Parents praise for Kingston Avenue School Street

We’re now two weeks into the School Street trial outside Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy on Kingston Avenue. I came along to help last week and it was amazing to see all the parents and children safely reclaiming the road. A School Street is where the road outside a school is closed to motor vehicles during school drop-off and pick-up times except for residents living in that street.

The coronavirus lockdown led to lower levels of traffic and improved air quality, which Stonecot Ward residents enjoyed, and we know that children are among the most adversely affected by air pollution. So, to improve the health and wellbeing of children at the school, as well as improve road safety during pupil drop-off and pick-up times, Liberal Democrat-led Sutton Council is trialling a School Street outside the school between Windsor Avenue and Kew Crescent. It will only be open to pedestrians and cycles on Monday - Friday mornings (8.15-9.45am) and afternoons (2.15-3.45pm). This will be during school term times only.

Residents of Kingston Avenue living between Kew Crescent and Windsor Avenue are exempt from the restrictions and will be able to enter and leave during the restricted times. But please remember to drive extra carefully during these times, as parents and children may be walking in the road. There is no need to register your vehicle for this scheme.

Please have your say on the School Street outside Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy on Kingston Avenue. Details here.

Hina Bokhari

Parliamentary Spokesperson for Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park

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