Anger after thieves take road safety signs outside Kidgate School in Louth
YOUNGSTERS and staff are angry at the theft of road safety banners from outside their school.
It is the second time pupils of Kidgate School have created posters warning parents about dangerous parking, after the first signs were vandalised shortly before Christmas.
Three of the latest signs, attached to the fence of the Cinder Lane school, were stolen over the weekend.
Later, one of them was seen being used as a sledge in Hubbard's Hills by an unidentified person.
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Headteacher Tracey Roberts said: "It is so annoying that someone, or a group of people, have again wrecked the good work and intentions of young children by stealing the banners.
"They replaced the previous posters which were cruelly vandalised and they had only been up a few weeks.
"Whoever has taken them appears to have been well-prepared, as it looks as though they were cut down.
"The sad thing is that the banners were really helping keep the area outside the school safer, deterring people from parking or stopping there to drop or pick children off.
"We won't be put off by these setbacks and will find another way of putting a new banner or posters up in the same area.
"Perhaps we will persuade a property owner opposite the school to let the children paint a mural on the wall instead."
Deputy headteacher Paul Lidbury added: "We are all disheartened because it is not long since we had the replacements put up.
"There were four all together and having had three of them taken has left everyone angry and disappointed."
Max Greenfield, 10, designed the poster, with the slogan "Pavements are for pedestrians, not parked cars".
He said: "It is disappointing when we went to the effort of putting up the signs and some has come along and stolen them. My one was the only one left."
If you have any information, contact the school or Lincolnshire Police on 101.