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Action to tackle dangerous parking around schools

Besi Besemar October 20, 2014

Action days are being held around four schools in Brighton & Hove this week to highlight the dangers of parking on pavements and grass verges.


DURING the week Brighton & Hove City Council road safety staff, parking enforcement officers and police officers will be out and about in streets around schools where there have been reports of inconsiderate parking putting children’s safety at risk.

Motorists who persist in driving and parking on pavements and verges around schools could receive fines.

Action days are being held on:

* Tuesday, October 21 AM: Rudyard Kipling Primary School, Woodingdean. Centered around Chalkland Rise, Downs Valley Road and Crescent Drive South
* Wednesday, October 22 PM: Westdene Primary School, Bankside, Brighton. Centered around: Bankside, Barn Rise and Dene Vale
* Thursday, October 23 AM: Aldrington CE Primary School, Hove. Centered around Eridge Road junction with Nevill Road, and both sides of Nevill Road between nos. 120 and 156 inclusive.
* Friday October 24 PM: Hangleton Infant and Junior Schools, Hove. Centered around top end of Dale View and junctions with Summerdale & Gleton Roads

Enforcement action will be taken against illegal, inconsiderate and unsafe parking and poor driver behaviour. This includes parking on double yellow lines or other waiting and loading restrictions, driving and parking on verges and footways, use of mobile phones when driving and any other road traffic offence.

Cllr Pete West
Cllr Pete West

Councillor Pete West, chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee said: 
“Our Safer Routes to School programmes are encouraging more and more children to travel to the classroom on foot, bike or scooter. Therefore it is vital to ensure that nearby pavements and junctions are kept free from obstruction, and motorists behave considerately to enable everyone to travel safely to and from school.”

The enforcement complements the council’s Park Safe, Walk Safe campaign which aims to raise awareness of Keep Clear zig zag markings outside schools and the need to keep the area safe and congestion free.