Parking on the ‘school keep clear’ markings outside schools in the mornings and afternoons is a significant safety issue and results in many complaints being received by both our Parking Services and Neighbourhood teams.
While we cannot control the majority of parking near schools, it is possible for us to manage the ‘keep clear’ areas where inconsiderate stopping or parking creates danger for pedestrians as well as causing congestion.
We have reviewed the ‘keep clear’ markings outside all the schools we patrol and introduced Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO). These TROs seek to discourage drivers from stopping or parking in the ‘keep clear’ areas during certain times in the morning and afternoon.
We use our CCTV camera car to enforce these regulations and make sure that the roads around these schools are safe.