Introduction of School Parking Scheme
As readers may be aware, a number of schools in the borough, including James Oglethorpe and Engayne in the Upminster/Cranham area, have consulted on the possible introduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) around the respective schools which would not permit school drop-offs or pick-ups within a restricted time period (typically 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm during term time). A report will be considered by Havering Council on 14th September which provides an update on the scheme.
Following consultation, St Peter’s (33% in favour) and Broadford (44% in favour) schools have declined the scheme. However, Wykeham (77% in favour), Parsonage Farm (78% in favour), James Oglethorpe (81% in favour) and Engayne (79% in favour) are proposed to go ahead.
Enforcement is undertaken by CCTV and will only focus on pupil drop-offs/pick-ups in the specified area. All other activity (eg residents, visitors, deliveries, emergency services, etc) would not be subject to enforcement action.
The scheme is due to start on 14th November at James Oglethorpe, but due to the considerable amount of building works being undertaken at Engayne and at the request of the school, the scheme there will begin on 16th January 2017. There will also be a two-week ‘warning’ period from the date of implementation to make sure the new regulations are fully understood before any penalties are issued.
Further information will be issued to residents prior to the start dates.