Labour Councillors Amanda Evans and Nick Childs celebrated with the local community last week after the Council’s Environment, Transport & Sustainability (ETS) Committee agreed to commence consultation on a new, safer, School Streets road closure order for Queens Park Primary School.
Labour’s Queens Park Councillors had supported parents and the school since 2019 in trying to address the dangerous and disruptive traffic chaos at drop off and pick up times.
The local residents’ campaign followed several near misses and road rage incidents. Local Labour Councillors organised a petition with parents in 2020 which was presented to the ETS Committee as well as putting formal questions to the Green administration.
Consultation will begin shortly on proposals to temporarily close roads adjacent to Queens Park School during school drop-off and pick-up times.
Councillor Nick Childs said:
“This is a fantastic victory for our children, parents and carers. The roads around many of our schools are hazardous and polluted. Closure at key times have worked elsewhere in the ward and we have been campaigning for action both at Queens Park School and Carlton Hill School.
“It is pity that it took a petition and campaign to make the Council act in this case and I hope that they will now act to address the dangerous traffic outside Carlton Hill School.”