New Parking Restrictions from September 2017

Dear Parents and Carers

Please see attached for details of the new parking restrictions

Implementation of new parking restrictions in the Meadow Rise, Dunsfold Rise & Fairfield Way Area.

Croydon Council has received numerous complaints from parents, residents, teachers, police and ward councillors regarding the traffic and parking issues being experienced during the school drop-off and pick-up times. The irresponsible parking and vehicle manoeuvring is creating increased obstruction of the road and safety concerns for your children when entering and exiting the school.

After discussions with your school and local councillors the Council has decided to introduce a new pilot scheme in an attempt to manage and resolve these issues permanently. We feel this new scheme will offer all users a much safer environment.

The new restrictions will come into effect on 4 September 2017 and they will restrict vehicular access to the area between the hours of 08:00-09:30 and 14:30-16:00 Monday to Friday. The scheme will be subject to consultation for the first 6 months of operation, after which time the feedback received will be reviewed. The outcome of the consultation and effectiveness of the pilot will allow us to decide whether to introduce the scheme permanently, vary it in some way or remove it completely.

We will be able to monitor and enforce the new restrictions at this school every day at both drop off and pick up times. This will be achieved through the introduction of unattended CCTV cameras with an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) facility. This will mean that any vehicle entering the Pedestrian Only Zone during the restricted times may be issued a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

During the restricted times pedestrians should always use the footway, follow good road safety practices and not assume the road is safe to walk in. It is worth noting there will be some vehicles permitted to access the road during the restricted times, these vehicles will require a valid access permit. Currently permit holders will include residents, business owners and school staff.

The safety of your children is a priority and we sincerely hope you will welcome the changes that are being made to ensure their safety stays a priority.

Yours faithfully,

Parking Services

Croydon Council

Croydon Council NEW parking scheme – Woodcote Schools