16 more schools in Wandsworth interested in joining the School Street scheme

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16 more schools in Wandsworth interested in joining the School Street scheme

Postby Community Editor » Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:03 pm

Last week Earlsfield’s Beatrix Potter became the latest primary to become a School Street and could soon be joined shortly by another two - Tooting Primary School and neighbouring St Boniface Primary School.

There are already 21 School Streets in Wandsworth covering 23 schools – where motor vehicles are prevented from driving past school entrances at the start and end of the school day.

Discussions are also underway at 14 more schools which have expressed an interest in joining the scheme. These are: Bolingbroke Academy, Ark John Archer Academy, St John Bosco College, Dolphin School, Centre Academy London, St Michael's CofE, Chestnut Grove Academy, Hornsby House School, Swaffield, Smallwood, The Roche, Finton House, Brandlehow, and All Saints’ CofE.

The scheme involves the roads containing school entrances closed to traffic when pupils arrive in the mornings and leave in the afternoons.

While vehicle traffic is normally prevented from entering any School Streets during its hours of operation, it does not apply to local residents who live in the streets or drivers with a disability who need access. The schemes only apply during term times.

For more information about School Streets in Wandsworth please visit the council’s website, which includes a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section.
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Re: 14 more schools in Wandsworth interested in joining the School Street scheme

Postby NVHusband » Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:44 pm

Interesting that Belleville Primary isn’t on the list to apply for a School Street.

There is a serious issue around parents dropping off their kids on the school run… many park in clearly No Parking areas.
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Re: 16 more schools in Wandsworth interested in joining the School Street scheme

Postby XYZ » Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:26 am

I can’t wait for this to be fully implemented across the borough at every school. I am supportive of larger no-car zones around schools (2-3 blocks) to ensure safety and discourage driving.

Drivers go way to fast in the morning race - frequently exceeding 20mph speed limits, dangerously passing cars and cycles - and then seem to think road rage is OK while trying to get children into school.

Our lovely Victorian neighbourhoods were not designed for this volume of unnecessary cars. Most journeys could be made on foot or cycle. People need to better manage their time. And ps- children and adults do not melt in the rain. Umbrellas and boots are very effective at keeping people dry. I

t is very frustrating to see the volume of children dropped off in cars when people live 10-20min walk from schools. My comments are not directed at people with mobility issues - who constitute a very small percentage of drivers.
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Re: 14 more schools in Wandsworth interested in joining the School Street scheme

Postby juliantenniscoach » Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:52 pm

NVHusband wrote:
Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:44 pm
Interesting that Belleville Primary isn’t on the list to apply for a School Street.

There is a serious issue around parents dropping off their kids on the school run… many park in clearly No Parking areas.
You beat me to it.  Total joke and zero enforcement.
 
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Re: 16 more schools in Wandsworth interested in joining the School Street scheme

Postby Anne123 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:28 am

It's disappointing that residential streets are having to be closed to the public (and the people that actually live on these streets) and access restricted because parents can not abide by rules and put their children and their classmates as risk due to dangerous driving or parking in unsuitable areas. There is absolutely no enforcement by the schools or penalties applied.  
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