Saturday, 7 November 2009

Dangerous parking near schools

Newport City Council would like to hear your views on traffic and road safety near schools.

The young people’s services overview and scrutiny forum are looking at ways to stop dangerous parking near school gates and improve our children’s safety on their way to and from school.

Dangerous parking includes parking on yellow lines, on footways and verges, on or near pedestrian crossings, at bus stops, and blocking driveways.

We have already made a number of improvements to the roads near schools to prevent dangerous parking and increase road safety, with more works planned for the future. The forum would like to find out whether these improvements have been a success and if there is anything else we could do to tackle this problem.

Chair of the forum, Councillor Stephen Jones, said: “Highway safety around schools is a concern for the whole community. We are seeking your support, views and ideas on how the initiatives undertaken by this authority can be further enhanced.”

Is dangerous parking is a problem near your local school? Do you have concerns about children’s safety around the school gates? Where are the main problem areas? What else could we do to increase road safety and prevent dangerous parking?

Please send us your comments by 30 November 2009. You can email them at with ‘FAO Overview and Scrutiny Officer’ in the title. Or alternatively, you can write to them at:

Overview and Scrutiny Officer
Law and Standards
Newport City Council
Civic Centre
NP20 4UR

Fore more information about this review and the work of the forum, visit


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