School Streets Enforcement Suspended

Restrictions will not be applied until after February half term

Cllr Hanif Khan and Felicity Sulma, Headteacher of Edward Pauling Primary School, Feltham

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Hounslow Council has suspended enforcement of school streets restrictions at least until February half term.

The move was confirmed to Cllr Sam Hearn who is the Conservative opposition spokesperson on transport.

When the restrictions operate residents' vehicles and residents' visitors only are permitted to enter the affected roads at school drop off and pick up times. Residents can register their own and their visitors' vehicles free of charge but many were unsure whether or not they needed to register visitors during lockdown.

Further information relating to permit holder eligibility can be found on the council’s web site.

The measures are designed to discourage parents from dropping off and picking up their children and in some cases ANPR cameras enforce the restrictions.

The council introduced these measures on an experimental basis within the borough as part of its School Streets programme. This concept is aimed at tackling problems associated with traffic around schools at drop-off and pick-up times, notably road safety concerns, poor air quality, and inconvenience to residents. School Street schemes aim to restrict motor traffic in the immediate vicinity of a school and reduce the use of private vehicles on the journey to and from school.

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January 22, 2021

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