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In October, a group of parents met at school to discuss how to help with the safety of pedestrians at drop-off and pick-up time due to the way cars are being parked. 
We have formed the Safer Parking Action Group.

The purpose of the Safer Parking Action Group is to ensure that all parents and children can travel to school safely and that pedestrians can use the pavements around school, unblocked by parked cars. 

The group will work to achieve this by:
•    Encouraging and rewarding the healthy lifestyle choice for children and families to walk to school
•    Educating parents who choose to drive and park at school, how to do this safely and with consideration for pedestrians and residents
•    Speaking with individual parents to give further support and encouragement to park considerately and safely
•    Working with Manchester City Council to introduce parking measures and traffic calming measures

Here are the actions we are going to be taking over the coming year:


Week Commencing


Autumn 1


Meeting 1: Safer Parking Action Group

Autumn 2


Information letter to parents about Safer Parking Action Group, why it is needed and what it is trying to achieve


Letter to parents showing parking problems

W4   22/11/21

First letter to be sent to the council explaining the problem asking for yellow lines, pedestrian guard rails, zig-zag lines, cut back hedges

W5   29/11/21

Road Safety Day in school – traffic awareness, being a safer pedestrian

Spring 1

W3    17/1/22

Meeting 2: Safer Parking Action Group

W4    24/1/22

Begin letters and petition for Council

W5    31/1/22

Design and order Safe Parent Parking car badges

W6    7/2/22

Individual parent meetings as needed

W7    14/2/22

Send letters and petition to the Council

Spring 2

W1    28/2/22

Start the safer parking badge scheme

W4    21/3/22

Meeting 3: Safer Parking Action Group

Summer 1

W1   19/4/22 (T)

Start Walk to School incentives for children

W3    2/5/22

Healthy lifestyles workshops for families

Summer 2

W2    13/6/22

Meeting 4: Safer Parking Action Group

W3    20/6/22

Making videos to show problems and send these out to parents and put on our website and YouTube channel

W7    18/7/22

Letter to parents to let them know what we have achieved this year