Council officers to start issuing fines for parking illegally outside schools

Parents who park illegally outside local schools could be issued with fines from the Council's enforcement officers from next week.

Local schools currently have School Keep Clear markings outside, however this means that only the police can carry out enforcement where an obstruction is caused.

However, new No Stopping Traffic Regulation Orders will come into operation on Monday, 8th May, prohibiting vehicles from stopping in the restricted areas from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm outside the schools and enable both the Council's own Parking Enforcement team as well as the police to enforce the markings.

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Council said "Parking outside schools at dropping off and picking up time is a recognised, long-standing and growing national problem. Typical illegal behaviour includes parking on School Keep Clear road markings which is not just an issue of safety but a problem of traffic congestion and nuisance to pedestrians and local residents.

"It has become more and more difficult for any kind of worthwhile enforcement to be undertaken against motorists parking on these markings in spite of requests from the schools and the Police."

The effect of the proposed Orders will be to introduce No Stopping by vehicles Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm outside these schools on the following lengths and sides of road:

Alderley Edge School for Girls
Brook Lane, Alderley Edge (south west side) – from a point 28.5 metres north west of its junction with Wilmslow Road for a distance of 25.56 metres in a north westerly direction.

The Ryleys School
Ryleys Lane, Alderley Edge (north west side) – from a point 207 metres south west of its junction with Eaton Drive for a distance of 31.56 metres in a south westerly direction.

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Duncan Herald
Friday 5th May 2017 at 3:11 pm
Would be helpful to see a small map ?
Lisa Reeves
Friday 5th May 2017 at 3:26 pm
Duncan the maps I have are above.
Duncan Herald
Saturday 6th May 2017 at 9:08 am
Hi Lisa,

alack and alas, my aged eyes failed me !