POLICE are warning Herefordshire drivers again to park considerately as a crackdown starts at another hotspot.

West Mercia Police said it had been tackling bad parking in Withington and Whitestone, two villages near Hereford, with a third village now facing more enforcement.

The police officers involved with the crackdown in Fownhope, also near the city, said there had been reports of vehicles parking on yellow zigzags outside the village's St Mary's Primary School.

Drivers that do park on yellow zigzags, often seen outside schools or fire stations, can be fined £100 and be given three penalty points.

PC Josh Kitchen said police were working hard to tackle people's parking concerns in Fownhope, saying inconsiderate or illegal parking could put pedestrians and other road users in danger.

It can also create an obstruction for emergency vehicles, he said.

PC Kitchen said enforcement was carried out with Herefordshire Council, but problems can also be sorted by raising awareness.

That's why some "mini PCs" had been put out at the school, with the signs reminding drivers to park considerately.

Hereford Times: So-called 'mini PCs' have been out in Fownhope to raise awareness of parking problems.So-called 'mini PCs' have been out in Fownhope to raise awareness of parking problems.

"We will be carrying out patrols in the area and reminding parents that they risk getting a fine if they fail to comply with the appropriate road markings," he said.

He added: "Many thanks for your help and support. It is only by the police and the public working together that we can effectively both prevent and detect crime and keep our communities safe."