Saturday, 8 October 2016
OSCOTT SCHOOLS ARE INVITED TO THE NEXT PARKING MEETING TO DISCUSS THEIR PARKING PROBLEMS
Oscott Councillors are only to aware of the problems faced by residents living near schools in the ward and the danger many children face when coming and going from school.
These problems can often include having their drives blocked, having to weave through badly parked cars left willy nilly by some parent dropping off or picking up their children. There are also sometimes problems from abusive parents.
Many schools, along with the Police are trying to do what they can to try and reduce these problems.
Like the Council the Police are stretched to the limit in what they can due to years of cuts from central government and it is vital schools do what they can to help.
With this in mind and knowing while trying to deal with parking problems at one school site there are other forming at another, I have set up meeting and will be chairing with all the schools in Oscott, who want to genuinely try and help ease the parking situation and the safety of the children who attends schools.
All the school in Oscott have again been asked to send a representative to try and get together with the Police and Council travel safety teams to look at the situation.
We will be looking at best practice (what different schools are doing to ease parking problems which help the situation.) We will be looking at initiates like walk to school, walking buses, school travel plans and so on. There will also be a Transportation engineer to discuss what is or is not practical physically.
There are clearly no easy answers if there were the problems would not exist but ALL Schools in Oscott will be asked to send someone to attend and we would ask that residents,staff and parents to ensure schools do send someone and urge all the Schools in Oscott to do what they can to help.
We hope to report back to residents at the next Oscott Wards Residents.
You can be assured Councillor Dring, Councillor Chatfield and I are doing what we can to try and find solutions to the parking problems in the Oscott area.