07/06/2024 - Permalink

Schools Streets pilot starts at five primary schools

Related topics: Children's services / Highways, transport and environmental maintenance

A pilot School Streets scheme began at five Shropshire primary schools this week – with a special launch event held at Market Drayton Junior School on Thursday 6 June [2024].

School Streets are streets outside school gates that have temporary restrictions on motorised traffic (except for permit holders) during school drop-off and pick-up times.

During these times ANPR enforcement cameras will be used to monitor vehicles entering the School Streets zone and drivers without permits may receive a fine (Penalty Charge Notice - PCN) of £70.

Other schools taking part in the pilot are:

  • Gobowen Primary
  • Woodside Primary, Oswestry
  • Mereside Primary, Shrewsbury
  • Whitchurch Junior

A pilot scheme will be introduced at St John’s Primary, Bridgnorth later this year.

A School Street is already in place at Coleham Primary in Shrewsbury – implemented using coronavirus powers.

The School Streets scheme is 100% funded through DfT grant funding and is estimated to cost approximately £31,000 for schools with one camera and £62,000 for schools with two cameras.

Any surplus arising from enforcement of School Streets will be reinvested back into the School Streets project to enable the continued rollout across the county.

For the first six months of the pilot a grace period will be in place for first-time offenders.

For more info about School Streets click here.