Tackling illegal parking outside schools

Tackling illegal parking outside schools

A review into illegal parking outside schools in the borough has been completed. 

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport, gave an update on the situation at the latest full meeting of North East Lincolnshire Council.

He said: “A borough-wide review of all 64 local school sites has recently been completed. There is one remaining site that requires the road markings to be installed as per the Traffic Regulation Order and this will be completed as soon as possible in the new year. 

“This school site review has ensured appropriate restrictions are in place at all remaining sites, which means legal and enforceable Traffic Management Regulation Orders are agreed and appropriate signage and road markings are in place, improving the safety for pedestrians and road users. 

“All enforcement and safety issues that are flagged are examined by the Parking Enforcement Team and scrutinised on a monthly basis and appropriate action is taken to reduce any on-going risk.

“The council is also progressing with the procurement of new enforcement software providing the capability to introduce further tools which we expect to be introduced in the next financial year. This will be in the form of CCTV, including Rapid Deployment Cameras, and a designated vehicle to enhance how we can enforce possible contraventions, including at schools.”

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