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Parking Advice in the vicinity of St John the Baptist School

Alert message sent 27/02/2020 14:39:00

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Good Afternoon,

This morning I was asked along with Community Safety Officer Gary McCulloch to join the Junior Road Safety Officers and parent volunteers to assist  in trying to educate people who drop off pupils at St John the Baptist School, Waltham Chase.
I would like to appeal to everyone who drops off at the school to ensure that you do not park on double yellow lines, they create passing places to assist the flow of traffic around the school. Keeping clear of solid white lines with a T bar at each end will also create passing places and assist in allowing traffic to flow along the road and reduces congestion in Solomon’s Lane.
The School ‘keep clear’ yellow zig zag markings mean no stopping or parking and must be kept clear at all times to prevent accidents between motorists and children. This includes blue badge holders. The zig zag lines should never be used to drop off or collect any passenger and you should avoid stopping on it. 
Where there are yellow lines, waiting to pick up children and parking is restricted and vehicles should never be left unattended on these lines.
Parking on school grounds is possible for those who have been issued a blue badge or other dispensation from the school. Please speak to school reception for parking dispensation if you are a blue badge holder.
We appreciate that it can be difficult to find legal space to park around the school during drop off and pick up times. There is a park and stride located at the Black Dog Pub which you are welcome to and encouraged to use if possible.
For those quickly dropping off or collecting, there is a drop off point at Waltham Chase Village Hall with safe access to the school via the board walk.
Increases in reports to local police about dangerous, illegal and inconsiderate parking will result in more frequent patrols by local PCSOs and the Parish Council Community Safety Officer to encourage safe and legal parking practices around school times. Increases in reports may also result in visits from traffic officers.
Failure to park legally could result in a penalty charge notice (PCN) from Winchester City Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers or fines from Police.
There is a Road Safety Action Group at held St John the Baptist School including parents, teachers and representatives from Police and Hampshire County Council. If you have any ideas on how to improve safety or parking issues, we would like to hear from you.
PCSO Sarah McCulloch
Meon Valley Police Station
Hoe Road
Bishops Waltham
SO32 1DS
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Sarah McCulloch (Police, PCSO, Winchester district)

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