People are being invited to learn more about a trial scheme to improve safety outside the gates of three Leicestershire schools by temporarily closing streets to vehicles.
The school streets project, led by Leicestershire County Council, aims to limit traffic around school at pick up and drop off times to allow a safer space for children and cut air pollution.
The school streets trial will take place for four weeks from 30 August to the end of September 2022.
The three schools taking part in the trial are Belvoirdale Community Primary School in Coalville, Saint Luke’s Primary School in Thurnby, and the Latimer Primary School in Anstey.
Engagement sessions for parents and residents will soon be taking place near the three schools taking part in the trial.
These sessions are free, walk-in events where people can learn about the trial, air concerns or ask questions.
The county council has already informed parents and residents in the areas, sending more than 1000 letters and leaflets to make people aware of the scheme.
Posters have also been put up on the affected roads.
Now two engagement sessions are planned for each of the three schools in the trial.
These sessions are:
St Luke’s Primary School
Wednesday 10th August, 3:30pm-6pm – Memorial Hall, Thurnby
Tuesday 16th August, 9:30am-12:30pm – Memorial Hall, Thurnby
Latimer Primary School
Saturday 13th August, 10:30am-1pm – Anstey Library
Monday 15th August, 1:30pm-4pm – Anstey Library
Belvoirdale Primary School
Thursday 18th August, 9:30am-1pm - Marlene Reid Centre
Friday 26th August, 12:30pm-4pm - School Hall, Belvoirdale Primary School
The trial comes in the wake of a previous successful trial of school streets in Oxfordshire.
These engagement sessions will be a great way for us to help residents and parents prepare for the start of this trial when the new school year begins.
I’d urge people to come along and ask any questions they might have so that we can make this trial as successful as it can bePerson:Councillor Ozzy O’ Shea, cabinet member for highways and transport
To find out more about the school streets trial, including specific proposed times for each school, go to the Choose How You Move website.