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School parking enforcement - The school street scheme

A school street is a road outside a school with a temporary restriction on motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times.

The restriction does not apply outside of term time or during bank holidays.

If school holidays are extended due to the Coronavirus pandemic the restriction will not be in operation for the extended holiday period. 

The restriction applies to school traffic and through traffic. The result is a safer, healthier and pleasant environment for everyone.

School street schemes offer a proactive solution for school communities to tackle air pollution, poor health and road danger reduction. 

A school street scheme will encourage a healthier lifestyle and active travel to school for families and lead to a better environment for everyone. 

The aim is to improve local air quality and make it easier and safer for children and their parents to walk and cycle to school. 

Reducing the use of private car journeys to and from school should lead to:

  • less road danger from traffic 
  • less anti-social behaviour from inconsiderate parking and dangerous manoeuvres 
  • more walking and cycling by children and parents
  • reduced congestion and pollution from vehicles waiting with their engines running

The school street schemes in Havering

School street schemes listed below will be in operation from the 30 September 2020.

  • Branfil Primary School 
  • Hylands Primary School 
  • Squirrels Heath Infant and Junior School 

The times of operation and roads restricted

School Roads AM restriction times PM restriction times Exempt permit zone
Branfil Primary Cedar Avenue – Full length 
South View Drive – West from the junction of Acacia Drive
8am to 9.30am 2pm to 3.30pm S1
Hylands Primary Benjamin Close – Full length 8am to 9.30am 2.30pm to 4pm S2
Squirrels Heath Infant and Junior Salisbury Road – Full length 
Faith Close – Full length
8am to 9.30am 2.30pm to 4pm S3

School scheme restriction maps

How we enforcement the school street scheme

All of the schemes are enforced using CCTV cameras positioned at the entry and exit points of the zone. 

Entering a school street zone during the times of prohibition is an offence under the Traffic Management Act 2004 and may incur a Penalty Charge Notice.

The contravention is '53j Failing to comply with a restriction on vehicles entering a pedestrian zone'.

This is a moving traffic contravention and is £130 discounted to £65 if paid within 14 days.

The restriction is imposed by an experimental traffic management order made under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 section 9 and is valid for a period of 18 months from the date of making.

This order can be made permanent before the end of the 18 months under The Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations 1996 section 23. 

Exemptions to the school scheme

Residents living within the zones are exempt from the prohibition and can apply for a virtual permit denoted by ‘S’ permit holders on the entry signs.

This does not replace any physical permit you may have which must still be displayed in your vehicle. 

How to get an exemption permit

In order to get an exemption you will need to scan / photograph a copy of the relevant documents listed below and email trafficandparkingcontrol@havering.gov.uk

For residents

  1. Proof of your address as a resident.
  2. Proof of your vehicle V5C showing your name, the vehicle registration number and the address it is registered at.

For carers

  1. A covering letter from the person you care for if you are not a registered carer. 
  2. Proof of disability for the person you are caring for, eg a Doctor’s letter.
  3. Proof you are a registered carer, eg a carers allowance award letter.

For some parents

You can apply for an exemption permit if you have a child with a disability at the school or you are a parent, or guardian, who is disabled and can’t physically walk the child to school. 

  1. Proof of your child’s school attendance.
  2. A copy of the child’s or an immediate family members blue badge.
  3. Proof of the vehicle V5C showing the name and the vehicle registration number for the holders of the blue badge(s).

If you change your vehicle registration (VRM), it is your responsibility to notify Traffic and Parking Control in writing of any changes immediately.

Other restricted and exempt vehicles

Visitors

Exemptions for visitors will not be granted for vehicles to enter the zones during the restricted times.

Vehicles already parked within the zones will be able to leave during the restricted times without risk of a penalty.

Deliveries

Deliveries are not exempt.

We understand this is an inconvenience and may cause issues, however these schemes have been implemented across the country successfully.

The aim is only to have the restrictions in place for up to 90 minutes, at drop off and pick up times, depending on the requirements of schools and residents.

Taxis

Taxis are not exempt unless they are for a disabled or medical need for residents or children enrolled at the schools.

Taxis can be pre-registered for an exemption if the registration of the taxi is known.

If a Penalty Charge Notice is received by a taxi attending a property for a disabled person with medical needs, they will need to be supply proof of the medical need in writing for the Penalty Charge Notice to be cancelled.

 

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