Penwortham Primary School Street

Closed 7 Feb 2020

Opened 10 Jan 2020

Overview

UPDATE 16 January - We are aware that there is a concern for some people about the school entrances on Pretoria Road; please be assured that the council will be considering this feedback along with the data on levels of support for the School Streets scheme in the area.

We would like to gather views on the proposal to introduce a ‘School Street’ for Penwortham Primary School (as detailed on the plan here). It would involve a timed road closure of Penwortham Road between Welham Road and Moyser Road to motor traffic during school opening and closing times (term time only).

What is a School Street?

A School Street is designed to reduce the number of vehicles around the school, providing a safer environment for children travelling to and from school.

The council believes that the School Street would:

  • Reduce congestion and vehicles travelling through the School Street
  • Reduce pollution around the school entrance with fewer engines idling
  • Encourage more walking, cycling and active journeys from pupils and parents/carers
  • Result in less anti-social behaviour from inconsiderate parking and dangerous manoeuvres
  • Create a calmer, safer and cleaner environment

We have received complaints regarding inconsiderate parking and safety at school opening and closing times from both parents and residents. The school has worked with the council to develop these proposals.

What are the changes proposed?

We are proposing to make Penwortham Road between Welham Road and Moyser Road a pedestrian and cycle only zone between the hours of 8:30am – 9:30am and 2.45pm – 3.45pm Monday – Friday (term time only).

  • Signs will warn drivers of the days and times when the School Street is enforced
  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras that recognise vehicles entering the School Street zone during the hours of operation will automatically issue a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)/ fine
  • If you live within the School Street zone you will be able to apply for a free exemption to allow your vehicle access during the School Street hours
  • Any vehicles already within the School Street zone would be permitted to remain or exit
  • There will be no changes to parking bays

These proposals are being fully funded by Transport for London and if approved are expected to be implemented in the current academic year 2019/2020.

Have your say

Any information you provide will help us make an informed decision about the scheme.

To take part in the consultation, please look at the plan for Penwortham Road and give us your views using the online survey below. If you would like a paper copy of the survey please contact transportation@wandsworth.gov.uk or 020 8487 5130.

Please note if you are responding on behalf of an organisation, only ONE response will be accepted.

What happens next?

We are consulting widely including all affected properties on Penwortham Road and those side roads branching off Penwortham Road. Ward councillors, businesses, local and statutory groups are also being consulted.

If approved, the council is proposing to implement the scheme under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO) for a minimum of 12 months. An ETO allows the scheme to be trialled and monitor travel behaviour and local impact.

For more information or news of any drop-in events visit wandsworth.gov.uk/schoolstreets

Areas

  • Furzedown Ward

Audiences

  • Open to all

Interests

  • Wandsworth Borough