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Schools car park could ease problems with parents’ parking

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 12, 2014

21/06/13 Parking on Violet Way - Violet Way, Brizlincote Parking on Violet Way near school..

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A SCHOOL car park could be put in place in Brizlincote to ease congestion from parents dropping off and picking up their children.

Staffordshire County Council has proposed setting up the site just off the main road between Violet Way Academy and Paulet High School.

It is hoped the drop-off point could stop some parents from parking irresponsibly on Violet Way and causing safety issues for children walking to and from the school, as well as other motorists.

Councillor Conor Wileman, who represents the area for Staffordshire County Council, said: “It would appear to be the best option. It has the potential, if concerns are listened to and advice taken, to solve the Violet Way parking problem once and for all.”

Parking has been a problem outside the infant school for many years, as parents clog the route at the start and end of the school day.

This proposal would see a separate road created which would be segregated from the main road, and would include a footpath leading directly to Violet Way Academy.

No cost has been given for the scheme, but Councillor Wileman said it was the ‘more expensive’ option.

If approved, funding for the project would come from the council’s capital budget.

Dianne Marshall, principal at Violet Way Academy welcomed the idea.

She told the Mail: “This is a busy road, so anything that helps to get the children to school safely and keep parents safe when they’re parking is great.

“This seems like a good idea, if it makes the procedure of dropping off and picking up the children better.

“All schools have problems with parking, so it would be a good thing.”

Councillor Wileman will be discussing the issue with members of Brizlincote Parish Council at their meeting next Thursday.

He said: “This requires support from the schools, residents, borough council and parish council. I would encourage anyone that wishes to support, raise concerns or find out more to come to the meeting. The more support for the scheme, the higher chance it has of being delivered in a timely manner.”

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