Sudbury Primary Proposed School Safety Scheme

Closed 10 Feb 2021

Opened 15 Jan 2021

Overview

The council has received a number of complaints from the local community regarding obstructive and dangerous parking during school “drop off” and “pick up” times.  Officers have visited and witnessed parents/carers stopping their vehicles outside of the school on the Watford Road to drop off children where there are existing pedestrian railings, giving rise to road safety concerns. 

In collaboration with the ward councillors and representatives from Sudbury Primary School, officers have identified mitigation measures to improve the road safety outside of the school.

The aim of the scheme is to:

  • Prevent obstructive parking and dangerous parking
  • Improve visibility and traffic flow
  • Improve road safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, particularly the vulnerable road users
  • Enable the Council to take effective enforcement action, including the use of CCTV camera cars where vehicles stop to set down passengers or park at the junction

Why we are consulting

The proposal is to introduce a School Keep Clear marking outside of the school property boundary on Watford Road, HA0. Operational Monday to Friday 8am-9:30am and 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

School Keep Clear markings are shown as yellow zigzags outside of schools. This marking prohibits vehicles to park or even stop to set down passengers whilst the restrictions are in force.

The markings will prohibit vehicles from parking or stopping outside Sudbury Primary School, reducing congestion and improving road safety for all road users.

Areas

  • Sudbury

Audiences

  • Voluntary and community organisations

Interests

  • Consultations