Changes to Parking Outside Laverstock Schools

Laverstock & Ford Parish Council is part of a wider working group involving Wiltshire Council, Highways and local schools, which aims to address the long-standing parking and traffic issues on Church Road in Laverstock.

As part of these plans, new ‘School Keep Clear’ entrance markings have been put in place with the restriction No Stopping at any time, as indicated at the locations on the plan. These new ‘no waiting’ restrictions have come into force with IMMEDIATE EFFECT.

Nick Baker, Chair of the Parish Council said “We know that traffic congestion on Church Road, the pollution associated with it and hazardous driving, are one of the biggest concerns of local residents. Over the last year the local schools, Wiltshire Council, the Parish Council, the Police and local residents have been working together to try and improve this situation, looking at strategies to both reduce the number of cars travelling to school and how we can improve enforcement of regulations. One of the challenges that came to light was that it was almost impossible for either the Police or Wiltshire Council officers to enforce the existing road markings. This Traffic Regulation Order is the first step in addressing this. This is a complex problem which does not have a single solution, but we hope this is a step in the right direction.”

The safety of pedestrians, cyclists and other road users is of paramount importance. The working party will be reviewing the success of these changes and discussing enforcement options should it prove necessary.

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