Parents picking up their children from school are being warned they could be fined if they park dangerously following complaints.

Greater Manchester Police's Bolton South Neighbourhood Team staged an online question and answer session, giving local residents a chance to raise issues of concern.

Among those were parking issues on Melrose Road in Little Lever.

One resident said: "There is an issue on Melrose Road with parents parking dangerously when picking their children up from the high school."

In response, officers warned enforcement action could be taken alongside educating the drivers on their responsibility.

Police said they would get an officer to visit the area during drop-off and pick-off times - 'providing education and when necessary enforcement if cars are parked dangerously or causing an obstruction.

The officer said: "I will speak to the council and school to pass advice on to the parents regarding their parking."

The warning comes as their colleagues across the border took enforcement action against drivers parking irresponsibly around schools in Whitefield.

Officers said that phase one of the operation about education had concluded and enforcement action will take place if necessary.

As a result 15 drivers will receive fines in the post.

Police were out at Elms Bank School and College and St Bernadette’s Primary School recently.

A number of schools in Bolton have appealed to parents to park carefully, with St Peter's CE School in Farnworth introducing a school street, which dramatically reduces traffic in the area to allow children to walk or cycle to school safely.

The area outside the school is shut to traffic under the scheme with some exceptions and is an idea which is being rolled out in other parts of Greater Manchester.

The scheme has been welcomed.