Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Residents back ban on parking outside school

PARKING restrictions are to be imposed on a street in Sonning Common after the idea was

PARKING restrictions are to be imposed on a street in Sonning Common after the idea was supported by residents.

A single yellow line will be painted outside Sonning Common Primary School in Grove Road in a bid to stop parents parking thoughtlessly.

The parish council, which will pay £4,300 for the work, carried out a survey of residents and found that 23 respondents were in favour, two were opposed and two others had concerns.

The school also supports the plans.

Parish clerk Philip Collings said: “We have approved this in principle. We have two opposed because they said this is not what we should be spending our money on.



“Some people expressed concerns about the restrictions it places on carers. We have a very clear majority in favour so I will tell highways to get on with it.”

The new measure was recommended by the village’s former police community support officer Mark Bell.

He said Grove Road residents had complained about their driveways being blocked by parked cars, particularly at the start and finish of the school day, and dangerous driving.

He suggested the yellow line should be enforced from 8am to 10am and 3pm to 4pm.

Mr Collings said he would ask the contractors to refresh the yellow lines in Wood Lane outside the village hall after a request by Councillor Tom Fort who said they were being worn away.



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