Parents are being urged to attend a meeting aimed at providing safer routes for children traveling to and from Goodwick School.

The meeting – to be held at the north Pembrokeshire School next week - will discuss a proposed Safe Routes in Communities bid to the National Assembly.

Organisers hope to improve pavements and pathways to the school as well as develop cycle routes and storage facilities to encourage pupils to walk, cycle and use public transport - instead of being driven.

As well as improving children’s health, such moves would benefit the environment and reduce traffic congestion.

Councillor Huw George, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said evidence showed that, given the opportunity, most youngsters would happily cycle or walk to school provided that the route was pleasant, they felt safe and had suitable secure cycle facilities.

"Walking or cycling to school also offers many health benefits at a time when there is real concern that people aren't active enough in their daily lives," he said. "We are determined to ensure that walking and cycling to school becomes a safe, fun and healthy option for children."

The meeting takes place on Tuesday 24th February. It starts at 6.30pm.

Caption Pictured with pupils are Councillor Huw George, Headteacher Mari Brame and Paul Smith, Walking and Cycling Officer for PCC.