Pavement parking poster competition launch

Hereward College students launch citywide pavement parking poster competition

Students at Hereward College launched a citywide poster competition to raise awareness of inconsiderate parking at an event attended by local councillors and sponsors yesterday [5th February].

Alan Robinson, Chief Executive of Coventry Bears, representatives from Tesco Cannon Park and the community police joined Councillors Marcus Lapsa and Christine Thomas to support the young people as they launch the competition across the city.

Hereward is a college for young people with disabilities and additional needs, which provides its learners with a curriculum that focuses on skills for independent living and employment.

Everyone is welcome to take part in the prize-winning poster competition, which aims to make people think twice before parking their cars inconsiderately. Many of the young people at Hereward are wheelchair users and often have no choice but to go into the road when vehicles park on the pavement.

Joey Mander, Hereward student said:

“We want to encourage everyone to take part in this competition to help raise awareness and make people to think twice before parking their car on the pavements.

“It’s a problem that affects everyone – from blind people, people who use wheelchairs, parents pushing buggies or anyone who just wants to walk from A to B safely.”

Poster entries must be saved as a jpeg or hi-res pdf file (A3) and emailed to by Friday 23rd March. They will be judged in three categories, Under 12’s.  13 -18 and 18+.  Winners will be announced on 2nd April and their posters used at range of venues across the City and on various social media sites.

Hereward Pavement Parking Campaign is on twitter @HPPCampaign #THINKbeforeyoupark.
The campaign is supported by the Big Lottery, Coventry Bears, Tesco Cannon Park, and The Royal Bengal in Earlsdon.