A patrol was carried out near a Halesowen school after scores of complaints from residents about parents' "unsafe parking habits."

Several inconsiderate drivers who had parked on corners, driveways and zig zags outside Hurst Green Primary were spoken to by local councillor Stuart Henley.

Cllr Henley said the patrol outside the Narrow Lane school today (Tuesday March 14) was "in response to numerous reports from residents regarding unsafe parking habits by parents and carers."

He said on social media: "During the patrol, I interacted with several drivers who opted to park their vehicles on corners, driveways, and zig zags.

"To ensure the safety of everyone, including your children, it is imperative that you park your vehicle in a safe manner when dropping off or picking up your child.

"Please avoid parking on corners, across driveways, and over dropped kerb crossing points.

"Your cooperation in this regard is highly appreciated."

He warned motorists that rule 243 of the Highway Code states you must not park opposite or within 10 metres of a junction, except in an authorised parking space and those who do risk a fixed penalty of £50–£100 for causing an unnecessary obstruction.