Green light for permanent School Streets scheme

'Incredibly popular' support as children cycle, walk or wheel to school

Peter Hardy, Lee Quincey and Richard Dax at the School Streets scheme at Belvoirdale Primary, Coalville

A county council scheme, which reduces ‘school run’ congestion and improves air quality at two Leicestershire schools, has been so well received it’s now set to become permanent.

In the final months of term-time earlier this year, ‘School Streets' were put in place at both Latimer Primary School in Anstey and Coalville’s Belvoirdale Primary School, creating safe and clear pedestrian and cycle zones at drop-off and pick-up times.

This resulted in dozens of children and their parents walking, cycling, and wheeling to schools.


We’ve had some incredibly positive feedback from parents, who we surveyed during a second trial of the scheme, as well as the local community in and around the two schools.

We’ve been contacting residents to make them aware of the decision to make the scheme a permanent one and I’m sure it will be welcome given the feedback received


The scheme will be made permanent, with associated signage displayed on site, following the October half-term week.

Richard Dax, head teacher at Belvoirdale, said: “It’s creating a happy environment for our children and other pedestrians too – it’s been very positively received.”

The schools have selected local volunteers to support the scheme with the necessary training so that roads can be cordoned off at specific times.

Residents on the two streets will still be able to use the roads for access using a permit.
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