Upton Westlea Primary School launches Parent Parking Charter

24 May 2018

Upton Westlea Primary School has been working alongside Cheshire West and Chester Council on a Parent Parking Charter to help stop parking problems outside the school gates.

Under the Charter, parents, drivers and school visitors make a pledge to reduce congestion outside the school, as well as raising awareness of parking safely on surrounding local roads.

The charter is written by the children and school staff, with assistance from Council Road Safety and Locality officers.  By working in partnership with parents and the local community it also challenges the methods people use to travel to school and hopes to stop the problems caused by inappropriate and dangerous parking.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment said: “This important initiative aims to end what can be the nightmare of difficult parking conditions at peak times of the school day.  Irresponsible drivers frequently park on the yellow zig-zag lines, on pavements and on double yellow lines outside schools, which makes it very difficult for children who are crossing the road to get to their school.

Upton Westlea Primary School’s headteacher, Kath Carruthers added: “We very much welcome the introduction of a Parking Charter at our school and we hope to see a safer environment outside the school gates for our children and neighbours, which in turn will benefit all members of our community.”

Westlea Primary Charter group

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