Two new recruits are stopping the traffic at a Knowsley primary school.
Billy and Belinda Bollard are outside Park Brow Primary on Broad Lane in Kirkby.
They’ve been made to look like children, are “dressed” in the school colours and mark the crossing patrol area.
It’s hoped they’ll make drivers more careful in the area and stop irresponsible parking.
They’ve been provided by Knowsley Council in a campaign to tackle ongoing traffic issues around the school.
There are also standard bollards at other problem areas and trees are being planted to stop dangerous parking.
“Billy and Belinda are our latest tactic,” said Cllr Dave Lonergan, Knowsley’s cabinet member for Regeneration, Economy and Skills.
“Parking and congestion cause real dangers for children and their carers when they’re arriving and leaving school.
“We want drivers to take notice of the areas they shouldn’t park in and be aware that they’re near a school.”
The traffic measures follow a series of talks between local Police Community and Traffic Support Officer, the school and the local community.
Staff and pupils at Park Brow primary in Kirkby meet their new “classmate” – Belinda Bollard.