Traffic wardens set to get tough on parking outside St Mark’s school

News / Mon 17th Jan 2022 at 11:27am

TRAFFIC regulations are set to get a lot tougher outside St Mark’s school in Harlow.

Local residents and commuters will know that Tripton Road is close to gridlock as parents drop off their children in the morning and then wait to pick them up at just after 3.30pm.

Bus companies and emergency services such as the fire service have appeared to have had great difficulty in getting down the road that runs from Tendring Road to Second Avenue.

But now notice of a parking prohibition order has been placed on lamp posts on Tripton Road as well as adjoining residential streets informing people of the restrictions.

The hours in question are from 8am to 9am and 3pm to 4pm.

At this stage, this is just a proposal and details of who you can contact in relation to proposals are on the paperwork.

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13 Comments for Traffic wardens set to get tough on parking outside St Mark’s school:

Roy Coney
2022-01-17 12:15:01

Unfortunately this will make matters worse on the other side of second avenue towards Maddox road. They park there already waiting for pupils to come up through from the underpass so this will increase. St Marks isnt the only problem as St Lukes is just as bad on Pyenest road. I managed to get Parksafe from Colchester to patrol this school but they havent been recently allowing people to park where they like again. They turn around in my workplace at ECL with no regards for people like me that work there. The head teacher told me at St Lukes i quote " I am powerless to do anything about parents parking habits until a child is either injured or killed"...thats his words.

2022-01-17 14:20:33

Completely agree with the comment above. Manston Road is so dangerous around school times, with vehicles parked on the pavement on both sides. These measures will push even more vehicles in this direction & will literally be an accident waiting to happen

2022-01-17 14:38:06

Why not use the piece of green land opposite st marks as a pick up and drop off point

Fed up
2022-01-17 16:17:03

Funny that havant seen a traffic Warden down traces Road for months 2 big schools there road always blocked where are the traffic wardens walking around car parks

2022-01-17 17:14:47

In reply to Dave's comment, that is the best idea that has been proposed. The Green piece of land could be turned into a car park, solely for the use of St. Marks school. It could be opened up before the school run starts and then locked up once the school runs are over to prevent other vehicles parking in there. The small piece of land that is opposite William Martin school was turned into a car park for the use of parents dropping their kids off to school, although that did not stop selfish parents still parking on the pavements. Alas that car park has now been used for housing.

2022-01-17 17:49:17

Should also apply to St James School, nightmare, clogs up Paringdon Road, fed up with having to walk in the road, as cars parked over pavement, and parents clogging up pavements chatting.

2022-01-17 18:18:29

How kids walking to and from school? Problem solved.

2022-01-17 22:55:39

The areas surrounding every school and the college in Harlow are seriously effected by inconsiderate parents causing traffic issues, all of the effected area's require the intervention of the parking enforcement teams, the only way that the problems can be halted is by the use of the inforcement team's regularly turning up issuing parking fines, if this happens regularly enough then maybe the inconsiderate foolish parents will change the way in which they behave.

2022-01-18 08:48:42

This problem has only occurred since schools allowed pupils from OUTSIDE it's catchment area. If the pupils lived close to the schools then parents wouldn't need to drive them back and forth. I don't think any school has the parking facilities to cope with this unfortunately. Perhaps more investment in school buses like America??

Craig Messenger
2022-01-18 10:37:52

Outside Jerounds School is just as bad. Double Yellow Lines but cars do not just park on them but also half park onbthe footpath so people with buggies cannot pass. Drove past their yesterday and must have been 20 cars on double yellow lines. So what with St Lukes virtually whole of Pynest Road ends up clogged ip.

Better solutions
2022-01-21 20:10:15

Everywhere around Harlow we see the same problem: no place to park safely (close to schools or not). Its a shame that instead of coming up with solutions they find easier to fine people for parking in the wrong place (not saying its OK to park every and anywhere). Harlow needs to have this problem solved ASAP!!!

2022-01-23 12:34:47

Forget the proposed double yellow lines outside certain parts of Westfield, ridiculous idea. We have trouble finding parking spaces as it is, this is a massive no no.

christopher webb
2022-07-14 18:18:32

What about us residents who live opposite schools suggested permits years ago ignored as usual! Get the kids walking to schools problem solved and healthy kids

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