Marlborough / Green School for Girls / Smallberry Green - School Streets

Closed 8 Mar 2020

Opened 24 Jan 2020

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 trials in other parts of the borough, we identified the schools listed above as a potential site for a "School Streets" scheme that would prevent parents and guardians from dropping their children off in the immediate vicinity of the school.

Following discussions with the schools and local councillors, we are now consulting on our proposal to implement a School Streets scheme in this area. We are proposing Red Route parking controls on main roads around the schools, and resident only access restrictions on nearby roads at school drop-off and pick-up times, shown in the documents in the "Related" section below.

Red Route controls place strict limitations on parking.  Stopping by any vehicle (including blue badge holders) is not permitted on Red Route controls, even to set down a passenger or load/unload a vehicle.  These controls can be enforced by CCTV, unlike most other parking restrictions such as yellow lines. Like yellow lines, Red Route restrictions can take the form of a double red line (“no stopping at any time”) or a single red line that operates only at certain times.

The hours of resident only access restrictions on residential roads would be 8:15 – 9:00am and 3:00 – 3:45pm. During these times, only vehicles residents have registered with us would be allowed to enter past the point of restriction. A Penalty Charge Notice would be issued to all other vehicles, and this would be enforced by an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera.

While the need to register vehicles presents a slight inconvenience to residents, we streamlined the process as much as possible, and made it free of charge. Feedback from the nearby School Streets scheme around Nishkam School suggests the benefits greatly outweigh any inconvenience. It should be noted that the restriction would only apply to vehicles entering the road. If a resident or visitor were to park on the street overnight and leave in the morning, that would not fall foul of the proposed new restrictions.

More detailed information, including answers to some common questions, is included in the brochure in the "Related" section below.

Why We Are Consulting

We would like as much feedback as possible from residents, parents and guardians of pupils attending the school, and all other interested stakeholders. We will summarise all consultation feedback for your local councillors, and if there is support for the scheme, we will aim to implement it in summer 2020. 

Areas

  • Isleworth and Brentford