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Dangerous parking outside school

Reported via iOS in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 09:08, Sun 12 June 2016

Sent to Waltham Forest Borough Council 2 minutes later

Inconsiderate parents are constantly parking on the zig-zags outside St Saviours School & Nursery / it's about time something was done about it

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  • This happens at every school, particularly primary schools, and is typically handled by the police safer neighbourhoods team, not the council, having occasional crack downs. There is talk of SNTs be abandoned as a result of cost cutting to meet government targets, so I'm not sure if the this is still a viable way of getting police involvement. http://content.met.police.uk/ Team/ WalthamForest/ Markhouse

    Note that councils have no powers over dangerous parking. They can deal with specific offences, like parking on zigzag lines, or on pavements, but cannot make judgements.

    Many schools also put up notices outside the school and/or include it as an issue in the newsletter they send to parents, so you should also contact the school.

    Another reasons for contacting the school is that they will be in a generally better position to request enforcement from the authorities.

    It does look like the school is aware of an issue, as it is hinted at in their May 23rd Newsletter: http://www.stsaviourscofe.org/ sites/ default/ files/ 23.05.16.pdf which suggests not using cars at all. (But as noted, all schools seem to have this problem - parents consider the short term safety of their children over their long term health and the general level of safety, so want to park as close to the school as possible.)

    Posted anonymously at 11:54, Sun 12 June 2016

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