetrators who failed to attend court and all three now have a criminal conviction. 

Leader of the council, Sara Bedford, said: “Our Shepherd School PSPO was developed after working and consulting with staff and parents from the school. It is in place to ensure the safety of children travelling to and from this school, nursery and children’s centre; it’s disappointing that people continue to put children at risk to save a few minutes.”

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