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Zig zag school run parkers face £70 fine in Solihull crackdown

DRIVERS who park on zig-zag lines outside the borough’s schools could soon end up with a £70 fine.

DRIVERS who park on zig-zag lines outside the borough’s schools could soon end up with a £70 fine.

Until now the council has not been able to enforce the parking restrictions, making it difficult to stop some parents parking up outside schools.

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.

“We’ve haven’t been able to enforce the restrictions up until now, because it’s left to individual authorities about what to do.

“There has been a lot of pressure from headteachers, parents and indeed children themselves in some cases, because this is an issue about their safety.

“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 the parking has been a particular problem.

Headteacher Jeremy Bird told the Solihull News that 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 85 borough schools that traffic wardens will be patrolling.

 

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