Dear Parents and Carers,
Over the past week I have received a number of complaints from residents in the local area regarding illegal and inconsiderate parking from parents. I am also aware of an incident which took place this morning in regards to parking, which going forward I would like to avoid happening.
Can I please remind parents that we encourage families to walk to school as much as possible. If you need to use a car to travel to school then it is the responsibility of all car drivers to ensure that they driving and parking whilst adhering to the law at all times. To park safety and legally, you may need to park a little further away from the school and walk the last part of the journey.
Please ensure that when you park:
- - You keep driveways clear
- - Do not block in other vehicles
- - Do not park in disabled bays unless you are displaying a blue badge
- - That you are not too close to a vehicle displaying a blue badge
- - You are not preventing access for emergency vehicles
The Highway Code states that you must not park partially or wholly on the pavement in London, and should not do elsewhere unless signs permit it. Parking on a pavement can obstruct and inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs, those with visual impairments, and people with prams and pushchairs. This also means that children who are walking to school may not have any other option but to walk on the road, therefore putting them at risk.