School parking changes
SEFTON Council are tackling
inconsiderate and dangerous parking outside a number of Schools during drop off
and pick up times. Following the start of the School year, the Council has acted
upon concerns by residents, teachers and parents who are worried about
inconsiderate and often dangerous parking on restricted areas near 26 Schools
As a result, the 5 minute observation period, which is usually afforded to cars
parked on single or double yellow lines at Schools, has been removed.
Civil enforcement Officers will now immediately issue a penalty charge notice to
any vehicle found parked in an area where restrictions are in place in the
vicinity of 1 of the Schools identified.
Cllr Paulette Lappin, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Regulation and
Compliance, said:- "This means that when an Officer is patrolling in the
vicinity and they see a vehicle parked on a yellow line between 08.15 and 09.15
or between 14.45 and 15.45, they will immediately serve a penalty charge notice.
We hope that this will make the roads around Schools a far safer and more
pleasant environment for pupils, parents, teachers, and residents alike.
While this initiative is targeted at 26 Schools, in Sefton, where drivers
repeatedly flout the regulations, if other hotspots are identified, they will be
considered for inclusion in the scheme."