Earlsfield primary school latest site to have access changes at drop-off and pick-up
Borough committed to introducing school streets at half of local primaries
Earlsfield’s Beatrix Potter primary school has become the latest Wandsworth School Street.
From Monday, November 7 cars, vans and lorries have not been permitted to drive into an area outside the school gates during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times.
Beatrix Potter is the 20th School Street in Wandsworth. The scheme covers 21 local primary schools, and there is a commitment to introduce them at 50 per cent of all the borough’s primaries.
This latest School Street scheme at Beatrix Potter means motor vehicles will not be able to travel along Openview between Magdalen Road and Leckford Road between 8.30am and 9.15am and from 2.45pm to 3.45pm Monday to Friday during term time. This does not apply to local residents who actually live within the School Street zone or drivers with a disability who need access.
A parent at the school was recently convicted of careless driving after losing control of her car and ploughing into other parents and pupils waiting outside at the end of the school day.
Two more primary schools in Tooting could soon have School Streets introduced. These are Tooting Primary and St Boniface, and a decision on these is expected shorty following public consultation.
Wandsworth’s cabinet member for transport Cllr Clare Fraser said: “School Streets help create a much safer and healthier environment for children and parents on their journey to and from school.
“Taking robust action to improve road safety and air quality will ensure parents and children are more likely to walk or cycle to school. These are key priorities for the council.”
Local people can express their views about this latest School Street as part of an online consultation.
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November 9, 2022