Council officers to start issuing fines for parking illegally outside schools

Local schools currently have School Keep Clear markings outside, which means that only the police can carry out enforcement where an obstruction is caused.

However, new No Stopping Traffic Regulation Orders will come into operation on Monday, 8th May, prohibiting vehicles from stopping in the restricted areas from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm and enable both the Council's own Parking Enforcement team as well as the police to enforce the markings.

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said "Parking outside schools at dropping off and picking up time is a recognised, long-standing and growing national problem. Typical illegal behaviour includes parking on School Keep Clear road markings which is not just an issue of safety but a problem of traffic congestion and nuisance to pedestrians and local residents.

"It has become more and more difficult for any kind of worthwhile enforcement to be undertaken against motorists parking on these markings in spite of requests from the schools and the Police."

The effect of the orders will be to introduce No Stopping by vehicles Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm outside these schools on the following lengths and sides of road:

St Benedict's Catholic Primary School
Hall Road, Handforth (north side) – from a point 25 metres west of its junction with Hall Road for a distance of 37.56 metres in a westerly direction.

Wilmslow Grange Primary School
Ullswater Road, Handforth (south side) – from a point 12 metres north east of its junction with Derwent Drive for a distance of 91.22 metres in a south westerly direction.

Wilmslow Academy
Handforth Road, Wilmslow (south west side) – from a point 75 metres north west of its junction with Swinley Chase for a distance of 37.56 metres in a north westerly direction.

Styal Primary School
Altrincham Road, Wilmslow (south west side) – from a point 47 metres south east of a point in line with the common boundary of property names Fern Cottage and Beech Cottage for a distance of 31.56 metres in a south easterly direction.

Lacey Green Primary Academy
Barlow Road, Wilmslow (south west side) – from a point 3 metres south east of its junction with Holly Bank Road for a distance of 25.56 metres in a south easterly direction.

Gorsey Bank County Primary School
Altrincham Road, Wilmslow (north east side) – from a point 73 metres south east of its junction with Gorsey Road for a distance of 51.22 metres in a south easterly direction.

St Anne's Fulshaw CE Primary School
Nursery Lane, Wilmslow (west side) – from a point 34 metres south of its junction with Chapel Lane for a distance of 31.56 metres in a southerly direction.

Ashdene Primary School
Gravel Lane, Wilmslow (south side) – from a point 8 metres east of its junction with Poplar Avenue for a distance of 25.56 metres in a westerly direction.

Alderley Edge School for Girls
Brook Lane, Alderley Edge (south west side) – from a point 28.5 metres north west of its junction with Wilmslow Road for a distance of 25.56 metres in a north westerly direction.

The Ryleys School
Ryleys Lane, Alderley Edge (north west side) – from a point 207 metres south west of its junction with Eaton Drive for a distance of 31.56 metres in a south westerly direction.

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Comments

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Derek Ferguson
Friday 5th May 2017 at 1:28 pm
I had a look at the article and on the council's website to see what measures are being put in place to help rather than punish parents. Nothing. Nothing at all. Not everyone can walk to school, in our case we dropped off on the way to work so using the car was, and is for many others, essential. Parking dangerously should not be tolerated but why not put something in place to help for a change?
Patrick Heywood
Saturday 6th May 2017 at 6:28 pm
So parents can drop away from the marking and allow their children to finish their journey by WALKING
Nick Jones
Saturday 6th May 2017 at 6:55 pm
no plans for drop off zones.. far too difficult in the craving for yellow paint
Dave Cash
Sunday 7th May 2017 at 4:53 am
Parents can park outside the short restriction zone and then walk their 'dahlings' to school. I doubt many will be impressed by their parent's action.
Bob Bracegirdle
Wednesday 10th May 2017 at 7:57 pm
We walked. My mother walked three miles. Here in Gawsworth they park on corners, lawns, etc when there is a car park 5-6 minutes away. It's called bone idleness.