04 Sep Islington School Streets
School Street – St Mary’s C of E Primary School
Dear Parents and Carers,
As part of the council’s People Friendly Streets Programme and Transport Response to Covid-19, we are accelerating the council’s School Streets programme and are introducing a School Street in your area. We are working with St Mary’s CofE Primary School to close the streets to through traffic on Fowler Road during school drop-off and pick-up times, term time only.
The School Street will be installed under an 18-month experimental traffic order with the council closely monitoring the street to assess the impact on the local area. After 12 months, you will be invited to have your say alongside the school, parents and neighbours on whether the School Street should remain in place permanently.
How the scheme works:
From 8th September 2020 vehicles will not be permitted to Fowler Road from Monday to Friday between the times of 8.30am-9.15am and 3.15pm-4.00pm during term time unless they have been given an exemption.
Permits for the School Street zone will be provided based on the council’s records of residents and businesses who have existing parking permits within the extents for the School Street. Residents who live within the closure area and have an existing parking permit will not need to apply for a School Street permit as they will automatically be provided with a permit for the School Street so they can access the street during the restricted hours.
Vehicles already in a paid parking bay prior to the start of the street closure restrictions and parked within the limited parking time stated on the sign will be permitted to stay in the parking bay. Vehicles without a permit will not be allowed to enter the street and access the paid parking bays during the restricted times.
Blue badge holders will be able to contact the council for an exemption but will only be able to use the road for access and not as a through route during the times of operation. The road will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists during the school streets period of operation.
Signs will inform drivers of the restrictions before the entrances to the closed street. Non-registered vehicles entering the street during the times of operation will be identified by camera and issued a penalty charge notice of £65.00.
For more information about the Islington School Streets programme, please visit: www.islington.gov.uk/schoolstreets
The Schools Streets Team
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