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Fine threat is aiming to curb bad parking

DRIVERS whose parking endangers local schoolchildren could soon end up with a £70 fine.

DRIVERS whose parking endangers local schoolchildren could soon end up with a £70 fine.

Zig-zag lines outside schools are designed to stop cars parking, but until now the restrictions have not been legally enforceable.

But now Solihull Council is introducing “traffic restriction orders”, which will allow them to issue penalties to the drivers.

Councillor David Jamieson, cabinet member for transport and highways, said that the restrictions would improve road safety.

He added: “It’s only a small number of parents who are causing the problem, but it does need to be dealt with.”

On Monday, Coun Jamieson visited Greswold School - where parking has been a particular problem.

Headteacher Jeremy Bird said many parents and local residents had raised concerns.

“This is an issue which we’ve been trying to solve for some time and we’re glad of the changes,” he said,

Greswold, in Buryfield Road, is one of around 85 schools affected.

 

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