The parking at Sutherland Memorial Park has been used for many
years by parents of the local primary school as a parking area to
enable them to drop off and collect their children without having
to use the heavily congested Burpham Lane.
Following the introduction of the "no return same day" parking restrictions at the car park, it is no longer possible to use the car park for both drop-offs and pick-ups without paying the full £9 parking fee.
The restrictions are therefore expected to lead to an increase in the volume of cars driving down Burpham Lane directly to the school as people seek to avoid these charges. This increase in traffic is expected to pose a much higher risk of injury to those children that cycle or walk to the school, as well as cause a decrease in air quality in the immediate area.
Additionally, the parking has also historically been used by the staff at Burpham Primary School due to there being limited onsite parking, and the newly introduced restrictions will therefore lead to an increased financial burden on some of the staff that work there. The school currently enjoys an “Outstanding” overall Ofsted grade, and anything that impacts upon the school’s ability to attract or retain staff could potentially jeopardise this achievement.
It is feared that the impact of the newly introduced parking restrictions will therefore be detrimental to the Burpham community, and will adversely affect the younger members of the community the most.
This petition has been created with the aim of requesting that
the Council consider the wider impact of the current restrictions
on the Burpham community, and remove the newly introduced
restrictions and charges.
Started by: Richard Smee
This ePetition ran from 22/07/2019 to 28/10/2019 and has now finished.
546 people signed this ePetition.