On Friday, Mark Fletcher visited the Green Infant School and the Glebe Junior School to discuss parking issues and how to improve road safety.
Many parents and carers have been concerned about parking outside both the Green Infant School and the Glebe Junior School after a series of incidents at the start and end of the school day. With small streets and many cars looking to use the roads to drop their children off, the roads have often become risky for parents and their small children.
After speaking with both schools, as well as officers and councillors from Derbyshire County Council, Mark Fletcher visited both schools to come and see the problems both schools were having first hand.
Officers and councillors agreed to go and have a look at what further steps could be taken to make the streets outside of the schools safer for parents and children coming to school in the morning, including better parking enforcement, encouraging more walking to school and potential sites for parking away from the school gates.
Commenting on the visit Mark said:
“I’d like to thank both the Green Infant School and the Glebe Junior School for taking the time to meet with myself, councillors and officers from Derbyshire County Council.
“After speaking with the schools and residents about some of the parking issues they’ve been facing, I think it’s really important that we’re proactive and try to take steps now to make the roads in the area safer.
“There are no catch-all solutions to parking issues outside schools and it is often an issue throughout most communities, however, there are a number of steps we can potentially take to make the roads safer and help to prevent an accident from happening in the future.”