Furzedown Primary School Street

What is a School Street?

A School Street is designed to reduce the number of vehicles around the school, providing a safer environment for children travelling to and from school.

The council believes that the School Street would:

  • Reduce congestion and vehicles travelling through the School Street
  • Reduce pollution around the school entrance with fewer engines idling
  • Encourage more walking, cycling and active journeys from pupils and parents/carers
  • Result in less anti-social behaviour from inconsiderate parking and dangerous manoeuvres
  • Create a calmer, safer and cleaner environment

We have received complaints regarding inconsiderate parking and safety at school opening and closing times from both parents and residents. As a result, we held consultations in February 2020 with both the school and local community to develop these proposals.

Following the consultation with our community members, 76% of respondents were in favour of the School Street.

What are the changes introduced?

A School Street will operate from 8 June along Beclands Road between Southcroft Road and Freshwater Road. The hours of operation are as follows: Monday to Friday 8:15am to 9am and 2:45pm to 3:30pm.

  • Signs will warn drivers of the days and times when the School Street is enforced.
  • Residents who live within the School Street zone, blue badge holders, emergency vehicles and carers are allowed vehicular access. Where possible we are asking residents not to re-enter the street during hours of operation and park elsewhere if possible.
  • There will be no changes to parking bays.
  • As a short term measure cones and retractable barriers may be used
  • Due to the current circumstances, deliveries will be permitted to residential properties at any time. Where possible we are asking residents to schedule deliveries outside the School Street hours of operation

View a map of the proposed changes (pdf, 624KB).


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