Traffic cones for parking problem
Brookmans Park Primary is using traffic cones to try to stop parents parking on or opposite the yellow zig zag lines outside the school.
The cones are to be put in place for four week until Friday 18 July.
The decision to use the cones was taken by the school's Travel Forum, which was set up to look into how pupils and parents made their way to and from school.
The Forum is made up of parents, staff and governors, and has support from the Travel Plan Co-ordinator at Hertfordshire County Council.
The purpose of the cones is to try to stop parents blocking the road and parking dangerously.
In a letter to residents living opposite and adjacent to the school, the Travel Forum explains that the measures are being introduced following agreement with the local community police. The aim is not to stop residents parking outside their own houses.
Eight traffic cones will now be positioned outside the school during the school run times.
The Travel Forum hopes the move will provide a deterrent to parents attempting to park in the area and will provide a safer place for children to cross the road.
According to the Travel Forum the hope is that it will lead to fewer parents ‘parking inconsiderately’.
The scheme is being run on a trial basis from Monday 23 June until Friday 18 July. The cones will be put out by volunteers from the school from approximately 8.30am to 9.10am and again at around 2.50pm to 3.30pm.
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24 June 2003
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