Closing the road outside of a school to vehicles at pick up and drop off times helps make the route safer for pupils, promotes walking and cycling, and cuts the number of polluting cars contributing to local air pollution. It also helps the school community with social distancing as more pupils return to school.
Residents who live within the school street zone, blue-badge holders and emergency vehicles are exempt from restrictions.
An independent review has been conducted of the 30 emergency school streets schemes that have been operation since September 2020 to see if they should become a permanent arrangement or be removed.
Thank you to everyone that responded to the consultation, your feedback will be used in the decision making process. A report will be considered by the Councils Cabinet at the meeting on 17 January 2022.