Pocklington C.E. Infant School

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School Streets

We’re excited to announce we are now an East Riding of Yorkshire ‘School Streets’ school!

School Streets is a pioneering scheme at improving the environment outside schools, where traffic is restricted by law along road(s) leading up to schools at drop-off and pickup times. This frees up space on the road to encourage a move towards more active forms of travel, making it easier and safer for children and families to walk, cycle or scoot to school within this more pleasant surroundings.
School Streets are increasingly popular around the country, and so we’re thrilled to be taking part.
Here’s what to look out for:

  • Permanent School Streets road signs, which details the times of the restriction
  • Temporary ‘Restricted Access’ sign
  • Volunteer marshals helping to explain School Streets to drivers
  • Fewer cars and less congestion (please be aware that permitted and exempt vehicles may be accessing the School Streets zone during the restriction times)
  • More people walking, scooting and cycling
  • Less vehicle noise and cars idling
  • More children enjoying an active journey to school

In pratice, this means from September 6th that it will be illegal to drive along Maxwell Road between 

AM: 8:15-9:15
PM: 2:45-3:45
unless you have a permit or vehicles that fall under an exemption. We ask you please to:
  • Walk, scoot or cycle to school instead of driving
  • If you need to travel by car, park considerately and respectfully away from the School Streets zone and avoid causing any obstruction to the carriageway, footpath or to any points of access.
  • Any permitted or exempt vehicles that need to travel within the School Streets zone, to adhere to the voluntary 5mph speed limit.

The response to School Streets elsewhere in East Riding has been overwhelmingly positive. Schools notice that more pupils and their families walk, scoot and cycle to school, which not only boosts health, wellbeing but also helps improve the local environment.
School Streets also helps with congestion and idling vehicles around the school gate at these busy times, reducing noise and improving the immediate surroundings. And currently more space makes it easier for us all to maintain ‘social distancing’, helping to reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus.

For further information about our scheme and to access Frequently Asked Questions, please visit: www.eastriding.gov.uk/schoolstreets

We all thank you in advance for helping us make our School Street scheme a success and improving the environment around the school for the benefit of everyone

General School Streets inquiries contact East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

Email: schoolstreets@eastriding.gov.uk

Website: www.eastriding.gov.uk/schoolstreets

Permit inquires –
Email: parkingnotifications@eastriding.gov.uk
Website: www.eastriding.gov.uk/schoolstreets