Crackdown on dangerous and illegal parking near primary school

Serious incidents have been raised by concerned residents about dangerous and illegal parking at drop-off and pick-up times at The Tynings Primary School in Staple Hill.

Local councillors are working with South Gloucestershire Council’s Parking Enforcement Team and the South Gloucestershire neighbourhood policing team to ensure the situation is monitored and action taken if needed.

Headteacher Lois Haydon highlighted the issue to parents in a letter on Friday. She said: “Unfortunately this week, we have been contacted by Ian Boulton, our local councillor, because of inconsiderate parking and amount of traffic around the school, particularly around the Jubilee Road entrance.

“Local residents have spoken to Ian to express their concerns that children may be at risk, or people park over driveways or even on the yellow zig-zags.

“Whilst I completely understand that parents may often be in a hurry when dropping off/picking up, it is really disappointing that we continue to have problems in the local area.

“We have spoken to the police, and a beat officer/PCSO will be more present to support us with ensuring that all of our children are able to be dropped off and picked up safely, and that our neighbours are happy with the way this is happening.

“Please help us with this – park safely, park considerately, and whenever possible, walk to school.”

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