Pembrokeshire County Council is reassuring parents that they will still be given a period of grace from paying parking charges when picking up their children from Fishguard’s Ysgol Glannau Gwaun.

The school opened in 2011 and historically parents have always been allowed a period of grace for the school run.

However, last Thursday the school sent a letter to parents, saying that from that day Pembrokeshire County Council would begin to charge and that there would be no “grace period” for parents.

The letter informed parents that they would not need to pay in the morning, as the charging period does not start until 9am.

However, it warned parents dropping their children off late to be aware.

The letter states that parking charges will apply to pick ups at the end of the day.

“This is out of our control,” reads the letter.

“We have done our best to make sure this doesn’t happen but Pembrokeshire County Council say that charges still apply.”

On Monday the Western Telegraph contacted the council who said that it would continue to allow a short grace period for parents of children at the school.

“The council would like to reassure parents that it will continue to allow a five minute grace period to purchase a ticket - which allows them time to drop off or collect their children attending Ysgol Glannau Gwaun,” said a spokesman.

“In addition, the car park also has five bays which are free for 30 minutes.”