Kids and staff ‘at risk by haphazard parking’ from parents outside Sheffield primary school

A Sheffield primary school wants a more stern action to be taken by the council to resolve ongoing traffic problems outside their school that is putting the children and the school staff at risk on a daily basis.

By Rahmah Ghazali
Thursday, 29th April 2021, 11:19 am
Intake Primary School

Intake Primary School on Mansfield Road has been plagued with traffic issues for a long period of time due to haphazard parking by parents during drop off and pick up times.

This is despite a single yellow line currently in place outside of the school with no stopping allowed during these hours.

Based on a meeting held between the school and Councillor Julie Grocutt and Principal Transport Planner Nigel Robson last week, the council is now looking at a range of actions to deter this problem.

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In a statement, the council said: “A single yellow line is currently in place outside of the school with no stopping allowed during these hours, but unfortunately some parents are still stopping there to drop off and collect their children.

"We are looking at a range of actions to deter this and to make it easier for parents to park nearby and walk to the school, including, refreshing the single yellow line and increasing parking enforcement at peak times, working with the in-school Active Travel Officer to promote the ‘Park and Stroll’ scheme between the Nisa Local store on Mansfield Road and the school (we are also looking at the potential for extending this to other car parks near the school and encouraging the use of the pelican crossing and recruiting a new Crossing Warden."

They said the solutions will start to be implemented over the next few months once agreed.

Headteacher Mrs Lisa Reid said although the school agrees with the proposed measures, more needs to be done.

She said: "We welcomed the visit from Cllr Julie Grocutt and Nigel Robson last week and we witnessed a number of parents parking dangerously.

"We agree with the list of actions although we feel additional markings are required rather than refreshing the existing ones.

"We would like to see red lines or at least markings to identify the area as a school."

The school has also embarked on a social action project to highlight their growing concern through a Youtube video which can be viewed here.