Cranford Primary – School Streets

Closes 11 Dec 2022

Opened 14 Nov 2022

Overview

In recent years, the council has stepped up its efforts to tackle problems associated with traffic around schools at drop-off and pick-up times, notably road safety concerns, poor air quality and inconvenience to residents.

Following successful implementation of a School Streets at the Berkeley Avenue entrance to Cranford Primary and further discussions with the school and local Councillors, we are now consulting on a proposal to introduce an additional extent of School Street in your area.

The restriction will cover the southern end of Woodfield Road (south of its junction with Chaucer Avenue) leading to the school entrance, and will operate between Monday-Friday, 8.30 – 9.15am and 3.00 – 3.45pm, during school term time. There will be exemptions for those who directly border the zone (Nos. 2-8 (even) and 2a Chaucer Avenue) and their visitors, as well as blue badge holders, easily recognisable delivery vehicles (e.g. supermarket lorries) and school staff.

To compliment the school street restriction and prevent obstructive parking at junctions, we also propose to introduce red route restrictions at the junctions of Chaucer Avenue with Berkeley Avenue and Woodfield Road and outside Nos. 156 – 162 Berkeley Avenue. 

Red Route controls place strict limitations on parking, preventing not only waiting and loading, but stopping also. They can be enforced by CCTV, unlike most other parking restrictions such as yellow lines.

Both the school street and red route restrictions will be enforced by the Council through the use of CCTV, which could be either mobile or fixed cameras.

 

Why your views matter

What are we proposing? 

The proposals include:

  • New signs to enforce the access restrictions on Woodfield Road.
  • Double red line No Stopping “At Any Time“ restrictions on Chaucer Avenue at its junctions with Berkeley Avenue and Woodfield Road.
  • Single red line No Stopping Monday – Friday 8.30–9.15am and 3.00–3.45pm restrictions outside Nos. 156 – 162 Berkeley Avenue.

Why are we proposing this? 

The proposals form part of the Council’s commitment to promoting active travel (encourage children to walk, cycle and scoot to school), reduce pollution and improve safety outside the school.

How to respond  

Please complete our short survey by clicking on the ‘Give us your Views’ link below. To view a plan of the proposals, a list of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on School Streets and a copy of the consultation letter, please see the ‘related documents’ section at the bottom of this page.

We welcome your feedback and would ask that you provide your comments on the scheme by 11 December 2022.

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact us by emailing traffic@hounslow.gov.uk  or calling 020 8583 3322.  

Give us your views

Areas

  • Central Hounslow

Interests

  • Transport and Parking