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The Conservative Group Win Support For School Safety Measures

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Over many years residents of Brighton & Hove have been calling for action on illegal and antisocial parking outside schools. The dangers posed are numerous, and the consequences of inaction do not bear thinking about. The Conservative Group praise the schools, the Council’s enforcement contractor, NSL, and the Police for their work improving child safety.

Existing Powers Are Seldom Used Effectively

Cllr, Lee Wares

Speaking in City Chambers, at a meeting of The Environment, Transport, & Sustainability Committee, Cllr Lee Wares sought assurances that all schools throughout the city will be supported in utilising existing powers, which are seldom used effectively at present as they are not widely known.

Cllrs Wares & Janio Secure Support

The recommendations, tabled by Cllr Lee Wares & Cllr Tony Janio, on behalf of the Conservative Group and residents of our city, were accepted in City Chambers this evening. This victory means that :

  • We will increase by three the number of Civil Enforcement
    Officers (CEO) employed to cover school parking enforcement.
  • The ‘Anti-social parking at schools – support and
    advice’ webpage becomes
    the one point of contact point and guidance for schools, residents and Councillors wishing to find out steps to take if there is a problem in their area.
  • The School Travel Team will make schools aware that
    the one point of contact webpage is available for support and advice, on an annual basis to coincide with the beginning of the school year.
  • The Executive Director for Economy, Environment &
    Culture will bring a report back to the next available Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee advising on the options to introduce Traffic Regulation.
Cllr Dawn Barnett challenges a driver parking in the no stopping zone.

Councillors from the Ward of Hangleton & Knoll Gather Signatures For Their Petition

Conservative Councillors Dawn Barnett, Nick Lewry, and Leader of the Conservative Group Cllr Tony Janio are on a mission to protect the children in our city as they arrive at, and leave, their school. The Ward Councillors will be monitoring the dangerous situation across all schools in Hangleton and Knoll. They have not ruled out returning to committee for enhanced powers should the new measures not solve the problems.